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APEX MI-100BK Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply

  • Steel Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 250W Power Supply
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Apex’s MI-100BK case is a great choice for instances where you don’t have a lot of space for a system. It would work well in kiosks or as a video wall controller cabinet. You could also use it to control information signs in a hotel or airport. Its small size would also make it a good choice for a HTPC.

There are two external bays, one 5.25” and one 3.5”. There is also a 3.5” hard drive bay and a full-height expansion slot. The front panel also has two audio jacks and two USB ports. The 250W power-supply delivers ample power for all your components needs. Once everything is installed put the lid back on and you’re good to go.

  • newegg Mini-ITX System with 3 Drive Bays Featuring one external 5.25" drive bay and two 3.5" drive bays (one external and one internal), the APEX MI-100 provides sufficient expandability as a mini-ITX case.
  • newegg Built-in 250W PSU The APEX MI-100 is equipped with a 250W power supply unit to handle ample power consumption for most mini-ITX systems.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The APEX MI-100 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

Learn more about the APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED) MI-100BK

Model

Brand
APEX
Model
MI-100BK

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
250W
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
1

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 2.0 / Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
11.80" x 8.70" x 5.10"

Features

Features
Sturdy construction
Thermally optimized
Excellent EMI shielding

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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  • Christopher B.
  • 7/16/2014 10:17:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: ...

Cons: Power supply came dead on arrival. Very annoying. You can clearly tell there was no pre testing of the PSU before shipping out. Will not be using your products ever again.

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  • James O.
  • 7/8/2014 3:05:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust meh.

Pros: Power supply included--runs quiet.
Decently small form factor.
Decent ventilation.

Cons: Case arrived damaged -- I had to bend it back into place. Poor packaging. Weak metal stripped when I was installing the motherboard. One of the screws is really hard to reach for installing MB. Spring on DVD drive lid bent off when I was installing the drive. I had to spend 30 minutes trying to get it back in place (other option is to completely remove). Power supply is awkwardly placed above MB. All buttons/lids feel cheap.

Other Thoughts: I hope the power supply lasts. It works for the install I did, but I wouldn't recommend buying this case, and everything felt so cheap that I'm afraid I'll get a call about the case having busted or something...

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  • Frederick B.
  • 6/16/2014 12:58:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAweful place for a PS

Pros: Kinda works

Cons: AS Anonymous said "Generic Power supply
- The power supply sits directly above the CPU fan. In my case I purchased the AMD A8 Black edition. The PSU sat directly on top (touching) the CPU fan, so the machine would get hot immediately and shut down. Have to RMA for a larger case" as he said I got this case with an ASRock and the A-10 3850 in a combo deal and temps went to 55c real fast before I got to even think about installing the OS(I always go to the bios in a first boot to check temps , loads, and voltage settings) I cooled off the mb and cpu with a big fan before shutting down. I recently bought and set up similar to this except the case was the TOPOWER TP-1687BB-300 Black SECC 0.8mm MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 300W SFX Power Supply and that case works like a charm cpu temps never went above 15c even when the OS was being loaded IDLES at 6c-9c Because its not being choked out by the power supply covering the cpu's I mean there is maybe 3-4cm if that and the power supply is pulling hot air out and the cpu fan is choked off and being pushed and pulled at the wrong place THE CPU. ALONG with the cheap metal used in its flimsy design I would not recommend this case for any build..

Other Thoughts: save your $$$$$$

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2014 2:24:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsMI-100BK

Pros: Shiny, looks good.
250W power supply.
Mini-ITX, decent airflow.
Fits full slot card.

Cons: Scratches easily.
Need to remove power supply before working with it.

Other Thoughts: The reason for 3 eggs is because I recived my case with a dead power supply and Apex's terrible customer service. My 30 day newegg return period had ended (I recieved the case as a gift for christmas) and had to deal with Apex customer support. Sent them an email, three weeks later no response. Called on different occasions there customer service told me to contact newegg and newegg said it was under Apex's warranty and I had to talk to Apex. I contacted Apex again, was AGAIN redirected to newegg. After explaining what had happened to me to the newegg rep, I was given an extended 14 day RMA return period. Got a a new case and it works perfectly.

SPECS:
Intel D945GCLF2 board with Atom 330
2GB Ram
GT 430 PCI
320 GB HDD

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/24/2013 5:40:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case - One Big flaw

Pros: - Sleek / Very nice design
- Compact - Perfect for media center (which was what I was building)
- Over all nice case

Cons: - Generic Power supply
- The power supply sits directly above the CPU fan. In my case Ipurchased the AMD A8 Black edition. The PSU sat directly on top (touching) the CPU fan, so the machine would get hot immediately and shut down. Have to RMA for a larger case

Other Thoughts: Nice for a media center with a small processor (A4/A6) with small heatsink and fan, otherwise look for another case and save yourself some trouble.

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  • Gavin R.
  • 8/2/2013 9:16:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!

Pros: -Plenty of space for cable management.
-Integrated PSU is a plus.
-Great layout and good looking case.
-Seems to fit a full size GPU.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: You will have to remove the power supply to have enough room to put the motherboard in and plug in cables.

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  • Timothy S.
  • 3/27/2013 5:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: Full sized expansion slot, 3.5" HD slot, simple front pannel

Cons: little cramped and poor airflow with a full sized hard drive

Other Thoughts: The Case is good and suits my needs quite well for a low profile case.

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  • Bradley E.
  • 1/8/2013 9:07:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent little case

Pros: Small size, reasonably well made, inexpensive.

Cons: The case is fairly tight, but nothing unexpected here. The lack of any case fans is the greater omission. I used in a loose fan I had into the field of holes which works but it would be nice if it had proper case fans.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I buy small cheap cases like this as long as they don't die or burst into flames I'm satisfied. By that measure, this works.

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  • David S.
  • 11/24/2012 2:16:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRun as fast as you can....

Pros: Sorry, can't think of any.

Cons: 1. Instructions begin by telling you to pry off the front fascia (very fragile plastic) from the bottom--nothing more. So, you do that, and bingo the 2 tabs on the sides/top snap in a heartbeat. Goodbye fascia.
2. You place the slightest pressure on the front panel pins and they are gone: pulled out of the sockets.
3. None of the Power supply cables are sleeved and the wires seem very fragile especially the insertion into the pins, again.
4. But the worst thing about the P-S cables that they are so short: another 6-8" inches and thy could have been neatly tucked away under the front 3.5" drive bay. The way they are now, is that they are piled up above the CPU cooler, behind the 5.25" drive bay and blocking any ventilation across the case. I have never seen such a mess.

Other Thoughts: It is hard to believe that whoever engineered this case, actually tried to use it in practice. A particular case in point: there is this huge empty space underneath the 3.5" external drive bay which could easily have accommodated a 3.5" drive, or 2x2.5" drives. Instead, it is used for nothing (you can't even store excess cables there) and they make you install a 3.5" drive vertically on the side of the case--in the only place you can put a case fan. Which of course, everybody does, and moves the hard drive to the 3.5" external drive bay. Just plain dumb.
This thing is going in the garbage as soon as I can order a suitable replacement.

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  • Robert H.
  • 4/17/2012 6:48:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsquiet but too hot for spinning drives

Pros: Small and sturdy, big enough for a full sized optical drive, which should be preferred since small form factor opticals are too slow and too expensive. Inexpensive for the cost in my opinion for the quality and construction. Very quiet case fit a ITX motherboard easily. Even with a modified heatsink taller than my original low profile heatsink setup it still fit fine. Great little 250watt power and VERY quiet!

Cons: Airflow for a traditional spinning hard drive inside heats up to 117 degrees in under 10 minutes. Way too hot for a hard drive. Even though there are vents, the case needs some type of optional fan mounts of some size. Screwing the hard drive rails was kind of strange. It needs the pointed tip screws that are provided. The directions only showed the head of the screw. Took a bit of elbow grease to screw the hard drive rails to the case.

Other Thoughts: Need to get a little inventive finding a way to create better air flow if you have a traditional hard drive inside. Where to put the fans!?

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