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Apevia X-Supra G Type Review

Former staff writer    -   February 28, 2008
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Conclusion:

The X-Supra G Type case has an understated and classy style, that will be at home at a LAN party or office environment. The subtle blue glow from the side panel fan is just enough to draw eyes towards the case, without being overpowering. Being a mid tower with a window, a little more thought and planning has to go into wire management if you suffer with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), but even with the quick job I did installing the components, it was still manageable. I have had the Thermaltake Shark Full tower under my desk for the past two years and it is extremely easy to work in and around, but it is getting beaten-up. For now, the X-Supra has replaced it, based on its goods looks and style. Only time will tell if the mid tower will last for only a few reviews and the full tower gets back in the rotation. As far as mid towers go though, I would not hesitate to keep the X-Supra as an everyday case.

There was very little to complain about with the X-Supra, as far as functionality goes. With the tool-less drive system, it is a snap to install drives. The PCI mechanism holds the cards securely and with a little planning, wire management is easy enough. The USB/Firewire/Audio ports are still in an awkward position and could benefit from a move towards the front of the case. Rethinking the shipping concerning the Molex connector scratching the window, would help too. It would also be nice to see an intake fan ship with these cases. Other than those issues, the X-Supra is an all-round solid case with good looks.

 

Pros:

  • Good looks
  • Tool-less
  • Fan contoller
  • Window side panel

 

Cons:

  • Molex connector on window fan not secured for shipping
  • Awkward placement of front panel connectors
  • Intake fan not included

 

 

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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