is a new review sponsor at Bigbruin.com, and even though they have been in business since 2007 I will admit I had not heard of them before 2013. If you browse their website you will find they have a fairly impressive selection of computer cases, power supplies, fans, and other accessories that all appear to be geared towards gamers and computing enthusiasts.
In this review we will be taking a look at their Spike mini gaming tower case, which is shown in the promotional image above. Before taking a closer look at the sample provided, let's take a quick look at the features and specifications listed on the official product page
on the Cougar website.
» The SPIKE delivers availability and expansion capability in a space-saving design to
fully complete the gaming mission!
» Interior black painting.
» Advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speed.
» Support for 4 fans: front 80/90/120mm fan x 1; rear 80/120mm fan x 1 ; side 120mm fans x 2.
» Rear COUGAR 120mm fan x 1 is pre-installed.
» Support for longer high-end graphics card up to 330mm.
» Screw-less mechanisms on 5.25" & HDD devices.
» Support installing 2.5" HDD/SSD at bottom cover.
» Support 4 fans for strong cooling performance
» Front - 80/90/120mm Fan x1pcs (optional)
» Left side - 120mm Fans x 2 (optional)
» Rear: 80/120mm Fan x1pcs (optional)
» Case Type: Mini Gaming Tower
» Motherboard Type: Micro ATX
» Dimension(mm): 180(W)x370(H)x425(D)
» External 5.25" Drive Bays: 2
» External 3.5" Drive Bay: 1
» Internal 3.5" Drive Bays: 2
» Internal 2.5" Drive Bay: 1 (at bottom cover)
» I/O Panel: USB3.0 x1 & USB2.0 x1, Mic x1, Audio x1
» Cooling System:
» Front 80/90/120mm Fan x1pcs (optional)
» Rear 80/120mm Fan x1pcs (optional)
» Left Side 120mm Fans x2pcs (optional)
» COUGAR 120mm Fan (rear): 1 (pre-install)
» Expansion Slots: 4
» Maximum Graphics Card Length: 330mm
» Power Supply: Standard ATX PS2 (optional)
To clarify the situation on the case fans - there are two fan mounting locations on the side panel, one on the rear of the case, and one on the front of the case. Cougar includes a black 120mm fan pre-installed in the rear location to be used as an exhaust fan.