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Cougar presents the Panzer Evo PC case

The Panzer Evo stands out with its sturdy metal handles and tempered glass side panel. (Source: Tom's Hardware)
The Panzer Evo stands out with its sturdy metal handles and tempered glass side panel. (Source: Tom's Hardware)
Presented as a successor to the Panzer Max, the Panzer Evo PC case features a sturdy metal frame and a tempered glass side panel that are reminiscent of the Panzer tanks from WWII.

The PC chassis industry has come a long way since the days of plain white dull mid-towers of the late ‘90s. Gamers like to customize every aspect of their rig, and the chassis manufacturers offer extended options to make a PC stand out. Cougar is one of the newer chassis manufactures that try to be present at every major IT&C event. Their latest Panzer Evo chassis was on display at their Computex booth.

Reminding us of the dreaded Panzer tanks from WWII, the Panzer Evo displays sturdy features such as the tempered glass side panel and rugged metal handles. Also included are the RGB LEDs that come with separate color illumination zones.

As far as cooling goes, Panzer Evo supports up to three 120mm and an additional two 140mm on the top piece, three 120mm or 140mm fans on the front piece, one 120mm or 140mm fan on the bottom piece and one 120mm fan on the rear grill. Furthermore, the Panzer Evo can accommodate big radiators and all-in one coolers up to 360mm on the front and top pieces of the case.

The insides of the chassis present plenty of space, as the Panzer Evo’s motherboard support ranges from mini-ITX all the way up to E-ATX. The main compartment provides space for eight expansion slots so gamers can easily install up to four 390mm dual-slot graphics cards, while the CPU coolers can be as tall as 170mm. Storage expansion is ensured by two 3.5” HDD and four 2.5” SDD mounting locations.

Any respectable gaming chassis has front side connectors and Panzer Evo is no exception, integrating two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a fan speed control panel and the usual HD audio and mic jacks. There is support for standard ATX PS2 PSUs up to 220mm in length as well.   

Cougar did not offer any details on pricing and availability for the time being. Since this chassis is considered to be Panzer Max’s successor, the price tag for the Evo could easily go above $140.


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Bogdan Solca, 2017-06-29 (Update: 2017-06-29)