Tuesday, October 16th 2018

AeroCool Intros Playa Slim Micro-ATX Case

AeroCool introduced the Playa Slim, a slim tower-type micro-ATX case that can be oriented sideways for living room shelves. Its motherboard tray seats micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboards, with room for up to five low-profile (half-height) add-on cards 18~24 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 8 cm in height. Storage options include a 5.25-inch drive bay (which you'll need for your Blu-ray drive), and a 2.5-inch internal drive bay. Ventilation includes just two 80 mm fan vents. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 type-A ports, and HDA jacks, although an IR receiver is a notable absentee. An concealed power-supply bay holds SFX PSUs, with an AC receptacle relaying power to it. The case measures 100 mm x 380 mm x 300 mm (WxDxH), weighing about 2.6 kg.
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4 Comments on AeroCool Intros Playa Slim Micro-ATX Case

#1
_JP_
To be honest, this looks like a NOX CoolBay Slim Rev. 2.0 to me (because I own one of those).


Actually seems less featured than the NOX chassis, but more optimized in terms of component placement and cooling. The Coolbay can fit a single 60mm fan at the bottom, 15mm thick if the motherboard is uATX, which I think is the same case for this Aerocool's bottom 80mm.
It's an awesome chassis to pack a lot of power in a small footprint :D
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#2
Voluman
Oh, come on... no one can make similar case but with full height expansion slot?:(
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#3
londiste
Something called Playa only supports half-height cards? :)
They should have followed the example of ITX cases at least - have a PCI-e extension and a vertical mount for a full-height card.
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#4
sepheronx
Was gonna say this is good case for me, until I saw the stupid name and the fact its half height cards.
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