The combination of offering a chassis with built in liquid cooling might not be a new one, but it definitely is an interesting option. The Genome is at the very least an intriguing chassis that DeepCool offers. It remains a fairly mid-sized chassis, you can house up-to ATX motherboard in there. That form factor however might be a little bothersome for some as a lot of motherboards in the high-end and enthusiast class these days pass standard ATX and use eATX. That said, if you stick to say a regular Z170 motherboard, the sky is the limit of course. Overall this chassis has a certain mysterious look to it, it really has terrific aesthetics if you like this kind of style.
The one remark I should make aesthetics wise is that the PSU compartment should have remained closed. The logos get displayed and that makes the overall looks a tad more busy on the eyes, which does not have my preference. The DeepCool GamerStorm series Genome does offer pretty much everything you need or require. The airflow is good enough as there is a tremendous pull from the triple rad LED lit fans, the space (albeit limited to regular ATX motherboards) is really decent as well as the features like the SSD/HDD space, ease of use and USB 3.0 ports.
The looks; taste differs and the chassis itself might be something to the preferred style of many. The embedded liquid cooling with that fading Helix (which honestly is nothing more than tubing and faded lighting) at the front-side does steal the show. Looking at the chassis from the side window, well that's where magic happens as the cooling block fades/breathes in and out as well thanks to a LED. It gives the chassis that scientific laboratory feel and arguably is looks great. It is however what this product is about, it is less about the chassis, yet all about the embedded AIO cooling solutions. You can't argue taste as it is the most subjective thing and does not make the job of reviewer any easier. Some will dislike it, and others will love this chassis for its looks. Each and every little aspect of the chassis has been thought through really well. The design of the chassis has been made to make your life a little easier while combining the best features an enthusiast crowd seeks in a chassis. But yeah, this is a well thought through product with nice cooling, dust filters, USB 3.0 integration and relatively tool free design. The glass side and front panels obviously give it the killer looks.
Above a quickie camera video, it shows the fading effect of the LEDs in both a daylight and nighttime situation. Especially once the room is lit at twilight or is dark, the chassis will reveal its-self as incredibly nice.
The internals are pretty decent as well, normal ATX form factor motherboards will fit, the more lengthy graphics card will fit as well. It is a bit of a bummer that DeepCool does not deliver the VGA card riser with this kit. If used the graphics card could/would be mounted in a 90 degrees angle towards to side-panel window e.g. 'the cooler' side of the graphics card would point directly towards you. That would have been killer really. So I do feel it is a bit of a missed opportunity, then again it also would have made the product more expensive, of course. There's additional space for 120mm liquid cooling on the front side and rear. Storage wise the optical 5.25" unit seems to be a thing of the past, easily solved with a USB based DVD/Bluray drive of course. There is sufficient space for two HDDs and four SSDs. The chassis has nice motherboard cutout and there's enough but not plentiful space left for cable routing through the grommet holes, all in that all-black interior. The one downside is the visibility of the power supply, I wish the PSU would have been covered 100%. The wires however are nicely hidden behind a plate. The overall build quality of the chassis is decent, not massively impressive though. the metal sheet panels feel a little thin, the bezel is mad out of plastic. The ice on top of this cake is of course the included 360mm liquid cooling solution. it kicks ass, though not the most powerful enthusiast class liquid cooler this will certainly get the job done for your overclocking needs. it looks terrific with the LED enabled fans, the tubing is good, the water-block is very cool and that coolant is nice and green. Obviously the visible Helix reservoir at the front is the finishing touch we like very much.
The DeelCool GamerStorm Genome is a chassis that will please many and offers terrific value for money. For a sum of 249 USD / EURO you'll receive a chassis with built in 360 radiator based AIO liquid cooler. That AIO cooler kit alone is 140 EURO here in the Netherlands, so for the other 110 EURO you receive the chassis and a product that has been worked on as the AIO is fitted and built for you already into the chassis. Installation of the water-block is very easy, I have to give DeepCool kudos for that. The cooling performance is good, surely not enthusiast class but remember this remains to be an AIO kit. Build a liquid cooled setup with handpicked liquid cooling parts yourself and you'll easily pass the 250~300 EURO marker alone for cooling. The performance as said is good, up-to 1.30~1.35 Volts in your 4790K CPU is very doable, and for short bursts 1.40 Volts the cooler will be able to manage as well, albeit that is borderline. The noise levels are low, at idle you will not hear this chassis and with the processor under load with a mild overclock you'll merely hear a tiny bit of airflow. In the more extreme voltage regions however the noise levels would rise when the CPU is stressed. Another advantage of the LCS kit is obviously the aesthetic factor, the cooling block looks like it comes from a laboratory, and that mystifying helix up front just finished off the chassis. The chassis design itself is not 100% my taste, but taste is personal and with the LCS kit embedded, you won't even pay attention to the chassis details as the LCS kit jumps out massively in the overall looks and visibility. Design wise I have very little to complain, the chassis is easy to use and fairly maintenance free though not the most sturdy build. You have plenty of storage options alongside okay cable routing. Everything sits in the right place as well. The airflow is plenty enough for any decent build, the air intake ate the bottom is covered by a dust filter. The one gripe might be the fact that you can see the part of the PSU, I wish it was hidden in a separate PSU compartment, but I am truly nitpicking here. In the end, this chassis is unique. At just 249 USD/EUR we can very much recommend the Genome, it offers an excellent balance of value for money combines with nice looks and a lovely built in liquid cooler.
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