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Apevia X-Master-BK/500
7.4 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 10
10

Really Nice

Michael S., Newegg
30 March 2015
  • Pros: Really nice for what you get... 1. full size atx motherboards supported 2. full/regular sized components (power supply, motherboards, ...) 3. pretty good air-flow 4. well layed-out design 5. Apevia has done a very good job
  • Cons: None, really. Anybody getting this should know the limitations of this design... 1. limited space (this is why you got this design in the first place) 2. POSSIBLY a lower quality power supply (don't complain, just spend $50 and get another power supply)
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

C. J. Purser, Amazon
26 March 2015
Overall 6
6.0

Nice Case, BUT, the crappy power supply makes it overpriced.

c bell, Amazon
14 March 2015
  • Summary: Overall a nice case. My atx board with 5 pci slots and a pci express fit nicely. room around the edges for routing the cables. Its deeper than its wide. the photos gave me the impression its wider than it is deep. the diminsions didnt indicate width or depth. so be advised its 17" deep.
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Overall 6
6.0

Anyway it works fine nothing special but the power supply provided is actually ...

ike, Amazon
3 March 2015
  • Summary: I bought a new gaming rig and wanted to take the old components from my used case and create a smaller more compact secondary computer because, well I am a geek. Anyway it works fine nothing special but the power supply provided is actually really useless.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ezra K., Newegg
4 January 2015
  • Pros: Fairly easy to fit into my television setup. It can be setup either vertically or horizontally. It comes with a 500W power supply.
  • Cons: There is hidden power supply switch behind the front panel. The front panel must be removed to access the switch and make the power available.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

angel200168 "Tasha L Bair", Amazon
16 December 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Front plate is hard to remove.

Fandavro, Amazon
24 September 2014
  • Summary: The case works great, but the design is the problem. Removing the front plate is extremely difficult and feels like you are going to crack the plastic every time. The main shut-off switch is located there so you need to remove the front to access it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent case, bad dimensions

Elliott P., Newegg
5 September 2014
  • Summary: I used this case for about 2 years before scrapping my build into a server machine.
  • Pros: Roomy case, excellent front panel selection
  • Cons: This is NOT an HTPC case. It is way too big (deep, specifically). It just juts out about 3 inches on my TV stand. Maybe it works for some, but not me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mixed bag

Scott H., Newegg
28 June 2014
  • Summary: I installed a couple 120mm fans which gave it reasonable airflow. Blue power light on the front is pretty blinding if watching a movie in the dark, so I unplugged it. Ultimately, this was the cheapest case I could find that fit my needs, and I got what I paid for.
  • Pros: Decent size full ATX case for an HTPC, although it is important to plan out the installation ahead of time (like installing and connecting up the bottom HDD before installing the motherboard). I fit in 2 HDDs, a BDROM, and an SSD (had to get creative on that last one). Even has a little room for ...
  • Cons: Comes with a really cheap and noisy power supply, which I swapped out. Mine did not come with any of the accessories like motherboard standoffs, screws, feet or drive rails. I had enough extras of most things to get by, but the drive rails are smaller than anything I had on hand and installing th...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible in every way.

John N., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: Weird air flow arrangement. You'll need to get creative to keep component from overheating in this thing. No cable management. Your cables will probably block your bays. Power supply is terrible. Your machine will freeze/reset. Has a bizarre front exhaust and an extension power cable that runs to...
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