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APEVIA X-FIT-200 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs These brackets are stupid 01/27/2016

This review is from: APEVIA X-FIT-200 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply

Pros: Tiny, comes with a PSU.

Cons: The optical disk drive mounting bracket is too big. Mounting a 2.5" SSD underneath makes cable management very difficult. Smash everything together. If the optical disc drive mounting bracket was slim instead, everything would fit. The 3.5" could mount underneath it too.

The HDD mounting bracket goes on the wrong way, the stock power cable doesn't reach when using an SSD in conjunction. Mounting it backwards works though, uses 2/4 mounting screws just be careful of cables stopping your CPU fan.

This case is a lot better when you just pull out the ODD mounting bracket and mount the HDD there. Nice ventilation just above the CPU instead of the little oven they designed.

Other Thoughts: I didn't like the temperatures or bothering to mount an awful 60mm fan against the PSU. Mounted a 120mm fan above the CPU where the HDD is supposed to be. Everything runs much cooler now! 80mm fan would work too but 120mm fans are cheap so why not?

Mounted a 120mm PWM fan ARCTIC F12 PWM Fluid Dynamic Bearing Case Fan, 120mm PWM Speed Control, 74CFM at 22dBA

For the price, it's ok. I'd rather buy a silverstone HTPC for twice the price at the same size.

Who knows how good this PSU is either? Before mounting my fan HOT air comes out of that PSU, after mounting that 120mm it's a cool breeze.

ASROCK ITX mobo with a g3258 and 2x4gb mushkin DDR3. With aggressive cooling you could even fit a low-profile graphics card in this case. Just be prepared to drill some fan mounts.

Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard CherryMX Red Switch USB
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Mechanical,
n-key rollover,
Lights up!

Cons: Wobbly keys,
wearing out after 2+ years.

Other Thoughts: Just after warranty period the backspace key sometimes fails to register - other keys may be functioning the same way. Not sure if it's the switch.

Bought this as a replacement for my Rosewill with cherry reds - I like the rosewill a lot better even with the USB port falling off(re-soldering is not hard).

At least the rosewill failed within warranty, now I'm wishing it hadn't so I'd still have it instead of this.

GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 3.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Compact, 6 SATA ports, great bios, overclock capable.
Far cheaper than anything else this powerful, other similar priced boards lack the 4 ram slots.

Great for my G3258, haven't overclocked yet.

Cons: Too short, dual slot PCI-E card covers up all additional expansion slots.

Other Thoughts: Initially wouldn't boot - didn't notice a lack of onboard speaker. Online support responded near-instantly to my question and their suggestion solved my issue.
USB short halted boot - the ASUS board I just replaced gives a bios message for the same problem before powering off.


Jeremy J.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy J.

Date Joined: 09/26/05

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 09/02/07
  • Last Review: 01/27/16
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