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Cougar Releases Glass-Clad Panzer-G Chassis

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Cougar released the Panzer-G mid-tower chassis, a new case that sports smoked glass panels and a ruggedly styled frame to create an aesthetic that’s neither conservative nor overly flashy.

When you think of armor, you wouldn’t normally think of glass, but that juxtaposition is pretty apt for Cougar’s new Panzer-G. Glass covers its left, right, top, and front sides, leaving the edges of its frame as the only place where any kind of styling can really occur. Like other cases that bear the Panzer name, the Panzer-G has a symmetrical frame that resembles metal crossbars. Exposed hex screws are part of the small details that add to the case’s industrial look. The glass front panel may not allow as much airflow as a mesh one would, but it does expose the three orange LED-lit fans behind it, and those are pretty much the only source of color on this black-on-black case.

Moving to the internals, the case supports ATX motherboards up to 267mm in depth, GPUs up to 400mm in length, and standard-size ATX power supplies. Hard drives aren’t stored in a drive cage on the Panzer-G. Instead, two 3.5” drives and two 2.5” drives can hang vertically on the back of the motherboard tray, while two more 2.5” drives can sit on the floorplate.

For cooling, the Panzer-G has a similar configuration to many mid and mini-towers that we’ve seen recently. At the front, three 120mm or two 140mm fans with a radiator can be installed. The top of the case can accommodate the same configuration. Finally, the back and bottom of the case can each mount a single 120mm fan with radiator.

The Panzer-G is nowhere near as interesting as the recently reviewed Conquer, but that was an exception compared to the the products that Cougar usually makes. However, as far as glass-clad mid-towers go, the Panzer-G still has more style than some of the plain glass boxes we’ve seen.

The Cougar Panzer-G is available now on Newegg at $120.

ProductCorsair Panzer-G
TypeMid Tower
Motherboard SupportATX up to 267mm, mATX, Mini-ITX
Dimensions (W x D X H)208 x 565 x 520mm
Space Above MotherboardUnknown
Card Length400mm
Power Supply FormatPS/2
WeightUnknown
External BaysX
Internal Bays2 x 3.5", 4 x 2.5"
Card Slots7
Port / Jacks2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Mic In, Audio Out
OtherX
Front Fans3 x 120mm (included, LED) or 2 x 140mm
Rear Fans1 x 120mm
Top Fans3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm
Side FansX
DampeningX
Price$120
  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Amazing case , love the design!
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  • FD2Raptor
    A solid glass panel to block the fans... Nope...
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  • redgarl
    Air intakes are on the side of the front panel. Fractal Design is doing the same thing flawlessly. You never know until you try it.
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  • techy1966
    I was all for this case as it looks amazing then the now common only 1-2 3.5 drive supported. So at this point I am OMG do they not make cases for real computers anymore. Yes SSD's are great but for real storage you still need to buy a 3.5 drive or two to meet storage needs or in my case 4 4TB drives. So if I was to get this amazing looking case what am I supposed to do with the other two drives install them in the bottom of the case and let them flop around when I move the case around....yet another great case on the no go list of cases I can not use.
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  • richardvday
    When will we see a review ?
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  • VIVO-US
    20760453 said:
    I was all for this case as it looks amazing then the now common only 1-2 3.5 drive supported. So at this point I am OMG do they not make cases for real computers anymore. Yes SSD's are great but for real storage you still need to buy a 3.5 drive or two to meet storage needs or in my case 4 4TB drives. So if I was to get this amazing looking case what am I supposed to do with the other two drives install them in the bottom of the case and let them flop around when I move the case around....yet another great case on the no go list of cases I can not use.

    The SSD mounts will also fit 2.5" laptop hard drives, and these come in capacities as large as 5TB. Combine that with two 3.5" 12TB hard drives, and you've got 34TB. And then if your motherboard also has an M.2 slot, then you could add another 2TB of SSD space for your OS and main programs.
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