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Aerocool Strike-X Air Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are going to look at the Aerocool Strike-X Air which is a very innovative chassis, designed to appeal to those enthusiasts who spend a lot of time inside their PC and change hardware frequently.  It uses an open design, similar to a test bench, which features a large mesh cover to hide the components .

Aerocool may not be one of the most well-known PC case manufacturers but they have been around for over ten years now.  They are best known for their cooling products, particularly their touch-screen fan controllers.  They have a number of other products in their range, though, including cases, CPU coolers and power supplies.

Features

  • State of the art Open Frame PC case design for all PC users!
  • Excellent cooling performance for gamers and enthusiast.
  • Ideal case for engineers and reviewers for benchmark testing.
  • Solidly constructed “ALL BLACK” chassis interior of 0.7mm SECC Japanese Steel w/PCI plate and mesh highlighted in red.
  • Supports longer high-end VGA cards up to 330 mm.
  • Supports 3 x 5 1/4″ bays and 3 x 2.5″/3.5″ HDDs (hot-swap)
  • Removable ODD cage for easy ODD installation .
  • 3 x SATA extension cables included .
  • 1 x USB 3.0 + 3 x USB 2.0 and Audio/Mic ports are easily accessible from the front panel.
  • Pre-drilled holes for cable management with high-end rubber protection to help tidy up the cable mess.
  • CPU holes is pre-drilled on the MB plate for ease of CPU cooler assembly.
  • Includes anti-vibration pad to protect your PSU from shock.
  • Supports the latest XL-ATX MB such as Gigabyte’s latest X58-UD9 Motherboard and also has 10 PCI slots to support Quad VGA cards.
  • Water-cooling holes are pre-drilled to support water-cooling systems!!
  • 1 x 20cm RED LED top fan included .
  • 1 x 12cm RED LED fan for HDD cooling included.

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  • 63jax

    I love this, looks nicer than the other one from Antec or Silverstone was it?

  • Peter

    Yeah I like that myself, fancy a test bed myself to play with some hardware I have. just ordered it from Amazon. good review henry thanks.

  • Andy

    Buying this too. I have a system I use for work, but id like a rig I can just rip bits out of regularly. Good price too IMO.

  • Ivan

    Henry when you say its not a wonderful build. do you mean you think it might fall apart, or is it just a bit of ‘flex’ on the metals?

    I like the look of this, but dont want it falling apart on me in a few months.

  • Manny

    @Ivan

    I would assume by the score, its just a minor thing, otherwise I can’t see it scoring 8

  • @ Ivan,

    You’re right, there’s a bit of flex here an there in the materials and it generally doesn’t feel as solid as it could be. I highly doubt that it will fall apart or anything, though!

  • James

    Does anyone have any ideas how to fit a corsair Hydro H80i in the case (Aerocool Strike-X Air)? Appreciate any pointers. Is there a bracket I can get? Alternatively which liquid cooler would be suitable in this case for an AMD FX 9370 with the Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z? Thanks.