Aerocool Launched the Aero-1000 Chassis

Aerocool presented their newest chassis, the Aero-1000, as part of its new PGS-A (Performance Gaming System) series. The A in the series stands for Airflow, which is one main mission here. All the new chassis from the PGS-A series will stand out by extraordinary airflow capabilities, great cable management functions and a lot of space for high-end water-cooling systems.

The Aerocool Aero-1000 will be available in two colour options, a completely black one and a white and black model. The overall design stays the same with huge metal mesh grids in both top and front panel to pull and push all the air needed. The case in itself is made from 0.8mm thick steel to ensure stability and quality.

Aerocool uses very solid steel with 0,8 mm thickness for the chassis to assure great stability. On top is a curved panel that offers extra space for 240 mm or 280 mm water-cooling radiators with a thickness of 35 mm. If the 35mm shouldn’t be enough then the Aero-1000 also supports 45mm thickness radiators in the front panel as well as an additional 120mm radiator in the rear of the chassis.

The Aero-1000 chassis ships with three pre-installed 120mm fans, two in the front and one in the rear. The fans are spinning at 1.200 RPM, create a merely audible 26,5 dBA noise, and provide 36,4 CFM airflow. There is also room for two more 140 or 120mm fans in the top panel for those who need more than the three included. Cleaning should also be easy, as the mesh grid in the front can be removed with just one push for easy access to the dust filters.

Aero-1000 offers two external 5.25-inch bays, five internal 3.5-inch bays, and two 2.5-inch bays. Drives are mounted tool-free for extra convenience and the slide-in trays use anti-vibration rubber insulators to prevent vibrations to travel to the chassis.

Extra long graphics cards aren’t a problem either for the up to 410mm clearance, CPU coolers can be up to 170mm high and the ATX PSU can be up to 220mm long. Plenty of room for most components.

Aerocool’s new Aero-1000 chassis will be available at etailers and retails starting this week. Suggested manufacturers price is set at €79.90 in Europe and $99.00 in USA (excl. Taxes).

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Aerocool Launches DS 200 Midi Tower With Special Insulation and Built-In Fan Controller

Aerocool has launched a new addition to its Dead Silence chassis series, the DS 200, sporting a variety of features, such as having both side-panels equipped with special insulation mats in order to reduce the noise inside the PC. In addition to the latter, the DS 200 also features an integrated fan controller as well as 0.8 mm SECC material.

The company distinguishes the DS series from the rest of the products by granting a variety of color options, having the DS 200 coming in six colors: classy black, black/white, red, orange, blue and green. It is said that all chassis options equipped with a special top-cover which can be removed and replaced by a mesh-style cover in order to boost the airflow capacity. Aerocool even offers an optional side panel window for customers who would like to show off their build.

The built-in fan controller is another interesting feature, having it be located on the topside of the chassis. It is said to support a total of 25W shared by three channels, having the fans be controlled simultaneously. The fan controller is said to have three speed options, namely low, medium and high, while also boasting the capability of stopping a fan channel when needed. The temperature is said to be displayed on the large round display, having to choose from seven color options for the display illumination. Lastly, the I/O panel is said to feature two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and HD audio and a microphone connector.

On the inside, the DS 200 is said to have enough space for even the latest hardware components, a tool-free rack for both optical and disk drives and support for the ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ATX. The company states that up to five 3.5″ HDDs or seven 2.5″ HDDs/SSDs can be mounted inside the case, as well as VGA cards with a length of up to 29 cm (41 cm if removing the center 3.5″ cage). When it comes to cooling, the DS 200 is said to offer support for both air and water cooling solutions, having room for big CPU cooler with a length of 17 cm as well as several pass-through openings with rubber protection located in the mainboard tray. Aerocool states that 240 or 280 mm water-cooling solutions can be mounted in the front or the top of the DS 200, having enough room for even a PSU of 22 cm in length.

In terms of noise output, the DS 200 is said to have both side panels insulated with mats, while having all the 2.5″ and 3.5″ bays as well as the PSU equipped with anti-vibration shock-proof rubber. In addition to the latter, two silent case fans are pre-equipped and ready to provide steady airflow out of the box. Aerocool has stated to also introduce the “Lite Edition” option, which includes the DS 200 with standard non-insulated side panels and comes without the center 3.5″ cage and auto-eject front-panel.

When it comes to prices, Aerocool is said to offer the entry-level DS 200 Lite Black Edition at a price of $120.90, the Black Edition at $158.90, while the Red, Orange, Black/White, Blue and Green Editions are said to all come at the same $163.90 price tag. Additionally, the DS 200 Window Panels are said to be sold separately, having a price tag of $13.00.

Images courtesy of Aerocool

New Mini-ITX Configurations Announced By OriginPC and CyberpowerPC

OriginPC was one of the first manufacturers to offer the monstrous Titan Z card in their custom-build PCs. However, the chassis availability capable of housing the graphics card was limited, until now that is.

The manufacturer announced that NVIDIA’s Titan Z can now fit in some if its select mini-ATX cases, making the company one of the first to offer the smallest 4K PCs on the market. The mini-ATX line capable of handling the Titan Z is the Chronos lineup, having the Corsair 250D and Silverstone RVZ01 mini-ATX cases up for grabs for users wanting a small-size Titan Z configuration.

The Titan Z base configuration announced for the Chronos lineup is set to include Intel’s i5 4460 clocked at 3.2 GHz, the ASUS H97I motherboard, 8 GB of Kingston HyperX memory and a 500 GB hard disk solution, all being priced at $4600.

In addition, CyberpowerPC appears to have announced their own new small form factor PC builds with the addition of the Fang Battlebox. The small form factor case is said to be ready for travel, allowing for a small cage to be fitted inside of a hand plastic carrying case in order for users to take their builds to gaming parties or other gaming events.

Though the Battlebox is designed to be compact, the company states that the design was made with airflow in mind, having and additional option for water-cooling solutions as well, depending on the unit and selected video card. A quick swap tray for hard drives has also been fitted inside the box, having users granted a way to quickly swap between work and leisure data wherever they travel.

In terms of base specifications, the Fang Battlebox is said to one with Intel’s Core i3 4150, 8 GB of memory, 1 TB hard drive solution and integrated graphics, having CyberpowerPC pricing it at $620. Users who want more can get the Intel i7 4770K, 16 GB of memory, 2 TB of hard drive and 128 GB of SSD solutions, as well as NVIDIA’s GTX 780 configuration at the price of $1600.

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Image courtesy of OriginPC and CyberpowerPC