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Deepcool Debuts $599 Tristellar S Case That Resembles 'Star Wars' Shuttle

One of the best parts about building a custom PC is the personalization. Choosing a case that reflects your personality and flair can often cost a little more, but enthusiasts willing to go the extra mile end up with a system they can truly be proud of and call their own. Deepcool has often provided eccentric case options in the consumer market, but the company has also gone the extra mile and announced one of its most unique (and expensive) case offerings to date: the Tristellar S.

We first saw the Tristellar case at CES and were amazed at the design; a chassis split into three separate compartments that can accommodate mini-ITX motherboards, a 120 mm liquid cooler, full-length graphics cards and power supplies, an optical drive and two 3.5-inch drives. We concluded that although the Tristellar wasn't practical (and also excessively heavy), it was still very cool, even if it was just a concept piece at the time with no definitive indication whether or not it would ever come to market.

In May, Deepcool revealed that the Tristellar case would be available globally with the not-so-budget-friendly price tag of $399, putting the unique chassis in a market tier few can afford. The high price didn't make the Tristellar any less cool; it could be said that made it even cooler and more exclusive, and to some, more appealing. (Psychology, what can you do.)

Deepcool's new Tristellar S is about $200 more expensive than its predecessor, and was designed in partnership with Bill Owen (he even signed the side of the chassis). The new look was inspired by Star Wars, and the case resembles the evil emperor's private shuttle from Return of the Jedi. The Tristellar S is a limited edition case with only 50 being sold worldwide, putting it in the same elite company as XFORMA's MBX MKII, which was priced at a ridiculous $1,500, with only 250 sold. Deepcool's ultimate vanity offering suddenly seems much more reasonably priced for what it is when compared to XFORMA's Ferrari of a case.

Aside from being more expensive than the previous version, the Tristellar S is essentially the same case, and Deepcool really only changed the color to a spaceship white and added a graphics compartment window. The panels are also aluminum instead of steel, reducing the obnoxious weight of the first Tristellar. These improvements make the Tristellar S stand out even more, but cannot account for the $200 price increase from the original Tristellar. However, the fact that only 50 will be sold justifies the premium, if you happen to be in the elite limited edition case market.

The Tristellar S is available now at Deepcool's website, with an MSRP of $599.99.

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  • joe nate
    It's and older code, sir, but it checks out.
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  • dstarr3
    I do dig this. I like how all the hot components are isolated so the GPU exhaust doesn't heat up the CPU or vice versa. But please, no lights. We're not all 12-year-olds.
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  • Larry Litmanen
    Most PC's can be built in a cheap $30 case and you can reuse it for years.

    But we do not do that, we want a case that is beautiful to look at, that allows us to express ourselves. This is why i love this case, it is different, it's daring, bold, it stands out.
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  • neomec
    It's and older code, sir, but it checks out.
    - Shall I hold them?
    - No. Leave them to me. I will deal with them myself.
    Reply
  • MrMakapuu
    I can see maybe $200 Max but $600? For some sheet metal and plastic made in China? WTF? Take that $600 Go take a wood working class at your local community college and build something unique and cherish.
    Reply
  • Nuckles_56
    I really don't like the colour scheme, the standard black version looks much better if you ask me
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  • luissantos
    I'd be very interested in knowing if I could pair this case with the EVGA AIO Liquid Cooled 980 GTX
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/evga-gtx-980-hybrid-water,28824.html
    I fear there may be no room for the radiator, but perhaps the HDD mount bracket could be removed? Perhaps it's third slot could be sawed off? Would there be any other complications remaining? Like sheer card length + radiator/fan length would be too much anyways...
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  • turkey3_scratch
    It might be a worthy investment to get one of these and sell them to someone who wants it and'll pay you more money for it. If 50 are made worldwide, it'll be perhaps a worthy idea to invest in one.
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  • dstarr3
    It might be a worthy investment to get one of these and sell them to someone who wants it and'll pay you more money for it. If 50 are made worldwide, it'll be perhaps a worthy idea to invest in one.

    I don't know what the collector market is like for computer cases, but I have a hunch that there isn't one.
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  • rwinches
    This is just a color variation of an existing case.

    http://www.deepcool.com/product/gamerstorm/2015-04/6_1797.shtml
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