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AeroCool AE PLUS Chassis

Product Application:

ATX Mid-Tower Chassis

Product Provided by:

AeroCool

Available at:

NewEgg.com

Estimated MSRP:

$84.99

Availability:

Now

Review by:

Darren

Edited by:

Scott

Review date:

August 10th, 2007

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     These days there seems to be no end to the variety of amazing case designs available to house your latest build.  Today we will be taking a closer look at the latest AeroCool design; the AeroEngine Plus. The AeroEngine Plus, or AE Plus for short, is the latest mid tower design to use the turbine engine styling they have become known for.  Lets put this case under the knife and see just what it has to offer.

box

     The AE Plus arrived in a simply styled box that features the black unit we will be looking at on one side and the silver version on the opposite side.  The side panels offer some additional photos to showcase the primary features and a full specification list.  This is one package that allows the product to speak for its self.

front

     Out of the box, the AE Plus has the sharp accents reminiscent of a stealth fighter.  I am sure this aggressive look is no accident.  The stylized 140 mm fan and the louvered vents do look pretty cool.

left

     The left side is dominated by the raised venting and the second major cooling fan.  This clear 180 mm fan is designed to push a lot of air without waking the neighbors.

right

     The right side features the same venting without the fan.  With the venting stretching so far towards the front of the case, the design should effectively move air across the drives and the back of the motherboard tray.

back

     The back of the AE Plus is pretty standard ATX design.  AeroCool has provided mounting for a third exhaust fan in the back although no fan is provided.  It has been a long time since I have seen a case without a standard exhaust fan included but with two very big fans already moving air the AeroCool team must have felt the air flow was adequate.

Ports

     Since the front bays are covered by the oversize door, AeroCool has moved all of the ports and switches to the top.  The panel houses two USB 2.0 ports, audio input and output, power and reset buttons and the power and drive activity lights.  The power and reset buttons are smooth and quite sensitive, I have accidentally power cycled the system a couple of times by not being careful plugging in a thumb drive.

Specifications
Chassis
Case Type :
Mid-Tower
Material :
0.6mm SECC
Dimensions :
430(H) x 200(W) x 440(D)
Motherboards :
ATX & Micro ATX
Drive Bays :
4 x 5.25" (External)
1x3.5" (External)
5x HDD (Internal)
Top I/O Port :
2 x USB2.0 Earphone / Mic
Slots :
7
Cooling System :
Front :
Translucent 140mm Quad Blue LEDs
fan Speed :
1200 RPM
Air Flow :
80.9 CFM (MAX)
Noise :
30.8 dB (A)
Side :
Translucent 180mm fan
fan Speed :
800 RPM
Air Flow :
82.9 CFM (MAX)
Noise :
33.3 dB (A)

Features:

  • USBs+Audio/Mic

  • Stylish side panel design for excellent ventilation

  • Large side 18cm fan

  • Front 14cm fan w/ Quad Blue LEDs

  • Screw-less sliders for 5 1/4" devices and HDDs

  • High end black thumb screws for the side panels

  • Rotated 90 degree HDD cage for easy installation

Accessories

     The AE Plus ships with all of the hardware you will need to complete your build; Mounting screws, drive rails, tool-less 5.25" mounts, a basic installation guide and a cable build out guide for your motherboard leads.  I found there were more than enough screws and rails to cover every possible configuration.

 

 


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