Apevia X-QBOII Black Case ReviewSagittaria - April 14, 2008
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I like the look of the X-QBOII; it's sleek, unique, windowed, strong, and small. Most importantly, it is smaller than an average mid-tower, but not so tiny that the case constricts hardware selection and performance. It fit my huge 8800GTS 640MB with ease, however there were some minor inconveniences. The window is really nice, but Apevia did not bother placing any protection on it at the time of shipment. Fortunately, Apevia did swiftly correct the problem. When a power supply ships with a case, it's usually not a high-end unit because of cost considerations. Nevertheless, the power supply is more than able to supply the power needed for a non-enthusiast build. I'm also slightly disappointed that Apevia would include only one fan. The cooling performance is also decent, but don't expect to run extreme overclocks, as this case may not fit higher-end heat sinks without slight adjustments, not to mention the lack of case fans. This may not matter anyway, since most micro-ATX motherboards do not tend to overclock well.
So, if you're looking for a smaller, windowed case to fit some hardcore hardware or even more entry-level components, take a look at the X-QBOII.
- Decent size
- Unique window
- Fits large graphics cards
- Good build quality
- Low end PSU
- Side-panel fan may interfere with large heatsinks
- Only one included fan