Cougar Gaming’s Cratus Open Air Case Is A Dream Come True For Hardcore Gamers

When it comes to challenging conventional case design, Cougar has been known to don a honey badger hat and unveil some rather outlandish proposals, regardless of the criticisms. The consequence is frequently a unique enclosure that people are inclined to either adore or detest. The new Cougar Gaming Cratus is an open-air chassis with a spoiler sporting a straight flash beam to provide a distinctive lighting atmosphere.

Cougar Gaming Cratus Front Side

There is a lot going on here. If you enjoy spoilers, RGB lighting, tilted cases, open-air frames, and unconventional looks, this chassis may be your ideal choice. On the other hand, any of these features may be deal-breakers based on who is making the judgment.

Shaped like an inward-curved roll cage, the case features a steel frame to which several key case surfaces are hung, including two tinted tempered-glass panels. The motherboard tray is angled such that its rear points upward, which should favor most air- or passively-cooled components.

Cougar Gaming Cratus Inside

An open-air frame provides some natural cooling, but this is seldom sufficient if the air is not being circulated, especially in more intricate designs. To complement the open-air layout, you may install as many as nine case fans, a CPU cooler no taller than 190 mm, and as many as two 360 mm liquid cooling radiators.

The front I/O includes a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm audio socket, and an RGB lighting control button.

There is currently no information on the Cougar Gaming Cratus’ availability or price. When it comes to Cougar’s exceptional cases, some points of reference include the fact that the Conquer 2 retails for $340 on Amazon when purchased from a marketplace seller (it may be found for a little lower price if you shop around). In contrast, the Blazer Essence can be purchased for $176.99 on Newegg.

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