|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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Apevia X-Telstar Case
Today I'm reviewing the Apevia's new X-Telstar full tower computer case. You might know Apevia from their many other products or particularly their very nice X-Navigator cases. The X-Telstar's prominent features are: large see-through side window panel; and a front LCD display; twelve drive bays; solid aluminum chassis; and three 120mm (large) fans. It is marketed as a gaming case, however it could be used for many other purposes. Several of Apevia's cases feature readouts on the front for temperature, etc.. The X-Telstar continues this tradition.
In the box the case is nicely packaged in styrofoam so the case is not banging around in the box.
The case is wrapped in plastic, too:
The window is covered with plastic to protect it during packaging and shipment:
It comes with five rail sets, keys, a manual, and three screw and mount kits:
Apevia Corporation is the new name for the Aspire International Corporation, established in March 1999. Due to much confusion between Aspire cases, Acer's Aspire notebook systems, and Aspire Credit Cards, we decided to change our name to the Apevia Corporation in June 2006. With an increasing demand for our products the world over, "Apevia Europe" was established June of 2005 to better serve the needs of our European market.
Apevia's goal is to keep up with the challenges of an ever-changing PC industry while providing innovative, state-of-the-art technology at fair, affordable prices. Our strategy is to stand behind our customers to ensure their total satisfaction. Apevia works closely with the consumer; focusing on providing quality PC products and services while striving to keep up with the rapidly-changing market. Apevia designs, markets, and imports PC equipment including: Corporate and Gaming Computer Cases, Case fans and cooling accessories, Color-matched Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse/Speaker Kits, Power Supplies, and Wire/Cabling solutions.
Today, Apevia is a leading manufacturer of PC cases. We are proud to be the first company to debut aluminum cases with acrylic side-panel windows in assorted colors, and one of the pioneer companies to offer pre-modded gaming cases. Over the past 8 years, in addition to our corporate and traditional PC cases, Apevia has launched several successful gaming series chassis such as the: TurboGamer, X-Pider, X-Dreamer & II, X-Alien & X-Superalien, X-Gear, X-Infinity, X-Cruiser, X-Discovery, X-Navigator, and X-Pleasure series.
Features & Specifications
PRODUCT FEATURES (from Apevia)
• Solid aluminum chassis
• Large see-through side window panel
• Front HD Audio, USB2.0 and 1394 Firewire ports
• Front Fan Speed Controller
• Front LCD shows "output voltages", "sould volume", "fan speed", "CPU and hard drive temeperatures"
• 3 x built-in 120mm UV blue plastic fans (one of these has four LEDs on it)
• 1 x tool-free removable 3.5" drive cage has two bays
• 12 x drive bays
• Lockable side panel and front panel
• Fold in/out case feet for case stability
• Fits motherboard size up to 11" x 12"
• Internal edges are rounded to avoid cut injuries
• Removable motherboard tray for easier installs
The X-Telstar PC case sports a simple yet aesthetic panel design and distinctive features including a blue LCD screen for monitoring power supply voltages, sound volume, fan speed, and CPU/Hard Drive temperatures; it displays your PC's environment status in the attention grabbing front round panel. The built-in fan speed controller allows you to regulate airflow, LED brightness and fan noise. It features high quality, sturdy construction, and attention to detail throughout this full tower PC case!