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APNX Announces New C1 Mid-Tower Case


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Advanced Performance Nexus (APNX), a new player in the computer components market, is proud to announce the global release of the APNX C1 gaming case. The premium mid-tower ATX case brings together a beautiful new look with a one-piece mesh panel that wraps around the front and right-side panel, robust build quality, and impressive out-of-the-box cooling performance with its 4x pre-installed 120 mm FP1 PWM ARGB fans. Available in black, white, and two-toned ChromaFlair, the C1 starts at MSRP $139 USD.

APNX is comprised of teams across Taiwan and Europe with over 20 years of experience in product development in the gaming and PC hardware space. APNX is one of nine brands from the group, Pro Gamersware, and benefits from the combined resources, expertise, and investment in the formation of its products. "This launch is a historical moment for our team," said Tony Lin, CEO of APNX. " APNX is our first chance to collaborate and put everything we've learned into a single brand. So far, everyone's expectations have been exceeded."

The APNX C1: Reliable Performance, Economical Elegance
The C1's curved edges, smooth finish, and toolless paneling make for a comfortable building experience regardless of how you want to build. The front L-shaped mesh panel gives the C1 its unique look and excellent thermal efficiency as the large mesh area optimizes front and side airflow.

The C1 case is designed to perform right out of the box. 4x pre-installed 30 mm APNX FP1 fans come in the case, delivering a boost to thermals without the need to buy separately. The FP1 reaches an impressive and efficient 86.9 CFM airflow with up to 1600 RPM; a performance boost of 30-50% over regular 25 mm fans.

The C1 provides perforated front, side, and top panels for multiple cooling configurations. The interior allows for up to dual 360 mm radiator support, 11 fan slots, clearance for even the biggest graphics cards, and an optional GPU card holder and riser cable kit (sold separately). If you want to go for a clean build, the removable cable management sidebar on the motherboard backplate will help to funnel and hide your cables. If removed, you open up a bracket for additional fan or radiator options, which offers a further boost to cooling performance over the stock configuration.

Other features include:
  • 8 mm panels thickness made of SGCC and SECC steel
  • I/O panel ports: 2x USB 3.0 type-A, 1x USB 3.0 type-C, and a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Two removable dust filters - one behind the front panel, and the other under the case
  • Rubber grommets and Velcro straps for cable management
  • GPU Card Kit provides a cardholder and riser cable (sold separately)

The C1 case will be sold at an MSRP at US$139 for black or white, and MSRP at US$159 for ChromaFlair. Availability may vary by region.

What Else is In the APNX Fall Line-up?
Along with the launch of the FP1 case fan - that comes included in the C1 case - is the aftermarket FP2 case fan. Like its FP1 cousin, the FP2's 30 mm design outperforms standard 25 mm fans and is the best overall performer in the FP fan series. The FP2 comes encased in a premium steel plate frame and includes a reverse flow blade to let you customize your airflow direction.

The other cooling option is APNX's AP1-V air tower cooler. The AP1-V boasts a 5-heatpipe design cased inside a professional-grade aluminum alloy frame, and a powerful 245 W TDP to handle heavy workloads compared to its size.

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Nov 3, 2014
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why is this newsworthy? it's a completely generic case from a no-name brand that's twice the price of comparables.
Apr 29, 2023
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why is this newsworthy? it's a completely generic case from a no-name brand that's twice the price of comparables.
No chassis is "newsworthy". This is simply a re-hosted press release, like every single other piece of content sans reviews is on this site....
Mar 1, 2021
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Cooling Scythe Mugen 5 RGB
Memory 2*16 Kingston Fury DDR4-3600 double ranked
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 6800 16 GB
Storage 1*512 WD Red SN700, 1*2TB Curcial P5, 1*2TB Sandisk Plus (TLC), 1*14TB Toshiba MG
Display(s) Philips E-line 275E1S
Case Fractal Design Torrent Compact
Power Supply Corsair RM850 2019
Mouse Sharkoon Sharkforce Pro
Keyboard Fujitsu KB955
why is this newsworthy? it's a completely generic case from a no-name brand that's twice the price of comparables.
It is a Press Release.......easy to publish and also nice to know. If you don't mind reading it, just don't do it.

In addition to the PR, I like to add that APNX is more or less an offsping from Aerocool. Yeah, I know they have a fancy backstory on the website and all the usual yadda yadda how much they care about the buyers, but some still might this information interesting.
Oct 18, 2013
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In the abyss, where all I can see is...nuthin !
System Name The Little One
Processor i5-11320H @4.4GHZ
Motherboard AZW SEI
Cooling Fan w/heat pipes + side & rear vents
Memory 64GB Crucial DDR4-3200 (2x 32GB)
Video Card(s) Iris XE
Storage WD Black SN850X 4TB m.2, Seagate 2TB SSD + SN850 4TB x2 in an external enclosure
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" & 2x 32"
Case Practically identical to a mac mini, just purrtier in slate blue, & with 3x usb ports on the front !
Audio Device(s) Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
Power Supply 65w brick
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2
Keyboard Logitech G613 mechanical wireless
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shitzu turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores PDQ
Jan 19, 2012
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Processor i5-13500
Motherboard MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4
Cooling Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 White
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x8GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX3060 12GB
Storage 250GB NVME (main) 1TB SSD (Game) 1TB HDD (Storage) 2TB HDD (ext Backup)
Display(s) Benq 27" GW2765 + Asus 27" VE278 + 55" Hisense
Case Cougar MX600 White
Audio Device(s) Audiotrack Prodigy Cube DAC + Edifer S330D + Plantronics RIG 400
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G403 Hero
Keyboard EVGA Z15 Brown Tactile (Blue Oring, Lube, Silence Pad)
Lot more that is not shown here. C1 has some good features and design aspect
Aug 14, 2013
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System Name boomer--->zoomer not your typical millenial build
Processor i5-760 @ 3.8ghz + turbo ~goes wayyyyyyyyy fast cuz turboooooz~
Motherboard P55-GD80 ~best motherboard ever designed~
Cooling NH-D15 ~double stack thot twerk all day~
Memory 16GB Crucial Ballistix LP ~memory gone AWOL~
Storage 500GB Samsung 850 Evo (OS X, *nix), 128GB Samsung 840 Pro (W10 Pro), 1TB SpinPoint F3 ~best in class
Display(s) ASUS VW246H ~best 24" you've seen *FULL HD* *1O80PP* *SLAPS*~
Case FT02-W ~the W stands for white but it's brushed aluminum except for the disgusting ODD bays; *cries*
Audio Device(s) A LOT
Power Supply 850W EVGA SuperNova G2 ~hot fire like champagne~
Mouse CM Spawn ~cmcz R c00l seth mcfarlane darawss~
Keyboard CM QF Rapid - Browns ~fastrrr kees for fstr teens~
Software integrated into the chassis
Benchmark Scores 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
Dang, this looks like a really nice first entry
Jun 2, 2017
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Processor AMD 7900X3D
Motherboard Asus X670E E Strix
Cooling In Win SR36
Memory GSKILL DDR5 32GB 5200 30
Video Card(s) Sapphire Pulse 7900XT (Watercooled)
Storage Corsair MP 700, Seagate 530 2Tb, Adata SX8200 2TBx2, Kingston 2 TBx2, Micron 8 TB, WD AN 1500
Display(s) GIGABYTE FV43U
Case Corsair 7000D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Corsair Void Pro, Logitch Z523 5.1
Power Supply Deepcool 1000M
Mouse Logitech g7 gaming mouse
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 11 Pro 64 Steam. GOG, Uplay, Origin
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 46183 Time Spy: 25121
Looks to me like the Phanteks P360 just with a different front grill.