The Front Panel

We were impressed with the quality of the plastic used on the front panel of the Cougar Spike, as low-cost cases usually make use of inferior-quality plastics, which is not the case here. The reviewed case has two external 5.25” bays and one external 3.5” bay. There is a mesh that doubles as an air filter for the optional front fan. The case supports 80 mm, 92 mm, and 120 mm models.

Cougar Spike caseFigure 4: Front panel

Cougar Spike caseFigure 5: Front panel

The case comes with one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, and the traditional audio jacks. The USB 3.0 port uses an internal connector.

Cougar Spike caseFigure 6: Buttons and connectors


Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.