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A vivid example of economy, I had found that there were too few props in the pack with fasteners to mount the mainboard, but realized later that they just economized on them. Most props are just pressed out in the mainboard’s mounting plate.

There’s no sense in describing the assembly procedure for a system case like this one. It is very simple. You just take your screwdriver and then turn and turn and turn the screws in. There are no pitfalls except for the order of assembly: you should first install the PSU, and the HDD is to be mounted prior to the graphics card. That’s all. The assembled computer looks like this:

I had to remove the side system fan as it was getting in the way. One more hint for you, the HDD normally lies like this:

But there is a lot of space to the front panel yet:

So, you can exert some effort and push the HDD right against the panel to free some room in the system case for easier access to the mainboard’s connectors. The HDD will be fastened by two screws only, but you aren’t going to shake your PC on a vibration table, are you? The view through the window is quite ordinary:

There were problems with non-standard peripherals. The door wouldn’t close when a fan speed controller was installed:

It just pressed against the knobs. That’s not good, but at least the intake fan looks fine at work:

This is in fact the only thing that is implemented normally in the whole system case.

Highs: A stylish and cute-looking intake fan, a built-in fan speed controller

Lows: Everything else, plus the cost of plaster for the assembler’s fingers

Summary: Original exterior design combined with a cheap chassis and a number of ergonomic flaws. It is my personal opinion but AeroCool seems to be trying to sell you a pretty-looking fan which is built into a system case that is hardly worth half its price.

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