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Cougar Challenger tested and reviewed
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Default Cougar Challenger tested and reviewed - 04-05-2013, 07:18 | posts: 20,462 | Location: Guru3D testlab

In this review we have a peek at the Cougar Challenger, a mid-tower chassis that is loaded with options whilst remaining very affordable as it's priced competitive. It's different alright. The Chall...

Cougar Challenger tested and reviewed
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 10:51 | posts: 4,628 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Not a pretty case, plenty of room for storage though. All other things considered, not bad.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 11:12 | posts: 2,857 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

Sorry, that's just plain ugly.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 15:30 | posts: 46 | Location: TX

I never understood how people can still like these cases that look like they have tumors growing all over them. Is it still 2004? Ill still to my minimalistic cases from silverstone and fractal.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 15:42 | posts: 5,128 | Location: FLA,USA

That has to be one of the ugliest cases I have ever seen. Sorry just my opinion.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 19:01 | posts: 35 | Location: Holly Ridge, NC USA

My 1st thought when I saw this thing was, it looks like the mouth of the Predator in the "Predator" movies.
Open top to bottom and spread out from side to side.
Cheap, tacky looking toggle switch.
Good looking interior. If only you could put a bag over this monstrosity you'd have a decent case.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 19:12 | posts: 189 | Location: Québec

This case doesn't belong to this universe.
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 00:00 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

Good review, interesting case.
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 00:13 | posts: 11,412 | Location: England

Plenty of cooling options but its proper fugly!
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 00:22 | posts: 17,829 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Its so ugly its has ugly written in braile so blind people can know how ugly it is
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 00:30 | posts: 5,648 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

If a case had downsydrome this is what it would look like.
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 00:38 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

I must be the only one here who thinks it isn't ugly.

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Default 04-06-2013, 01:04 | posts: 1,727 | Location: Germany

totally hideous
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 01:53 | posts: 16,072 | Location: US East Coast

I can't even find the right words to say how ugly this case is....


   
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Default 04-06-2013, 01:58 | posts: 6,321 | Location: Sunny Scotland

This is the kinda case Santa would deliver, however packed with some nice hardware it'd make the most ungrateful child smile no end. Waking up to this at christmas with Tomb Raider loadscreen waiting for you, would make a great first rig for sure.
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 02:00 | posts: 16,072 | Location: US East Coast

If my first case had looked like that, I'd have a different hobby....lol


   
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Default 04-06-2013, 02:23 | posts: 17,829 | Location: New Jersey, USA

I`m sure the 2 or 3 people out of billions upon billions will buy this and be thoroughly happy
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 02:43 | posts: 2,855

nice review now I have a question lol , what happens to all the hardware you test ? . does it get sent back to the maker ?
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 02:47 | posts: 6,321 | Location: Sunny Scotland

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nice review now I have a question lol , what happens to all the hardware you test ? . does it get sent back to the maker ?
It makes the rounds by all the other reviewers out there first, generally speaking. (at least for the new enthusiast gear)
*Correct if wrong.
Two titans done the rounds and two 7970 Mars2. ( i believe it was mars 2, they arrived in nice steel case, Hilbert reviewed them.

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Default 04-06-2013, 07:58 | posts: 39

That case will haunt my dreams tonight.... uuurrrggghhhhh....

But still not as bad as the el-cheapo imac style cases from years ago
   
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Default 04-06-2013, 10:12 | posts: 6,678 | Location: Portland, Oregon

The thing that makes these cases ugly is that the front panel is all extreme, but look past it and the shape of the case is what we've all been used to seeing - a tall rectangle. It reminds me of the days when people would slap all these aggressive curvy front bumpers on cars and it doesn't even match the shape of the car.


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Default 04-07-2013, 06:35 | posts: 23

Now THAT's an ugly case...
   
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Default 04-08-2013, 08:08 | posts: 1,383 | Location: Inside My Thoughts..

I'm known for my weird taste that I usually like fugly cases or "different" ones. Deleted(I said it was a bit too much. I called it ugly in general).

I took a second better look. I kinda like it.

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Default 04-08-2013, 08:10 | posts: 6,321 | Location: Sunny Scotland

That poor ol' case must be really hurtin' right now. Shame on you guys.
   
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Default 04-08-2013, 10:24 | posts: 6,870 | Location: Urban`Jungle

Well its in a shape of a "cougar".
   
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