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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys, im thinking of getting the NZXT Apollo case because my current case is terrible. My current case is an 'Aeromax Galaxy III' which is one of the worst cases ive used. It is so cheaply made and most of it is falling apart. Also, the ventilation is quite bad with only 2 80mm fans which actually make some air flow. I have 2 more in the front but there is no ventilation holes on the plastic front of the case so it makes those 2 fans a waste of time.

Ive been looking around and im thinking of getting the Apollo because the company has had some good reviews on other cases. This one appears to have much more space because at the moment, everything is a squeeze with an 8800GT and a Big Typhoon. Also it looks like it has much better ventilation and airflow because it uses 120mm fans rather than 80mm which is good. =]

Any thoughts on this case would be great. http://www.nzxt.com/products/apollo/
post #2 of 10
I don't know that one exactly but my friend has a nzxt zero and the quality of it is no better than my xion onyx. Its also right on par with the apevia x-discovery. I am unimpressed.
post #3 of 10
i`ve got the Apollo for 5 months now and i love it
only problem is the dust...it`s a dust magnet
but some filter do miracles
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post #4 of 10
I've got an NZXT Trinity... The one with the mirror front. Aside from it being a magnet for fingerprints, i've had no troubles with it.

Took out the sideways HD cage and now the airflow is great.

Fine cases!
post #5 of 10
I own an Apollo too. The front fan can only be a maximum of 120x120x25 mm . Anything more and you will have to cut into the harddrive cage. If you are planning to do some cable management with this case it may be difficult. It does not have much space between the motherboard tray and the back panel so routing is going to be a problem.


Overall it is a good case for the money. The build quality is good and I like the screwless design.
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Originally Posted by wastedtime View Post
I own an Apollo too. The front fan can only be a maximum of 120x120x25 mm . Anything more and you will have to cut into the harddrive cage. If you are planning to do some cable management with this case it may be difficult. It does not have much space between the motherboard tray and the back panel so routing is going to be a problem.


Overall it is a good case for the money. The build quality is good and I like the screwless design.
Harddrive cage? whats that
that was the first thing i got out...useless...got my 2 hdd`s on their sides in 2 5,25 bays and now i use the original hdd place for my waterpump, and a thicker 120mm fan so no problems there.

as for the cable management...you`re right...i could barely stuff the 24pin wire between the mobo tray and the sidepanel.
but that`s still a work in progress
when i get it all figured out i`ll post some pics so you acn get the idea
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Harddrive cage? whats that
that was the first thing i got out...useless...got my 2 hdd`s on their sides in 2 5,25 bays and now i use the original hdd place for my waterpump, and a thicker 120mm fan so no problems there.

as for the cable management...you`re right...i could barely stuff the 24pin wire between the mobo tray and the sidepanel.
but that`s still a work in progress
when i get it all figured out i`ll post some pics so you acn get the idea

By the harddrive cage I actually meant the one that is fixed to the upper 5.25 drive bays. I took out the removable cage too . I wanted to fit a panaflo 38mm in there for a front intake.
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get the cm690 instead. Higher quality, better performance. Search around the internet you should be able to get it for around $50.
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get the cm690 instead. Higher quality, better performance. Search around the internet you should be able to get it for around $50.
quoted for truth.
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post #10 of 10
Not to frown on any of your opinions, but my little brother has the Apollo, and from my experience it is a horrible case. The airflow is horrible, the build quality is low, the case is cramped, and the case is a dust magnet. Some of NZXT's other products are good, but I found the Apollo to be lacking.
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