AeroCool Sixth Element White edition

Up Close: Exterior

 AeroCool Sixth Element White edition

 

Up Close:  Exterior

Finished in high gloss white, the exterior front and top sections of the case are made from rigid plastic.  This of course is nothing unusual, with all but the most basic cases these days making use of the material to bring to life the manufacturers styling ideas.  The appearance of the case is dominated by the use of interlinking geometric triangles, imparting something of a "Stealth fighter" look, a theme which does seem to crop up in AeroCool's styling from time to time and is no bad thing.  Although it could be argued the look is better suited to a case with a black finish I have to say I find the Albino Stealth look rather appealing. 

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The case has a window on the left, or "correct" side of the case (I'm sorry, but it just is). Roughly half the size of the door the window is bordered on the front edge by a chevron of some 27 smaller slitted windows.  The main area of the window has vents and mounting holes for two 120mm fans.  As these are not included with the case the choice of whether to mount and what to mount can be decided by the owner.  The right hand side of the case is a feature free sheet of white removable door giving access to the rear of the Motherboard.

AeroCool Sixth Element White edition     AeroCool Sixth Element White edition

Access to the exterior drive bays is via a door in the front of the case.  The door is actually formed from 2 pieces of plastic giving it the appearance of considerable depth and solidity.  The triangle theme continues at the base of the door with the cut in revealing a hint of the 140mm fan behind.

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The rear of the case provides mounting for up to 7 PCI-E cards.  When not in use the slots are protected by Black meshed strips which provide a counterpoint for the expanses of white.  The roof of the case has a triangular vent area very similar in style to the front vent.

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The front top edge of the case is where you'll find the the power and reset switches, along with 2 USB2 sockets, and E-SATA socket and a mic and phono socket.  These are all laid out in a neat and inconspicuous row presumably so as not to spoil the stealthy lines which could of course lead to the case being picked up on radar!

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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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