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AeroCool Rolls Out the Prime Mid-tower Case

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AeroCool really likes vertical RGB diffusers that cleave the front panel from the middle, as evident with the Klaw and Playa cases. Its latest such creation is the Prime, a value-segment ATX mid-tower case. It is characterized by three large ARGB LED diffusers along the center of the front-panel, flanked by a pair of mesh intakes for the front fans. The included 120 mm exhaust fan also featuring ARGB embellishments. Inside the case features a single chamber layout (no horizontal partition).

The motherboard tray of the AeroCool Prime offers clearance for graphics cards up to 30.2 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 15.9 cm in height. Storage features include two 3.5-inch drive bays, and up to three 2.5-inch mounts. The crawlspace behind the motherboard tray is 1.89 cm wide. Ventilation includes two 140/120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm top exhaust, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. You can mount a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator along the front intake. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.x type-A ports (standard header), and HDA jacks. The case measures 205 mm x 442 mm x 376.5 mm (WxHxD). There are two minor variants of the Prime, the v1 comes with a non-illuminated rear fan, while the v2 comes with one that has ARGB illumination. The company didn't reveal pricing.



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Am I seeing this thing right? Why the hell does it look so lanky (tall and thin) in the pictures? :wtf:
 
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Am I seeing this thing right? Why the hell does it look so lanky (tall and thin) in the pictures? :wtf:
It’s a short-throw, compact midtower — the fans are cm’s away from the motherboard, like the CaseLabs Bullet.

The fascia looks restrictive as can be, but 34L with that cooler and GPU compatibility is impressive.
 
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^ Thanks for clarifying that. I've never seen anything like that, so I was a bit confused :laugh:
 
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Wondering if that plastic front meets the company name :)

M-ATX variant with less bulky front (filtered mesh) would be awesome.
 
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Yeah; if this had a mesh front and could support a third fan up front (and if it weren’t built by aerocool and had a better finish) I’d finally replace my FT02. Would also be nice to have a second fan on top.
 
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Yeah; if this had a mesh front and could support a third fan up front (and if it weren’t built by aerocool and had a better finish) I’d finally replace my FT02. Would also be nice to have a second fan on top.
It looks like a Lancool 2 with added led strip down the front.
 
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It looks like a Lancool 2 with added led strip down the front.
Yeah, just with a more restrictive front panel and 20L smaller. It's going to be hard to perform well in these constraints.
 
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Yeah; if this had a mesh front and could support a third fan up front (and if it weren’t built by aerocool and had a better finish) I’d finally replace my FT02. Would also be nice to have a second fan on top.
That's why I chose the CoolerMaster NR400, check it out. Awesome price, 3 fans front and 2 top, 2cm behind the board, psu cover, front mesh rubber cable hole covers, removable HDD cage...
If you want ATX there's the NR600
 
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