Aerocool Strike-X ST Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅22-02-12

This is our first encounter with Aerocool and therefore the expectations coming into this review were unknown. The Strike X-ST is their latest chassis creation – how does it compare against the competition?

Large computer cases are something of a craze lately with enthusiasts enticed to go bigger and better and Strike-X ST is certainly an offering that is large enough to house high-end equipment inside. It’s dimensions mean that not only is it deep but it’s also tall and will accommodate XL-ATX, E-ATX and even an additional PSU at the top.

Throughout our observations the Strike-X ST revealed some useful features for cable management and proved efficient when installing devices.

At its price of £185 it sadly doesn’t match up to the standards of a full tower when comparing to the likes of even cheaper alternatives such as NZXT Switch 810, Cooler Master HAF-X/Trooper, Corsair 650D/500R and others. It’s build quality and looks leave much to be desired – the side and front panels look and feel cheap and the USB 3.0 ports are still using the now outdated USB cables rather than the motherboard header meaning you will lose two ports on your motherboard I/O.

Overall the Strike-X ST is a roomy computer chassis with good cable management and useful features but it is sadly let down by build quality and ultimately the price. Even considering the super-sized form factor against the calibre of cases at this price-point there are clearly better value for money alternatives.

+ Large and spacious
+ Good cable management
+ Useful fan hubs on motherboard tray
+ Lots of clearance for water-cooling

- Build quality should be better for the price
- Looks cheap
- USB 3.0 via USB cables is dated
- Price
- Noisy (rear fan spins at 1500RPM!)

Click here for an explanation of our awards at Thanks to Quiet PC for providing today’s review sample.

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