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Deepcool Steam Castle B Micro-ATX Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Deepcool

Inside the Steam Castle B

 

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At first glance with the panels removed, this does remind us of the Prodigy layout. This is because the storage configuration has been changed in favor of a wider motherboard tray. We also find the hardware is on the bottom drive bay, and the wiring is bundled, but it is still attached to the inside of the right side panel.

 

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The top, towards the front of the chassis, offers room for a 5.25" drive or device. Right below that is a short cage that is just long enough to support the weight of a hard drive. Under the bezel, and on both sides, these bays are screwed into the frame, and are removable if you do not need them.

 

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Just behind the large front intake fan, we see that the extended panel of the motherboard tray is what frames in the HDD bays. That frame section can also be removed, and doing so would eliminate space for 3.5" drives, but it would open up two locations for 2.5" drives on the vertical frame section that is left.

 

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At the back, we find the panel is split in two sections. Above the motherboard tray, we see expansion slot covers are held in place with a panel that slides down to lock them in. We also see the three-pin powered, 120mm fan.

 

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In the middle, we can now see the two sections of the motherboard tray. The larger, left section offers pre-installed standoffs, and a cooler hole that is almost pointless. To the right, we can see more locations for standoffs, and it is also what will allow for Micro-ATX support, as well as the more basic Mini-ITX motherboard tray.

 

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Below the motherboard tray is where the rest of the rear panel can be viewed internally. Here we find the large opening for the PSU, with the four rubber pads to support and isolate it.

 

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Flipping around to the other side of the chassis, but still looking under the motherboard tray, we also find room for yet another pair of 2.5" drives in this design. If you do not need the additional drives, then this rack can also be removed.

 

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As for all of the chassis wiring, well it is contained on the right side door panel. Not only is there all of the connectivity we usually get in a chassis, but there is also a SATA power lead, and three fan leads that stem from this panel. The SATA lead powers the fan hub, as well as the dial to increase the amount of red LED shown through the turrets.

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