AeroCool Aero-1000 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
AeroCool is back on eTeknix once again, recently they’ve impressed us with a great range of gaming chassis designs and I’m hoping for a repeat performance from them today. The new chassis, the first entry in their PGS-A series is the Aero-1000 a high-end chassis designed for a wide range of desktop systems; gaming, workstation, or just a nice box for your humble family rig.
As you can see from the specifications below, the Aero-1000 is pretty well equipped. It has room for an ATX motherboard, seven expansion slots, a good amount of storage bays, room for extra long graphics cards and even more space if you remove the top hard drive bays. There’s also three good quality 120mm pre-installed, one in the back and two more in the front.
The left side panel is really nice and has a tall window panel that will allow you to show off your graphics cards and other fun hardware, while keeping the storage bays out of sight.
The right side panel is just a blank panel and just like the left panel, it’s held in place by a pair of thumb screws. At the top of each side panel, there’s a little extra ventilation, which also adds a little bit of visual flair to the edge of the chassis.
The front panel is really nicely designed. The top and bottom overhang a little, giving the front panel a slightly recessed look. There are two 5.25″ drive bays at the top, each with a front removable cover and there’s a huge amount of ventilation at the front with a removable dust cover for easy maintenance.
Around the back, you’ll find a pair of routing grommets right above the rear 120mm fan mount. There’s seven expansion slots available, each fitted with a reusable ventilated cover; more than enough room here for a multi-GPU configuration. The bottom of the chassis houses the PSU and there’s even a small slide-out dust filter for quick and easy maintainance.
The top panel has room for plenty of extra ventilation, with a magnetic dust filter to help keep dust and debris out of your system. There’s an I/O panel near the front, with the usual power buttons, HD audio jacks and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.
The base of the chassis has two full-width feet with four rubber grips, giving the 1000 a stable base as well as good airflow on the underside for the PSU air intake.