AeroCool Vx-E – Performance Gaming Case Review

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AeroCool Vx-E – Intro & Unboxing

The folks over at AeroCool have released several new cases with their PGS (Performance Gaming System) value series. These are targeting to the budget – midrange gamer with two of the three models also having a “pro” version which offers a few extra features like a built in fan controller. One of the cases smack in the middle of the lineup is the Vx-E model which we received to see how we think it fares compared with others in its class. Priced at $69.99, it’s twenty dollars less than the VX-9 Pro and $15 more than the VX-R. All are limited to a black exterior and in the mid tower category.

AeroCool Vx-E - Box Front   AeroCool Vx-E - Box Back

The AeroCool Vx-E arrived boxed, wrapped in plastic and nestled between two Styrofoam sleeves to protect it and hold it in place. I was a little worried that something may have been broken at first because the box looked a little beat up and as I moved it around, I could hear a rattling noise. This turned out to be a rebellious runaway screw causing the ruckus and I could find no damage to the chassis.

AeroCool Vx-E - In Package   AeroCool Vx-E - Front View With Cling

The front panel was also covered with an extra layer of cling-on plastic for an extra measure of protection. The case is very light and AeroCool states that it is constructed of SECC with a thickness of 0.5”. I had never really heard of (or maybe just never paid attention to) that acronym so I had to look it up. What I found is that is stands for Steel, Electrogalvanized, Cold-Rolled, Coil which supposedly is lighter and better at heat distribution than regular steel while costing less.

AeroCool Vx-E - Case Angled View

Features:

  • High Performance Case (For Hardcore Modders & Gaming Enthusiasts)
  • Black Mirror Finishing on Front & Top Panel
  • “Wing” Design on Mesh Side Panel
  • Five 5.25″ Bays for Maximum Expandability
  • Solidly Constructed Screwless Chassis
  • Supports Large High-End VGA Cards Up to 290mm
  • Includes 4 sets of 5.25″ Adapters for HDDs & FDD
  • I/O Panel Includes USB, Audio, and Mic
  • Install Up to 5 Fans (For Exceptional Airflow)

AeroCool Vx-E - External Front Case View

Specifications:

  • Case Type: Middle Tower
  • Material: SECC 0.5mm
  • Motherboards: ATX & Micro ATX
  • Chassis Dimensions: 452 x 196 x 539mm
  • Drive Bays:
  • External: 5 x 5.25″ / 1 x 3.5″ (w/ Adapter)
  • HDD Adapters: 4 Sets
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Maximum Length for PCI Slots: 307mm
  • I/O Ports: 2 x USB 2.0 / Mic & Headphone (AC97 & HD audio)
  • Cooling System:
    • 1 x Front 140mm Quad Blue LED Fan (1500 RPM +- 10%)
    • 1 x Rear 120mm Fan (1500 RPM +- 10%)
    • 2 x Side 120mm / 140mm fans (Optional)
    • 1 x Bottom 120mm Fan (Optional)

    AeroCool Vx-E - Left Side Case Open

    Packaged within the case was a bag containing a small bag of motherboard screws and standoffs, another small bag of drive bay screws, a brief instruction page, and the rails for HDD/FDD drives.

    AeroCool Vx-E - Bundled Parts

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