The Front Panel

The Cougar Challenger has three external 5.25” bays and one external 3.5” bay, all protected by meshed covers with air filters. The front panel comes with a 200 mm fan installed. This fan has a three-pin standard fan power connector and a standard peripheral power connector, and glows in red when turned on. No technical specifications for this fan are provided. You can remove the front 200 mm fan and install two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans instead.

Cougar ChallengerFigure 4: Front panel

Cougar ChallengerFigure 5: Front panel

On the front part of the top panel you will find two USB 3.0 ports and the traditional audio jacks. The USB 3.0 ports use an internal connector.

Cougar ChallengerFigure 6: Buttons and connectors


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