Build quality is solid throughout, the smooth-rubber coating provides a quality look and feel, and we appreciate the fact that Deepcool is trying something a little different.
For £69.99, Deepcool's Steam Castle succeeds at offering PC builders something a little different to the norm. Styled with steampunk ambitions and designed with various high-performance components in mind, the chassis will turn heads and can be used to put together a powerful mini- or micro-ATX build.
The Steam Castle is the first Deepcool chassis to appear on our radar, and for the most part, we've come away pleasantly surprised. Build quality is solid throughout, the smooth-rubber coating provides a quality look and feel, and we appreciate the fact that Deepcool is trying something a little different.
That said, there are a few rookie mistakes in evidence here. Side panels with no handles are an obvious oversight, as is a front 3.5in bay with no external access, and the jumble of cables attached to the side I/O panel make the build process more arduous than it ought to have been.
None of these issues should be considered deal-breakers, however, and if you're a fan of the way it looks or a builder looking for low-cost modding opportunities, the Steam Castle offers performance potential in a reasonably compact and eye-catching frame.
Quirky steampunk-esque aesthetics
Room for potent mini- or micro-ATX builds
Built-in fan controller and LED lighting
Available in a choice of colours
Total of six storage bays
Solid build quality
Side panels have no handles
Access to front 3.5in bay is blocked
I/O panel cabling is very awkward
Deepcool Steam Castle
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