I run a reefkeeper elite, I like it alot. You would need the net version which almost comes out to the same as the apex controller. Overall, for accessories, the reefkeeper comes out cheaper though. Things like the power strips, modules and probes are cheaper as well.
BUT alot of people swear by the apex, I can only comment on the reefkeeper which I love. I barely ever touch my tanks equipment now, the only time is when I hit the standby mode for during water changes and it turns off what I dont run while doing maintenance and keeps things like the lights on so I can see what I am doing.
Hope that was a little helpful at least.