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APEVIA X-DREAMER4 Series X-DMR4-NW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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4 out of 5 eggs pci-e slots aren't replacable 04/25/2013

This review is from: APEVIA X-DREAMER4 Series X-DMR4-NW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I bought this case in spite of the previous Apevia case that I owned which was of overall bad build quality. Despite that I like the design of this one. The front panel is very well thought out and doesn't look like it will turn into a robot like most cases on today's market. My favorite feature of the front panel is the one I use least often, the hidden optical drive is fantastic. Allowing me to have an optical drive installed for the rare occurrence that I need it, without compromising the look.
The build quality is slightly better then expected for this price range, side panels are sturdy and have almost no flex. There is plenty of room to rout cables through the back. The tool-less optical and hard drive bays are a nice touch as well.

Cons: My main complaint with this case is the optical and pci slots that can't be replaced once removed(optical not so much a problem as it is covered by the front panel), I didn't take my time with the video cards and line them up properly to see which ones I needed to pop out, but I wont take an egg for that. I also wish they added a tool-less optical bay in the third slot or just moved the second one down, but it's not a big deal to pop a few more screws in. The triangular lights on the corners of the front panel, in my opinion look slightly tacky. Last but not least the temperature led on the front of my case is damaged, at the top of the display there are specs of inc all across the top(they don't obstruct the view, though I am disappointed that it was damaged)

Other Thoughts: I was very surprised by how good this case is, given how bad the apevia trooper-x jr. case i had was. I only docked an egg for the front led being slightly damaged(in shipping I'm sure). If you get this case though, be sure to line up your graphics card first so that you can knock out the correct breakaway slots, (my 660's on an atx board, used the 2nd 3rd 5th and 6th slots).


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Display Name: Dustin P.

Date Joined: 03/19/13

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