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Date: October 29th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Aerocool
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH



Two USB ports and a microphone and headphone jack are the bare minimum of what is acceptable for front panel I/O ports. And they're not even on the front, they're on the side. There may be people that prefer this location, but I haven't met any yet. I'd really like to see an eSATA port here, fellas. And while you're at it give us some space between the USBs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Moving around to the rear, we have a conventional layout and four nice thumbscrews for the side panels. I'm disappointed to see that the I/O shield and expansion card bay areas are populated with those break-out type covers that aren't replaceable. This is more an issue in the PCI area and AeroCool could at least throw a handful of covers in for guys like me. There is no rear fan included, but an 80, 92 or 120mm fan can be added. The other panel is featureless aside from the paint finish so let's move on.



The bottom is fairly unremarkable as well. The paint finish is just as nice here as elsewhere on the case, though it will rarely be seen, and four black rubber feet will keep the desktop from getting scratched.



With the side panel off, you can see that the fan doesn't take up any internal space at all. The long fantail terminates in a four-pin Molex pass-through connector. No speed monitoring will be possible (Hey, a tachometer would have fit right into the theme!) and there is no fan speed control provided, either.



I couldn't find much information about the fan, but the Young Lin website had some pretty cool stuff. The fan hub is small relative to the fan size and the “dead spot” behind the hub should be small as well.

 

 


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