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APEX MI-100BK Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply

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  • Steel Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 250W Power Supply
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Apex’s MI-100BK case is a great choice for instances where you don’t have a lot of space for a system. It would work well in kiosks or as a video wall controller cabinet. You could also use it to control information signs in a hotel or airport. Its small size would also make it a good choice for a HTPC.

There are two external bays, one 5.25” and one 3.5”. There is also a 3.5” hard drive bay and a full-height expansion slot. The front panel also has two audio jacks and two USB ports. The 250W power-supply delivers ample power for all your components needs. Once everything is installed put the lid back on and you’re good to go.

  • newegg Mini-ITX System with 3 Drive Bays Featuring one external 5.25" drive bay and two 3.5" drive bays (one external and one internal), the APEX MI-100 provides sufficient expandability as a mini-ITX case.
  • newegg Built-in 250W PSU The APEX MI-100 is equipped with a 250W power supply unit to handle ample power consumption for most mini-ITX systems.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The APEX MI-100 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

Learn more about the APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED) MI-100BK

Model

Brand
APEX
Model
MI-100BK

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
250W
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
1

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 2.0 / Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
11.80" x 8.70" x 5.10"

Features

Features
Sturdy construction
Thermally optimized
Excellent EMI shielding

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • N/A
  • 4/10/2014 2:24:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsMI-100BK

Pros: Shiny, looks good.
250W power supply.
Mini-ITX, decent airflow.
Fits full slot card.

Cons: Scratches easily.
Need to remove power supply before working with it.

Other Thoughts: The reason for 3 eggs is because I recived my case with a dead power supply and Apex's terrible customer service. My 30 day newegg return period had ended (I recieved the case as a gift for christmas) and had to deal with Apex customer support. Sent them an email, three weeks later no response. Called on different occasions there customer service told me to contact newegg and newegg said it was under Apex's warranty and I had to talk to Apex. I contacted Apex again, was AGAIN redirected to newegg. After explaining what had happened to me to the newegg rep, I was given an extended 14 day RMA return period. Got a a new case and it works perfectly.

SPECS:
Intel D945GCLF2 board with Atom 330
2GB Ram
GT 430 PCI
320 GB HDD

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  • Chris
  • 9/24/2013 5:40:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case - One Big flaw

Pros: - Sleek / Very nice design
- Compact - Perfect for media center (which was what I was building)
- Over all nice case

Cons: - Generic Power supply
- The power supply sits directly above the CPU fan. In my case Ipurchased the AMD A8 Black edition. The PSU sat directly on top (touching) the CPU fan, so the machine would get hot immediately and shut down. Have to RMA for a larger case

Other Thoughts: Nice for a media center with a small processor (A4/A6) with small heatsink and fan, otherwise look for another case and save yourself some trouble.

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  • Bob
  • 8/2/2013 9:16:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!

Pros: -Plenty of space for cable management.
-Integrated PSU is a plus.
-Great layout and good looking case.
-Seems to fit a full size GPU.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: You will have to remove the power supply to have enough room to put the motherboard in and plug in cables.

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  • N/A
  • 3/27/2013 5:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: Full sized expansion slot, 3.5" HD slot, simple front pannel

Cons: little cramped and poor airflow with a full sized hard drive

Other Thoughts: The Case is good and suits my needs quite well for a low profile case.

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  • Brad
  • 1/8/2013 9:07:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent little case

Pros: Small size, reasonably well made, inexpensive.

Cons: The case is fairly tight, but nothing unexpected here. The lack of any case fans is the greater omission. I used in a loose fan I had into the field of holes which works but it would be nice if it had proper case fans.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I buy small cheap cases like this as long as they don't die or burst into flames I'm satisfied. By that measure, this works.

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  • Artichoke50
  • 11/24/2012 2:16:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRun as fast as you can....

Pros: Sorry, can't think of any.

Cons: 1. Instructions begin by telling you to pry off the front fascia (very fragile plastic) from the bottom--nothing more. So, you do that, and bingo the 2 tabs on the sides/top snap in a heartbeat. Goodbye fascia.
2. You place the slightest pressure on the front panel pins and they are gone: pulled out of the sockets.
3. None of the Power supply cables are sleeved and the wires seem very fragile especially the insertion into the pins, again.
4. But the worst thing about the P-S cables that they are so short: another 6-8" inches and thy could have been neatly tucked away under the front 3.5" drive bay. The way they are now, is that they are piled up above the CPU cooler, behind the 5.25" drive bay and blocking any ventilation across the case. I have never seen such a mess.

Other Thoughts: It is hard to believe that whoever engineered this case, actually tried to use it in practice. A particular case in point: there is this huge empty space underneath the 3.5" external drive bay which could easily have accommodated a 3.5" drive, or 2x2.5" drives. Instead, it is used for nothing (you can't even store excess cables there) and they make you install a 3.5" drive vertically on the side of the case--in the only place you can put a case fan. Which of course, everybody does, and moves the hard drive to the 3.5" external drive bay. Just plain dumb.
This thing is going in the garbage as soon as I can order a suitable replacement.

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  • cyc1on
  • 4/17/2012 6:48:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsquiet but too hot for spinning drives

Pros: Small and sturdy, big enough for a full sized optical drive, which should be preferred since small form factor opticals are too slow and too expensive. Inexpensive for the cost in my opinion for the quality and construction. Very quiet case fit a ITX motherboard easily. Even with a modified heatsink taller than my original low profile heatsink setup it still fit fine. Great little 250watt power and VERY quiet!

Cons: Airflow for a traditional spinning hard drive inside heats up to 117 degrees in under 10 minutes. Way too hot for a hard drive. Even though there are vents, the case needs some type of optional fan mounts of some size. Screwing the hard drive rails was kind of strange. It needs the pointed tip screws that are provided. The directions only showed the head of the screw. Took a bit of elbow grease to screw the hard drive rails to the case.

Other Thoughts: Need to get a little inventive finding a way to create better air flow if you have a traditional hard drive inside. Where to put the fans!?

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  • Brian
  • 10/6/2011 5:56:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic HTPC Case

Pros: -Room for everything but not TOO big
-Great psu
-Perfect LED indicator brightness
-Great airflow (temps below 55c)

In this case I was able to fit:
-Asus at3iont
-two dimms of ram (no heatsinks)
-two HDDs (one in bay, one with dots of cushion tape around outside of drive to bottom of case transversly mounted as there is plenty of room)
-one OCZ SDD (mounted with cushion tape to top of HDD longitudinally mounted)
-Ceton InfiniTV pci-e tuner card (with custom made copper heatsink epoxied on using arctic silver 2 part epoxy)
-LG Bluray burner
-two GEIL internal 80mm PWM fans
-two *externally mounted* Arctic Cooling PWM fans
*bells and whistles*
-two 4" ccfl's
-nylon cable sleeving

It did take time to get everything mounted in this case. It was not all plug and play; however, it did not require any modification of the case in any way.

My psu fan was also mounted correctly from the factory. I imagine if it was incorrect I would have opened it and simply changed it

Cons: -power supply not modular
-front of case is acrylic, while attractive, it scratches easily
-must sleeve cableing yourself
-must select addition fans (also a plus if your like me and want to select your own cooling/loudness ratio)

Other Thoughts: I was a bit dissapointed to read the reviews where people couldn't fit everything into their case. As you can see with a bit of inginuity you are able to mount just about anything in this case barring a full sized GPU.

Airflow is good in this case with even only two added fans opposite of expansion slot.

The individual who had the very top of his cpu fan right up to the top of his power supply opviously wasn't going to get any airflow as there was no where for the fan to pull air from. There is a solution to that. Thermaltake makes a "slim" heatsink/fan also available on this site.

In order to cool any hardware mounted in the expansion slot, you will be required to mount the fans externally on the side of the case. Artic cooling makes an attractive fan with cage to keep your fingers and wires out if you desire. The ventillation holes will need to be drilled out SLIGHTLY in order to pass a solid screw (rubber mounts excluded)

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  • Sirbobbinhood
  • 3/11/2011 5:40:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot for me

Pros: Really nice looking
Power supply runs fine
Almost silent

Cons: I liked everything about this case til I tried to install a blu-ray drive. The back of the drive comes flush with the power supply, there is no room to have either cable plugged in. Also the mount for the HDD is kind of weird, they set up the case so that both sides have good ventilation, no active cooling but tons of vent space, and then they want you to install your hard drive right in front of the vents they made it makes no sense. But that's not that big of a deal because it still stays decently cool inside, I returned it because I want a blu-ray drive in my media center.

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  • pauld
  • 1/11/2011 5:11:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou can make it work

Pros: * Small form factor
* Glossy Finish
* Inexpensive with a power supply.

Cons: * VERY tight for components, air flow is an issue
* Wont work with most regular DVD Players/CD Roms
* Frame is a little flimsy, can bend if not careful
* Power supply vents into case? Dumb.

Tools required:
* Dremel
* 1/4 Corded Power Drill
* Spare case fans
* Files, sandpaper, steel wool
* Optional Glossy Spray Paint

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-I

First off I mounted the motherboard, ,mounted the CPU with stock cooler, Power Supply wont fit now. It was about 1/8 inch too tall. Luckily the stock fan assembly had these little standoff feet that raised it off the heet sink which I dremeled off. With the feet gone it all fit, exactly, cpu heatsink, touching cpu fan, touching the power supply. Not good for airflow.

This is when I noticed the CPU fan blowing upward (yes), but the power supply fan was setup to take air from the back and blow it down into the CPU (huh??). Two fans blowing at each other didn't work.

Other Thoughts: ...Cons continued

So I figured I could just reverse the power supply fan to take air from inside case and blow out the back. Air flow was still bad, CPU fan would ramp up like a jet plane trying to cooldown CPU.

I broke down power supply again, took the metal side with exhaust holes and traced them onto case above where power supply mounts. I took my corded drill with metal bits and drilled holes in top. Mounted power supply for intake from back, vent out top.

Air flow was still pretty weak so there was just barely enough room to screw 80mm fans on each side of case, one pulling in, one pushing out.

Unfortunately the addition of the two case fans added a considerable amount of noise. And the hard drive is still getting little air flow so is heating up.

The DVD drive required dremeling off the sides of the faceplate to fit in the bay.

Also if someone wants it to look nice they'd need to file/sand/steel wool down the air holes and repaint.

Case works but needs ti

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