Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

The DS 200 is pretty roomy despite it’s rather compact and sleek apperance.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

The clearance at the top is good, there’s sufficient room to place fan or radiator but not both.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

In my case, I mounted the Cooler Master Nepton 280L to the DS 200 with radiator within the casing and 2 units of JetFlo 140 fan on the outer side just under the top panel. It took a little effort to get things into place but I got it mounted without having to make cosmetic changes to the casing, just lovely!

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

At the front are the drive bays, glad to see that the 2.5″ clips hold my SSD in place without requiring any screws. It’s not totally tool-less as some bays still require you to mount drives with the screws.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

The cage at the middle is removable, this caters for placement of long graphic cards but the bottom drive cages are not removable so there’s no space for stuff like coolant reservoir if you’re into water cooling.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

The inclusion of rubber grommets to the DS 200 was a sweet move from Aerocool, making the case management aesthetically better. The motherboard mounts are generally in place but you’ll have to add a few more on your own for ATX boards.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

Here’s the back view of which you’ll see that the casing has good amount of headroom for cable management.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

Aerocool did a great job here by providing a super-huge cut-out that caters backplate mounting for varying CPU layout.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

PCI-E slots.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

Being a DEAD SILENCE product, the DS 200’s back panel comes with sound insulation padding. This padding helps reduce noise but it also means the headroom for cable management is reduced a little.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

Here’s a closer view of the insulation material.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

Phew, that’s the coverage of the casing. šŸ™‚ Besides the additional top panel cover provided, the DS 200’s package also includes 5.25″ bay bezels that cater for 2.5″ cut out and optical drive tray.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

It’s also neat that Aerocool packaged the screws with labels on the plastic on what are the screws for.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

Here’s the spec of the casing. The fans provided run at 800 RPM.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

The DS 200 comes in 2 variants (Windowed and Non-Windowed) with 6 different colors (Black, Red, Orange, White, Blue, Green). More details at the official product page.

The Verdict

The Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 retails at RM 395 and in my opinion, it’s a casing worth shelling out money for. The sleek design gives is a modern contemporary look and should match your existing decor quite easily. The temperature reading, fan control and sound insulation features make it stand out among the crowd, features that are often not found in casings under RM 400.

goldfries recommended

Here’s what it looks like with everything in place.

Aerocool Dead Silence DS 200 Mid Tower PC Casing Review

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1 Comment

  1. Great review, and lovely to see a finished build too. Great to see that Aerocool have included an optical drive fascia in the same colour too.

    Still trying to decide between this case or the Corsair 500R, but your review helped get me closer to a decision.

    Thanks for putting the time in to write it!

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