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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.

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Number Of Internal 3.5" Bays5
Number Of External 3.5" Bays1
Number Of External 5.25" Bays4
Number Of Case Fans Supported5 - 80 mm
Construction MaterialAcrylic
Power Supply IncludedOptional AeroPower II 430 Watt installed in our test case - Titanium coated surface with acrylic windows. Not tested in this review.
Special FeaturesInnovative acrylic, two-color design
Size (HDW)425 x 464 x 207 mm(16.75" x 18.25" x 8.13")
Sample Case Provided
Estimated CostPriced Starting At $169 US, depending on options selected.
Cooling Potential Rating9
Construction Quality Rating8
Overall Case Rating7

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.