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Cougar Releases Panzer Evo Full-Tower Chassis

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The Panzer Evo is the newest addition to Cougar’s chassis offerings. This full tower strikes a balance between distinctive styling and the classy but nondescript all-glass design that has become so popular.

At first glance, it looks like the Panzer Evo is the bigger brother of the recently released Panzer G. Cut tempered-glass panels form the majority of the front, top, and sides of this full-tower chassis. These join to a rugged and industrially styled frame with faux carbon-fibre elements. Two handles can be mounted at the top of the case to make it easier to move. There’s also a fold-out headphone holder at the front. Just like the Panzer G, the Evo comes with three orange LED fans that can be seen through the front glass panel. They leave a great impression, but the look has become really common these past years.

Internally, the Panzer Evo is also just like a larger Panzer G. When it comes to hardware support, there’s room for four 2.5” drives and two 3.5” drives, eight card slots, and clearance for graphics cards up to 390mm in length. The 170mm height ceiling for coolers means that there should be enough space for even the widest custom graphics cards. Of course, being a full tower, the Panzer Evo can support any size of motherboard from ITX to E-ATX.

All that available space also makes for great cooling potential. Three 120m fans come pre-installed at the front, but these can be swapped for 140mm units. Three 120mm or 140mm fans can be installed at the top. One 120mm fan comes pre-installed at the rear, and one 120mm or 140mm fan can be installed on the bottom. Radiators of sizes up to 360mm can be installed on the fans at the front and top of the chassis. The rear and bottom fans can also each accommodate a radiator.

The Panzer Evo goes on sale in North America this month. It’s currently available only in Europe at a price equivalent to $198 USD.

Panzer Evo
TypeFull Tower
Motherboard SupportE-ATX, ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
Dimensions (W x D x H)266 x 612 x 556mm
Space Above MotherboardUnknown
Card Length390mm
Power Supply FormatPS/2
WeightUnknown
External BaysX
Internal Bays2 x 3.5”, 4 x 2.5”
Card Slots8
Port/Jacks2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Mic In, Audio Out
Front Fans3 x 120mm (included, LED) or 3 x 140mm
Rear Fans1 x 120mm (included, LED)
Top Fans3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm
Side FansX
DampeningX
  • BaRoMeTrIc
    A notice to press releases. I want shots of the back panel cable management area. That's the number one consideration for me when buying a new case.
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  • FD2Raptor
    Seriously, it's almost as if after the disappearance of 5.25" drives in newer cases, they are now trying to convince people with 3+HDD to never buy a new case.
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  • BaRoMeTrIc
    20795022 said:
    Seriously, it's almost as if after the disappearance of 5.25" drives in newer cases, they are now trying to convince people with 3+HDD to never buy a new case.

    Corsair, fractal design have a few with plenty of 3.5 drive cages. I use a fractal design r6 for my plex server it has 6 3.5 drive cages
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  • FD2Raptor
    20795032 said:
    Corsair, fractal design have a few with plenty of 3.5 drive cages. I use a fractal design r6 for my plex server it has 6 3.5 drive cages

    The only corsair available for me are either from the low end 100R or those with just 2x3.5" bay like the 400C.
    Fractal Design effectively exited my market with the Arc Midi.

    My only real option is to go bigger and heavier than I'd like with the old Phanteks Enthoo Pro/Luxe, or opt to import, which would be ridiculously expensive with shipping due to the weight of the well-built cases.
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  • Lostinlodos
    Beautiful case. But essentially useless to all but the online only crowd. No 5.25 slots and not enough hard drive cages of either size.
    I just don’t understand the forceful push against optical drives from manufacturers. My cosmos II has FIVE 5.25 bays and 3 are used for 5.25 units, 2 drives and a card reader.
    The chance of me giving up optical drives for external ones isn’t going to happen until all external optical drives use external SAS/eSATA AND the price of external drives reaches something realistic!
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  • BaRoMeTrIc
    20800721 said:
    Beautiful case. But essentially useless to all but the online only crowd. No 5.25 slots and not enough hard drive cages of either size.
    I just don’t understand the forceful push against optical drives from manufacturers. My cosmos II has FIVE 5.25 bays and 3 are used for 5.25 units, 2 drives and a card reader.
    The chance of me giving up optical drives for external ones isn’t going to happen until all external optical drives use external SAS/eSATA AND the price of external drives reaches something realistic!

    Optical drives are ugly, a waste of valuable space that can be used for water cooling. There's plenty of cases that have 5. 25 racks so u can burn your mix cds, relax.

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