Not having dealt with Cougar before on any of its previous chassis releases, over a few emails I was asked if I would like to take a look at one of its latest releases, so I thought I better go and check out what they have to offer. I have seen many news blasts for the PSU line they produce, I even see them for the Vortex and Turbine fans, and these are things I am very familiar with from Cougar. As far as the chassis lineup is concerned, the only one that I remembered off the top of my head was the Challenger, and it was the super aggressive and bold styling that made for a case that sticks in your brain.
For those of you like me who really aren't aware of what Cougar is all about, let me give you a brief synopsis. They are targeting the enthusiast market of people who demand the latest and greatest, most advanced components, but still leaves the window open for creative styling for buyers to be able to express themselves. They have found that in the last 20 years nothing has really changed, we are still dealing with regular looking cases and keeping the trend of boring looks and low quality parts. Since 2007 Cougar has been trying to make a change in that trend, and from what I have seen in ten minutes of looking through its current products, this is clearly evident. With Cougar it is function over form with a mix of innovation and creative solutions, but they put in 100% effort to deliver everything you would conceivably demand of any product they offer.
Today we are going to be having a close look at the Cougar Evolution Galaxy, one of a trio of cases to carry the Evolution naming. There is an all black variant called the Evolution, there is yet another that is a black chassis with red accents billed as the Evolution BO. What sets this version of the chassis apart from the other two is that the Evolution Galaxy you are about to see comes in white on the outside with black on the inside. The white color combined with the industrial feel of the outside design is appealing to say the least at this point, but with the tag line of this chassis claiming this is the ideal chassis for enthusiasts, they set the bar rather high it seems, and with that my expectations soar as well.
Let's see if Cougar has what it takes in this full tower chassis, the Evolution Galaxy.