NZXT Apollo
Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 15 September 2006. Page 3 of 3. Add A Comment

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.

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