Author: Bob Buskirk
A Look Inside
Getting inside the case is pretty simple just remove the 5 screws and lift the top panel off. Aerocool uses normal screws here, I would have liked to see some thumbscrews here. The top panel is the typical 3 side design that I’m really not a fan of. Mainly because it tends to get bent and is really hard to put back on, even when you don’t have anything installed in the case.
As we look at the inside of the case you can get an idea of where all of your components will go. The power supply fits in the large open space. There is a hard drive cage that can fit 2 hard drives and another cage that can fit 2 5.25-inch external devices.
Your motherboard goes at the bottom of the case, but how are you going to install it with everything above blocking any reasonable way of installing it. This is where this case is really unique, on the side of the case you will see 2 levers. Push them both out towards the outside of the case. Then remove the thumbscrew in the center. Once you do this the top of the case will lift off from the side and slide back so you can easily install your motherboard and other components. This is the first time I’ve seen something like this on a case.
When we move the top of the case out of the way we can see how much room is inside the bottom of the case. If you did not guess this is a miniATX case, so normal ATX motherboards will not fit. There is a small 3.5-inch external drive bay, so if you use an external device you can fit 3 hard drives in this case.