A lot of tempered glass also means a lot of foil to peel off. Only then does the case really come into its own – at least when you stand on a mirrored case. The Cougar Panzer EVO RGB has, as you would expect from a Big Tower, a very massive structure and looks very stable. The materials used also contribute to this.
Rounded edges are a rarity in midi towers. With the Cougar Panzer EVO RGB all corners are rounded. To make the case look even better, the plastic is in carbon look. The carrying comfort was also provided by handles, with four glass panes and built-in hardware, a few kilograms already come on the scales.
The front panel is also optically adapted. In addition to the mandatory USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, it also provides a USB 3.1 type C port. This is a small highlight in addition to the three-stage fan control. A microphone and headset can also be connected at the front. There is no need to mention that a power and reset button is attached.
A total of four RGB LED fans are already pre-installed. Three of them are located directly behind the glass front, the last one is at the back. With the included controller and remote control many different modes and colors can be freely set. Remote control with Cougar logo is of course mandatory!
Eight slot bezels can be found on the back of the Cougar Panzer. For external radiators are even three feedthroughs for hoses on the back. Cougar relies on the so-called “Air Guide” for improved cooling of hard disks. The air is guided into the case directly behind the motherboard via a feed-through with plastic cover.
A positive aspect is the tool-free assembly of the hard disks and data carriers. Both the 2.5-inch and the 3.5-inch versions can simply be inserted into the frame provided for this purpose. Four 2.5-inch data carriers can be mounted directly behind the “Air Guide”. The holding frames can also be removed if desired, only one screw has to be unscrewed. 3.5-inch data carriers are simply pressed with a little force into the mounting frame provided for this purpose. The two mounting frames are also compatible for the small version. A total of six hard disks can thus be installed – six 2.5-inch data carriers or two 3.5-inch plus four 2.5-inch storage media.
Power supply covers can spoil the mood of an enthusiast. Meanwhile, there are all possible hardware components with RGB lighting and there the cover can prevent the view. Just like the “Air Guide” we can also remove the power supply cover. We only have to loosen one screw and can remove both parts with a little pressure.
To protect against dust, several filters are built into the housing, three of which are even magnetic. Unlike other housings, however, we do not find the filters on the housing or directly on the front. To access the filter at the front, the glass pane must be removed from the hardware area. We also have to remove the glass pane for the filter in the lid. The last one is on the floor, so the case simply has to be tilted to the side.