Aerocool Strike-X Advance 7

Aerocool Strike-X Advance Review

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Aerocool ships the Strike-X Advance chassis in a full color cardboard box. In terms of design, it is pretty simple with flames all around. On top of that it holds images of the chassis, specs and features all around the package. Interestingly enough, the big box comes with a plastic handle, making transport a breeze.

Two Styrofoam spacers hold the chassis in place within the package. A plastic bag further protects it from scratches and fingerprints.


You will receive quite a bit of extras with the chassis - which is a good thing. Five trays for 3.5 or 2.5" hard drives, which may also hold a cooling fan on the underside, a few zip ties and a 3.5" adapter for one of the big 5.25" bays. Eight bags of screws, neatly sorted and numbered are also part of the contents, but it seems like Aerocool is not too good at math. You will receive eight PSU screws, when only four are needed. 24 screws for the plastic trays and 24 for 2.5" drives - which translates to seven respective parts to be installed, but the X-Strike Advance can only hold six 2.5" drives. Basically, you will get more screws than you need - which is great, until it comes to the 3.5" hard drive ones: Aerocool only includes twelve of those - for a total of three drives.

A manual is also part of the chassis and looking through it, I noticed that they mention a nifty USB 3.0 & 2.0 combo cable - which I had only seen in the BitFenix Raider before. Keep this image of page five in mind, as we will see what cable we end up within the Strike-X Advance.
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