Apevia X-Sniper Mid-Tower Case
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 08-21-2008
Provided by: Apevia
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Installation


The motherboard stand-offs go in smoothly and are aligned perfectly. There was no I/O shield provided with the X-Spider however these are generally motherboard-specific and the generic ones included with most cases are of no use anyway. The tool-less drive clips work flawlessly and hold the drives very firmly in place. Likewise for the hard drive rails, which simply press into the side mounting holes on the drive and allow the drive to snap into the cage. Although there is a spot for one, no front intake fan is provided so plan on adding one of your own to help cool the hard drives.


Everything lights up blue on the X-Sniper, from the side panel window fan to the LCD panel to the power and drive activity LEDs. The temperature sensors seem to work well; I taped one to the top of my hard drive and the other was pushed down between the CPU heatsink fins. I did some comparisons and the readings are very close, usually within a few degrees of actual internal temps as registered by SMART and Core Temp. The fan controllers work well, although with no markings on the knob it is impossible to tell how far it is turned up or down. They also allow voltage to be cut to the fan, bringing it to a complete stop if turned down far enough, and of course there is no visual indication that the fan isn't spinning.

But overall I ran into no major problems with the X-Sniper. Let's wrap this review up.


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