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Cougar Releases Archon Gaming Case

Cougar is releasing a new chassis, the Archon. This chassis is aimed to attract gamers and enthusiasts with both its styling and performance. Its exterior features a grill mesh front panel as well as a side panel, which is half meshed and half acrylic. The interior of the case is a bright orange to match the company's color scheme.

The case itself features room for up to ATX size motherboards and has seven expansion slots. Up to three 3.5" drives, three 2.5" drives, and two 5.25" bays for either optical drives or water cooling reservoirs are supported. Graphics cards can be up to 310 mm long, and CPU coolers up to 165 mm tall. The standard case has one 120 mm fan pre-installed at the rear exhaust, but it features room for another four 120 mm fans, two at the front and two along the side for a total of five fans. Up front users will find a dust filter behind the front panel.

Front I/O connectivity is taken care of by a single USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, as well as HD audio ports, a power button and a reset switch.

The company gave no word on availability or pricing.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • bigshootr8
    I really like the colors black and orange its very nice. Kind of reminds me though of a fractal case with a bit more dating nature to it.
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  • EzioAs
    Not bad, 3x3.5" and 3x3.5" is a nice combination/compromise. Not only does the majority of people aren't putting more than two 3.5" drive, the smaller 2.5" drive cage also allows more room for longer video cards. Another good thing is lesser 5.25" drive bays. I personally think most cases at this point in time should have either 1 or 2 5.25" drive bays. The front fan filters and the exterior looks are pretty good as well. The bright interior and the kinda pointless window is a bit of a let down though...
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  • devotiecon
    "The company gave no word on availability or pricing."
    I'm not enjoying this trend with your articles.
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  • Max Collodi
    10899730 said:
    "The company gave no word on availability or pricing."
    I'm not enjoying this trend with your articles.
    $49.99 on Newegg.
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  • bigshootr8
    insanely good budget case in my opinion. And the orange and black is a good look with motherboards like gigabytes up7 line.
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  • erraticfocus
    would look great paired with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 Motherboard :)
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  • nebun
    ugly
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  • chumly
    Plastic. Plastic Everywhere.
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  • bigshootr8
    10902692 said:
    Plastic. Plastic Everywhere.

    It's a 49.99 case cases in that range always are made with cheap material period.
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  • mpdahaxing
    Wtf, it doesn't have space for fans on the top.
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