Deepcool GamerStorm Genome case joins the Republic of Gamers

We missed Deepcool's GamerStorm Genome case when it was first being shown at CES this year. The Genome is an ATX mid-tower chassis that includes a 360-mm liquid-cooler with a unique-looking helix-shaped reservoir right up at the front. Now, Deepcool is announcing that it's releasing a new version of the Genome case that's been certified by Asus' Republic of Gamers.

That ROG certification appears to mean that the case includes RGB lighting with a special connector for the Aura LED control header present on certain Asus motherboards and graphics cards. The PSU shroud lights up, as do the included reservoir and waterblock. Deepcool notes that the Genome ROG includes special slots for mounting LED light strips, too.

The Genome has a few other tricks up its sleeve besides the fancy lighting and integrated liquid-cooling system. The case includes an extra pair of expansion slots turned 90° and a PCIe riser cable. Folks who want to admire the front of their graphics card can mount it parallel to the motherboard. The two-disk 3.5" HDD cage can be mounted in two different places, and the case will take two 2.5" drives behind the motherboard, too.

Along with the liquid-cooling system, Deepcool includes another 120-mm fan at the rear of the case. Besides those, builders can mount two 120-mm or a single 200-mm fan up front behind the distinctive reservoir. Alternatively, folks who need even more liquid-cooling power can mount a second 240-mm radiator in the front.

Deepcool hasn't announced pricing for the new ROG-certified Genome case, but the original version goes for $229 on Newegg. That might seem high, but keep in mind that the included cooler goes for $139 by itself. This listing includes a 650W power supply for $249.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Sigh….

    Cases getting bigger and with more elaborate cooling as AMD and Nvidia cut back power consumption and Nvidia rings the death-knell for dual-GPU altogether whilst intel refuses to release 6+ core CPUs into the mainstream and most people are served perfectly with a 65W processor or lower. Even an overclocked 6700K isn’t going to pull more than 150W these days because there’s just not that much voltage headroom anymore.

    I’ll continue to accept downvotes for my unpopular opinion without caring; Clearly everyone wants a vast, cavernous, overpriced tower filled mostly with RGB LED things and lots of empty bays, slots and radiator mounting points. Adding a ROG logo (and presumably license fee) does nothing for the quality of this particular example but is sure to cost more than it would otherwise have done.

    Yay for progress!

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      Kind of an overreaction, don’t you think? We cover lots of little cases, and there are more coming out all the time. Some people do still like to have a big honking PC full of lights and fans, y’know. 🙂

        • Chrispy_
        • 3 years ago

        Probably. I’m just getting tired of waiting for this bigger + blinger RGB-lit craze to blow over.

        My 15″ laptop is 13mm thick and 3mm of that is the keyboard yet its 45 Watt i7-6700HQ is as fast as either of my desktops and the GTX 965M is capable of 1080p gaming, a modern version would have a 1060 in the same package. It’s powered by a 130W power pack and despite me hinting at how space efficient it is already, a quarter of that is a battery and a quarter of that is cooling.

        When a 275W Fury X is quieter than the competition with just one 120mm radiator, you have to wonder what the point of all these large airflow-centric cases with multiple locations for multiple-fan radiators… I mean, most enthusiast PC’s these days barely draw 275W from the wall in total.

        But I’m not trying to be popular, reasonable or open minded today; I’m in a bad mood because of politics and that makes me a grumpy old fart having a rant, which I’m okay with.

        • EndlessWaves
        • 3 years ago

        You cover lots of medium cases that the manufacturers claim are ‘compact’ but not that many genuinely small cases.

        Admittedly, that’s partly because they’re somewhat thin on the ground. As Chrispy says there’s a lot of attachment to buying ‘future proofing’ and spare capability despite the fact that it’s so rarely used.

        Although I’m not sure I’d agree about power consumption on GPUs. The GTX 1080 is still consuming the same 160W that the 7970 did five years ago. Although the idle consumption has gone down, so I guess the heat output over time is probably reduced.

          • Chrispy_
          • 3 years ago

          Just FYI the 7970 was a 250W card, the far smaller 7870 used 175W.

          I wasn’t going to mention it but since you brought it up – yes, there are a lot of manufacturer-claimed compact cases which are anything but compact.

          The Define C reviewed by Jeff last week is a perfect example. Fractal call it “C” for compact, but it’s still slightly larger than what a lot of manufacturers used to call “standard size”. Fractal’s compact tower doesn’t even hold the 8 drives that those old ATX towers used to either.

          I know that 120mm cooling fans are quieter than the 80mm fans of 1999 but at the same time, companies like N-Case and Silverstone are constantly proving that you don’t have to sacrifice cooling or noise levels by building a sensibly-sized PC.

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