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    Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Despite its mini-tower size it can still accept graphics cards up to 330mm long.
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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Why do we need 5.25" Drive Bays in this day and age!

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Why do we need 5.25" Drive Bays in this day and age!
    They are the only thing I can fit my 5.25" drives in

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Why do we need 5.25" Drive Bays in this day and age!
    I need a minimum of 4 in my case, to fit.. 5.25" drives.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Why do we need 5.25" Drive Bays in this day and age!
    Water cooling reservoirs, for one. You need a couple of bays for those and the internal cylinders don't always suit.

    Also:
    - Fan controllers
    - DVD/Blu-Ray players*
    - Hot-swap drive bays
    - Media controllers
    - Multi-Function panels
    - HDD/SSD adapters
    - Fan cooling units

    I also happen to find them bloody useful for easy-installing some of my own mods, to the point where I'd really like a few more (I only have 4).


    *I have spent many thousands of pounds on DVDs and I am not about to start getting them on other media just because times move on.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    What is the idea of a single USB3 on the front? Micro ATX boards are not exactly flush with USB headers, so it seems a pity to only half use two of them.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    I think this is hideous anyway, but as far as 5.25 bays go, I don't have much use for them anymore either. My main rig has a BDRW and I haven't used it in months. My next case wont have one at all, I'll just get a USB one and get it out when I need it.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    One USB 3.0 maybe because the other one will be used for a 3.5" card reader.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Ugly looking case designed to visually appeal to 10 year olds.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Ugly looking case designed to visually appeal to 10 year olds.
    Because most serious gamers over the age of 16 can afford the better looking ones.

    I personally don't think it looks bad at all. Fairly quiet taste, reasonable styling and pretty straightforward. No gaudy lights, flourescent coloured panels or funky, hip shapes, with just a hint toward sports car designs.

    Would probably suit a budget/first-time builder who isn't (as yet) so fussed about feature-laden cases that cost more than their car... such as the 49-year-old friend of mine who only just got his first proper PC (he used to have a Mac!!).

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    PSU at the top? Cable management hell and PSU air intake from CPU area, anyone?

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by zen1966 View Post
    PSU at the top? Cable management hell and PSU air intake from CPU area, anyone?
    This looks OK: http://www.eteknix.com/cougar-spike-...ssis-review/4/

    "All the major airflow paths are free of obstruction and I was able to rout cables around the exterior of the major components so cooling shouldn’t be too much of an issue".

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    This looks OK: http://www.eteknix.com/cougar-spike-...ssis-review/4/

    "All the major airflow paths are free of obstruction and I was able to rout cables around the exterior of the major components so cooling shouldn’t be too much of an issue".
    Fair enough if you have a modular supply and one drive, but otherwise that's going to get messy. And there's still the extra heat at PSU intake: at this price point second rate capacitors are a likelihood.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by xslavic View Post
    One USB 3.0 maybe because the other one will be used for a 3.5" card reader.
    Both the USB2 and USB3 cables are full size, so neither can be shared with a card reader.

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    "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." Frank Zappa. ----------- "The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Huang Po.----------- "A drowsy line of wasted time bathes my open mind", - Ride.

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    Re: Cougar Spike, micro-ATX gaming PC chassis, launched in the UK

    It's all wrong, the psu at the top is just old school plus front looks real ugly

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