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APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB2.0 Port ; 2 x Audio Port Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The PC-389-C by APEX is an ATX Mid Tower Computer Case in a steel finish and sporting a well-folded edges. It measures 17.50" x 7.25" x 16.00" with a simple layout for installing hardware components with ease. It's designed to be compatible with Micro ATX and ATX motherboard formats. It features three External 5.25" Drive Bays that allow you to add CD/DVD ROM/Writer drives, two external 3.5" drive bays, and four internal 3.5” hidden bays for incorporating add-on hard disc drives.

These bays will support any additional storage requirements. The PC-389-C also features two front USB 2.0 ports for the convenience of connecting USB compatible devices. The design of the PC-389-C is thermally optimized for improved cooling and longer shelf life.

  • newegg Excellent Expandability with 9 Drive Bays Boasting three external 5.25" drive bays and six 3.5” drive bays (two external and four internal), the APEX PC-389-C provides superb expandability.
  • newegg Optional Cooling Fan Support The APEX PC-389-C supports mounting of a 90mm rear exhaust fan and an 80mm front intake fan for the ultimate cooling performance.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

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


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  • Michael T.
  • 6/9/2015 5:40:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap/working case

Pros: 2nd case was fine on arrival and had all the space I needed for my build. Felt pretty solid. I purchased in 2011 for a build that I am now replacing. I've moved this case numerous times and I can say it doesn't flex at all and took a few bumps over the years. No clips have broken and all the lights still work. Fans that were included at the time I purchased were really loud. Has an OEM look, which is nice.

Cons: The first case arrived all bent up. Not something that could be used. RMA was easy. Front is plastic and has had to be re-snapped in place a few times.
I have found, after some upgrades, the case did tend to keep things hotter than other people reported with the same components. I replaced the included fans with some higher end fans but no change in temps. An identical build in a larger case runs a few degrees cooler.

Other Thoughts: This case has served well, I wont be tossing it, but keeping it for a work station build for my wife.

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  • Ian B.
  • 3/8/2015 10:54:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWhat's the deal?

Pros: Decent ultra-low-end case
Used to be cheap
Decent space

Cons: No longer for sale in its value class
No fans
iffy steel
frustrating usb design that encourages accidental shutdowns/warm boots
New pricing scheme is rediculous

Other Thoughts: I bought this case a year ago just over $20 all-in, and it was well worth the price. For $35, I'd expect it to be made of titanium, not thin, sharp, highly-flexible steel.

Did steel just become a precious metal investment commodity, or something?
Why, when China faces economic implosion and gas prices are the lowest in 15 years, does the cost of buying and shipping a cheap Chinese case rise by 55%

Newegg, we still love you, and we understand why huge, heavy cases no longer qualify for Premier, but why does suddenly nothing qualify, and why does all of it suddenly cost so much more? We all love the cheaper hard drives and memory, but they don't really do consumers any good if we can't get a decent price on anything to put them in.
We're not asking for the moon, just some common sense and continuity.

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  • Christopher B.
  • 3/6/2015 8:20:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot pretty, gets the job done.

Pros: Inexpensive, serves its purpose

Cons: Ugly as the day is long

Other Thoughts: General statement about all Apex cases - they generally feel sturdier than other budget offerings, have little perks like removable drive bays, etc. and they are among the least attractive product line currently available.
This case is no exception, and underscores the need to hire only designers who can actually see the design themselves.

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  • James T.
  • 2/24/2015 8:21:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWould not purchase again

Pros: Price, only bought this case because of a combo deal.

Cons: -No cable management.
-Case is very cheap and flexes easy.
-Did not come with enough hardware (screws) for even a disk drive and HDD. Only enough for one or the other.
-The slots for PCI and such at back are metal brackets that have to be broken off and cannot be s c r e w e d back on. So if you ever remove a sound or network card you just have a hole.
-DOES NOT COME WITH ANY FANS AT ALLLLL. I will admit I did not read if it did or not but that is because I literally have never bought a case that didn't come with at least 2 fans. So half my fault for not reading but at the same time WHAT THE?

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  • Eugene P.
  • 2/6/2015 4:21:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBent

Pros: Cheap, light weight

Cons: Came bent out of the box. the reset/power buttons are easy to press if you arent careful. The front USB ports are very close to them.

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  • Matt M.
  • 2/3/2015 1:58:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: Nice looking and it came with all the screws I needed and it is a overall nice looking case

Cons: I havnt found any flaws just a perfect case

Other Thoughts: really good case to make a new build and use a atx mobo instead of a micro-atx mobo

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  • Betty M.
  • 12/22/2014 2:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap but decent case

Pros: Comes with more than enough screws.
Comes with an in-case speaker (Audio).
Cheap for the case itself.
Has LED light bars for HDD and Power On/off (Vertical lines on the front of the case).

Cons: Some metal or alluminum is SHARP try not to rub against it you may get a cut.
Other than that the only other con is that the front fan doesn't have a vent for air flow (I'll be drilling one in for mine).

Other Thoughts: Pretty decent overall.

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  • Bokai C.
  • 9/29/2014 10:49:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap case.

Pros: A cheap case. No rebate, just simply cheap.

Cons: Audio line a little bit short. No usb 3.0.

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  • Lorenzo C.
  • 9/13/2014 5:44:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Basic Case

Pros: The two vertical lines on the front panel of the case light up blue, if facing the front of the case, the left one is the HDD light and the other is just the power/message light.
Case is fine for the price.

Cons: No fans included, but you should know that when buying it.

Other Thoughts: put an 80mm fan on the side vent, 80mm fan on the back and front where the HDD goes. Not sure how much air fllow the front fan will provide as there is no vent in front, besides the space in between the front panel and case.

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  • Zeno C.
  • 9/4/2014 2:16:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive Case!

Pros: Bought this case for a client and I was very impressed. Nice blue lights on the front, there is a lot of space, decent airflow. Came with plenty of screws.

Cons: Can easily cut yourself if you slip while installing a component so be careful. The metal can be sharp in some places.

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