Overall, the Aerocool Strike-X One Advance has left us with mixed feelings. In terms of build quality we feel the Strike-X One Advance is a step back when compared to the Strike-X Xtreme Black Edition and Dead Silent Gaming Cube that we have reviewed in the past.
Our main gripe with the Strike-X One Advance is the lack of cable management options behind the motherboard tray and no option to route the CPU power cable behind the motherboard tray. We imagine a small cut-out above the motherboard tray would not raise production costs by any significant amount.
Being able to use the hard drive converters to mount drives and fans is clever, though the rotation of the drives limits the available fan mounting options on the inside of the case.
When it comes to the thermal dynamics and noise levels of the case we have no complaints. In fact, the Strike-X One Advance performed very well considering its low asking price.
At the end of the day we appreciate the effort Aerocool has put into providing those on a very tight budget with a case that offers great cooling performance and an aggressive design. Considering the Strike-X One Advance’s asking price of £30 inc vat., we feel it is definitely worth considering.
- Great cooling performance.
- Clever mounting system for drives and fans.
- Side panels flex rather easily.
- Lack of cable management options.
- No CPU power cable cut-out.
- Snap-off expansion slot covers.
KitGuru says: A worthwhile consideration for those on a very tight budget.