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Apevia X-Sniper Mid Tower Chassis

Manufacturer: Apevia
Supplied by: Apevia
Price: $85

by Jeremy Lawrence (9/08/2008)

 

Introduction

With so many cases available today, it comes down to a number of things while trying to decide which one is right for you.  That is in addition to the most important thing after quality, looks.  No one wants a cookie cutter case so variety is the spice of life.  Today, I'm going to take a look at the Apevia X-Sniper Mid Tower Chassis and determine just who this case is suited for.  Thanks to the folks over at Apevia for providing us with the X-Sniper for review.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 20" x 17" x 8"

  • Construction: Steel & Aluminum

  • Colors Available: Blue, Black, Silver, Green, Red

  • Fans: 2 x 120mm, space for additional 120mm

  • Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25, 2 x 3.5 exposed, 3 x 3.5" hidden

  • Expansion Slots:  7

  • Motherboard Support: ATX, MiniATX, MicroATX

  • Front Panel: Power Switch, Reset Switch, 2xUSB2.0, Firewire, Headphones, Microphone, 2x fan speed control, 2x thermal sensor (LCD screen)

What you get

The Apevia X-Sniper comes packaged in a standard shipping box.  Inside, the case is wrapped in plastic with two Styrofoam ends to prevent any kind of dinging or denting during shipping.  This is all pretty standard, but a good way to ship a case to keep it from getting scratched up.  Included in the case is a bag of screws and motherboard mounts, tool less rails for the HDD cage, and a well written, easy to understand manual.

Upon removing the X-Sniper from the packaging, was struck by it's simple yet stylish appearance.  The sleek blue bezel keeps it simple with clean lines and simple black screens and air slits for ventilation purposes.  The top and bottom of the case are accentuated by polished silver knobs and buttons.  The matte black finish gives these details a pop that's quite appealing to the eye.

The Chassis

Opening the front bezel reveals four expansion bays for your 5.25" devices and two for any 3.5" devices you may have.  The top of the chassis sports two silver and black knobs that are attached to fan speed controllers.  Present between these are a microphone and headphone port, a Firewire port, two USB 2.0 ports, and a small LCD screen that's attached to two thermal sensors on the interior of the case.  Down at the bottom is the Power and Reset buttons encircled by the Power and HDD LEDs.

  


NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction & Chassis
Pg 2 - Chassis & Interior
Pg 3 - Interior & Installation
Pg 4 - Conclusion

 

 


 



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