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APEX Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx Psu Plus Sata Power Supply MI-008

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 30 x 12.9 cm ; 3.2 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 Kg
  • Item model number: MI-008
  • ASIN: B001H0BA24
  • Date first available at Sept. 5 2011
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,649 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Apex MI-008 Chassis MI-008 Computer Cases.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9de2c4d4) out of 5 stars 182 reviews
59 of 65 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9cc1a4) out of 5 stars Great case. Very tight fit. May 26 2010
By Mr. Digital - Published on
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**Information about the case - DETAILED!

The case is small and somewhat neat looking. The powerlight in the front is not blue, but green; which I found a little disappointing. The case is really tight! For a DVD Drive; it cannot exceed more than ~6 inches in length or it will not fit due to the position of the power supply. I used an Intel DG41MJ board with an Intel Celeron E3300 processor. The heat sink sits (touches) the CPU fan. It doesn't seem to pose any problems since it's not transfering heat to/from the processor. The case has no fans except that the power supply has one; however it blows air right into the wall of the case, so it doesn't do much. The inside can get pretty hot, so I wouldn't use this for anything that requires high performance. Make sure that absolutely nothing is blocking the air vents or else there may be heating issues. Due to the lack of room and air flow, I used a 2.5" (laptop) SATA hard drive in this computer. You can use a laptop or desktop SATA hard drive and it will work perfectly fine! There is no slot for the 2.5" laptop SATA drive, but you can set it down on the botton of the case if you lay the case down sideways.

I loaded Microsoft Windows 7 Professional on it and it works fine! With the 2.5" laptop SATA hard drive, I can bearly hear the computer running. It is very quiet.

The power supply has the following plugs:
2x SATA power
1x 20+4 power pins
1x 4 pin (for the processor)
1x floppy drive power connector
I know it has some molex cables as well, but I forgot how many. I know there was about three or so.

All the cables had either enough line or too much line. Make sure that when you're done assembling the computer that none of the cables are touching the CPU fan; you can easily work the cables around the fan.

Decent case for the price.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9cc3cc) out of 5 stars Perfect with a couple minor mods Oct. 23 2011
By Rick - Published on
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Super easy build. Plenty of room to spare. The case is cheap and perfect with the following modifications:

1. Flip PS over so that air intake is up.
2. Drill top of cover for PS intake and install fan filter and grill to hide holes.
3. If HD is mounted under DVD, drill bottom of case and mount 80mm fan and filter under HD for cooling (blows in).
4. Install 80mm fan in existing holes in side of cover (right side where other HD mount is located) to vent the case (blows out).

ADATA RAM fits perfectly (i.e. not too tall). Room between PS & DVD to hide PS wiring harness. No need for right angle SATA connectors in my build. Stock CPU fan fits, but you have to use common sense (i.e. SATA connection to HD after CPU fan is installed).

I3-2105 CPU
Samsung SH-B123L Blu-ray
WD 1TB Black HD
2 80mm Silverstone fans FN81
2 80mm Silverstone fan filters with grill FB81
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9cc630) out of 5 stars Great little case if you modify it some. Sept. 5 2013
By Lance Pullen - Published on
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Hi there!

Great little case if you had the right cooling. I'm using a 120mm fan on the side where the hard drive goes for an exhaust, just like a lot of people are saying. It pops right in and fits perfect! 120mm Coolermaster fans here at amazon do the job.

I also put an 80mm fan UNDER the case beneath where the internal hard drive area is. I used a tool called a Nickel Plated Nibbling Tool that's actually sold here on amazon to cut out a 80mm hole. I don't know how to link the part numbers so I'm sorry about that.

First you take an 80mm fan and mark the holes on the bottom of the case for the screw holes for the fan, then mount the fan and trace the INSIDE circle of the fan on the bottom of the case. Then take off the fan and drill a hole on the inside of the are you traced big enough to get the head of the nibbler in and nibble out the inside of the circle you traced. It does take a few minutes, but its worth it. Then just remount the fan on the inside of your case with the airflow going up inside.

I have a "All in One Card Reader 3502B" bought here also. (all my stuff was bought here because I love the free shipping) It sits just above the 80mm fan and the airflow bounces off that and goes directly over the memory to CPU fan and power supply and is sucked out by the power supply and the 120mm exhaust.

Once you install the rubber feet you have plenty of clearance for the fan underneath with a 80mm fan grill (make sure to pick one up) and nothing gets in the way. This would probably work if you had the case on its side too, as long as you don't block the fan.

I also changed the fan inside the power supply with a ball bearing type. Coolerguys 80x80x15mm 12v sell them here on amazon. I had to cut the wires on them and I wired them to where the old fan was in the power supply and its the exact same size and works great.

You probably don't have to do that, but with everyone talking about the sleeve bearing type being a bad investment so I went ahead and did it. The power supply was quiet before I did it and after so I can't tell you about the noise because really there was none before or after the the fan change. Just my peace of mind.

I'm using a i3 2120 1155 on a Foxconn H61S Intel H61 motherboard also from amazon and it all works perfect! The power plug is in the perfect place for the 24 pin power plug on the motherboard where its below the DVD drive area. That way the 120mm fan on the side isn't hitting wires and the airflow exhaust isn't blocked.

You can definitely only use single slot video card here if you need one. I'm using Sapphire 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB Low Profile also bought here.

Other single slot cards might fit, but I KNOW this one does and is is super quiet and requires no extra power. Works great on the provided 250 watt power supply. Also with the bottom fan mod it was kept cool. I game a little bit , just World of Warcraft and SWTOR kind of stuff. I'm on average at 95-100 frames per second and the lowest was 30 in a 25 man raid, but it never dropped below 30 and everyone was casting everything, so its good to go because I game for hours on end..not just 20 minutes.

The Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) fits just fine in this case. The power supply only has two SATA adapters, so if you have more then 1 HDD and the DVD drive you might want to buy and adapter for the four pin molex. I'm only using one HDD and the DVD so I'm good.

I'm using a Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 2.5-Inch (from Amazon again) and I mounted it inside the case on the right side using a 2.5-inch SSD / HDD to 3.5-inch Bracket Mount Adapter. I took over the cover of the case and lined up the Bracket Mount Adapter and marked the two end holes and then drilled them out on the aluminum rail of the case.

I then used normal hard drive screws to mount the laptop hard drive to the bracket, then mounted the bracket underneath with two regular hard driver screw from the top of the aluminum rail. Wish I had a way to take picture because it works perfect. The cover doesn't even hit the screws when it is installed because the screw heads are lower then the aluminum raised bumps for the cover.

All in all here's what I bought here from Amazon or their sellers.

MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx
Foxconn H61S Intel H61 Mini ITX DDR3 LGA 1155 Motherboard.
Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I32120
Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB SATA 3 GB/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM
3.5" Floppy-bit Multi-function Panel All in One Card Reader 3502B
2.5-inch SSD / HDD to 3.5-inch Bracket Mount Adapter (Nextronicus..its two pieces so you can do it twice!)
Cooler Master 120mm Silent Case Fan 4-in-1 Value Pack - (R4-S2S-124K-GP) (good deal in case you want extras)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CML8GX3M2A1600C9) Low profile!
Sapphire 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
2 x Coolerguys 80x80x15mm 12v Fan 3 pin CG08015L12B2-3Y. One for underneath the case mod and the power supply.
Masscool FG-2P-80MM 80mm Fan Guard/Grill - 2-Pack by MassCool (for the bottom fan. Use one on both sides.)
Amico 100 Pcs 13mm x 13mm x 4mm Self Adhesive Cable Tie Mount Base Holder ( great to zip tie wires up)
TEKTON 6233 Cable Ties, 500-Piece. (way to many but wow, perfect NEED THESE)
Nickel Plated Nibbling Tool (search that and it comes up)
Windows 7 64 that I had already.

I also had my own cordless drill and drill bits to start the hole for the nibbler.

Now I didn't use the stock fan from the I3, though it would fit perfect. My friend had a stock fan from his 1155 I7 that has a copper core center. I figured better cooling? Might not be needed for an I3.

It does fit and with everyone complaining that the power supply touches the CPU fan, well it does sit right on top and doesn't impair operation at all. If fact it seem to add support to the power supply so it doesn't sag down and makes my power supply not have any "give" since its only mounted by the four screws to an aluminum back. I have no idea why someone said an I7 stock cooler doesn't fit because the one for 1155 does.

Other coolers I don't know. Looks like AMD people are having issues with coolers. My I3 with the I7 cooler fits just right.

I know this was long and most probably wont read it this far, but with the right layout and proper planning this is a PERFECT case for a small gaming system on a 250 watt power supply. This one is very quiet.

I have had no problems with cooling the I3 at all, and I might even go up to an I5. Great for this build, probably even better for a HTPC.

I'm very happy with how this build turned out and wanted to prove this great little case could be decently built in and gamed with.

Idling CPU is 41C, 30 minutes on Prime95 both cores never went above 61C
Idling GPU is 33C, 30 minutes on FurMark 1.11.0 never went over 71C

Didn't go longer because I was bored.

I hope this helps someone.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9cc960) out of 5 stars Great little HTPC case Aug. 18 2011
By DKO - Published on
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I used this to build an HTPC, and I've been very happy with it. A lot of the case was well laid out, but they could have made a few small improvements.

My build:
i3 2100t
intel h67 mini board
4gb ram
DVD drive (full size)
120mm fan
80mm fan

Despite the common complaints about tight fits, I thought there was ample room. You'll want to pay close attention to cable management to allow for good airflow, but what do you expect in a small case? I put in a 120mm intake fan in the rail that acts as a HD bay (I think there's still room for another drive next to it, but I haven't checked), and an 80mm fan as exhaust on the other side of the case. My temperatures during normal operation (playing 1080p video, streaming netflix, etc) rarely go above 42 C. It usually stays between 35-40. The fan in the PSU is silent, but doesn't really move any air. I think adding fans to the case is almost mandatory.

The space under the external HDD bay could have housed another HDD, and it would have been nice if they'd put a mount there. For now, I velcroed my SSD there, but if I add another HDD, I'll probably put it there and move the SSD.

I recommend using a CPU with a low profile cooler, as I've seen pictures of a standard cooler touching the bottom of the PSU in this case. With the 2100t's cooler, there was plenty of space.

I haven't had any trouble with the PSU. It could have come with more sata connections and fewer molex, but that's why there are adapters. I'd have happily paid a few extra dollars for an 80 plus PSU.

What you end up with, if you take care with the build, is a small case where you can stuff an optical drive, an SSD, and at least 2 (probably 3) HDDs, while staying quite cool, if you add fans.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9ccb94) out of 5 stars Good case, some design concerns May 15 2011
By Matthew J. Smollinger - Published on
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I've been building computers for a long time, dating all the way back to when the only cases you could buy were full-sized AT towers that were almost all tall as your desk. These mini-ITX cases are an interesting development, as they permit computers to exist in places that normally would be frowned upon (a living room, for example). I was in the market for such an installation type, as the internet connection in my apartment terminates in the living room (path of least resistance, and sets it up more for TV use than internet). I had an existing software router running an open source router distro (pfSense) which was ugly and noisy and chewed up a lot of power sitting idle most of the time.

I chose this case to use along with the new D525 Atom board from Intel. I have experience with Micro-ATX cases, so I knew I was in for some layering of components and interesting cable routing. The price point, combined with the decent ventilation and (from the look of it) easy install, made this case a no-brainer.

There are 2 major complaints I had with this case:

1) The Intel Atom Dual-Core D525/Intel NM10/DDR3/A&V&GbE/Mini-ITX Motherboard, Retail BOXD525MW is not exactly 100% compatible with this case. In fact, only 2 out of 4 screws were able to be installed. This is problematic as most motherboard manufacturers use the board screws as grounds to the chasis. It did not appear to cause a problem with the board, but Intel is quite good about sticking to specifications, so the case is most likely to blame for this.

2) The case is very short. Reading through other reviews, you will see that a majority of complaints is with installing optical drives, as they can be long enough to have installation problems. What most people don't seem to have an issue with is the hard drive tray is also placed a little too far back. On the intel motherboard linked above, the SATA cables come very close to the large heat sink for the processor & chipset. This could have been solved by rotating the hard drive tray 90 degrees, as there's enough width to install the HD that way.

A minor complaint is there's no true option for a fan. As others have noted, the side vents holes line up perfectly for 80mm fans to be installed. However, this looks rather ugly with the fan screws sticking out the side. I purchased an Enermax fan from another reputable website to use with the intel board, and something none of the other reviews pointed out is you have to bend the case cover pretty far in order to fit it around the internal skeleton if you have a fan attached. It will work, but it was disconcerting to say the least.

Overall the case works well enough, but could be better with some actual design testing. I have to wonder how much the case manufacturers actually test their designs before shipping them.