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