Packaging & Contents
The packaging of the case is quite simple. With a gray scale image of the case alongside the blue logo and X-Cruiser tag on the case. This may be sufficient to tell the potential buyer what is to be expected, but will certainly not stand out in a rack filled with other, full color packages. The case itself is bagged in a plastic bag, with Styrofoam spacers on top and bottom - nothing out of the ordinary here.
The window is covered by a thin film of plastic to protect it from scratches during transport. I would suggest leaving it on until you have finished putting together the entire system, but I peeled it off right away to show you what it looks like. The front sports three gauges, but let's take a closer look at them at a later point.
The front is covered by a door, which opens just wide enough for drives to open up without being obstructed. The angle is limited by a cable that is fed into the door at the bottom inner corner. These cables supply power to the three gauges in front. The back looks quite normal, with nothing really special here. Apevia chose to install an 8cm fan in the back, even though there is space for 92mm and 120mm fans as well.
The contents of the case are kept in a large bag. If you are wondering at this point if I may have left out anything in this picture, let me assure you, this is all you get with this case. A metal piece to screw into the back of the case, giving you the possibility to lock the side, a little bag of screws, four case screws and a speaker is all that is included. While the speaker is a nice feature, there are definitely too few screws for a packed system. Make sure to get some more, as you will most certainly run out if you are installing anything more than just the most basic hardware.