The Cougar QBX is an Ultra-Compact Mini-ITX Case for Gamers

Cougar has been releasing products left and right this year and the QBX, an ultra-compact mini-ITX case designed for gamers, is just one of the latest products they’ve unveiled in the past few months.

The QBX is impressively small basing on the data Cougar has released. It measures a measly 7.01 x 10.24 x 14.49 inches (178 x 260 x 368 mm) but can still fit a relatively large number of components including a mini-ITX motherboard, a PS2 ATX PSU (up to 140mm in depth), up to four hard drives, and video cards up to 350mm (13.7-inch) in length like the GTX980 from NVIDIA or the R9 290X from AMD/ATI.

This ultra-compact case also supports up to 7 fans as well as up to 240mm long water cooling systems giving it one of the best cooling systems in its size range. The PSU slot even has its own dedicated airflow system so that the hot air coming from it doesn’t affect the other components in the QBX. Additionally, the QBX comes with two USB 3.0 ports, HD audio ports, two fan filters, and a cable management system via cable feedthrough on the motherboard tray.

The QBX will be available sometime in April of this year. Cougar has not mentioned how much the QBX will cost when it comes out. We’ve posted more photos and the full specifications of the QBX below for your reference.

Cougar QBX Ultra-Compact Pro Gaming Mini-ITX Case Specifications:

Case Type

Mini ITX Case

Motherboard Type

Mini ITX

Dimension (WxHxD)

7.01 x 10.24 x 14.49 (inch)
178 x 260 x 368 (mm)

Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Type

Supports ONLY Slot Loading Slim ODD

3.5″ Internal Drive Bay (HDD)


2.5″ Drive Bay (HDD/SSD)


Expansion Slots
(For example for Graphics Card)


I/O Panel

2 x USB3.0 / HD audio

Cool ing System
Max Installed :
7pcs Fans


80mm Fan x 1 (optional)


120mm Fans x 2 (optional)


90mm Fan x 1 (pre-installed)


120mm Fans x 2 (optional)

Left Side

120mm Fan x 1
240mm radiator with a single 120mm fan
120mm radiator with a 120mm fan

Cable management system

Cable feedthrough on the motherboard tray for easily routing and hiding cables.

Fan Filter (Cleanable)

1 x Bottom Filter (pre-installed and removable)
1 x Front Filter (included, installed by the user)

Water cooling support

Left Side?240mm radiator with a single 120mm fan
Left Side?120mm radiator with a 120mm fan

Max. Graphic card Length

(Support for High End Graphics Cards)

Max. CPU cooler height



PS2 ATX Type (up to 140mm long)

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