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Apex MI-008
8.4 out of 10

Apex MI-008

Great Deal: $47.99

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Overall 10
10

Replacement for blueray player

Johnny L., Newegg
1 June 2015
  • Summary: Power supply could have been better but at least it works just wish it had a little more wattage to is so I don't need to replace it
  • Pros: Somewhat small only having a little bit of height to it has just enough space for an amd stock heatsink for the althon 5350 Power supply is somewhat unreliable but it works planning on replacing at somepoint
  • Cons: Broken front hinge but considering I need the front usb ports it couldn't have closed anyways so its fine. Hard to build in if you have a dvd/blue-ray drive in makes you have to plan the wiring better with almost no room for anything
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice small case, but fit too tight

Nathan T., Newegg
4 May 2015
  • Summary: TLDR; Don't use dual-slot video cards. Be careful with optical drive length.
  • Pros: Small size. Slots for two desktop hard drives. Manages to stay cool.
  • Cons: 1. The biggest con for me was that you can't really use a full size blu-ray drive with the thing. It has the slot for it and my drive ALMOST fit, but because the power supply only has straight SATA power connectors and no right-angle SATA power connectors you end up crushing the wires coming out ...
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Overall 2
2.0

very poor

Joffrey G., Newegg
23 April 2015
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: the finition is very cheap and the door for the DVD player is borker after 1/2 hours no compatible with very much ITX motherboard
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Overall 10
10

Pretty small case, but nice

Bret H., Newegg
1 February 2015
  • Summary: I had to "modify" the hard drive shelf under the DVD player. This really wasn't the case design fault. My MB came with 2 SATA cables, 1 end 90-1 end straight, and the SATA connections on the board were facing each other. If I had at least one with straight at both ends I would have been fine.
  • Pros: Enough room for BR/DVD drive, full size SATA drive and front panel 3.5" accessory. It can be used vertical or horizontal. Power supply has plenty of plugs. (1) 20+4, (1) 4 pin processor, (1) floppy, (2) 4 pin peripheral and (2) SATA. I was pleasantly surprised at the 2 SATA plugs, the other revie...
  • Cons: Front panel is glossy black, it shows every finger print if you care about that kind of thing.
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Overall 10
10

Good Case!!

Patrick G., Newegg
23 January 2015
  • Pros: This thing is small and I can see where it could be a little tight for some builds. I had no problems fitting a Biostar A68N-5000 in it. There were no problems with heat sink clearance because my board has a very short passive heat sink for the APU.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Good size for an m-ITX case

Anonymous, Newegg
30 December 2014
  • Summary: Front bezel has place to insert LED to provide a lighted side stripe (not mentioned in any description). Case too small for case fan but there are plenty of holes for ventilation. Power supply wires could be a little shorter.
  • Pros: Compact, yet just enough room to maneuver. Very easy to assemble if you remove the power supply first. Just about as small as you can get for an m-ITX case.
  • Cons: No reset button. Upper bay for optical drive only, cannot remove panel to use for other inserts. Front USB ports 2.0 only. Ports hidden behind closed door which you have to leave open if you want to use USB bluetooth/RF adapter. Front bezel in glossy piano black which shows fingerprints. Power bu...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Nathan W., Newegg
11 December 2014
  • Summary: This case is small but I had no problem fitting my AM1 Athlon 5350 inside with the stock heatsink. There wasn't a lot of clearance left between the PSU and the top of the heatsink but it did easily fit. The Athlon 5350 has no problems keeping cool, even at full load for days.
  • Pros: + Looks nice, small and lightweight + Doesn't feel cheap + PSU works
  • Cons: - Cramped.. but this is a mini-itx case so what do you expect
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Overall 10
10

Neat Little Case

Jason M., Newegg
11 December 2014
  • Summary: I don't see how anyone can reasonably expect more from a $40 case and power supply combination.
  • Pros: Made well enough, plenty of length on the wires for all items, fan in the power supply is really, really quiet. For a cheap case, this just works. If the power supply lasts I'll be totally satisfied on this.
  • Cons: Power supply is questionable, but I'm probably using all of 20 watts total so if it dies at least it won't be due to the load I put on it.
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Overall 10
10

Nice, compact, quiet

Steven L., Newegg
2 December 2014
  • Summary: As other reviews have mentioned, even though I see some dead space, the PSU sits above the motherboard with maybe an inch to spare. So make sure everything you plan to put on the motherboard will fit.
  • Pros: Small and compact mITX case, comes with PSU, full 5.25" and 3.5" bays. PSU has an intake fan that is above the motherboard, keeping it nice and cool. Allows for full height PCI card. Perfect for HTPC.
  • Cons: No native bay for a 2.5" drive, however using an adapter or Velcro solves that problem. There is plenty of room to put multiple HDDs in there, but I would have tossed these and made it a bit more compact.
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Overall 8
8.0

ONLY GET THIS FOR VERY LOW PROFILE SETUPS!!!

Michael C., Newegg
14 November 2014
  • Summary: MEASURE MEASURE MEASURE! This case is very very compact, you will need an extremely low profile CPU cooling system and low-profile RAM
  • Pros: It's a small, nice looking case. It's not a super high quality or sturdy case, but it's at least of average build. Was easy to take apart and assemble. I had no issue mounting a motherboard in it. HOWEVER!: ** MAKE SURE YOU MEASURE YOUR PARTS BEFORE YOU BUY THIS ** I got a Zalman low profile CPU ...
  • Cons: None that are the fault of the case. I gave it 4-eggs because the build quality and all are about a 4-egg. It's an average case. DEFINITELY measure before you buy because this thing is VERY compact.
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