This past January at CES Deepcool showed us a prototype of a Micro-ATX case that had sort of a Steampunk design to it. That prototype would later become the Deepcool Steam Castle, which we have in to review today! This case really stands out with its design and will definitely get some attention if you are attending a LAN party or other computer event. Besides its unique look the case also supports both micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, has room for 5 hard drives, full size ATX power supplies and lots of room for cooling. Let’s take a look…
DeepCool is a name we normally associate with cooling products, but recently they have introduced a few cases. At CES 2014 DeepCool introduced a Steampunk-themed micro ATX / mini ITX case called the Steam Castle.
APASF was born out an idea of mixing the well established Steampunk design with the post-apocalyptic style. The idea has been in my head for the last 5-6 years but I wanted to wait until I developed my paint effect skills to a point where I knew I could replicate to perfection the idea I had in my head. The secondary concept factor was to give it a “modular” look like the Thermaltake BMW case had (the original limited stupidly expensive one, not the current one) so that´s why I used a slim HTPC as a base so I could have parts literally coming popping out of the case.
For this mod I used a Silverstone TJ11. To many, this is the most coveted full tower water cooling case to own and mod. I decided to do a Steampunk mod because there are not very many out there. Not saying I could out do any of them, I just thought it would be a really fun thing to try. Most of my ideas came from looking at photos online of clothing, jewelry and just old Steampunk style photos. I also did not play very much of this mod. I just played it by ear as I went. Overall I am very pleased with how it came out and I fully plan on doing another one in the future.
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