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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Apevia X-Qpack 2 CM500 Camouflage SFF Case
Closer Look: CM500 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: CM500 Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Apevia WIN-500PS 500W PSU
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Introduction: Apevia X-Qpack 2 Review

A few years back I was invited to my first LAN party. It was a small crowd, only about six of us, but I recall that my computer at the time was a beige steel ATX case with fan grills on nearly every single side. This wasn't all that long ago, perhaps around 2004, but at that point in time colorful cases were just emerging onto the scene. We would all complain about the hassle of packing a full size computer and monitor across town and up a flight of stairs, but it turns out that it was all just a matter of bad timing.

Apevia X-Qpack 2 CM500 Camouflage SFF Case

Apevia has been offering computer chassis solutions long before my LAN party days, but it wasn't until recently that they hit the scene big with their colorful line of gaming cases. Already into its second generation, the X-QPack2 has long since become a favorite among gamers who have evolved their methods of transporting computer equipment. Designed as a small form factor enclosure, Benchmark Reviews will get the first look at the newly released Apevia X-Qpack 2 CM500 Camouflage SFF Case.

The X-QPACK2 is our 2nd generation of X-QPACK cases. With the popularity of the X-QPACK, the 2nd generation comes even stronger. Boasting better cooling (a 80mm front fan is added), more power (power supply has been upgraded to a standard sized 500W PSU with 120mm fan and more connectors), a durable steel handle for easy portability, more space (approximately 1 inch deeper than the original X-QPACK), and a sleek appearance, the X-QPACK2 has been designed to perfection. Whether you're a professional, a computer geek, an enthusiastic gamer, or even just your everyday end-user, the X-QPACK2 is versatile enough to fit your lifestyle.

X-Qpack 2 Features

  • Compact, portable and tasteful design
  • 3 x side see-through windows
  • Front 2 x USB2.0, 2 x Audio, 1 x Firewire
  • 1 x front LCD temperature readout
  • 1 x 120mm blue UV LED fan at rear
  • 1 x 80mm blue UV fan at front
  • Sturdy steel handle for carrying around
  • 5 x drive bays: 2*5.25" + 1*3.5" + 2*3.5"(int)
  • ATX 500W power supply with 120mm fan
  • Removable motherboard tray for easy installation
  • Aluminum contracted for best cooling

Apevia CM500 Specifications

115V/230V - 60/50Hz
  • Model: X-QPACK2-CM/500
  • Case Material: Aluminum 1.0 w/ ABS plastic front panel
  • Color Black: Camouflage
  • Main Board Standard: Micro ATX / Baby AT
  • Window: Acrylic window panel (3 sides)
  • Power Supply: ATX 500W power supply
    • 120mm built-in UV blue fan
    • Wire management / all wires are sleeved
    • Standard size:150 x 145 x 86 mm (W x L x H)
  • Drive Space: 2x5.25" / 1x3.5" / 2x3.5" (hidden)
  • Motherboard Size: up to 9.6" x 9.6"
  • Expansion Slots: 4
  • Front Panel Switch: Power / Reset
  • Front Access Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x Audio, 1 x Firewire
  • Cooling Fan Space 1 x 120mm UV Blue LED Fan - rear (included)
  • Front Thermometer: 1 x LCD
  • LED Display: Power / HDD
  • Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14.7" x 11.2" x 9" (DxWxH)
  • Cu'ft: 1.52 (Container: 20'-660 units, 40'-1370 units, 40'HQ-1575 units)
  • Power Supply Specs:
  • Power Supply Connectors:
    • 1 x 24pin Main Power (20 + 4 pin)
    • 1 x 12V (P4)
    • 6 x Peripheral
    • 2 x Floppy
    • 2 x SATA
    • 1 x PCI Express


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