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APEVIA X-ALIEN MX-ALIEN-BK/500 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W Dual Fan W/ Automatic Fan Speed Control. Power Supply

  • Steel ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • ATX 500W Dual Fan W/ Automatic Fan Speed Control. Power Supply
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the APEVIA CORP. MX-ALIEN-BK/500

Model

Brand
APEVIA
Series
X-ALIEN
Model
MX-ALIEN-BK/500

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
ATX 500W Dual Fan W/ Automatic Fan Speed Control.
Power Supply Mounted
Top
PSU Main Connector
20+4Pin
Motherboard Compatibility
Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
5
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm rear fan
1 x 120mm side fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.00" x 7.75" x 21.25"

Features

Features
Fully loaded steel durable chassis
Lockable side panel and front panel
Fold in/out case feet for case stability
Fits motherboard size up to 11" x 12"
PSU Main connector : 20+4Pin

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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  • Andrew G.
  • 2/7/2012 1:33:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent full tower case...

Pros: This is a decent full tower case with a ton of room inside, a removable motherboard tray, and no bling.

This is my fourth case of this design (the rest are the old Antec/Chieftec SOHO server cases with slightly nicer interior features). I like them because they are big, sturdy, and simple. I can confirm that the bottom front of the case, next to the HDD trays, can fit two 80 mm fans or one 120 mm fan (which would be my recommendation, so be sure to pick up an extra 120 mm fan if you don't already have a spare).

Cons: I would have preferred this case without the included cheap power supply, and instead would have liked the nicer HDD trays with rubber isolation/anti-vibration washers, a 120mm fan for the front of the case, and washable dust filters like the previous versions of this case manufactured by Antec/Chieftec back in the day. I hope that someone from Apevia reads this.

Other Thoughts: My rig:

ASUS Crosshair V ROG AM3+ Mainboard
AMD 975 BE 3.6 GHz (hoping for an eventual 4.2+ GHz overclock w/ CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo)
16 GB G.Skill DDR3 RAM 1333@7-7-7-21
1x Crucial M4 128 GB SSD
2x Western Digital Raptor SATA3/6 Gbps 300 GB 10K RPM in RAID0
1x Western Digital Caviar Green 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD
1x ASUS DVD ROM + Burner
1x ASUS Radeon HD5850 DirectCU Graphics Card
HT Omega Striker Sound Card

I'm a software engineer, and want to get two new graphics cards and two more 20" 1600x1200 displays for an Eyefinity setup at work.

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  • Rob J.
  • 9/10/2011 10:35:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworthy upgrade

Pros: I purchased this case to replace a similarly designed Antec 1080 that originally housed my main system. While there was nothing wrong with the 1080 it was never designed to deal with the heat output of my dual 4850's. The side mounted 120mm fan on this case have made an enormous difference in heat management as I've seen my card temps drop 25+ degrees Celsius under load and 7+ degrees Celsius at idle. The hard drive bay orientation solved the problem I was having with the graphics cards and the hard drives obstructing each other and has made drive replacement and overall maintenance much easier.

Cons: The exhausted heat from the side fan blows right on me while gaming and while this may be a con right now winter is coming.

Other Thoughts: It looks like the case is designed to accept a 120mm fan in the front however the drive rack and the convenience of the 80mm fan holders make it hard to use.

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  • eric p.
  • 8/1/2011 8:17:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggswhat?

Pros: wow

Cons: what

Other Thoughts: wow my 40.00 full tower cheiftec ageis bought dec last year whips this outdated case by 50 miles buy a coolermaster or if you must and antec or xigmatec or almost anything else & a psu from a respected company .

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  • Gregory S.
  • 7/26/2011 4:38:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lots of space for drives, great air flow, good fan placement, lockable, comes with PS

Cons: none

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  • Ronald A.
  • 7/9/2011 7:08:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPower Supply Not Good

Pros: Roomy, good fans, nicely laid out.

Cons: Power supply died within first week of use.

Other Thoughts: Nice box.

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  • Matt V.
  • 4/30/2011 11:22:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice!

Pros: I love it. I knocked off 1 egg for the 1 DOA 120mm fan on the door. It is big and sturdy and adding 2 80mm fans in the front makes it very cool! It came with a PS I did not need so selling that to a customer in need will help pay for it.

Cons: It is hard to route cables behind due to the 3 big horizontal braces on the rear (or right side)....

Other Thoughts: Easy optical and hard drive access!!

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  • Thomas G.
  • 4/21/2011 3:21:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: -Spacious.
-Sturdy.
-Easy install of the mobo via removable tray.
-Front grill easily removable to install front fans.
-5.25 bay covers hold the rails when not in use so you'll never lose them.
-Comes with two large case fans

Cons: -PSU - I bought the case knowing I wouldn't use it so the real con here is that I couldn't buy this case without the PSU.
-Metal divider between two HDD slots is slightly annoying but nothing major.

Other Thoughts: -This case is so easy to work with in terms of installing and removing things that I am seriously considering buying another.
-Remember to use angled SATA cables for HDDs as the bay faces the side panel.

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  • Adam W.
  • 4/12/2011 7:42:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: HUGE -- Plenty of space for what you want

Motherboard tray is nice and sturdy

Cons: HUGE -- using all the space in this case will require a different power supply

Front fans are hard to wire if more than a couple of hard drives are installed

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  • Nick S.
  • 9/21/2010 10:27:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper build quality and design

Pros: No expense was spared and no detail was overlooked on this case.

The paint and finish are very high quality. I still haven't managed to scratch it even after multiple moves and trips in my messy car trunk!

The aluminum construction is very rigid. Elsewhere the plastic components are strong and non-intrusive.

There are no 80mm fan mounting points, only 120mm. This is a major reason I bought this case; larger fans output a softer, generally quieter sound. Ideal for my bedroom.

The sliding snap-in drive rails make for painfully easy removal of drives. The motherboard tray slides out easily too!

The included 500W power supply has managed to last over a year and a half. It powers: Core 2 Duo E6550, Intel DP35DP (P35) board, eVGA GTX 260 (2x 6-pin cable required), ASUS Xonar DX (12v rail required), Hauppage WinTV Tuner, D-Link Wireless N, 6 HDD's, 1 SSD, a Flash Media Bay and a slew of USB devices.

The side door latch and locks (front) are just icing on the cake.

Cons: I always try to make a fair, unbiased review. However I'm at a loss for any cons on this product. The price seems quite fair.

Other Thoughts: I can't say enough about the quality of this case. It's perfect for every day use and quiet operation.

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  • Paul H.
  • 5/26/2010 11:48:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent budget full tower

Pros: Inexpensive full tower solution. Very sturdy build quality. Tool-less removable motherboard tray and drive rails. Locking side door and front panel. Comes with a low-end 500w power supply. Plenty of open holes and places to zip-tie your loose wiring or tuck it away.

Cons: Instruction manual that comes with it only consists of some pictures. I looked and looked for the optical drive rails because they weren't mounted into the drive cage. The rails for the optical drives are actually attached to the inside of the faceplate for each drive bay.

Other Thoughts: Would have like to see this case even cheaper but forgo inclusion of the cheap-o power supply. Its not a bad power supply if you are building an inexpensive everyday-use computer, but for a gaming rig its completely inadequate. In my situation I bought this case plus a Corsair 750w PSU.

I love how sturdy this case is! Assembly was very easy too. Once I figured out the drive rails, everything else just fell into place. Having a removable mobo tray is a nice thing; tool-less is even better!

I bought this case after a co-worker build a few workstations using it. I was impressed at the build quality and the clean black aesthetic.

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