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.
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.
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.
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.
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!