|Apevia X-Jupiter Jr G Mid Tower ATX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Kevin Young - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2007|
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Closer Look: X-Jupiter Interior
As we open up the Apevia X-Jupiter JR G, we can see just what this case is made of.
As you can see the Apevia X-Jupiter JR G is constructed of steel, and has no removable motherboard tray, nor does it slide. I wouldn't expect as much from a case in this price range, and the Apevia X-Jupiter JR G is no exception. Clearly stated are the tool free 5.25" exterior drive bays as well as the exterior 3.5" tool free drive bays. I found them to slide with ease, and once locked, there is no getting them to slide free, thus keeping your drives safely tucked within the case. While the case itself is fairly light, it does not give the feel of a cheaply made case.
Here is a closer look at the drive bays. At the bottom of the case you'll notice the cage with three internal 3.5" drive bays that sit directly in front of the optional 120mm intake fan placement. For those of you that are particular about keeping your drives cool, one only need purchase an extra 120mm fan to do so. The cage is easily removed simply by unscrewing two screws, and sliding the cage off its track.
Here's a closer look at the rear 120mm exhaust fan and tool free PCI slot installment. Most cases that have this tool free PCI design are a major pain to loosen, let alone to install and re-tighten. I can honestly say that these were the first set that were not only easy, but an actual pleasure to operate. They not only un-snapped easily, but when snapped back into place there is no doubt in your mind that your PCI cards are being held firmly in place. This operation is clearly documented in the included instruction booklet.
This is a closer look at the underside of the two USB, one Firewire, and both audio ports. The wires are sufficiently coated in a thick rubber sheathing, and the ends are clearly marked making them easy to simply plug right into the appropriate pins on your motherboard.
There was no need to photograph the bottom of this case as it is your typical steel bottom with four rubber pads that are not simply glued on, but are firmly set with thick pins directly into the bottom of the case, giving the feeling that they'll not come free with the first slide of the case across carpet.