Aerocool BX-500 PGS B Gaming Case Review


Here on OverclockersHQ.com we see a ton of companies and a ton of cases come through the door. Every company has their own style some of which are similar and some are completely different than anything we have seen before. Aerocool has made some incredible cases that I have to say are totally different from the norm; the release of the new PGS series of gaming Chassis has opened up a whole new line of fantastic cases and today we will get to see the Aerocool BX-500 PGS B Gaming Case in action, and see what exactly makes this case stand out from its competition.

 

Provided by: Aerocool

Price: $199.99

Closer Look:

Specifications and Features:

 

Chassis Dimensions 480(H) x 215(W) x 568(D)
Material SECC 0.8mm
Motherboards UP TO EEB
5.25″ bay (External) 5
3.25″ bay (External) 1(convert from 5.25″ bay)
Expansion Slots 7 Slots
Max length space available for PCI slots 380 mm
I/O Ports 4 x USB2.0 / 1394 / e-SATA / Mic & headphone (AC97 & HD audio) / Reset button
Front Rear Top x2
Fan 120 x 120 x 25mm 120 x 120 x 25mm 140 x 140 x 25mm
Rated voltage 12V 12V 12V
Starting voltage < = 9V(Power ON/OFF) < = 9V(Power ON/OFF) < = 9V(Power ON/OFF)
Power consumption 2.64W 2.64W 3.36W
Rated current 0.22A 0.22A 0.28A
Speed 1500 RPM ± 10% 1500 RPM ± 10% 1500 RPM ± 10%
Air Flow (CFM) 58.35 CFM (Max) 58.35 CFM (Max) 86.0 CFM (Max)
Air pressure 2.1mm H2O 2.1mm H2O 1.54mm H2O
Noise (dBA) 26.67 dB-A 26.67 dB-A 23.13 dB-A
Bearing Sleeve Sleeve Sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion:

I would have to say that the Aerocool BX-500 PGS B Gaming Case is one of my favourite cases released last year. This case combines everything I loved from the CM series of cases from Cooler Master and all the cooling abilities of the Tempest from NZXT. I love the accessibility that the 90 degree turned HDD bays offers as well as the back motherboard access for aftermarket CPU coolers. Aerocool has built a case with gamers and enthusiasts in mind and didn’t scrimp on the build quality to keep it under the $150 mark. This case rocks and I am going to be using it for my next i5 build coming soon.

Would I recommend this case? Absolutely! You have probably heard me many times praise AZZA cases on this site and I still hold a place in my heart for them but I must say Aerocool has won a permanent position in my army of testing rigs and it will take a pretty special case to knock it out of its position. I personally hope the case to do better with be an Aerocool product because I have yet to be un impressed by their gamer based products.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Aluminum Front Panel
  • Lots of Fans
  • Tons of External Peripheral Expansion
  • PCB Board for Fan Cable Management Through Molex Converter
  • Water Cooling Expansion Access
  • Room for One Double and One Single Rad

Cons:

  • I am a Fan of the New Black Interiors but I can Always Paint it.

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