If you are a regular reader of Pro-C, you will know what I personally I’m not a huge fan of all-out gaming chassis. I am more of a big fan of the more simplistic styles that we see from the various companies. When I review them we focus more on functionality and allow the reader to make up there on mind on the styling of the outside of the case. And to be on the up and up this is the route most sites take. But, I do have to safe I did the styling of the Cougar Challenger. It was somewhat out there is a way but it appeal to my senses as it clean still and not really over-the-top.
Cougar is back with another new case that reminds us a lot of the Challenger but even more delightful. The new Spike is shorter, cleaner and darker than the black and orange Challenger case we reviewed for Cougar. The one fact about the Spike that will amaze many is that with its many features the case will only set you back about forty one dollar bills.
Cougar’s take on the Spike
The COUGAR SPIKE case is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. Indeed, the list of functionality of micro ATX motherboards is growing and becoming more complete. Many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by micro ATX motherboards nowadays.
As such, COUGAR thinks that the mini gaming tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations.
The SPIKE mini tower sports a gaming themed style with interior black paint to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR’s screwless design technology for convenient on-the-fly data access of 3.5” and 2.5” HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of 2.5” HDD/SSD at the bottom cover.
With any PC case ventilation is crucial and COUGAR’s SPIKE case handles it smartly. Conveniently, the COUGAR SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed. In total, there is support for 4 fans: one 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional).
Lastly, the COUGAR SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower PC Case supports the lasts, advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speeds.