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Written by Jonathan Jessup - Edited by: Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Exterior Continued
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: Interior

The interior of the case I like much more than the exterior.

Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case

Interior: The front

Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case

There are twelve drive bays. That's a lot. Five 5.25" front facing drive bays and two more 3.25" is nice. On the back side of each bay cover are two plastic rails for mounting devices. There are finger slots on the front so that the device can be pulled out via the front bay. I like this.

Interior: The rear fan area:

Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case

120mm fan - check! No LEDs on this particular fan.

Interior: The internal drive bays:

Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case

These internal drive bays are a more unique feature of the case so I'll dive into it a little. First off, yes, I like them. Great idea, thank you Apevia. It's much easier to install and remove hard drives this way or to change HD jumpers! So many times I've had a hard time accessing hard drives because they usually face perpendicular to the side, so this is a welcome feature. They utilize railed trays.

Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case

You mount the hard drive onto the tray, then slide the tray back into the cage. Here is a PATA hard drive installed:

Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case



 

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