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NZXT Apollo

Michael Larabel

Published on 15 September 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
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Performance:

Proceeding to see how well the NZXT Apollo truly stacks up, we had installed the following hardware:

Hardware Components
Processor: Intel Xeon 5150 Woodcrest
Motherboard: Tyan Tempest i5000VS
Memory: 2 x 512MB Kingston DDR2 FB-DIMMs
Hard Drives: Seagate 200GB SATA2
Optical Drives: Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM
Power Supply: SilverStone ST75ZF 750W
Software Components
Operating System: Fedora Core 5

Installing the Tyan server motherboard inside of this chassis was a tight fight but luckily, all had fit well. During the entire installation process, we had not run into any show-stopping challenges. The included fans were relatively quiet, and the SECC steel design had done a great job at keeping the system minimally quiet.

Conclusion:

This has been yet another case review, and while nothing too jaw dropping was done with this case, NZXT had managed to make the Apollo into a nice midtower package. Much of the chassis is screw-less, offers an innovative see-through smoked acrylic pane, and uses SECC steel for top-notch quality. At the time of writing, the NZXT Apollo can be found for approximately $70 USD, which is well priced for the offering.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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