Deepcool Launches Two Mini-ITX Cases

Written by Antony Leather

January 7, 2015 // 1:06 p.m.

Tags: #deepcool #deepcool-pentower #deepcool-tristellar #liquid-cooling #mini-itx

Deepcool has launched the Tristellar and Pentower - two very interesting mini-ITX cases at CES 2015.

It introduced the cases at the Las Vegas-based trade show, which got underway yesterday. There are still few in-depth details about the new cases, but we spoke directly to Deepcool to glean some further details.

To start with, the Tristellar - a particularly unique-looking case sporting a tri-modular design not unreminiscent of certain Star Wars space-faring vessels.

It has three independent sections; one houses a mini-ITX motherboard and 2 x 3.5in bays which can also be converted to allow a 120mm radiator to be fitted. The second compartment houses the graphics card with a length limit of 320mm that's connected via a PCI-E extension cable and also has room for up to three 2.5in tool-free bays.

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The final section can house a standard 180mm PSU, two more 3.5in drive bays and also sports a slimline slot-loading optical drive bay. The centre of the case comprises an aluminium tube with a power button at the front while the I/O ports are located in the top module including two USB 3 ports and the usual audio minijacks.

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The Pentower is constructed from trestles, panels and an aluminum shell in a pentagonal prism shape. In order to make a neat and tidy layout, Deepcool says it placed the motherboard mount at one corner, and the graphics card at the opposite side - again using a PCI-E extension cable. The remaining space is filled with one 3.5in bay, two 2.5in hard drive bays and one slot-loading optical drive bay, which can be changed to one 2.5in hard drive bay.

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There is a cable management channel in the central of the case and Deepcool thinks it's just as easy, if not easier to build a PC into the Pentower as in a traditional PC case. After the shell is removed, all of the panels and trestles are exposed so users can install hardware directly without uninstalling any other part of the case.

We'll report any further findings and needless to say we can't wait to get our mitts on these two. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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