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APEX TM-524 Black Metal / ABS Micro ATX Tower Computer Case

  • Metal / ABS Micro ATX Tower
  • USB2.0 x 2, HD Audio x2 (AC97 & HD) Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The APEX TM-524 is a Micro ATX Tower computer case that combines style with performance. This case features sturdy construction w/0.8mm steel emitting style and quality feeling. It comes with two front USB ports, two front HD audio ports, two 5.25” external drive bays, one external 3.5’’ drive bay and three 3.5” internal drive bays that allow for ease of access. A tool-free design enables easy installation. 300W power supply is included to provide sufficient power for your computer system.

  • newegg Great Expandability with 6 Drive Bays Featuring two 5.25" external drive bays, and four 3.5" drive bays (one external and three internal), the APEX TM-524 provides great expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The APEX TM-524 features a 90mm exhaust fan for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The APEX TM-524 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) TM-524

Model

Brand
APEX
Model
TM-524

Spec

Type
Micro ATX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Metal / ABS
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / Flex ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
3
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB2.0 x 2, HD Audio x2 (AC97 & HD)

Cooling System

90mm Fans
1 x 90mm rear fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
15.70" x 7" x 14"
Weight
15 lbs.

Features

Features
Sturdy construction w/0.8mm steel

Easy access front ports

Tool less 5.25" & 3.25" drive bays installation

Detachable Dual hard drive holder

Padlock loop

TAC 2.0

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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  • Frederick M.
  • 3/6/2014 6:50:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Nice case for the price!

Pros: Great look, nice price, well built and solid

Cons: Limited power connecters.

Other Thoughts: I got this to do a budget build to replace my mothers old Pentium 4 XP machine she has had since 04. I was going to try and reuse her old case but was concerned about not having an up to date power supply so I opted for this one and very glad I did. The case looks great, is solidly made, well laid out and I didn't bleed even once because I found no sharp edges or burrs anywhere. Everything fit perfectly so I say if your looking for a budget case than put this one in your cart now, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Alan A.
  • 11/10/2013 6:50:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceptional Value

Pros: I needed a basic case. I now own 6. They are extremely easy to use; by far the best I have had. The power supply is noticably lighter than other power supplies that I have used. For my first few builds I swapped in a power supply I new was dependable. As I bought more of these cases I started to use the power supplie that came with them. Well over year and I have yet to have a failure. As soon as I finish this review I am going to buy another one.

Cons: none

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  • Beth K.
  • 7/26/2013 12:42:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice case.

Cons: The power supply was defective. I could not RMA it without returning the whole case, which would require me to disassemble the whole computer.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend buying just the case, and not using the power supply.

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  • Christopher K.
  • 7/24/2013 2:27:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsManufacturer Poor Service

Pros: Exterior thumb screws are easy to screw off and on. Nice black finish on outside of case.

Cons: Interior fan quality is sub par. Interior edges of case are razor sharp.

Other Thoughts: Received case from shipped (OnTrac) and opened box. Discovered the rear case fan blades had been snapped off of the motor assembly. Contacted manufacturer for a replacement fan. Was told to send the entire case back to NewEgg for a replacement (which would delay my build by 1 week or more).

By reading the reviews I thought this was a winner instead discovered a looser. I am sending this case back for a full refund and have purchased (from NewEgg!!!!) a new case from another manufacturer. NewEgg = 100% satisfaction.... Apex = a seriously awful experience. All they needed to do was send me a replacement fan (worth .60 cents their cost) even if it meant taking apart a case in their warehouse to do so. If I was the owner of Apex, I would review how customers are perceived and how best to help them.

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  • Craig S.
  • 2/9/2013 3:15:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew Micro ATX standard

Pros: Cheap, build quality, so easy even a caveman could do it.

Cons: No 8 pin CPU connector on the power supply, but the low price of the case meant that buying one wasn't a problem. Didn't see a need to remove any stars but it's good to know this before buying.

Other Thoughts: This is my new standard for ATX builds. Usually a cheap case means slicing your hands a few times on the sharp edges, there were none inside this case. UPS delivered at about 10am and buy 12pm I had Windows Installed.

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  • Ryan R.
  • 1/4/2013 1:42:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Solid
Comes with PSU
Attractive
Quiet
Quick release drive bay

Cons: Only 2 SATA plugs

Other Thoughts: I was immediately impressed by the weight and quality of build on this case. It seems very solid. Much heavier than the mid-towers that my work uses for their builds. The case is much more attractive (IMHO) than the photo implies. The front panel is glossy with a raised diamond pattern.

Inside, I had no problems getting everything in and the edges were not lethal. Quick release 3.5" drive tray made install a breeze for my drives. Fit for all components was good with ample room for cable management. My cards are all low-profile, though so YMMV. The PSU only comes with 2 sata leads and I have 3 SATA drives so I got a molex to SATA adapter which solved the problem.

When I first fired it up I couldn't tell if it was on until I felt the fans moving air. Both the PSU and case fans (and my proc fan) are like 99% silent, at least at bootup. Very excited for that, as the PC it's replacing sounds like a wind tunnel. We'll see if they get loud under load.

Intel BOXDH67BLB3 Mobo
i5 3570K
EVGA 01G-P3-1302-LR GeForce 8400GS
GSkill Value Series 2x4GB
WD Caviar 320 GB Sata
SanDisk Extreme 240 GB SSD
Blu-Ray R/W

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  • John G.
  • 11/15/2012 6:27:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust Assembled My Computer

Pros: Good solid construction.
Very good paint job. Does not scratch easily.
Easy to add motherboard, power and disc drives.

Cons: Have to read instructions to remove hard drive bay cage but then removal and return to position is easy.
Had to plug in ATX power to motherboard before inserting motherboard.
No USB 3.0 on front panel.

Other Thoughts: Just previously I bought a similar sized case for twice as much, but it's black paint scratches easily and though slightly bigger case there were many tight fits. This case much easier to use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/4/2012 11:47:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood budget build

Pros: Everything that it needs to do is done. I used this for a HTPC; you can hear the fan only if there is nothing playing.

Cons: Can't knock an egg but the only drawbacks I can note are the USB ports in the front are 'upside down' in the sense that the seam on flash drives us up and the USB logo faces down when plugging them in. Can't flip the little board because the screws holding it are asymmetrical. And this is not a case you want to be taking the side panel off a lot because the thumbscrews use only the thin case steel and could be stripped if not careful.

Other Thoughts: AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core in a ASUS F1A75-M PRO FM1 AMD A75 micro ATX board. No video card, works fine for light gaming and movies.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/3/2012 2:01:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: a good case i wann it something smaller but still is a nice case

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: is a simple and clean build!

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  • Greg E.
  • 8/24/2012 10:40:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSufficient For Business Applications

Pros: Great value and simple to navigate. This case is very basic which is perfeft for the business application I used it for. The client wanted something simple that wasn't very flashy. Accomodated MATX and ITX very well and had good connectivity for the front panel IO. Has two drive bays which can be optimal for certain business applications. The construction was fairly solid and the metal was of decent quality. Layout was very good for the small build. The removable HDD sled was useful for installing the HDDs

Cons: PSU while sufficient power wise only provides 2 SATA power cables. My client wanted an SSD, HDD and ODD. Fortunately the HDD came with a Molex to SATA power adapter. The toolless is anything but, you still have to screw a provided bolt into the side of the Drive before sliding it in and locking it in place. The access to the back side doesnt exist which is frustrating because the toolless does leave a little play in the ODD which makes my work look sloppy. As is with most cases like this, there is no cable management which isnt a huge issue considering the lack of a window.

Other Thoughts: Overall for this application the case was perfect, there isn't much in the way of a user manual so figuring out some of the quirks is a little annoying. It is very plain which was my first need.

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