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Apevia X-Master-BK/500
7.2 out of 10

Apevia X-Master-BK/500

It can be positioned horizontally as a tower, or vertically as Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Apevia X-Master-BK/500

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Overall 4
4.0

Gets the job done I suppose

Anonymous, Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: If you already have a power supply and spare standoffs like I do, this is one of the better slim towers I have worked with. As a PC technician I have handled more slim towers than I can count and at least this one is a pretty simple design.
  • Pros: Compact design Solid Enough build,
  • Cons: Power supply was DOA Provided standoff screws did not fit any of the screws
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect Fit! But...

Anthony M., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I expected this case to have some shortfalls purely based on what I read in the specifications. The cable management is non existent in the case. I first tore the entire case apart and made some basic changes to how it was configured.
  • Pros: - Very sharp looking - Shiny black finish - Fits ATX and full height components! - Tool less rails are adjustable
  • Cons: - Cable management is non-existent - Blue LED on front is BRIGHT! - Difficulty removing front panel
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for some specific use cases, otherwise keep looking.

JUN S., Newegg
2 February 2016
  • Summary: This is one of those products that is difficult to recommend open-handed. For some particular use case this is great. If you are looking for a case that meets the following criteria, go for it. Otherwise, keep looking, as there are better choices for you.
  • Pros: Great layout if you are planning on using a fanless ATX power supply with generally low-power setup. This case takes the regular ATX PSU in what would be "front-bottom" portion when the case is standed vertically. Immediately above the PSU is 5.25 bays, so it does not cook the motherbaord. As for...
  • Cons: PSU is a joke. Purchased 4, some from newegg, some from others - they were all dead on arrival. By the look of other reviewers on this product, this is most definitely not an isolated incident; they WILL send you deal PSUs with this product so plan accordingly. In fact, if your PSU works - don't ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked For Me

Jeffrey P., Newegg
14 November 2015
  • Summary: Some units ship with power supply turned off. Remove front cover and you can turn it on. I utilized Nvidea GTS 450 video cards since my EP43T motherboards did not have onboard video. I had to plug in the power to the cards before inserting them into the motherboard.
  • Pros: Had two socket Socket 775 ATX motherboards, processors, and memory lying around that I wanted to turn into HTPC's. At 5.3" tall this was the only case I could find that would accept an ATX motherboard and fit into my TV stands. Can't vouch for the power supplies since I replaced both with Corsair...
  • Cons: No USB 3 on the front panel. No 2.5"' SSD mounting points. I knew these things going in so no reduction in rating based on these issues. Video cards with power plugs on top will interfere with the top cover. Reduction in rating for this since there is warning about this issue in the specifications.
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Overall 2
2.0

I've officially decided a used junk case is better

Stephen G., Newegg
1 September 2015
  • Pros: Absolutely none.
  • Cons: Basically everything about it is horrible and I have to assume the people that rated this well haven't used many cases to know a junk case when they see one. I literally decided, never mind! The case is USELESS. Its too cramped and because of that there is no air flow. The PSU is in the front whi...
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Overall 4
4.0

Keep shopping before getting this one.

GAIL O., Newegg
8 August 2015
  • Summary: I'm not returning it (at least yet) but I'm definitely not impressed and I'll spend the extra few bucks in the future vs purchase this one again. The headaches and lack of ability to upgrade due to space weren't worth the few dollars saved
  • Pros: It's not broken yet, maybe.
  • Cons: This case design is terrible. Just leave the front and bottom off while you work on it to save yourself a lot of headaches. I wasted more time trying to figure out how to make things fit than I would normally spend putting a decent system together. The routing of the cables through the tiny hole ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Power supply bad!

Ed, Amazon
25 July 2015
  • Summary: Power supply was dead on arrival. Power switch came apart after several attempts to start computer with a dead power supply. Naturally, you don't discover the power supply is bad until you've got the whole setup bolted together.
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Overall 10
10

Case fits awesomely, exactly what I needed, read on about power supplies and how to un-deadify them

T Smith, Amazon
24 June 2015
  • Summary: Note to all: The power supply not only has a power button on the front of it, as pointed out in other reviews (take the faceplate off), but you must make sure you plug in all the ATX power cords to your mobo. The long one, the 4 pin, and even the other 4pin.
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Overall 4
4.0

Power Supply Dead on Arrival

James L., Newegg
21 June 2015
  • Pros: Very nice case, but read the other reviews. My power supply was also non functional. Very frustrating. It does have a hidden power switch under the front panel that was turned off , but still does not power up even after turning it on. Obviously was not tested before shipping. Plan on swapping it...
  • Cons: Non functional power supply
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Pat, Amazon
30 April 2015
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