Cougar Panzer Max Big-Tower PC Kasası
The Cougar Panzer Max is a very nice and thought-out case, which makes every gamer and normal user happy
Fan control: 3 steps for 3 fans at the same time
Pre-Installed fans: 2 x 120mm Front - 1 x 120mm Hinten
- 3 x 120mm / 3 x 140mm Front
- 3 x 120mm / 3 x 140mm Oben
- 1 x 120mm Hinten
- 1 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm Boden
Support for watercooling:
- 360mm / 280mm / 240mm / 140mm / 120mm Front
- 360mm / 280mm / 240mm / 140mm / 120mm Oben
- 120mm back panel
- 140mm / 120mm bottom
Max CPU hetsink height: 170mm
Max PSU dimension: Standard ATX PS2
Max VGA lenght: 390mm
Dust filter: Yes, under the PSU
Price: ca. 120 EUR
Material: Steel body, Plastic front
Dimensions: (LxHxB) 612mm x 556mm x 266mm
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, CEB, L-ATX, E-ATX
Card expansion slots: 8
HDD support: 6 (2 x 3,5“ - 4 x 2,5“)
Drive support: 2 x 5,25“
I/O Panel: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio in/out, Fan control
- Indoor space available
- Easy to mount
- Space for integrated water cooling
- Loud fans
- No integrated illumination
Established in 2007 by a group of engineers, Cougar set immediately its goal: every single product should be manufactured with excellent quality and have a lot of features. The design also plays a major role at Cougar. They have proven their concept throughout the years and now they present a new product in the PC case market that bears the name Cougar Panzer Max. You can read about the possibilities of the Cougar Panzer Max on the following review.
As soon as it arrived, I immediately noticed the packaging is not exactly light weight and this is in no way case a small Pc case. The outer packaging already reveals some of the features of the Panzer Max. Unboxing it makes you want more, because the case is not only securely packed in polystyrene but also in a fabric cover.
Once the styrofoam and the fabric cover are removed, the well packaged case comes finally to the light. All parts can be taken off, are additionally fixed with tape to protect them against damage.
The side window is protected from the outside and inside, so that nothing is scratched during transport and initial assembly.
Since the Cougar Panzer Max is addressed at Gamers and these usually usually open or close everything very quickly, there are hardly any screws on the case. All parts can be opened very easily. The two side panels are opened by means of handles.
The front, which is piece of a large mesh, is opened by pressing lightly. The upper section of the housing is equipped with two large support brackets and is divided into two areas. One part is provided with mesh, the other is made of plastic.
In the back is already visible the place for the power supply. A total of 8 expansion cards fit into the case. In addition, 3 openings for water cooling are pre-installed.
A magnetic dust filter is installed under the power supply. The feet are provided with large rubber pads.
In the front is the I / O panel with a total of 4 USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0 and two are USB 2.0. Two audio connections for headset (in / out), power amd reset button as well as a fan control round off the whole thing.
Cougar did not want the case Panzer Max to look like a normal case. For this reason, the case has been provided with two frames. The corners of these are in carbon fiber pattern and are equipped with brass screws.
Gaming cases must be compatible with powerful processors and graphics cards. In addition, they must have a good airflow so that the installed hardware does not suffer from excessive heat. These features have been very well implemented by Cougar in the Panzer Max, in which the front air fans can blow the air into the inner of the case without impediments. Here, no annoying hard disk cage has been installed to obstruct the airflow. Part of the air is directed under a large cover under which the power supply is hidden. The most of the air goes directly into the case and some of the air is even pushed behind the mainboard mounting.
Before the power supply cover can be removed, a screw must be loosened on the other side. As soon as the cover has been removed, there are still some cable openings, which are provided with a rubber protection.
In addition, there is no limitation to the lenght of the power supply: the Cougar Panzer Max supports all ATX Power Supply sizes.
As already mentioned, the airflow is not obstructed by drive bays. Then, of course, the question is, where should all the drives fit?
Quite simply, Cougar has moved all drives behind the mainboard. Here a total of 4 bays for 2.5 “drives are mounted exactly in the air duct, two additional places for 3.5” drives are installed directly behind the mainboard. SSDs are pushed into guide rails and held in place with a snap mechanism.
The 3.5 “drives are mounted in rubber mountings so as to avoid vibrations.
The accessories for the Cougar Panzer Max are limited to the essentials. Everything you need for the installation of the hardware is there.
This includes cable ties to allow the cables to be laid neatly behind the mainboard, rubber protection for water cooling hoses, all screws for attaching the power supply and the mainboard. In addition, there is a bracket which can be fixed in the front of the case. A headset can be “hanged” on it without problems, not just lying somewhere.
In addition to all the screws and cable ties, an illustrated instruction is included in the accessory box.
Since the Cougar Panzer Max is designed for large mainboards, long graphics cards and water cooling, I went on installing just that. Were used:
Asus Maximus IX Apex
Inel i7 7700K
2 x 8GB G.Skill Trident Z
Asus GTX 1060 Strix
Seasonic Platinum 1200W
Raijintek Triton 240
The installation goes, despite the large mainboard, without problems, all cables can be very well laid and look tidy enough.
The installation of the water cooling is easy, and possible in two different places. One is in the front in the place of the existing fans, the other is on the top, solution that we adopted. Graphics cards that are excessively long are installed without problems insice the case: the Asus GTX 1060 Strix looks almost as “lost” in the large case.
Many gamers do not leave their PC under the table. So the PC must not only be functional and powerful, but also look good. In my build, only the mainboard, the graphics card and AIO provide illumination and a bit of color. Some LED fans would do well.
The Cougar Panzer Max offers an enormous amount of space for gaming hardware. Aiflow concept is thought out and works really well.
With the integrated fan control you can decide whether a lot or little air is pushed into the case. The only issue is that the included fans are not the quietest. When the side panels are closed and the lowest setting is chosen, they are almost inaudible, but nevertheless offer a good throughoutput. At medium and full speed, however, they are a bit loud and annoying.
The possibility to integrate water cooling has now become standard, and it is possible to install all common radiators in many places inside the case. If this is not enough, you can use external radiators and install the hoses inside the case through the already provided pass-through holes.
The possibilities for cable management are very well thought out and displaced. The rubber pass-through grommets are very soft and do not hinder the cables at all.
The holder for headphones is a very nice gimmick and fits well into the overall picture of the gaming case.
The carrying handles are very good at this size since they facilitate the transport of the case a lot.
In one sentence, you can only say the following: The Cougar Panzer Max is a very nice and well thought-out case, which makes every gamer and normal user happy.
A big thanks goes to Caseking for sending the sample for review.