|Apevia X-Qpack 2 CM500 Camouflage SFF Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 12 July 2007|
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CM500 Detailed Interior Features
Apevia utilizes a sturdy ABS plastic to build the front bezel of the X-Qpack 2 series. The CM500 comes with a camouflage insert which realistically could be swapped with any other material a case modder dreams of. Even the black fine mesh could be replaced with something more unique if desired.
From the image above you can see how Apevia designed the steel pull-out handle on the X-Qpack 2 series of SFF cases. The spring loaded handle requires only a few pounds of force to pull out, and it retracts automatically when released.
The motherboard tray used in the X-Qpack 2 is a polished aluminum part which has a hollow panel behind the motherboard mounting position. This would definitely make the idea of a modders mesh grill more realistic since Apevia has done some of the work for you.
The polished aluminum tube you see connecting the rear half of the X-Qpack 2 to the front isn't really a necessity more than it is a structural reinforcement. With this tube out of the way, there are a few additional possibilities for this side of the case. With a few drilled holes, you could even mount another hard drive.
In all versions there are blue LED cooling fans inside the case: one 80mm blue LED cooling fan for intake fastened at the front, and a 120mm blue LED cooling fan for exhaust at the rear. Both fans operate at very silent levels, and the light is not so bright that it becomes a distraction.