To tell you the truth there isn't much about the Evolution Galaxy that doesn't ring true from the claims made by Cougar, or for that matter surprised me at almost every turn with something a little extra. I try not to read too much about anything I review until after I have seen the product myself, and with the plain packaging the Evolution Galaxy is a chassis that almost deserved a better box, you almost feel bad that such a nice chassis gets shipped in such drab clothing to arrive at your door. Once the box is opened thought all bets are off as you look over the chassis and discover what all is in store for you.
There were a lot of things, small things, which just made me smile when I saw them used in this chassis. The clip system used for all of the optional fans besides the one on the floor to make it so I just push a fan into position and plug in the wires is genius. The way they have a bottom shelf where the PSU mounts as well as a lip on the top, combined with the support pads, this has to be the tightest and most secure chassis I have had a PSU mounted in. The removable HDD rack is nice, even the splash of orange here and there between the fans, tool-less mechanisms, and the drive tray is a nice addition. Having considered the fans installation, they even filtered every fan as well as the optional fan mounting positions that are designed to intake air. A very handy addition, and done very well hidden under the rubberized black logo on the top of the chassis was the HDD dock to allow you to be able to plug in any drive and search it or scan it without taking anything apart.
The chassis ships with only the pair of 120mm fans, but I feel the price allows you to be able to spend money on the fans you want to use. During the testing, this pair of fans was enough without the HDD rack in the way, to beat the heat this system delivered. With the fan controller in the lowest position, these fans are barely audible. Spinning the dial all the way to the right to maximize the voltage and fan speed, even then all you hear is a mild hum coming from the Evolution Galaxy. I do like that while you have the option to pick and choose the fans, Cougar sent along a pair of 3-way splitters so that you can then have control of six fans, three on either channel.
Cougar was right, that they do give 100% into every detail to try to deliver a product that even an enthusiast would like to build rigs in. I have to say that with the Evolution Galaxy full tower chassis, everything you need to do with an m-ATX or ATX motherboard is easily handled inside of this chassis. There is plenty of room for devices in the front, room enough for four hard drives without trying, room for long video cards, beyond the specs and features the chassis has to just work, and this one does that and makes the time you have to be inside of it very pleasurable with no hassles at all.
Considering all of this is only going to cost you $94.99 and a little for shipping, there is no way this case isn't going to make a name for itself and be a really great selling chassis for Cougar.
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