Cougar MX300 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-05-28

Cougar was founded in Germany in the year 2007; A group of computer peripheral engineers bundled forces to design PC technology with focus on human use and esthetic perfection. MadShrimps has spotted some of their enclosures and power supplies way back in 2010 at the CeBIT Messe, though with the launch of the midi-tower MX300 Gaming case we had to get a sample to see what the hype was all about. The nice looking and refined exterior design caught our eye. Nevertheless the outside is just a small portion of what a gaming case is all about.  Time to unravel the secrets of the Cougar MX300...

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Before we continue with the review a paragraph form the Cougar website about the Company itself:

COUGAR was started in Germany in 2007 by a group of computer peripherals engineers who wanted to design with passion. We established a professional team, adhered to the design philosophy of technology centered on human use and esthetic perfection. These combinations lead to products that met the global demand for high-end professional gamers. COUGAR’s field testing of the chassis and power supplies constantly went beyond normal development to bring about a diversified line of gaming computer peripherals products and continues to this day. This enthusiasm and innovative spirit is a continuing source of vitality for COUGAR.
We firmly believe that to give gamers the highest quality and ultimately, beautiful products, a company needs to be in the forefront of technology. To that end, COUGAR has a group of world-class engineers and an innovative R&D team that works with enthusiasm, and who have a deep understanding of market and technological development trends. COUGAR also works with cutting-edge technology partners to develop and design extraordinary products with strict quality control in order to meet the global demand for high-end professional gamers.

COUGAR keeps up with the changing speed of innovation by remaining at the forefront of technological development with partners throughout the world including North America, South America, Australia, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other places. And COUGAR aims to be the top eSports gaming brand in the world.

Brand philosophy
Passion X Innovation

With utmost passion COUGAR is keen to provide most innovative solutions that 100% meet customer needs. Thinking differently and adopting new trends while constantly focusing on functionality and user-oriented product improvements, that is our foremost corporate culture. COUGAR is always striving to satisfy demanding gamers with innovative and technological leadership.




Back to the MX300 now:



The Cougar MX300 is a black mid-tower gaming case retailing at a very low price of 52 dollars. This is in the league of many OEM products, however does affordable also reflect in the included features and build quality ?




The MX300 gaming case features a rugged front panel with a honey comb mesh pattern. The side panel features a small window and room for up to two 120mm fans; aesthetically-wise the front of the MX300 case is a jawbreaker, very slick design there.




After removing the side panel we get a glimpse on the interior. Large cutouts are foreseen near the CPU socket and numerous small ones for easy cable routing. Even though the MX300 is a mid-tower there is still the possibility to install up to 3 2.5" SSD/HDDs and up to three 3.5" storage devices, more than plenty in combination with up to three 5 1/2" optical drive bays. No modular or rotatable HDD cages to be found here, simple and cost effective solutions are the key words here.





With the case totally stripped of the easy detachable front and top parts one can enjoy the simplistic design of the Cougar MX300 mid-tower gaming case.


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