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Apex TX-381 Mini Tower mATX Case Black 2X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT 400W w/ Carrying Handle

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   SKU:  
23492
   Shipping Weight:   13.6 lbs
   Part #: TX-381
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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

  • Thermally advantaged
  • Excellent EMI shielding
  • Air guide & PCI vent holes
  • Spacious internal space
Quick Specs:
Motherboard Supported Micro ATX Flex ATX
Color Black
Form Factor Mid-tower
Height 16"
Width 7.2"
Depth 16"
Number of External 3.5" Bays 2
Number of External 5.25" Bays 2
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays 4
Power Supply Wattage 300 W
Number of Total Expansion Bays 8
Number of Total Expansion Slots 4
Total Number of USB Ports 2
ProductId1010586700


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Bays  
     Number of External 3.5" Bays: 2
     Number of External 5.25" Bays: 2
     Number of Internal 3.5" Bays: 4
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 8
General Information  
     Brand Name: Apex
     Manufacturer: Apex Computer Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: TX-381
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.apextechusa.com
     Product Model: TX-381
     Product Name: TX-381 Chassis
     Product Type: Computer Case
I/O Expansions  
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
Interfaces/Ports  
     Total Number of USB Ports: 2
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:

Dimension Exception:

  • Measurement of depth is without front bezel
  • Measurement of height is include handle bar

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 16"
     Form Factor: Mid-tower
     Height: 16"
     Width: 7.2"
Power Description  
     Power Supply Wattage: 300 W
Technical Information  
     Motherboard Supported: Micro ATX
Flex ATX

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Mark_L
05/28/14
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Cheap
Has what you need
Cons
psu dont work
Summary
Its cheap, has a strong handle, and its good
of the 8 I have, all of them work well. Its for office, so i tend to move them around, and the Handles work great for it.
I use SSD's... so without the 2.5" drive bays.. i had to mount those ssd's ghetto style with cable ties. Honestly, you could tape it almost anywhere, lots of room. Though it be a nice touch to add ssd bays or slots you can slip them in.
Unfortunately, the PSU's are pretty... crap. I recommend not using them. I bought other PSU's for the build, but i tried them out anyways... worked for 2 seconds. the 2nd one, same thing.
Tried out a third later.. worked for 5 seconds after post,.. then died. I gave up for now. Still have 5 of them sitting around. However, according to reviews here, they work... for some.. and somehow.. mebe they started shipping out better ones recently. =) but for that, i can only go 4-star rating.
PS. Seriously though.. i recommend you get 430w Corsair PSU, or something else that is relatively cheap and NOT stock psu.

John_W
12/03/12
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Inexpensive, plenty of room, easy to install everything
Cons
Junk power cable, PSU fan is a bit noisy, limited SATA power connectors
Summary
This is a decent, inexpensive case + PSU. It's lightweight, the handle is convenient, everything was easy to install.

I had to replace the power cable that came with mine - the original made a loose/intermittent connection and was not reliable (I was unplugging a USB mouse, my hand grazed the power cable and the computer shut off). I was afraid this was a bad connector on the PSU, but luckily it was just a bad cable. No problems with a better cable.

The PSU has only two SATA power connectors, which is a bit limiting (it's not unusual to install an SSD, HDD and optical drive, and you can't do this out of the box). Need to buy an adaptor or a y-splitter. This is not not a serious problem, but it's good to know.

Lastly, the PSU fan is a little bit noisy (sounds a bit like a loose bearing). It's not overly loud, but it's not super quiet. Again, not really a problem - it's a very inexpensive solution, so I don't expect high performance.

I would have rated it 4-star because it's certainly good for the price, but knocked it down to 3 for the bad power cable.

Justin D. Whitehead
07/25/12
Experience: 8 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap, spacious, decent airflow with front fan installed, handle!
Cons
None at this price point.
Summary
Great little case for the price. I'd be cautious about the handle with all the HDD slots filled. Very spacious inside and can handle very long cards!

SWAG REview
06/05/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
For the moment i like this product and ive been using it for 1month no problem
Cons
None
Summary
This item is really good good quality good price worth it

Wilkin_T
03/29/12
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Small
- Comes with a handle! :)
power supply included
Cons
metal is not the best (pay for what you get)
no 80 plus rating on psu
power button light is barely visible in daytime
Summary
I used this case for my brothers computer, and not only is it super compact, it also has a handle for when we need to book it out of the house during a code red/ fire. Nice design but cheaply made.

No Really
02/10/12
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Looks Great
Super Convenient Sturdy Handle
Surprisingly good fit & finish on the plastic components
**TOP** mounted USB + Audio
Cons
Hard-Drive Cage is very BASIC
mATX Motherboard (not ATX)
Low Capacity (300W) Power Supply
Summary
To be honest I was shopping for a low, low, low cost case for a really basic budget build. But I've actually developed kind of crush on this case.

It's a really convenient case if you don't mind going with a mATX motherboard and for a budget build, the light-weight power supply really isn't a problem (100W CPU, just say 50 for the motherboard, 10W here & there each for a few fans, SSD, DDR3, and a moderate level gaming card) -- really not a problem.

The quality of the metal is just slightly thin, but still fine and actually the fit & finish is surprisingly good and it's actually a good-looking case, classy power button.

And that handle is super convenient. AND the USB & Audio Connectors are mounted Top, Front (with a little door) -- you'd be surprised just how convenient that is for a floor-based case.

And although the power supply is cheap inexpensive; it didn't *look* like it was inexpensive.

The fans are your regular PC not-whisper-quiet, but the first thing the new own said (no lie) is "oooooooh, that's quiet!") [clearly upgrading older technology].

So, there's plenty of room for drives (although I wouldn't want a ton of hot, old drives in a smaller case with that tiny power supply). The real issue is that the drive cage is SPARTAN, NO FRILLS, no sliders, no latches, no hinges, nothing -- all permanently riveted... so you it's all screw-driver & tiny screw work -- that said, there's pretty good room to work in that area.

But this case is first on my list of good-value-for-money cases (especially, of course, on sale) if you just need a box -- all the rest of it is just a bonus.

I'd read some on-the-web reviews talking about lots of smashed shipping damage (not from NCIX), but I didn't see a hint of that; decent shipping box & packing, not a scratch on it. Good quality cord.

Ryan_K
01/16/12
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Case comes with a PSU, basic design, good value
Cons
Handle is very cheap, I wouldn't trust it.
Summary
The case is really great for a budget build. However, the handle is cheap and can snap off during shipping.

Reyphox
01/12/12
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Nice Small Subtle Case
Quite a bit of Space for a Small case
Good airflow
Carrying handle
Cons
Power supply provides too little current
Summary
Just bought my third one of these and I'd though I'd share my experience.
The case is great. For a lesser price it obviously won't be made of the thickest metals but for there price including a power supply, it is a good buy. Lots of room on the inside for everything you need. Subtle and doesn't draw too much attention so it's great for that mini server sitting in the corner.
The BAD: If you have some weak system on a LGA775 socket system or other older setup, the power supply is great. I have my old AM2 Sempron web server running for the last two years no issues.
BUT if you have a more modern board such as an AM3 or Sandy, this power supply probably won't reach the recommended current output for the motherboard. And since the power supply is obviously a cheap brand, it probably won't even supply whats on the label. So be prepared to throw a different supply into it!
I recommend to NCIX that they sell the model of the case WITHOUT the power supply. Other suppliers carry it! This way you save $10-20 on a power supply you don't need and you can put that to a nice cheap Coolermaster or Antec Power Supply.

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-12-12 07:34 PM

Jeffrey_K
12/15/11
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Price
Top handle
Cons
Cheaply made/Faulty design
Summary
4 clips which hold the top handle on to the case were broken when I received the item. NCIX built the PC so I am assuming it was damaged in shipping. Seeing that there was no damage to the shipping box I have to conclude that its a result of a cheap case/faulty design that it would break so easily. A search of Newegg reviews reveals the problem is common.

Despite this I would still say for the price its a good value.

Omar_D
12/14/11
Experience: 6 Days
Pros
Low cost, good looking case, VERY quiet, psu included.
Cons
flimsy metal cover, front "floppy disk" plastic covers fall out easily only 2 SATA power connectors.
Summary
Got this case because it was on sale for $39.99 at NCIX. Great looking case, with a handle so I can take it to different locations in my home. the 400w psu is probably the biggest factor in my decision to purchase this case.

it works great but the only thing I am concerned about is that there is only 2 SATA power connectors, both of which are being used for my DVD drive and hard drive. So IF i were to get another dvd drive or hard drive, how am I supposed to power it? Thats one downside to this PSU. the front plastic covering for the floppy drive slots fall into the case if you push it with little force. these are really small minor things that shouldnt repel you from buying this.

The case is great looking, lots of hard drive slots, the fans are quiet and the psu is quiet. It comes with all the necessary screws and instructions. One thing I really like is the location of the headphone and usb ports, which is at the top front of the case. Its very convenient since the tower will be sitting of the ground. I got this case as a part of a $300 budget pc and couldn't be more happier about my purchase, as this case was the right choice for my low cost pc build.

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