The Antec 300 now has a very formidable competitor for high-performance, low cost case solutions. Between top, side, and bottom vents, up to four front-mounted fan, and a vast array of possible fan configurations, the VS-9 has a ton to offer for its price. It also has a very solid integrated cable management system, despite not having any pre-cut holes to route cables behind the tray.
Attention to detail is also very clear in the VS-9, rubberized thumb screws, folding handles to remove the side panels, and a black, powdercoated interior are all features normally reserved for higher-end cases, and all have come together in a case that costs only about $50. Aerocool's tool-less design is also the best I've yet to use, and is also easily the most solid and stable I've used as well.
I think that this case could become the new king of budget performance cases as more people buy, use, and discover it. The single and only complaint I would have is that it doesn't come with an intake fan, but at the price it's listed with the features it packs, an intake fan shouldn't necessarily be automatically included.
- All black interior
- Huge airflow options
- Hole in motherboard tray
- Integrated cable management
- Overall attention to "the little things"
- No included intake fan
- No precut cable management holes (remedied by built-in options)
We were thoroughly impressed with our experiences with the VS-9, and if you are looking for a budget gaming case, look no further. The Aerocool VS-9 leaves very little to be desired!
We would like to thank Aerocool for providing us with this sample, and we award their VS-9 case with our Tech Kings Crown!
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