Contrary to what you may believe from the last few computer case announcements we’ve posted, you don’t actually have to spend a fortune to get a good quality case for your PC. Aerocool’s latest additions to the PGS-A series, the Aero-800 and Aero-500, are strong evidence of that.
Both the Aero-500 and Aero-800 look very similar to each other, and they also bear a striking resemblance to bigger brother Aero-1000. However, it’s the little differences that count.
The Aero-500 only comes in black and white, while the Aero-800 comes in black, white, grey, and blue. The Aero-500 borrows cues from the Aero-1000 for its front bezel, positioning the I/O panel on top while having two 5.25″ bays face forward. The Aero-800 puts everything up front. They both have two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, one microphone and one headphone jack, and the Aero-800 adds a 2-channel fan controller to the mix.
Internally the Aero-500 is kept very simple. There’s lots of room for a full system, but it’s fairly standard for an ATX case. The Aero-800, on the other hand, tries to finagle a little thermal management into its inexpensive interior. Here we see some split off chambers for PSU and hard drives, separating them from the main compartment to try to promote better airflow. Both cases have magnetic filters on the included intake fans, and can support up to 240mm radiators for water cooling.
The Aerocool Aero-500 and Aero-800 should both be available now, and have an MSRP of $42.50 and $67.90 respectively. More info can be found in the press release below.
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Aerocool adds Aero-800 and Aero-500 to the PGS-A Series
14.09.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces the addition of two new value-for-money chassis to the PGS-A product series. By introducing the Aero-800 and Aero-500 chassis, Aerocool extends the fresh series, which received great feedback. Both models are targeting Gamers with limited budget and offer similarly fantastic design like its big brother Aero-1000. Despite it’s low retail price both the chassis are able to offer many great features, which most competitors are lacking.
The new midi-towers might look similar to the already announced Aero-1000 in terms of design, however offer different inner layout and features. Aerocool tries to give users many options when it comes to available color variations. The Aero-800 is available in four the colors black, white, blue and gray. Aero-500 on the other hand comes in the most popular colors black and white.
The new value-for-money models inherited the clean front panel with the fancy mesh-design as well as the removable magnetic dust filter on the top panel. The significant difference start with the I/O panel, which is located in the front for the Aero-800, and includes a power button, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, one microphone and one headphone jack. Aerocool embedded the I/O panel in the top panel for the Aero-500, which is featuring two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, a reset- and power button along with the microphone and headphone jack. In addition to that, a two-channel fan controller has been added, allowing users to change the fan speed in three different steps. One of the strongpoints of the PGS-A series is the special focus on water-cooling systems. Both the Aero-800 and Aero-500 offer special mounting areas for 240 mm water-cooling radiators, which are located in the top and the front panel.
Aerocool’s new chassis support the mainstream mainboard form-factors Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and the standard ATX as well as large high-end VGA cards and CPU coolers. Aero-800 features two 5.25 inch bays as well as up to five 2.5 inch bays and two 3.5 inch bays. The PSU and HDD area has been separated from the main compartment, allowing better airflow circulation and cable management. Aero-500 on the other hand, offers two 5.25 inch bays as well two 2.5 inch bays and four 3.5 inch bays. Great features such as the special mounting area for backplate-based CPU coolers and pre-drilled holes in the mainboard-tray for cable management purposes have been passed down from Aero-1000 as well.
Aerocool Aero-800 and Aero-500 will be available at etailers and retails starting this week. MSRP for Aero-800 is €60.25 and $67.90 (excl. VAT/Taxes). The Aero-500 will be available from €37.72 and $42.50 (excl. VAT/Taxes).
Aerocool is one of the market leaders in the “Gaming Market”. Our strong brand and product image are well received by gamers and enthusiasts world-wide. We offer a full line of performance products including gaming cases, gaming PSUs, gaming mouses, gaming headsets, gaming keyboard, gaming headsets, multifunctional panels and fans.