DEEPCOOL Showcase the GamerStorm Quadstellar: One Big Metal Shuriken Chassisby Ian Cutress on January 12, 2017 1:00 PM EST
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While we haven’t talked much about Deepcool over the years, every show I always ended up scheduling a meeting with them and they always seem receptive to ideas regarding their new chassis designs. The top end products come through the GamerStorm brand, and currently feature the Genome featuring an integrated helix-based reservoir water cooler attached to the front of the chassis, and the Tristellar – a three-pronged mini-ITX chassis designed to wow anyone that sees it. At CES this year, we were shown the next iteration of the Tristellar.
The Quadstellar is the bigger brother, supporting a full-sized extended ATX motherboard along with space for 12 storage drives, pretty much any size power supply you need (280mm), and houses a special segment for three graphics cards connected via PCIe 3.0 cables to the motherboard.
There’s support for five 120mm cooling fans in the design, or up to a 3x120 liquid cooler and a 2x120 liquid cooler as well. The idea here is to support dual GPU systems, such as the ASUS dual LGA2011-3 motherboard, as well as tri-GPU configurations. There’s plenty of room to move for sure, and perhaps the GPU segment is one of the best bits.
I postulated that this would make a good test bed for Ryan, making it easier to switch GPUs in and out of the system. Don’t get me wrong, this chassis is huge – 523 x 485 x 485 mm, and when the system is loaded the front facing fins are going to be designed to open up to allow more airflow.
Currently this is only a prototype – Deepcool told me that the aim is to build a fully aluminium version of the chassis and for it to weigh under 10kg all for around $300. That would be quite impressive, and we discussed the feasibility of adding feet to the bottom of the case in case someone wanted to prop it up vertically.
Despite the perhaps over-the-top look of the chassis, Deepcool is interested in any further suggestions for the design. The goal here is to have something near final at Computex, ready to ship in Q3.
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BrokenCrayons - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkI'm having trouble wrapping my brain around that case. It's certainly uniquely different in a way that makes me want to tilt my head off to one side like a confused puppy. And don't get me wrong, I sort of like it, but it's just difficult to comprehend as a computer.
DanNeely - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkSame here. This case desperately needs a few 360* walk around videos to explain it.
K_Space - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkI know the photography comment makes it every once every while @ AT but I'd have to say it'd be desereved here - sadlly-. I've googled the QuadStellar and it all makes sense. Was this shot on like a 200mm prime lens? Or perhaps the DeepCool stand was soo tiny that you one couldn't stand back enough to encompass the case in one shot? Nice video on Youtube here:
rocky12345 - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkThank you for the link to the video. This case actually makes a lot more sense now after seeing and hearing the spec's of it. I am not sure if it is a case I would get but I am sure it will be a go to case for a lot of the younger gamers out there for sure. Thanks again.
HomeworldFound - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkThe pictures are useless, I can't understand what I'm looking at.
HomeworldFound - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkIt's not the case either.. whomever took the pictures did a bad job.
rocky12345 - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkNot sure about this it seems like it will take up a fair amount of space and looks like it would be hard to find a spot that it would look good. I guess if your into movies or games based on the future this will appeal to you other than that it seems it will be a niche product only when it is released.
rocky12345 - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkI just wanted to add like someone else said. we need to see a 360 degree video of it to fully understand what this case is all about maybe after that things might look better for it in our eye's.
Murloc - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - linkthis is so complicated I don't get it. Maybe the presentation videos will help more...
etamin - Friday, January 13, 2017 - linkI'm really hoping they lose the "GamerStorm" branding.