Overview of the Aerocool LS-5200 PC Case

Most cases from Aerocool fully justify the name of the brand as all their chassis lines are mainly made for air cooling. However, the case LS-5200 belongs to a series specially designed for the installation of liquid cooling systems.


Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 530 (H) x 220 (W) x 430 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel, acrylic

Weight, kg: 6.1

Color: black/white

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": –

3.5" external devices: –

3.5 "/ 2.5" internal: 5/2 devices (2.5" drives fit to slots of 3.5" drives)

Number of supported expansion slots: 8

Fans: front – 3 x 120/2 x 140 mm (optional)

rear – 1 x 120/140 mm (1 x 120 mm installed)

upper – 2 x 120/140 mm (optional)

Interface slots: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out

Other features: transparent side panel, two three-position speed controllers for two fans, removable dust filter of the power supply unit.


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Aerocool Cruisestar Advance Case Overview

Many manufacturers of budget-friendly PC cases adore expanding their line-up by a banal change of the plastic case kit without dramatic changes in the filling or framing structure of the chassis. The Aerocool Company is also saddening with this approach, although, for the sake of justice, it is worth noting that in recent years this has happened quite rarely. Nevertheless, the subject of today's review – the Cruisestar Advance is just the result of a change in appearance based on the simplest PGS-V series frames. Let’s see what the consequences of this metamorphosis from the point of view of the ordinary buyer are.


Features

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 483 (H) x 200 (W) x 441 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel

Weight, kg: 3,5

Color: black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 1

3.5" external devices: –

3.5"/2.5" internal devices: 3/2

Supported number of expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 1 x 120 mm (installed)

Rear …
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