Aerocool has recently released the big brother of their popular (Dead Silence) DS Cube chassis – the Aerocool DS 200 Mid Tower Case. Just like its little brother, the DS 200 mid tower case has a minimalistic design and can accommodate full ATX motherboards. Its side-panels are built with special insulation mats to reduce the noise coming from the inside. Aerocool has also included a fan controller in their new DS 200 cases, and they used a thicker 0.8mm SECC material. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, and price below.
Aerocool DS 200 Features
One of the obvious highlights of the DS series is the rich color choice offered by Aerocool. The users can choose from total of six colors, including the classy black, black/white, red, orange, blue, and green. Another choice is the new value for money “Lite Edition”. All DS 200 are equipped with a special top-cover, which can be removed and replaced by a mesh-style top-cover to boost the airflow capabilities. Aerocool offers an optional side panel with a window for those, who like to show-off the built-in components of their rig.
Another highlight is the built-in fan controller located on the topside of the DS 200. Supporting a total of maximum 25 watts shared by three channels, the fans can be controlled simultaneously. Three different speed options (low, medium and high) are available as well as the option to completely stop a fan channel. The temperature inside the case alongside the fan speed is displayed on the large round display. Depending on the individual taste, one of seven background colors can be chosen for display illumination. The I/O panel is designed very similar to the one used for the DS Cube, including two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, one HD-Audio and one microphone connector.
The DS 200 offers much space on the inside for latest hardware components and a tool-free mounting mechanism for optical drives, hard drives and solid state disks. Up to five 3.5 inch HDD or seven 2.5 inch HDD or SSD can be installed. Common mainboard form-factors such as ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX are fully supported as well as VGA cards with a length of up to 29 centimeters, or even up to 41 centimeters after removing the center 3.5 inch HDD cage.
Much choice is offered when it comes to cooling: Both air-cooling and water-cooling fans will be satisfied. Big CPU coolers with a height of 17 centimeters can be mounted without hassle thanks to the special opening inside the mainboard-tray for back-plate based mounting systems. To further ease the cable management process, several pass-through openings with rubber-protections are located in the mainboard-tray. 240- or 280-millimeter water-cooling solutions can be mounted in the front or the top of the DS 200 chassis. Power supply units with a length of 22 centimeters can be installed easily as well.
Aerocool has put special effort into the silence capabilities of the DS 200 chassis. Both of the supplied side panels are equipped with special insulation mats, which have significant influence on noise-reduction. Anti-vibration shockproof rubber has been used for all 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch bays as well as the PSU. In addition, two silent case fans are supplied and pre-installed, providing steady airflow out of the box!
Lastly, the Lite Edition is introduced, aiming for users with slightly different focus. The value-for-money version of the DS 200 is supplied with standard side-panels (without insulation mats). Furthermore, both the center 3.5 inch cage and the auto-eject front-panel (for ODD) are not included in the package.
Aerocool DS 200 Highlighted Features
- Super-Silent mid tower gaming case solidly built with 0.8mm steel to block out most of the noise.
- High quality noise insulator on both side panels to further reduce noise.
- Leather coated front and top panels with smooth surface finishing (except standard model).
- Built-in fan controller on top panel:
- Controls a combined fan power of max. 25Watt with 4 speed settings (stop/low/mid/high).
- 7 backlight colors selection.
- Case temperature display (Celsius or Fahrenheit).
- Removable 3.5” HDD cage supports long graphic card up to 410mm.
- Supports either 240mm or 280mm water cooling system on both front and top panel.
- Supports max. CPU cooler height of 170mm.
- Supports max. PSU length of 220mm.
- Removable PSU dust filter for easy cleaning.
- Shock-proof rubber for 3.5” & 2.5” HDDs and PSU.
- Pre-drilled holes for cable management to reduce cable mess.
- Supports up to 5×3.5” HDD or 7×2.5” HDD/SSD installation.
- Install up to 2x12cm or 2x14cm or 1x20cm fans on top panel / 2x12cm or 2x14cm fans on front panel and 1x12cm fan at rear of case.
- Additional top cover (silence version) included for reducing noise.
- 2xUSB2.0 / 2xUSB3.0 / HD Audio+Mic.
Aerocool DS 200 Specifications
|Case Type||Middle Tower|
|Motherboards||ATX/Micro ATX / Mini ITX|
|Chassis Dimensions||210(W) x 527(H)x 485(D) mm|
|Drive Bays|| 5.25" bay x 2 (Exposed)
3.5" FDD bay x 1 (5.25” To 3.5”Adapter)
3.5” Drive Bays x 5
(Internal 3.5” HDD Tray, all compatible with 2.5”HDD/SSD)
2.5” Drive Bays x 2 (Internal 2.5” HDD Tray)
|Max length space available for PCI slots||290mm (410mm – Without 3x3.5" HDD Tray)|
|I/O Ports||2 x USB3.0 / 2 x USB2.0 / HD Audio + Mic / 1 x Temperature LCD display and Fan Controller|
|Height limit for CPU coolers||170mm|
Price and Availability
The new Dead Silence Cube models are available from retailers and online shops starting this week. Suggested retail prices are as following:
DS 200 Lite Black $120.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Black Edition $158.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Red Edition $163.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Orange Edition $163.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Black/White Edition $163.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Blue Edition $163.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Green Edition $163.90 USD (excl. Taxes)
DS 200 Window Panel $13.00 USD (excl. Taxes)