Monday, April 27th 2015

DeepCool Launches GamerStorm TriStellar ITX Chassis

A week after its debut as part of CyberPowerPC's Trinity gaming desktop, DeepCool launched the GamerStorm TriStellar mini-ITX chassis, so PC enthusiasts can cram in whatever hardware they want. It may be designed for mini-ITX motherboards only, but this is not a lunchbox sized case you can tuck away behind your flatscreen. It measures 435 mm x 395 mm x 388 mm (WxDxH), and takes up the same volume inside a carton as a cubical ATX case of comparable dimensions would.

Its design involves three temperature-isolated chambers with a triangular projection, which converge at a central hub for cabling to route between them. The bottom-right chamber houses a standard-height mini-ITX motherboard tray with just enough clearance for a stock CPU cooler (up to 80 mm height), or an AIO liquid cooling block with a 120 mm radiator. The bottom-left chamber houses the standard ATX PSU bay, a slimline optical drive bay, and two 3.5-inch drive bays. The top chamber has three expansion slot covers, although there's just one PCI-Express gen 3.0 x16 riser. There's enough volume for a GeForce GTX TITAN-Z dual-GPU graphics card. This chamber offers another three 3.5-inch tray-type drive bays with hot-plugging back-planes and 2.5-inch support. DeepCool didn't disclose pricing.
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15 Comments on DeepCool Launches GamerStorm TriStellar ITX Chassis

#1
The Von Matrices
btarunr said:
takes up the same volume inside a carton as a cubical ATX case of comparable dimensions would.
Great PR spin, DeepCool. That same cubical ATX case could hold about 10x the number of components too. This is just another case that completely sacrifices practicality for aesthetics.
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#2
lZKoce
Interesting case, but after so many years I've felt mind blown for a case just a couple of times: Silverstone FT02 and InWin S-Frame, these are the one's that captured my imagination. Real awesomeness right there.
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#3
sc
Man, that is awesome, except... CPU cooling is gonna be crap. I can't see how a decent CPU cooler (AIO, tower) would fit in there.
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#4
ZoneDymo
ffing love it, truly something different.
And as I said before, add another "fin" and we can have a real Xbox
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#5
Animalpak
sc said:
Man, that is awesome, except... CPU cooling is gonna be crap. I can't see how a decent CPU cooler (AIO, tower) would fit in there.
Exactly only low profile cooler will be allowed and just a tiny 90mm fan for extract ?

Its big too :eek:

Oh and forget custom water cooling ... Or you will see tubes floating from compartment to another...
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#6
MakeDeluxe
This case is too big for the fact that you're forced to use an ITX board with it. Pretty cool idea though

Animalpak said:
Oh and forget custom water cooling ... Or you will see tubes floating from compartment to another...
If done right that could look pretty cool...
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#7
micropage7
nice for display, but the foot print looks pretty big than wide atx case
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#8
GreiverBlade
sc said:
Man, that is awesome, except... CPU cooling is gonna be crap. I can't see how a decent CPU cooler (AIO, tower) would fit in there.
read the other announcement about that case (cyberpower pc)
it can house a 120mm AIO single or dual fan according to the website.

oh and worth noticing that's mentioned in the original post of the news .... i guess looking just at image is a feature that some of use share.

yet still happy it's not a exclusive case for a "professional" pc assembler.
almost tempted to do a rig with one, if it would, one day, be available where i live ... (not my AM1 SG05 to ... that would be a under exploitation of the case possibility with that hardware xD )

tho since i am a fully converted Water cooling user now (no other cooling is worth it! WCLoop master race ;) "joke") it's not really a case for my main rig, and the price also ... :D (expecting something with 3 number at last ... )

tho it would look great as a HTPC for the bedroom ... (well my SG05 is not exactly ugly ... but still that Tristellar is good looking )
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#9
GhostRyder
If they made a version of this case that fit a Micro-ATX board and two GPU's in it, I would actually look into one if I could find a way to do water cooling with it. Its a cool looking case, would at least be cool at a LAN party.
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#10
Petey Plane
Actually really like this. Impractical, and kind of silly, but what is an ITX gaming computer, if not a toy? Toys are allowed to be impractical and silly, and this would look pretty cool sitting on a desk. Definitely not for everyone, but unique and different should be embraced. If you don't like it, there are tons of black, rectilinear boxes readily available.

Should around $150, or less, which i think would be a fair price.
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#11
kn00tcn
i still dont understand how the bottom legs wont snap off from the weight :confused:
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#12
GreiverBlade
kn00tcn said:
i still dont understand how the bottom legs wont snap off from the weight :confused:
because all the weight are on the bottom legs ... (PSU and Mobo) just the gpu is on the top and due to the form the weight of the top blade is evenly distributed on the bottom blades :D
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#13
AsRock
TPU addict
kn00tcn said:
i still dont understand how the bottom legs wont snap off from the weight :confused:
Their screwed on by the looks of it.
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#14
jallenlabs
I think its great that someone else is thinking outside the box, literally. I am sick of cubes and towers. This case will be part of my next build for sure.
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#15
kn00tcn
GreiverBlade said:
because all the weight are on the bottom legs ... (PSU and Mobo) just the gpu is on the top and due to the form the weight of the top blade is evenly distributed on the bottom blades :D
jallenlabs said:
I think its great that someone else is thinking outside the box, literally. I am sick of cubes and towers. This case will be part of my next build for sure.
4 little contact points to the ground, all the weight is in the air no matter which of the 3 compartments it's in, this is what i'm talking about

the 4 points are probably rubber i guess, but the middle area is so small still, how strong can it be? what if you pick it up from the top with the weight of the mobo & psu hanging below?
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