Apevia X-Telstar Steel Mid-tower Case
Author: Frank Stroupe
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-24-2008
Provided by: Apevia

Apevia, who was Aspire until a few years ago, is well known for their pre-modded and reasonably priced cases. They build cases in many styles and colors, with and without power supplies included. A quick look at a popular online retailer shows 124 different entries by Apevia, the next vendor has only half that many, and no one else even comes close. Though this case is a steel mid-tower, Apevia also builds full towers and aluminum cases. Actually, they also build an aluminum version of the X-Telstar.

This will be my third Apevia/Aspire case. Besides the X-Dreamer II, which I used for the better part of a year, I had an X-Plorer that I used for at least a year, a long time for someone who gets as many cases as I do. So I am familiar with Apevia cases, and expect the X-Telstar to be a mid-priced, fairly well built and finished, pre-modded case with a few interesting features. Read on to see if it meets my expectations.

The X-Telstar comes in this nice looking retail box. It is well protected by foam ends.


Model No. - X-TSJGT-GN Case
Material - Metal
Color Green/Black
Main Board - Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
Window - Yes
Power Supply - N/A
Drive Space - 5x5.25" / 2x3.5" / 3x3.5" (hidden)
Motherboard Size - up to 11" x 12"
Expansion Slots 7
Front Panel Switch - Power / Reset
Front Access Ports - 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x HD audio
Cooling Fan Space
Up to 3 x case fans:
1 x 120mm fan - front (optional)
1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan - side window (included)
1 x 120mm fan - rear (included)
Shipping Weight 21 lbs
Dimensions(DxWxH) 20" x 7.75" x 16.75"
Cu'ft - 2.64'


Easy installation-tool free design
Large see-through side window panel
Great airflow: 1 x 120mm LED fan at side panel, 1 x 120mm at rear
Additional cooling:1 x 120mm fan at front(optional)
Front USB2.0, Firewire and HD audio ports
Front LCD shows current output power supply voltages, sound volume, fan speed and CPU temperature
Front fan speed controller
10 x drive bays and 7 expansion slots
Main Board: Standard ATX, Micro ATX, Baby AT
Easy removable side panel w/ thumb screws
Roomy w/ folded edges for safe easy assembly

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