AeroCool XPredator X3 Devil Red Case
Posted on: 04.02.2013 11:32:14

 

 

 

In today’s review we will be looking at our first AeroCool product, the product in question is their fairly new chassis the XPredator x3 which is another addition to their XPredator range. This one though has a smaller size but boasts that it still has as many excellent features. Before we move onto the case here is a bit about Aero cool from the website.

“AeroCool Advanced Technologies (AAT) was founded in 2001. At the earlier stage of operation we were committed to share our technical expertise and innovative design in providing total-solution for thermal management in industrial and personal computers.

With our solid and innovative design experience in thermal engineering, AAT was the first company to adapt U-shape heat pipe and heat column (1" diameter heat pipe) technologies to CPU cooler design for desktop computer. These new applications became a trend and leading the market in heat pipe application in desktop computer industry. Our unique and innovative design also made "AEROCOOL" as one of the favourite brand name in over-clocking and PC DIY (Do-It-Yourself) market.

With this successful experience in thermal products, AAT has expanded its product lines to computer peripherals such as computer case, fan, mutli-function control panel and power supply etc. With our creative thinking and innovative design, we had launched some successful PC cases and multi-function control panels (for example, we were the first company to introduce "Double-Bay" (2 standard 5-1/4" bay) front panel controller).

Today 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 mouse, gaming headsets, gaming keyboard, gaming headsets, Multi-functional panels and fans. The introduction of PGS Series (Performance Gaming Systems) in 2009 was a success and well accepted by the gaming community. We will continue to innovate and deliver the best user experience to gamers world-wide.”

Now we know who AeroCool are, let us take a look at the specs.

Specifications

Chassis Dimensions

533mm (D) x 223mm (W) x 527mm (H)

Material

0.7/0.6 SPCC Steel

Motherboards

ITX/ATX/Micro ATX

Drive Bays

3x 5.25" (Expternal) / 8 x HDDs(Internal) / 1 x 3.5" (External) +1 x 2.5"HDD Hot Swap Slot

Expansion Slots

8 Slots

Max length space available for PCI slots

310 mm

I/O Ports

2 x USB 3.0 / Audio+Mic / 2 x Fan Controller

Height limit for CPU coolers(Without side fan)

186 mm


Cooling System

Front   

Rear  

Fan

200 x 200 x 20mm

140 x 140 x 25mm

Rated voltage

12V

12V

Starting voltage

< = 8V(Power ON/OFF)

< = 7V(Power ON/OFF)

Power consumption

2.88W + 10%MAX

1.68W + 10%MAX

Rated current

0.24A +10%MAX

0.14A + 10%MAX

Speed

700+-100RPM

1200+-200RPM

Air Flow (CFM)

53.4 CMF(Max)

50.4 CMF(Max)

Air pressure

0.49mm-H2O

0.85mm-H2O

Noise (dBA)

27.6dBA

25.7dBA

MTBF

25000/hrs

25000/hrs

The Specifications of the product are pretty impressive, the case offers plenty of room for Hard drives and optical or 5.25 devices. Also it was nice to see the inclusion of a 200mm fan at the front to help keep noise down. Also worth pointing out that is not listed above is this case has room for an additional 6 or 7 fans with 2x 120 or 140mm fans for the side window, 1x 120 or 140mm on the bottom, 2x 120mm behind HDD rack and in the roof you can have either 1x200 or 2x 120 or 140mm fans.  This also indicates space for watercooling too.

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