|Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Jonathan Jessup - Edited by: Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 29 August 2007|
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The Apevia X-TELSTAR came to my door in its original box, and the box clearly displays what is inside. I have mixed feelings about the X-Telstar. Overall does it look fabulous? No. Does it look nice? Yes. Could it look better? I think Apevia's other nice case offerings are more aesthetically appealing, but this case is very well builtl, especially the innards. I like the window but feel Apevia came short of offering a more complete and thought out LCD panel and LED lighting setup. I don't like the side and top metal fan grilles. The case is easy to work with, inside there is plenty of room. Is it a good value considering it costs a little more than Apevia's X-Navigator series? Not especially, no.
There's a lot to like about the Apevia X-TELSTAR computer case, and a lot to not like. It seems to be a revision of an earlier well designed case but what was added on wasn't thought through very well.
Would the Apevia X-Telstar be my first choice when shopping? No. Is it a good case? Yes it is.
+ Lots of upgrade room - twelve drive bays
- Front LCD display doesn't appeal to my tastes
* Know that your audio card or motherboard might not support the three front panel USB/firewire/audio plugs. Check the online X-TELSTAR manual for plugs configuration.
Final Score: 8.2 out of 10
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