AeroCool AeroEngine-Plus ATX Case ReviewFri, Oct 19, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Looks can be everything, but they can also be deceiving. The same goes with weight, which is a major factor to me and many gaming case pursuers. The case weighs 25 pounds made of 0.6mm SECC (Steel, Electrogalvanized, ColdRolled, Coil) and is available in either black or silver. The plastic front Aerocool leaves is aimed at the Jet engine look with the 140mm blue led intake fan and a front bay door cover covering 4 5.25 drive bays along with a floppy bay.
The door cover is held on by plastic hinges designed all as one piece, so if they break you loose your bay cover. The signature 140mm intake fan apparatus seems to be lying inside of the case not attached to anything. A simple touch of the enclosure and the entire thing moves back and forth with ease. At first, I thought it might have been damaged, but after inspection, there was no broken plastic, metal….nothing. The video below does a little more justice in showing this. Pretty cheap if you ask me.
Each side panel has a plastic looking air flow intake which, in my opinion, opens up more chances for dust to fill the case. Both the left and right side panels can be removed allowing for cable management and simply ease of access. Each side panel comes secured with 2 thumb screws made with rubber grips.
The angled top panel is certainly nice for those who like to have their case on the floor. If you look closely, the USB ports are mounted upside down. So those of you who have activity lights on your thumb drives or gadgets will probably be disappointed.
As you can see, the Aero-Engine has standard rubber feet on the bottom, so those of you who would like to put this case on your desk wont have to fear about scratching your desk.