Cougar Conquer enclosure makes the PC a centerpiece

Gaming PC components seem to gain more armor and protection with every product generation. Witness the proliferation of motherboard armor, metal-reinforced PCIe slots, and full-coverage coolers and backplates on graphics cards. However, the trend for cases moved in the opposite direction, with steel casing having given way some time ago to ventilation and viewing windows, and even grilles and glass sometimes being replaced by an absence of panels. Cougar's Conquer PC enclosure goes one step further in the direction of letting PC parts fend for themselves.

Details on the enclosure are thin, but the Conquer has an aluminum frame that holds an ATX motherboard at an angle of about 45°, allowing cables to cascade down to the case's supporting surface. The overall "deconstructed" motif is similar to that found in the now-defunct Mad Catz's RAT 1 mouse. Tom's Hardware has some info on the case, and says the side panels are made from 5-mm-thick tempered glass.

A total of five 120-mm fans can spin behind metallic shrouds on the top and front of the case. Cougar includes three fans with the case. According to Tom's, the enclosure measures 23" by 10" by 30" (or 58 cm x 25 cm x 76 cm). For liquid cooling purposes, the Conquer can reportedly take in two 360-mm radiators and a 240-mm unit. The case's strange orientation results in a generous amount of room for main components, too. Owners can use CPU coolers up to 7.5" tall (19 cm), graphics cards as long as 14" (35 cm), and power supplies up to 8.7" in size (or 22 cm).

Cougar didn't provide a lot of information about the Conquer, but said that the case will be one of many products on display at Computex at the end of the month. Stay tuned for our coverage of the event as it unfolds. Tom's Hardware says to expect the Conquer on store shelves by the end of June or beginning of July for about $250.

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    • Sargent Duck
    • 2 years ago

    I actually really like the looks of this case. I have a glass/aluminum framed desk so this would actually kinda match.

    That said, $250 is way outside my price range.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 years ago

      Mine too, although I think it’s worth noting that $250 is actually pretty reasonable for something like this compared to superficially similar chassis from IN WIN and Thermaltake.

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    I think many of today’s so-called ‘designers’ just don’t have it in them. Maybe they took up Design 101 classes but that’s about it. It doesn’t mean they really understand what beautiful means. They just know how to slap a bunch of shapes together.

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 2 years ago

    I’m all for experimental designs, I just don’t know if I would have gone as far as tooling up to actually make it

    • Kretschmer
    • 2 years ago

    If I owned a case this ugly it would be the centerpiece of my closet.

    • YukaKun
    • 2 years ago

    Gives off the vibe of a motorcycle/sportsbike. Also, it seems to have good ventilation due to a lack of proper “housing”. I have a bad feeling it has a lot of wasted space though.

    All in all, I like it.

    Cheers!

    • Growler
    • 2 years ago

    “Cougar Conquer” sounds like a bad reality show.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      … made doubly amusing thanks to your username 😡

      I’ll let myself out.

      • TwoEars
      • 2 years ago

      Sounds like a porn movie..

        • shank15217
        • 2 years ago

        No that would Cougar Conqueror

          • Concupiscence
          • 2 years ago

          Or Conquering Cougar, depending on where your tastes fall on the spectrum…

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    Are these going to sell?
    Probably, in small volumes.

    If I were drawing a venn diagram, I bet “people young enough to find this appealing” and “people old enough to afford this” may well be two non-intersecting circles.

    I mean, it actually does look kind of cool, but at the same time I would be [i<]embarrassed[/i<] to own one and show other people.

    • Voldenuit
    • 2 years ago

    Thundercougarfalconbird.

      • ColeLT1
      • 2 years ago

      One word…

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    Looks like a Michael Bay-era Transformer in mid-transformation.

      • Anovoca
      • 2 years ago

      I was thinking Japanese motorbike chassis.

      • Concupiscence
      • 2 years ago

      A repurposed Caterpillar factory miscarriage.

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