A Look Inside
Getting inside the case we can see it has a pretty straightforward design to it. There are six large cable routing holes, although it does not look there is a whole lot of room on the backside of the case to route that many cables.
At the front of the case we can see Cougar is using a simple tool-less locking system for the 5.25-inch drives. Moving down there are two different hard drive cages. The first is for 2.5-inch drives and can hold three drives. The large cage supports 3.5-inch drives and also has room for three drives.
There seems to be adequate ventilation for the power supply on the bottom of the case. Moving up there are seven expansion slots. These are physically attached to the case and need to be bent off.
Looking towards the top of the case we can see the 120 mm exhaust fan and the large CPU cutout, which will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard from the case.
Taking the back side panel off the case we can see how everything is setup. There really is not a whole lot of space between the back of the case and the motherboard tray. You will notice a small hole which does look like it could be used for your EPS power connection, but this hole will actually get covered by your motherboard.
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