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Item#: N82E16811144153

APEVIA X-CRUISER-BL Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the APEVIA CORP. X-CRUISER-BL

Model

Brand
APEVIA
Model
X-CRUISER-BL

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Blue
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
Main Board Size: Fits up to 11" x 12"
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
2x 80mm Blue UV Sensitive LED Fans -1 at rear, 1 on top(w/ Fan Grill & Filter)
Side Air duct
UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.25" x 7.75" x 17.00"

Features

Features
Modern Sophisticated Stylish Design
Large See-through Side Window
1 x UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
1 x Front Fan Gauge w/ Fan Controller (Controls up to 5 fans)
1 x Front Temperature Gauge with Blue Back Lighting
1 x Front Volume Gauge and Volume Controller
Front Panel LED Lights

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • William W.
  • 4/1/2010 2:36:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Its a great sturdy case... has decent airflow. plenty of room for mid size builds... its a pretty good case. Got it for sale for only 45 bucks

Cons: Though its a pretty good case, i have personally ran into Trouble after trouble with this case... For starters the case didn't even come with Motoer board mounting screws. The 2nd month i owned the entire fron't panel went dead... (None of the gauges worked well anyways) But just the fact The lights went out of it... I took the front off. Now after oning the case for two years The power button is dailing, The ehtire case is warped from me just moving it around... And just about every Side door screw hole is striped out... So i do not plan to buy anything from Apeiva thats is less the $100 cause Its not worth it to me...

Other Thoughts: Mobo: ECS A780GM-A Black Series
CPU: AMD AthlonX2 6400+ Black edtion 3.2 Ghz
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 3850
4G DDR2 6400
HDD: WD 500G, and Excelstor Jupitur 80G

Also Be Prepared to buy a 120mm and another 80 mm to help keep things cool... I have rigged up 2 92mm High CFM fans and also have a high CFm 120mm on the back and 2 80mm on the front and every now and then still runs a bit hot...

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  • Thomas D.
  • 7/21/2009 6:04:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks cool

Pros: I got this case for my new build, and it works pretty good for a mid tower case. It moves air around pretty good and it just pain out look sick at night with all of the LEDs. Also the motherboard trays comes out witch made putting on the motherboard easy.

Cons: The mother board tray is not made of that get of metal. Also the screws are pretty bad as they won't screw in all of the way when I was putting the Motherboard on the tray, so my motherboard is not on as good as I would like it to have been. Also I didn't see this until I had put it all together, but one of the USB slots in the front is broking off and I had to force the metal in the middle back to the middle if I wanted the USB cable to fit in the one slot. Don't want to RMA it as I have it all put together and taking it all apart would be a pain and having to wait a few weeks to get a new one turn me off.

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  • Clinton L.
  • 5/13/2009 5:33:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

Pros: I got this case due to new hardware and the fact that this case can move great quantities of air! It comes with 2 pre-installed 80mm fans. After which I installed 2 more and a 120mm in the back(5 fans total). At the bottom inside the tower itself is (2 sets) of 80mm fan screw holes at which you can set to push or pull air. A great feature about this case is that it has the folding front "door" with the dials which would normally be a problem because if there is no air-flow for a fan the fan won't work. but the "case door" has air-vents at the inside bottom and vertical on the outside to allow air in and out whichever is necessary. The installation of all the hardware was extremely simple. the removable motherboard tray is a great feature also! I just wish the online manual had higher definition pictures. other than that great site!

Cons: none! with air cooling only I will play crysis for several hours and this doesn't go above 55c (gpu maxed at 62c) and that was when I was in large firefights for around a half an hour or more. It will hover around 50c the majority of the time.

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
BIOSTAR TA790GX XE HDMI Micro ATX
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition
APEVIA X-CRUISER Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power 600W
COOLER MASTER 120mm x 1 80mm x 4
WESTERN DIGITAL 160GB Caviar
WESTERN DIGITAL 320GB external

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  • Trisha H.
  • 4/21/2009 12:51:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This was a first time build for me, Very simple and slick little case. It came in good condition and just like the pic just not as NEON BLUE as shown. Having two fans is a plus compared to my old case, also having the ability to control the fan speed is also a nice little feature.

Cons: Depending on what kinds of drives your playing with you might just have to remove the top fan to get the drive in, i had to just that with my DVD drive, it doesn't insert thru the front of the case like most of them do and if you have to remove the fan you can forget putting it back in without stripping the treads. Best bet is to just order new fans.

Other Thoughts: If you don't know what your doing then be prepared, this case DOES NOT come with instructions. For the most part though its kind of a common sence deal.

Manufacturer Response:

Below is a link to the online version of the user’s manual.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/11/2009 1:51:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot for a beginner!

Pros: This case looks nice, is functional, and is a fantastic price for what you get. For experienced system builders with a size constraint keeping them at a mid tower and/or a price limit this is a good choice.

Cons: This case is NOT for a rookie builder. First of all the manual is not included, you have to download it from apevia's website. When you get the manual, it's a quickstart guide at best. The screws are not universal so finding the right screws for the right job is trial and error. I nearly panicked when I got my motherboard stuck between a screw and a standoff. The motherboard tray is removable, which is nice, but it is not at all well secured. There is a screw hole at the bottom to lock it in place, but none of the screws included fit this hole. The Side Air Duct is a great feature, too bad it's positioned about 1.5 inches too far towards the top of the case for the sleeve to actually fit over the heat sync. Hooking up the front panel gadgets is a little counter-intuitive. Volume LED needle is unreliable at best, and volume control does not work with my motherboard. Front adio jacks get lots of interference from all the gadgets. Mic jack is useless from static.

Other Thoughts: This would be a fantastic case for the price if the few minor oversights were rectified. IE, positioning of the side air duct, securing of the removable MoBo tray, ease of setup, and universal hardware.


Oh and the stock fans are garbage. Just plan to replace them all right from the get-go.

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  • William P.
  • 2/8/2009 9:29:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lights, gauges...

Cons: Color is darker than shown...

Other Thoughts: I like the blue color but it's much darker than shown. I still like the color it's just a lot darker. I really like everything else about the case. Love the lights...

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/15/2008 9:17:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBudget price, budget case

Pros: A good looking case that will do fairly well to hold all your moderate components. Some convenience built in in certain areas, though others fail harshly. The mobo slides out when both sides are removed which is useful when building from the ground up. The color is real nice and gauges look good as well.

Cons: You pay for what you get. Don't be fooled by the modern day bling of cases that are low in price. The build material for this case is incredibly weak. I nearly destroyed the pci slot bracket holders because they are cheaply and badly cut, tearing them off can tear you and the case apart. I thought the window was glass, how silly of me. It's all very brittle plexi which had numerous blemishes upon unsheathing from the box. Nothing is labelled and there's no instructions to tell you what wires are for what, which can be easily confusing for new pc builders.

Other Thoughts: My 5 year old boring beige case is 100x the build quality, it just looks like it houses an old computer. I don't know if I would try apevia again, even if I got one of their more expensive models (which I was about to do until I decided on this.) It's good for a budget build but I would suggest going with the well known and good case builders like thermaltake or cooler master if you have the money.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2008 1:06:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's Blue

Pros: Holds everything

Cons: There were some light imperfections on the window but nothing to bad.

Other Thoughts: Not the blue in the picture its much darker.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/11/2008 10:23:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth every penny!

Pros: I have bought five of these cases now --2 blue and 3 green. The fans in this case keeps great air control flow. I love the temp/fan gauges. Nice and sterdy. Makes an attractive looking case with the lighting.

Cons: On two of the cases I ordered, the side panels were slightly bent. Had to shimy the panels on...not a real big deal.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you do your research first prior to purchasing this case. If you purchase the wrong power supply, you can restrict using the top fan on the case. I recommend getting the OCZ 700w GameXStream power supply. I have used ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 & ASUS CROSSHAIR motherboards with 6000+ CPU's with this case. Plenty of room to install, add-on, etc.

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  • Larry G.
  • 8/30/2007 5:23:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow

Pros: This case was perfect.
Sleek, plenty of room, and handles perfectly. I was really scared for my first build (which i'm using right now, and which is this case) and after doing a lotta research, i came to get this one. Lotta slots, lotta room, just plain awesome.

Cons: none.... nope, none

Other Thoughts: You hear people say a tower is big, i don't think i realized how BIG this one was. It only has about 10 in. left under my desk of room! but all in all, amazing tower.

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