Aerocool Dead Silence DS200 Mid-Tower Chassis Review



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Introduction


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Aerocool are back once again with a new entry in their Dead Silence chassis series. We absolutely loved their Dead Silence Cube chassis which we reviewed a few months ago, as it is easily one of the best compact gaming chassis on the market today. Now they’re back with a similar aesthetic and a much bigger form factor with the DS200, a premium grade mid-tower with support for ATX motherboards. Aerocool are certainly one of the more up and coming names in the chassis business, sure they’ve been at it for years and already have some stunning products such as their PGS series, with the BX500 and Xpredator being two of my favourite cases, but it’s in these last two years that they’ve really been putting up a fight against the likes of Corsair, NZXT, Thermaltake, Coolermaster and many more who have long dominated the gaming chassis market.

Aerocools new case comes in a stunning choice of colours, some of which match up nicely with the colours offered on their massively popular Dead Silence fans. The DS200 comes with support for just about everything you could need from a decent gaming chassis, with room for mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX size motherboards, seven expansion slots, room for extra-long graphics cards, plenty of space for storage with dedicated 2.5″ drive bays, built-in fan controller and temperature read-out, cable management a more.

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The box is nothing overly fancy, featuring a nice high-contrast image of the chassis front panel as well as a quick run-down of the main specifications.

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In the box I found a bundle of components, these included two 5.25″ drive bay adaptor that match the colour and finish of the front panel, all the screws and bolts needed to install all major components, a collection of cable ties and a sticky pad to help secure the thermal monitor sensor.

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Also in the box is a replacement top panel, which can be swapped out easily to suit different chassis configurations.

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It’s filtered too, so lifting it off and giving it a quick brush should make maintaining the filter nice and easy.

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  • Wayne

    It looks pretty nice and I like it but I’m not convinced by fan controllers or fancy readouts, they just add unnecessary cost and have limited value as far as I’m concerned. Having said that I wouldn’t mind having this case in orange, lime green or even the red one reviewed here.