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APEVIA X-QPACK-NW-BK/420 Black Aluminum 1.0 w/ ABS plastic front panel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply

  • Micro ATX desktop
  • ATX 420W Power Supply
  • Removable motherboard tray
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The Aspire's Apevia X-QPack is a compact and dynamic cabinet ready for a Standard Micro-ATX Mobo. Clad in seamless black, this portable, stylish PC case has an aluminum construction for optimum cooling. In addition, the plastic front panel and the three transparent acrylic windows on the sides allow easy access for builds and upgrades. The chassis has a built-in 420W power supply, and a 120mm, blue UV LED Crystal Fan, for cool and powerful operation. To keep track of the internal temperature, there is a LCD Temperature Display with Blue Back Lighting in the front.

The cabinet has two 5.25" external drive bays, one external and two internal 3.5" bays. It has four expansion slots for upgrades. The removable motherboard tray eases installation. On the front, there are 2 USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire Port, and two Audio ports, which augment performance of and connectivity to the. The chassis has a sturdy case handle so you can pick up your system and head for the nearest LAN party!

  • newegg Compact, Portable and Stylish Design Compact, portable and stylish, the APEVIA X-QPACK is compatible with any Micro ATX motherboard, delivering a perfect solution for users looking for a compact and dynamic PC case for Media Center or HTPC application.
  • newegg Expandability You Can Use The compact APEVIA X-QPACK features two 5.25-inch external drive bays, one external and two internal 3.5-inch drive bays for great expandability.
  • newegg 120mm Rear Fan for Excellent Ventilation The APEVIA X-QPACK is equipped with a 120mm rear crystal fan for excellent ventilation with lower noise.
  • newegg Front LCD Temperature Readout The front LCD temperature readout monitors the CPU and HDD temperature and displays the system status in real time.
  • newegg Built-in ATX 420W 12V Power Supply The APEVIA X-QPACK is armed with an ATX 420W 12V power supply to provide remarkably strong power suited for high-end computer systems with support for numeroud add-on devices.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port and two audio ports.

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


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  • Olga F.
  • 12/10/2014 6:08:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Case But...

Pros: Beautiful case. Easy off screws (if you have a screwdriver..)
Just the right size. PS looks OK, I'll check it later.

Cons: Easy off screws need larger heads to really be easy to take off.
Case top pain to put back on. NO DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED. I'm sure I'll figure out how to slide the mobo tray out eventually. A manual, even in Chinese would be nice..
I'll test the power supply as soon as my new PS tester gets here

Other Thoughts: Shipping label slapped right on unsealed item box and shipped with box not placed in shipping carton. Box shows signs of tampering as if somebody got curious and opened my Xmas present for me.
No manual or other documentation in box.

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  • Clare S.
  • 12/1/2014 12:29:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Format, Cheap Supply

Pros: It's a case... Nice footprint. Internal arrangement is OK for a cube format. It's been sitting on my desk since early 2011 and it still looks like a cube. It sits under my monitor, bringing it to eye level, and has changed my work habits (for the better)
Airflow is decent with the optional fan and a filter. That's why I bought it. Zipties keep all the cables out of the airways.
The vents on the sides need to have dust bunnies removed regularly, but that's one of the the hazards of good airflow.

Cons: My MOBO has 4 SATA sockets. That means some 2.5" drives and a bit of creative mounting. Oh well, who needs 2 DVD bays nowadays anyway?
The cute front panel display died fairly quickly. The power supply tested as unhappy early on, so it got replaced with a quality unit. Really, this thing should be sold without it.
The front panel USB ports are getting flaky. The floppy will leave soon and be replaced with USB/SD-card unit. The 1394 port has never been used. The drive light is too bright.
Overall, I'd have liked to pay less as the only good thing has been the case itself. The ancillary bits have been uniformly low-quality.

Other Thoughts: I think the case itself will be with me for a long time. I love the format and it's unlikely to fail just sitting there. The build quality of the case is OK, but the fiddly bits are trash. Lose the supply right away. Your internals will thank you.
Add a good ball-bearing aux fan - with filter. Flip it around to push air in.
Blow the bunnies out regularly (avoid the drives with that air gun, eh?). Thanks to the handle, you can do this outdoors and retain all your vertebrae.

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  • Michael N.
  • 8/3/2014 11:23:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDecent case but Front Audio Port Issues

Pros: Smallish Micro ATX case but not so small as to reduce its flexibility. You can include everything you would throw into a mid tower...it's just a bit more cramped.

Nice to have audio/mic/usb/firewire ports on the front.

Dual Front temp readings and sensors that can be placed anywhere inside the case.

The slide out tray is a definite pro. Makes putting in the motherboard easy.

Cables for the front are plenty long enough to reach the back of the case if needed.

Thumb screws make opening the case, very easy.

Standard ATX power supply is nice so it can be replaced if needed.

Cons: The front audio ports share the same ground as the front USB/Firewire ports. BAD BAD BAD!

This is a really big deal on motherboards with discrete audio HD circuitry. You will get a very loud his/noise through the headphone jack since the front panel is forcing the USB/Firewire circuits to have the same ground as the audio circuits. It took me a while to isolate the cause but as soon as I plugged in the USB cable from the front to the MB, that hissing/static started.

My solution was to pull out the little IC panel that holds all the front ports and I etched it on top and bottom (using a very sharp knife) dividing the audio circuit from the usb/firewire circuit. After I was done, the front panel is absolutely static/noise free. This is really not easy and I would not recommend it.

The only other niggle I have is that the case fan is not a variable fan. This is a big deal for a case that wants to be an HTPC. You want it to be very quiet when not running.

Other Thoughts: Apevia needs to add a 2.5" mount for the SSDs. I needed to buy a special bracket for mine.

I've added a 3.5" reader, CD Burner, 2 expansion cards (wifi/firewire) and everything fits just fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/19/2014 3:18:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood case but not for $70.

Pros: Is a very good sized case that was able to fit 2 hdd, a dvd player, and a radeon hd 5770 to play games.

Cons: front audio ports never worked, little to no cable management, and have to pretty much pull out Mobo tray to do anything witch means unpluging a lot.

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/18/2014 12:37:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsthe case is good

Pros: its a case, plenty of room for a matx board, good cooling for an APU.

Cons: Power supply died within 3 days.
one of the front usb ports doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: power supply died, not a big deal though as i had extra 400 watt power supplies in the garage, kind of expected it anyways, $30 for case and psu, didn't expect the psu to be all that good.
disappointed that one of the front usb ports doesn't work, but its not to big of a deal i guess. again it was only $30

Manufacturer Response:

You can do an RMA through us for the power supply to get an exchange on the PSU if you are still under our warranty period. You can contact Apevia's customer service at service@apevia.com or call at (909) 718-0789. We try to reply to all calls and e-mails as soon as we can.

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  • Richard P.
  • 12/17/2013 9:03:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove this case

Pros: Great design. One of the few cube style cases that will fit a Micro ATX MOBO and uses standard ATX PSU. The slide out mounting for the MOBO is an excellent feature which makes assembly much easier.

Cons: A bit on the spendy side but not nearly as expensive as some other cube style cases.

Other Thoughts: Will probably be buying more of these, especially if the price drops a bit.

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  • Edward O.
  • 12/13/2013 12:22:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSlightly dissappointed.

Pros: Very attractive case
Nice materials and good external "fit and finish"
Nice form factor (but a little larger than it needs to be)
Sufficiently sturdy (others called it flimsy...It is sturdy when assembled)

Cons: Poor assembly quality
Wire crimping had broken front USB port wires.
Somewhat loud relative to my other tower cares.
No included instructions for thermocouple mounting etc.

Other Thoughts: I had not read the reviews on this case. I saw the large number of buyers and thought that was enough of an indicator. I wish I had read the reviews. The unit arrived with three internal rivets having missed the holes, leaving the CD tray guide twisted and moving. It only took 10 minutes to drill out the old rivets, align properly and re-rivet, ..but it took me nearly an hour to determine why one of the 2 front USB ports did not work. It turned out that the crimping at the motherboard connector had completely sheared off two wires, and those were more tedious to repair. Had I discovered that the USB did not work before I fixed the rivets I would have sent it back. Now that it's all working, I like the case...but I've never had a case arrive with so many issues. Fortunately I could correct them...but it took over an hour to do so.

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  • Michael D.
  • 12/9/2013 6:36:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsdon't bother

Pros: Nice size, looks good

Cons: Sharp edges internally, watch out for cuts! Apevia refuses to give reliability specifications to end users, unless it is on their website (it is not, as of this writing.) Non-standard power supply size.

Other Thoughts: I have had this a few years. I emailed Apevia and asked what the MTBF (failure rate) was on the power supply. Apevia refused to give me the specification. It could be 1000 hours for all we know. Perhaps that is why my motherboard died.

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  • William L.
  • 9/10/2013 10:28:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly Easy

Pros: Slide out tray
Power supply that is perfect for the size
Well laid out design for components
Carrying handle

Cons: 1394 port
Only one fan
Temperature wires for front LCD are just taped onto CPU cooler and HDD
Front Audio connector not long enough to slide tray out

Other Thoughts: This was a very easy case to build an HTPC in using a Micro ATX MB and no video card. My only expansion cards were for the TV tuner card which was a half height card so it fit without any problem and the breakout with the tuner just went into a slot in the rear of the case. The fan in the case can be quiet but it can also be loud if the wiring that powers it moves could be better fan but just as easy to replace it.

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  • Benjamin L.
  • 9/4/2013 5:00:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOwned since 2009

Pros: -Excellent size for a shelf unit with space for two 5.25" disc drives
-Well thought out design
-Motherboard attaches to tray which slides out the back for easy access
-The interal 3.5" bays are on a tray which also slides off the case for easy access
-The handle makes carrying easy

Cons: -The case is made out of cheap metal which feels flimsy to the touch. One screw hole in my case even arrived stripped, out of the box.
-The included power supply is horribly inefficient and gives off huge amounts of heat. I would estimate it to be less than 70% efficient.

Other Thoughts: Although the metal is very flimsy, this case has lasted me since 2009 and through several house moves. I've recently upgraded the motherboard and most other components, and expect the case to last me at least another four years.

The included power supply is almost a joke, but has one redeeming quality: It is about half an inch shorter than your average ATX PSU, which gives it plenty of room to fit behind the disc drives. I upgraded my PSU to a 550W Antec EarthWatts Platinum (93% efficiency) to use less electricity and reduce the heat given off. The upgrade accomplished my goals (the heat difference is extremely noticeable) but the Antec PSU barely fits inside the case. Its cables squish up against the disc drives rather firmly, but it does fit. My two disc drives both have SATA connections, but I imagine that with older and bulkier Molex and IDE cables the upgraded PSU would not fit at all.

I would recommend this case to any friend looking to build a machine to accommodate a media center by fitting on a shelf, or just one which takes up very little space.

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