Cougar Creates Crate Case for Us
Cougar today announced its latest steel masterpiece, the Cratus, made from steel tubing and tempered glass to fill the needs of modders and general show-offs. Highlights include a curved tempered glass front panel and ARGB throughout.
We can only assume that the parts that look like brushed aluminum are actually brushed aluminum, and that the flat and/or folded parts in general are all anodized aluminum, since Cougar decided to focus its entire discussion of materials on the tubular parts and transparent parts.
Much of the site literature focuses on features such as the side mount that also functions as a cable management cover for improved visuals, and we noticed that the firm even blacked out the ARGB controller in its illustration of this key area: Regardless of whether you’re using the space to add radiators or hide cables, the fact that it sits behind a glass panel means that users will see whatever you planned to put in those three 2.5″ drive bays.
The Cratus CGR-5LMSB is available today, and if you buy it from our link we’ll probably get two or three dollars. On the other hand, Newegg lists it at its $499 MSRP. It’s your choice, but we’re rather have that two or three bucks if the choice were ours.
|Cratus CGR-5LMSB Specifications|
|Case Form Factor||Mid Tower|
|Motherboard Type||Mini ITX / Micro ATX / ATX / CEB / E-ATX|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||283 x 636 x 635 (mm) (11.1 x 25 x 25 in)|
|I/O Panel||Type C Gen 2 (Key A 20-pin connector) x 1, USB 3.0 x 4,|
4 Pole Headset Audio Jack x1, RGB Button
|3.5” Drive Bay||2|
|2.5” Drive Bay||3 + 2 (converted from 3.5″ drive bays) / (3 SSD trays included)|
|Expansion Slots||Horizontal: 7 / Vertical: 4 (install with a vertical bracket in the accessory kit)|
|Cooling Fan Support||Front: 120mm x 2 / 140mm x 2|
Top: 120mm x 3 / 140mm x 2
M/B Side: 120mm x 3, 3Rear: 120mm x 1
|Pre-installed Fans||Front: 120mm ARGB fan x 2|
Rear: 120mm ARGB fan x 1
Speed: 1000 ± 100 RPM
|Connector||5V 3 Pin (ARGB) / 3 Pin (Fan)|
|Maximum Number of Fans||9 Max.|
|Water cooling Support||Front: *280mm / 240mm / 140mm / 120mm|
Top: 360mm / 280mm / 240mm / 120mm
M/B Side: 360mm / 240mm / 120mm
|Transparent Panel||Tempered Glass x 4|
|Onboard Lighting System||Yes|
|RGB Sync with M/B||Yes|
|Max. Graphics Card Length||460 (mm) / 18.1 (in) without fans and radiator at M/B side,|
325 (mm) / 12.8 (in) with fans and radiator at M/B side
|Max. CPU Cooler Height||190 (mm) / 7.5 (in)|
|Max. PSU Length||200 (mm) / 7.9 (in)|