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)

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GeIL Officially Introduces Zenith S3 SSD Series

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