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    Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Deepcool tries its hand at a Steampunk-inspired chassis.
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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    It certainly won't be to everyone's taste but I like it, I always feel there are far too many boring square boxes out there and not enough chances are taken design wise.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    I still fail to see any "steampunk" in that case, I don't think it looks bad, just don't see any "steampunk" there, Deepcool seems to of just used the name in the marketing as it's "cool" atm, that or their designer just heard the cool term without the first idea of what it meant.

    I watched Bill Owen's review/look at this case on youtube, they pulled up a couple of points you seem to of missed.
    Although you cannot really use psu's longer than 160mm, it becomes far worse if you want a modular psu, then even a standard 140mm deep psu becomes tricky.
    Allot of this could of been alleviated by simply swapping the psu and 2.5" cage positions over, allowing the majority of the cables to clear the 3.5" cage that's in the way.
    To remove the 2.5" cage you have to get the bottom bezel off and to do that you have to peel off 3 of the rubber feet as they hid the 3 screws that hold the bottom bezel on.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    I'm off the opinion that that is truly ugly!

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    It's not crying "steampunk" to me either. When I saw the first picture, I thought "Mehh, maybe like an engine, sort of thing?", but the more I've seen it, the more I think it's just off-base. A string of LEDs running down the little grovves and you get away with cyberpunk, perhaps (modders at the ready!)?

    I can't help but feel that, given the size of the case, there shouldn't be any clearance issues for anything. It's too "big" to be so constrained (Pob255's PSU comments in particular).

    Deepcool need to go back to the drawing board on this one. For what fundamentally looks like a wider Bitfenix Prodigy with some bling on the roof, they've missed the mark.

    On a side-note, can we get some thermal testing done in the smaller chassis that you review? A case can look as good (or otherwise) as it wants, but if its cooling ability is naff, it can stay on the shelf.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    I'm really not into the whole "steampunk" thing at all, but I do quite like the look of this case. That said, the IO panel cabling is a bit... meh.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    It's a good looking case, certainly.
    A couple of groovy features as well... but alas, when you get inside it there are way too many other features that are absolute deal-breakers for me.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Steampunk eh? With black, red and white options? I await the limited edition brass finish version with optional analogue fan-monitor dial display.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Looks more like it was influenced by the tastes of alt/industrial fans, judging by the angled ports which are reminiscent of a gasmask, rather than the steampunk aesthetic. I'd expect a lot of brass and dark-coloured wood in a steampunk case. Then again, it's also reminding me of my dad's electric shaver.

    I think even my teenage nephew would recoil from this case though. It's hard to imagine who would look at this and think it looks good.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpyo View Post
    Steampunk eh? With black, red and white options? I await the limited edition brass finish version with optional analogue fan-monitor dial display.
    An analogue fan-monitor dial display.

    My. Lord.

    BRB, need to change my pants.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Just seen the photos on the ****** review, they had a red version in, it's all bright red glossy plastic
    If they had painted it to look like bakelite and made the grills a brass or copper colour it would look like cheap steampunk

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Just seen the photos on the ****** review, they had a red version in, it's all bright red glossy plastic
    If they had painted it to look like bakelite and made the grills a brass or copper colour it would look like cheap steampunk
    Oh, the red case in the "Zetrov" review? I saw that too. It's a bit more like a Ferrari-esque engine design, like the Coolermaster V8. Those two would pair up nicely, come to think of it.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Blergh!

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    The case top reminds me of a well known make of shaver!

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    This is just a big clunky horrific plastic mess. It's about as steampunk as a wheel of cheese. I've not seen a case fail so badly at it's goals, ever.

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    Re: Reviews - Deepcool Steam Castle

    Innards look astoundingly similar to Aerocool's "Deep Silence" case, which looks a whole lot better TBH.
    This looks more "DieselPunk" than steampunk.

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