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SI-5200 Midi Tower - Black WindowThe Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer Aerocool has traditionally targeted users with a taste for striking styles, as well as those who want a lot of hardware for the money.
The arrival of the Aerocool SI-5200 Window Midi-Tower from the case specialist is designed for those who demand enthusiast-level quality and for whom aesthetics are equally important. The sleek and elegantly designed tower offers both a side- and front in acrylic glass in addition to an ingenious dual-chamber design.
The Features of the Aerocool SI-5200 Window Midi-Tower at a Glance:
- Elegant and stylish design
- Front and side panel in acrylic glass
- Ingenious dual-chamber design
- Supports graphics cards up to 372 mm long
- 240 mm radiator support in the front
The Aerocool SI-5200 Window in DetailThe black Aerocool SI-5200 demonstrates the manufacturer opting for a simple, yet effective design that offers a front- and side panel in acrylic glass. This allows an unobstructed view of the case's interior and invites users to spend a little extra time in their choice of hardware, installation and cable management. The top of the case includes power- and reset buttons as well as a conveniently placed I/O panel that includes audio in/out, status LEDs, a USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports.
The entirely black interior is divided into dual chambers in order to separate the cooler components from those which produce more waste heat. The large primary chamber on the left side holds the graphics cards and the processor, while the right chamber is where components that require less or passive cooling are installed. Additionally, the Aerocool SI-5200 Window includes a bay on the bottom where the drive cage and the PSU can be installed. Additionally, an optional 120 mm fan can be installed which allows installed hard drives to be kept supplied with cool, fresh air. This elegant and minimalist design brings an array of advantages along with thermal- and cable management options.
In order to provide installed components with an adequate supply of air, the Aerocool SI-5200 Window allows for up to five 120 mm fans. To pull in cool air at the front of the case, up to three 120 mm fans or one 240 mm radiator can be installed, although these are limited to a height of 27 mm. A pre-installed 120 mm fan is located in the rear of the case to exhaust warm air. The ATX-format PSU is installed in the bottom of the case and is kept thermally separate from the rest of the system - needless to say this also helps keep the case tidier overall. The removable dust filter in the bottom of the case also help to keep dust to a minimum.
The array of options open to the Aerocool SI-5200 Window in terms of what can be installed is impressive, and the same goes for the drive cage which supports up to two 3,5"- or three 2,5" drives. If users forego the installation of a radiator in front, this increases the total possible max length of the installed graphics card from 342 to 370 mm. The CPU cooler can be up to 164 mm tall and, thanks to a large cut-out in the motherboard tray over the socket, any ATX-, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX board can be installed with ease. Multiple openings between the chambers make cable managing the interior of the case significantly easier.
- Dimensions: 198 x 430 x 414 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: Steel (0,5 mm), plastic, acrylic glass
- Weight: 3,8 kg
- Colour: Black
- Form factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- Total possible fans:
3x 120 mm (front)
1x 120 mm (rear)
1x 120 mm (drive cage)
1x 120 mm (rear)
- Radiator Mountings (forfeits fan slots):
1x 240 mm (max. 27 mm hoch) (front)
- Filter: PSU (removable)
- Drive Bays:
2x 3,5/2,5" (internal)
1x 2,5" (internal)
- PSU: 1x Standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion slots: 7
- I/O Panel:
1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x Audio In/Out
- Max GPU length: 372 mm
- Max CPU cooler height: 164 mm