Tuesday, June 30th 2015

DeepCool Intros Wave Micro-ATX Case

DeepCool introduced the Wave mini-tower case, designed for micro-ATX and mini-ITX builds. The case is characterized by a wavy design that run along its front facade, including a door that conceals some drive bays. The case features a top-positioned PSU bay, and with its drive cages occupying the top and central portions, this frees up room at the bottom (the expansion slot area) for graphics cards as long as 33 cm. The case also offers room for CPU coolers as tall as 14.5 cm. The DeepCool Wave offers two 5.25-inch, one exposed and three concealed 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Ventilation includes a 120 mm front intake, a 90 mm rear exhaust, and a 90 mm side vent. Measuring 387 mm x 175 mm x 353.5 mm (LxWxH), the case weighs 3.2 kg, and is made of SECC steel and ABS plastic. DeepCool didn't announce pricing or availability info.
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17 Comments on DeepCool Intros Wave Micro-ATX Case

#1
colin_mc
And what are the dimensions?
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#2
Caring1
Have we gone backwards in time?
Apart from the wavy front, my Antec Sonata appears to be very similar.
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#3
webdigo
I dont like the idea, about having the PSU in the top.
It will suck in the hot air, from other components. Leaving the PSU fan to perhaps run more rapidly
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
webdigo, post: 3307539, member: 53289"
I dont like the idea, about having the PSU in the top.
It will suck in the hot air, from other components. Leaving the PSU fan to perhaps run more rapidly
Dunno if you were being sarcastic, but that is how towers has been since the 90's and that was never a problem, unless you have some stupidly hot components and actually channeled the hot air directly into the PSU and the PSU was of crap quality.
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#5
btarunr
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colin_mc, post: 3307535, member: 83917"
And what are the dimensions?
Added.
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#6
webdigo
Frick, post: 3307547, member: 23907"
Dunno if you were being sarcastic, but that is how towers has been since the 90's and that was never a problem, unless you have some stupidly hot components and actually channeled the hot air directly into the PSU and the PSU was of crap quality.
Wasnt being sarcastic.
Well top vs. tottom PSU, is an endless debate. Frankly I dont see any benefit from a top PSU position. Thermal wise, an bottom PSU will always work better regardless IMO.
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#7
Joss
I also prefer bottom PSU, if nothing else to have top open mesh for heat exhaust.

I and a friend once cut two square holes on the top of an Antec P160. One to have the PSU's fan facing upwards and the other to have an exhaust 120mm fan. This was back in 2004... memories.
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#8
Static~Charge
Frick, post: 3307547, member: 23907"
Dunno if you were being sarcastic, but that is how towers has been since the 90's and that was never a problem, unless you have some stupidly hot components and actually channeled the hot air directly into the PSU and the PSU was of crap quality.
Back in the 90's, almost all power supplies had front-mounted fans. This allowed them to remove the hot air that builds up at the top of the case. Most current power supplies have a top-mounted fan. If you put one of these in the top of a tower case, the fan will face down, and a pool of hot air as tall as the power supply itself will accumulate. If you have any drives in the upper bays, they will slowly cook in the heat.
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#9
Sir Alex Ice
As long as you have an 120mm exhaust fan, you're good. Wave is a little short with just a 90mm fan, but it should be fine.
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#10
micropage7
wow back to 90's era, like many said history repeat itself
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#11
subtec
webdigo, post: 3307563, member: 53289"
Frankly I dont see any benefit from a top PSU position.
There's a very simple reason for a top-mounted PSU: 5.25" bays. A 5.25" optical drive is usually 170-190mm long, which after taking cables into account means at least 200mm of space available in the case. Meanwhile a mATX motherboard is 244mm wide, which means if the 5.25" bays are at the same level as the motherboard, the case will need to be ~450mm deep.

On the other hand, if you have the 5.25" bays at the level of the PSU there's a lot more space to work with, since most ATX PSUs are 190mm or less. That's what allows for this case to be only 387mm deep.

You could have a bottom-mounted PSU and 5.25" bays at the bottom-front, but I think most people would find that too inconvenient.
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#12
lZKoce
webdigo, post: 3307563, member: 53289"
Wasnt being sarcastic.
Well top vs. tottom PSU, is an endless debate. Frankly I dont see any benefit from a top PSU position. Thermal wise, an bottom PSU will always work better regardless IMO.
Even if you turn the bottom PSU fan facing inwards? I've seen top PSU's that face outwards - suckign air from the top of the case. For reference: Silverstone Kublai- series KL06. I'd say it's more about how you set up your airflow. Positive or negative. Not so much where the PSU is located. I like bottom PSU's becasue of gravity. It brings weight to the bottom of the case. Airflow I am not bothered if it's top or bottom.
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#13
3125b
I assume it will be around 35 bucks, at least it looks cheap.
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#14
webdigo
lZKoce, post: 3307905, member: 102554"
Even if you turn the bottom PSU fan facing inwards? I've seen top PSU's that face outwards - suckign air from the top of the case. For reference: Silverstone Kublai- series KL06. I'd say it's more about how you set up your airflow. Positive or negative. Not so much where the PSU is located. I like bottom PSU's becasue of gravity. It brings weight to the bottom of the case. Airflow I am not bothered if it's top or bottom.
Why would you turn the bottom PSU fan facing inwards? I assume you are still talking about a bottom PSU, where you flip the PSU around, so the fan is pointing up against the videocard.
Depending on how tall your GPU cooler is, the PSU fan and GPU fan(s) could struggle over the same air.
Besides the heat raises to the top. So I doubt the PSU fan will help that much, to blow the hot air outside, from inside the pc-case.
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#15
Tomorrow
DeepCool intros Microwave ATX case < My first reaction when quickly reading the title :D
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#16
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!


Antec III 500.. Hmm...

DeepCool steals ideals from Antec? :roll:
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#17
micropage7
Toothless, post: 3310435, member: 148599"


Antec III 500.. Hmm...

DeepCool steals ideals from Antec? :roll:
i dunno, but nowadays many brands release their stuff close each other like they take some design from this one and add here and there then release it, so you can find some similarity among the products
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