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COUGAR Challenger Case Review

Waco    -   November 8, 2012
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Testing:

Testing the COUGAR Challenger required pushing my hardware to heat things up! Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and overall system during idle and load phases. Recently, OCC upgraded to the ForceGT 240GB SSD from Corsair and has removed the HDD temps from case reviews. Thus, HDTune is no longer a part of the case benchmarking process.

Load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs along with 3Dmark Vantage looping for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor. It is important to note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.

 

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison Cases:

 

Results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On average the COUGAR Challenger performed quite well under load. The CPU temperatures, GPU temperatures, and chipset temperatures were all fairly good and left nothing wanting. The stock fans are relatively quiet given how much air they seem to move and won't leave noise purists with headaches… all I heard during testing was the screaming of the GPU as it was tortured by the OCC suite of tests. Overall, a good performance from a fairly cheap case!




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: (The Case)
  3. Closer Look: (Working Components)
  4. Specifications and Features
  5. Testing & Results
  6. Conclusion
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