Deepcool company has entered the market of computer cases not too long ago, but has managed to offer users a number of quite interesting models: from the simple and familiar, but well thought Pangu to the original and stylish Tristellar.
We are considering today Deepcool Genome model, which embodies another original idea: rather compact ATX-case with a powerful built-in liquid cooling system and design attracting the attention of others. This case was released in the sub-brand range oriented on players – Gamer Storm.
The case has average size for the ATX-model and rather unusual design. On the left side, there is a large window that allows you to see all the “stuffing” of the case. The removable front panel has a key turning backlight of the front panel off (it does not affect the backlight of the water block and fan).
The front is slightly protrudes from the sides to the center, but in the middle those halves do not connect, but are separated by a recess with a black substrate. At the bottom of the front panel, the recess extends, and in it is is placed a transparent cylinder with a “double helix” (at the sides of which are illuminating LED strips) through which coolant flows.
A top panel of the case has similar structure, but its “halfs” connect at a lesser angle and do not have additional decorative elements.
If you remove the front panel, you’ll find that it is covered inside with the perforated film – it somewhat reduces the amount of dust drawn into the case (one more sheet of such film is placed behind a “double helix” cylinder). However, the dust resisting efficiency of such a solution is not too high: aperture area is quite large, which allows fine dust particles to get inside.
It is noteworthy: before removing the top panel of the case, at first it’s necessary to remove the front, which holds its top.
On the upper left side of the casing are placed power and reset buttons, which are installed between the power and disk activity LEDs. To the right are two USB 3.0 ports, and headphone and microphone jacks.
The internal case equipment is as unusual as its original appearance. The power unit is placed in a compartment separated from the main inner space of the case with a metal casing.
In the front part of the case dividing wall is arranged at an angle, which keeps a space for installation of the motherboard, based on the power supply compartment cover. In front of the expansion slots, the partition wall has a break out section, the removal of which can accommodate a long expansion cards. If you remove this section, it guarantees compatibility with expansion cards up to 330 mm.
The vertical slots can accommodate not only a brackets with additional connectors, but the graphics card (which will allow enjoying its design in an upright position). To install the video card, however, it does not require the supplied flexible adapter for PCI-E x16 slot.
When you look to the right, you can see the slots for SSD and HDD: these are four baskets for 2.5″ drives on the back of the site for the motherboard and stand for two 3.5″ drives in the front of the compartment for the power supply.
The site for the power supply is equipped with a shock-absorbing rubber studs. You can also note the short distance between the power supply, once it is installed, and a basket for 3.5″ drives: stretching the cables from the power supply is desirable with the HDD rack removed.
The radiator is also worthy of a couple of words, and these words are laudatory, because it has a significantly more sophisticated design than the radiators of LSS Deepcool supplied separately. Improvements are reduced to the increased thickness (both general and worker-body of the radiator) and grew up from 14 to 20 the number of channels in the radiator.