AeroCool Sixth Element White edition

Introduction and Tech-Spec

 AeroCool Sixth Element White edition  

 

Introduction.

The Sixth Element White edition forms part of the line up of cases from AeroCool's Performance Gaming System range.  The Sixth Element wears the Red badge of the Professional Series, which puts it roughly mid way in the PGSline up.  The case is also available in Black, with either Blue or Red accented interiors.  In this review we shall be taking a look at the White edition. 

The case is a Full/Mid-tower, making use of 6mm Japanese Steel and, as would be expected, fair amount of plastic for the outer shell and detail areas.  The case is windowed and comes with two 140mm fans pre installed.

Before writing this review I got to thinking what exactly the Sixth Element was.  As alluded to on the home page if Luc Besson is to be believed we've already established the nature of the 5th Element in the form of the not unattractive, white bandage clad, Milla Jovovich.  A quick trawl of the inter-web reveals more than a few opinions on the subject of the nature of the mysterious Sixth Element, with everything from Void, Consciousness, Space, Light and Darkness vying for the title.  So have AeroCool used any of these Holistic concepts to shape their design ethos? Doubtful.  In purely chemical terms of course the sixth element is Carbon.   Has the case been made from Carbon fibre?  Afraid not (at £78 that's not really likely is it now, and neither is a carbon fibre effect coating so don't go getting excited there either).  So why Sixth Element? Apart from it being a rather cool name of course.  Well it may just be coincidence, but there are certain similarities between the look of the case and the lines of the new Lamborghini Concept car, the Sesto Elemento (Sixth Element in Italian if you hadn't guessed).  

All that said whatever the design influences are for case and whatever the inspiration for the nomenclature what we want to know is how good is it.

Tech-Spec. 

Case Type

Full Tower

Material

SECC 0.6mm

Compatible Motherboards

ATX and Micro ATX

Chassis Dimensions

510(H) x 197(W) x 530(D)

Drive Bays

4 x 5.25" (External) with one 3.5" converter / 6 x 3.5" HDDs (internal)

Expansion Slots

7 Slots

Max length space available for PCI cards

280 or 400mm with middle HDD cage removed

I/O Ports

2 x USB 2.0 / e-SATA / Mic & headphone (AC97 & HD audio)

Cooling options

Front - 1 x 140mm LED fan (included), Roof - 1 x 140mm LED fan (included), Back - 1 x 120mm fan (optional), Side panel - 2 x 120mm fan (optional)

140mm Fan Specifications

 

Rated voltage

12V

Starting voltage

6V

Rated Current

0.36A +10% Max

Power Consumption Speed

4.32W +10%Max

Fan speed

1500 ±10%

Max AirFlow

96.5CFM

Max Static Pressure

1.17mm-H2O

Noise

29.6dBA

MTBF

100,000/hrs

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Most Recent Comments

10-11-2011, 07:20:31

tinytomlogan


AeroCool's new case, the Sixth Element. The name got me thinking about what the Sixth element is, I mean if the 5th Element was the supreme being in the shape of Milla Jovovich then the Sixth element must be something pretty special.

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10-11-2011, 07:41:37

SieB
The front panel looks pretty funky but I don't like the side panel and the inside looks a bit basic too. Personally I think it's a bit highly priced and should be around 60, there are better cases for ~77, 400/500R for example.

10-11-2011, 07:43:39

sheroo
When are these manufacturers gonna get the message - if its a new case us enthusiasts expect at least 1 USB3.0 on the front with a suitable motherboard header, and if you're gonna put a side window on there - WE DON'T WANT ANY VENTS! and if you are gonna go to the trouble to paint the interior make all the internal wiring black! tbh I think this case is pointless - get a fractal R3 instead as they're about the same money.

10-11-2011, 07:44:34

dipzy
The exterior design puts me off big time, especially the front, these are the kind of cases PC World use to sell in their stores 5-6 years ago. Looks too cheap imo, could have been much better.

10-11-2011, 08:04:43

badtaylorx
seems ok but doesnt live up to the name.....to "one up" an orange haired milla jovavitch takes a lot more than this........

nice case

but sorry aerocool

you need to go visit the nameingway!!!

10-11-2011, 10:22:49

ionicle
its no lian li

but it is a nice looking case...

and for the price, with a bit of tweaking, it could be good, i.e. cut a bigger window and ditch the vents in the current one...

if you did it with say a black watercooling setup, and a black mobo, and graphics....?

10-11-2011, 20:06:26

| raVen |
Personally I don't like look of this case at all

10-11-2011, 21:42:20

CocaCola
It looks pretty cool though. For a similar price, there are quite a few better cases to choose from.

11-11-2011, 02:32:18

Earthmonger
The fifth element is Man. Well, not specifically; a corporeal body capable of sentient, abstract thought.

The sixth element is the Supernatural. The spirit. The holy/unholy. The unfathomable and unknowable. The godhand. Cthulhu. Forces unbound by the prison of physics.

This case does not live up to its name. And that motherboard cutout is going to be useless with LGA2011. That front intake seems rather limited by the thoughtless lack of ventilation in the bezel. Still, it's hard to find a case that has no potential, and there is a small amount of it present here.

11-11-2011, 04:00:33

Vorpal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post

The fifth element is Man. Well, not specifically; a corporeal body capable of sentient, abstract thought.

The sixth element is the Supernatural. The spirit. The holy/unholy. The unfathomable and unknowable. The godhand. Cthulhu. Forces unbound by the prison of physics.
And here I thought the sixth element was carbon. In which case this case would probably live up to its name, since it it has a bunch of plastic.
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