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Aerocool Acryclear II
The Acryclear II from Aerocool is a new, two-colored, transparent case that shows everything on the inside.
We received the new Acryclear II case from Aerocool. This case adds a new twist to the acrylic case genre, as the clear side panels are two colors. Aerocool offers a unique focus on these acrylic cases, and continues to improve the technology with each generation. Although you may not be familiar with Aerocool, they appear to be a force to be reckoned with in the development and marketing of cases, case modding accessories and case cooling products.
|Number Of Internal 3.5" Bays||5|
|Number Of External 3.5" Bays||1|
|Number Of External 5.25" Bays||4|
|Number Of Case Fans Supported||5 - 80 mm|
|Power Supply Included||Optional AeroPower II 430 Watt installed in our test case - Titanium coated surface with acrylic windows. Not tested in this review.|
|Special Features||Innovative acrylic, two-color design|
|Size (HDW)||425 x 464 x 207 mm(16.75" x 18.25" x 8.13")|
|Sample Case Provided By||www.aerocool.us|
|Estimated Cost||Priced Starting At $169 US, depending on options selected.|
|Cooling Potential Rating||9|
|Construction Quality Rating||8|
|Overall Case Rating||7|
The Acryclear II is a radical departure from previous acrylic case offerings. Aerocool has made the side panels in two different colors, and the outcome is a very attractive case. One of the major concerns about acrylic cases in general is the amount of RF that comes from such cases, which can cause interference with other devices. We did our best to see if using this case would affect a normal radio or portable TV, and we didn't notice any problems with the radio, but with the TV we did see some lines that disappeared when we shut the case power off. Whether this will be tolerable is up to the buyer. If the case is primarily used in situations where it is away from other devices, this may not be an issue. Regardless, the ability to see everything in your system is a true geek's delight, and this entry is also an ideal case for demonstration/ trade show use.