Published on Sunday, 23 October 2016 17:53
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If you've been around PCs for almost as long as i have (or even longer) then you should know that even up until the end of the 90's the only two materials manufacturers used to make cases/towers was steel and plastic. Since weight was an obvious issue that all changed in 2000 thanks to the appearance of a few rather new manufacturers that took a serious gamble by introducing towers in the market made by aluminum, steel and plastic. It wasn't however until 2002-2003 and largely thanks to the input of countless gamers and modders all over the world that the very first cases/towers that featured side panels with large clear acrylic windows made their debut in the market. Well the next obvious step was for manufacturers to use entire pieces of tempered glass as side panels and although that took quite a few years to happen there are finally many such models in the market currently including the brand new P7-C1 (Project 7) by AeroCool which has been with us for slightly over a week.
AeroCool Advanced Technologies (AAT) was founded in 2001. At the earlier stage of operation we were committed to share our technical expertise and innovative design in providing total-solution for thermal management in industrial and personal computers. Aerocool is one of the market leaders in the "Gaming Market". Our strong brand and product image are well received by gamers and enthusiasts world-wide. We offer a full line of performance products including gaming cases, gaming PSUs, gaming mouse, gaming headsets, gaming keyboard, gaming headsets, Multi-functional panels and fans. Aerocool will continue to innovate and deliver the best user experience to gamers world-wide.
The P7-C1 (Project 7) is currently available in two colors (black and white) and two versions (with a plain side panel or a tempered glass one) all of which feature a 8-color (white, cyan, blue, purple, red, orange, yellow and green) 4-mode (on, off, breathing and pulsating) LED that surrounds the entire fascia. To further improve on the looks of the P7-C1 (especially for gamers) AeroCool also bundles a LED strip which can be placed anywhere inside the chassis and features the same colors and modes as the LED surrounding the fascia. Other features include an SD/micro SD card reader at the top I/O, bundled PWM fan hub and room for up to two 240/280/360mm radiators (top and front) and/or six 120/140mm fans, six 2.5/3.5" drives, 375mm long graphics cards (400mm without fans/radiator at the front) and 165mm tall CPU coolers. Sure the P7-C1 may be somewhat small but it sure looks promising so let's take a closer look and see what AeroCool has been up to.