Cougar Spike budget Micro-ATX case revealed

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 16 2013 @ 19:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Cougar introduces Spike, a new Micro-ATX case with a price tag of only $39.99. The case has an all-black design, it offers tool-free installation for the drive bays and has room for two 5.25" devices, two 3.5" HDDs, one 2.5" SSD/HDD and four PCI slots. There's room for graphics cards of up to 330mm and cooling is provided by up to four fans: a 80/90/120mm front fan, a 80/120mm rear fan and two 120mm side fans. Only one fan is included though.

This mini tower measures 180mm x 370mm x 425mm (W x H x D) and its front panel has an I/O panel with one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port and HD audio ports.
The COUGAR SPIKE case is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. Indeed, the list of functionality of micro ATX motherboards is growing and becoming more complete. Many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by micro ATX motherboards nowadays. As such, COUGAR thinks that the mini gaming tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations.

The SPIKE mini tower sports a gaming themed style with interior black paint to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR’s screwless design technology for convenient on-the-fly data access of 3.5” and 2.5” HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of 2.5” HDD/SSD at the bottom cover.

With any PC case ventilation is crucial and COUGAR’s SPIKE case handles it smartly. Conveniently, the COUGAR SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed. In total, there is support for 4 fans: one 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional).

Lastly, the COUGAR SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower PC Case supports the lasts, advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speeds.
Cougar Spike

Cougar Spike interior



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