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HEC/Compucase brand Cougar's showcase for CeBIT 2011 will include two premium products, the Cougar Platinum series 80 Plus Platinum compliant PSUs, and Cougar Evolution ATX Mid-Tower case. The sporty-looking Cougar Platinuim can deliver at least 90% efficiency on all loads. The first model in the series delivers 700W of continuous power, and probably features modular cabling. The Cougar Evolution is an all-black mid-tower featuring numerous gamer-friendly features. It includes USB 3.0 front-panel ports, a vast drive rack featuring six 5.25" bays, and a side-window. Not much more is known about these two products, but are worth looking out for at CeBIT.
Source.

Case is nothing special, but the power supply may be. 80 Plus Platinum.

I'm betting on a massive price premium though, and outside of efficiency, probably not spectacular performance. Still, I'd like to see the reviews when they come out.
post #2 of 11
I am not sure, if they used the highest quality components and made a whole new pcb and worked to make it efficent then maybe it could be insanely stable at 700watt loads and efficently at the same time. The PSU market has been stale for years, no real new technology to help it along since they made them basicaly the same they did 10 years ago, just adding newer more efficient parts instead of trying new ways to do it.
post #3 of 11
Hopefully HEC can actually improve on the build quality for once, so it's not so sketchy.
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post #4 of 11
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Well, with the recent Cougar power supplies, as well as others like the Xigmatek NRPs which use HEC designs, they've been perfectly capable of making decent power supplies that stand up to rigorous testing and stay within specified levels without any major issues.

Unfortunately that's all they've done. There haven't been any major winners from them speaking from a strictly performance based view, or from a price for performance point of view.

I'd like to see an 80 Plus Platinum design from them really hit things off. Kind of like how SuperFlower's enhanced their reputation as a serious PSU OEM for their Golden Green design.
post #5 of 11
Xigmatek's No Rules Power MC Series actually has some serious build quality issues.
The MC1002 failed testing at HardOCP 3 times.
The MC702 failed at other sites twice.

The Cougar CM & CMX Series of PSU's also have had to be retested due to failing to deliver full power or going grossly out of spec.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Xigmatek's No Rules Power MC Series actually has some serious build quality issues.
The MC1002 failed testing at HardOCP 3 times.
The MC702 failed at other sites twice.

The Cougar CM & CMX Series of PSU's also have had to be retested due to failing to deliver full power or going grossly out of spec.
Really? That's too bad. My mistake.

Sucks for HEC. The Cougar GX PSUs actually look quite nice. Aesthetically, I mean. Would be nice if performance and build quality/qc were equally as good.
post #7 of 11
case looks sexy. might just get it if price is reasonable here.
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post #8 of 11
case looks pretty much like a haf x, no real inovative things in it. PSU looks really nice though
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case looks pretty much like a haf x, no real inovative things in it. PSU looks really nice though
600T Control Nob, HAF X Window, Xigmatek front mesh, & CM690 body style, with a bit of Antec thrown in the mix.

They basically ripped off everyone.
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post #10 of 11
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Hopefully HEC can actually improve on the build quality for once, so it's not so sketchy.
HEC has shown that they are capable of making awesome stuff.

It's the TR2 and their own house-branded stuff that drags the name to hell.
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