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REVIEW | AeroCool Cylon Pro RGB mid-tower case

Any modern PC case will need to have the following: tempered glass side panel, RGB lighting, USB 3.0, PSU shroud, drive trays, and proper cable management features. The AeroCool Cylon Pro has it all and these features are way more than what you might expect from it’s price range.

Specifications

Aerocool Cylon Pro

Material:Mid-Tower


Steel, tempered glass
Weight:4.8kg
Slots:7
Drive Bays:2x Internal 2.5/3.5″
4x Internal 2.5″
MotherboardForm Factors:Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX
Dimensions:219 x 491 x 434mm (W x H x D)
Front Door/Cover:N/A
Front Fans:3x 120 mm or 3x 140 mm
Rear Fans:1x 120
Top Side Fans:2x 120 mm or 2x 140mm
Bottom Fans:N/A
Side Fans:N/A
I/O:1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x Headphone
1x Microphone
LED Control Button
Fan/LED Controller:120mm non RGB rear fan
Compatibility:CPU Cooler: 167 mm
Liquid Cooling: 240/280mm radiator (front) 120mm radiator (rear)
GPU: 359 mm
PSU: ATX

As mentioned earlier, the AeroCool Cylon Pro has a side tempered glass panel that will allow you to show off your PC components, as well as an RGB illuminated front panel cover. The RGB illumination however, has an on-board controller connected to a SATA power cable and is not addressable by software.

Taking a look inside the case you will find enough space to fit an ATX motherboard and a full-sized graphics card. For cable management, there is a frame on the right hand side which you can use cover your cables.

The back of the case, however, is where the AeroCool Cylon Pro shows off it’s unique perk: the cable management. They have included a cable cover which you can use to tidy up your cable management neatly.

There is also a generious amount of cable tie points to ensure proper routing of cables, as well as two 2.5″ drive mounts on the back side of the motherboard area.

You also have the usual front I/O connections as well as two 3.5″ drive trays. I would always make it a point that drive trays are always a nice to have since there are PC cases in the same price range that other brands offer that doesn’t even include the basic things such as drive trays.

On top you have the usual power button, reset, headphone and mic jacks, two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port.

Lit up and build experience

With the front panel RGB lighting turned on, I can’t help but appreciate the simplicity of the LED effects as they are very subtle and there are many options to choose from. Unfortunately, the lighting is not addressable by software and it has it’s own built in controller which uses a single button to cycle through the lighting effects. Overall it’s not bad at all.

Cable management is one of the pet peeves that I have with building a PC and the one modern feature that I’m always looking for in a case is it’s cable management. The AeroCool Cylon Pro does not disappoint. The cable cover does it’s job pretty well and you also have a lot of cable tie points to make sure you satisfy that OCD in managing your cables.

Conclusion

We had a great time building a PC using the AeroCool Cylon Pro. Just like the other AeroCool PC cases we have already reviewed, this one also has a unique perk that makes it worthy to be considered for your next gaming PC case. Coming in at an SRP of ₱2,950, this PC case definitely has the making of a modern PC case that we think you should definitely check out.

We are definitely loving the way this case looks both inside and out. To add on to that, the cable covers makes PC building a satisfying experience especially for those who are really meticulous in cleaning up cables, and not on just one side.

Pros

  • Cable management features.
  • Complete drive trays, even on the back side of the motherboard for 2.5″ drives.
  • Sleek and stealthy design.
  • Price.

Cons

  • Only comes with a single non-RGB 120mm fan. But then, it’s actually better than not having one at all.
Ira James
Ira James is an enthusiast who has his roots on PC hardware and gaming. His career as a tech journalist began after working in the PR industry for two years. He started GGWPTech to write PC hardware reviews, gaming, cyber security, and enterprise tech news. His works are also syndicated by other media publishers: Tech Sabado, and the Sunday and Business I.T. section of Manila Times.

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