It seems that the fashion for launching compact chassis has returned, returning today with the ASUS Premier AP201. It arrives with dimensions of 350 x 205 x 460 mm (33 liters) with a design dominated by the wire mesh. i.e. steel panels perforated, thinking thus to offer a maximum air flow to the material for excellent temperatures. According to the company, its chassis has over 57,000 holes 1.5 mm These act as their own filter against large dirt particles.
Inside we find space to install a motherboard in format Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX alongside 1x 2.5″ + 3 x 2.5″/3.5″. Supports high-end air-cooled CPU coolers with up to 170 mm highin addition to graphics cards with up to 338 mm in lengthso you can practically install any gaming or professional GPU on the market.
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Inside there is still room for excellent cooling. This results in the possibility of installing up to 3x/2x 120/140mm fans top (or a radiator up to 360 mm). In the back we have room for a 120mm fan or radiator (space already occupied by a pre-installed fan). In this way, the chimney effect is favored where fresh air is extracted from the the bottom of the frame. Hence the “large” legs, which allow greater separation from the table to facilitate the passage of air, air that ends up being heated and expelled through the rear and upper part of the frame.
The information on this Micro-ATX chassis is complemented by access to a total of four PCI expansion slots, dust filter which covers the entire lower part of the chassis thanks to its ‘chimney’ effect, a 32mm wide compartment on the right side of the chassis where the wiring can be hidden, and access to an I/O panel on the front which allows us to offers one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port @ 10 Gbps, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 @ 5 Gbps and a quick access connector for connecting a microphone and headphones.
Availability and prices
Regarding its availability and price, it is offered for sale at a price around 90 euros. Best of all, you can choose between a design in black and white color to match your hardware. Of course, we don’t know if the white model can be slightly more expensive, which the industry has already accustomed us to. Of course, if you liked it, the company announced a “vitamin” version with a double chamber design, which you can see its article throughout the day under the name of ASUS TUF Gaming GT502.
|Asus Premier AP201|
|Format||Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX|
|Material||Plastic and steel|
|connectivity||1 × USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 + 2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1 + HD-Audio|
1 × 2.5″
|Fans||Rear: 1x 120mm (included)
Top: 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm
Bottom: 2x 120mm
|hardware compatibility||Heatsink: 170mm