Final Words & Conclusion
Final Words & Conclusion
It’s time for the conclusion. Overall, the Deepcool CH510 is another iteration of what we’ve already seen with the two other models; I mean CG560 and CK560. It’s a bit (about 2 cm) less in depth. It has only one 120 mm fan (at the back). There’s no RGB controller or USB Type-C port on the I/O panel. In short words - it’s a mid-tower that is a (bit) cheaper than the models mentioned above and offers less when checking the features, so it’s not a good direction of evolution. The price is relatively reasonable (79.99 EUR for the black edition, 84.99 EUR for a white variant), but there’s a lot of competition in that budget.
The build quality is good. The internal layout is typical, as it’s an (E-)ATX chassis. The E-ATX motherboard would block the cable grommets, so it doesn’t make sense to use it. You get four fans; one (120 mm) is placed at the back, although it should have been 140 mm. You don’t get the built-in ARGB controller to control the colors (but as there are no RGB fans – it’s not a must).
There’s enough space for up to 360 mm long GPUs, 175 mm tall CPU coolers, and 170 mm long PSUs (which is a decent result, but in practice – especially without the 3.5” drive cage, there’s practically no limit). It’s possible to (theoretically) even the E-ATX board here, but as mentioned earlier, that would block the cable routing grommets. Still – the size is enough for typical builds. Storage-wise, you’ll have a basic set of options in the form of two dedicated mounts for SSDs (this time, you don’t need to install them first, before the motherboards) and two for 3.5”/2.5” drives. The 3.5” cage is held in place by a thumbscrew, so you don’t need to flip the chassis to remove the screws. The liquid cooling capacity is more than enough, and you can install a 360 mm rad on the front of the case, a 360 mm one at the top (but the 280 mm doesn’t leave too much place left), and a 140 mm one at the back. The I/O panel has a standard set of two USB 3.0 ports, an audio jack, and power + reset buttons. What is rather shocking – you won’t find a USB 3.1 Type-C here; that’s a negative change.
Looks are always a subjective matter. The design of the new CH510 is pleasant, but it’s almost the same as we’ve seen in the CG560/CK560 (especially when checking other things than the front panel. It’s a rather classic one, and you get “only” one tempered glass panel (and this is not a bad thing). The front panel is made from plastic and does not have too many vents that allow the air to go in (and this model was marketed as high-cooling performance chassis)
Because only one fan is provided (120 mm at the back), the temperatures are below average. The noise levels are a bit above average (because the airflow is not good in a default state). If you slow the fan down, it wouldn’t give a decent airflow and bring the temperatures (and noise) to a comfortable area.
The Deepcool CH510 is an (E-) ATX-compatible mid-tower chassis (435×230×471 (L x W x H)) that is an evolution (?) of the Deepcool CG560/CK560. The chassis was supposed to focus on the airflow, and it’s not doing it right, as the front panel is closed, and you get only one (120 mm) fan (at the back). There’s an option to install a combo of 360+360+140 water cooling radiators (but these 360 at the top are rather doubtful). If you prefer air cooling – even the 175 mm products will fit. As for the power supply – theoretically, it’s 170 mm (so the most used PSUs would do, except the higher wattages, 850+), but after removing the 3.5” drive cage, there would be much more space. Speaking of the storage options - except for the two 3.5” HDDs, there’s a place for two SSDs under the backplate cutout at the back of the motherboard tray. The cable management is nice (but not significant), thanks to the width of the case. The build quality is good. There is no USB Type-C port (a significant omission). From the other not-so-positive things, the E-ATX board would still cover the cable routing grommets, so we would recommend not indicating it in the specs (same as in the CG560/CK560). Also – the 360 mm radiator compatibility at the top is questionable. The rear 120 mm fan should be a 4-pin PWM type, not 3-pin voltage controlled, but at least there’s no Molex cable hanging there. Still, there are no thumbscrews used for the expansion port securing. There’s a reset button this time, but it’s identical to the one used for powering up/down. The chassis costs 79.99 EUR (84.99 EUR for the white version), it’s somewhat reasonable, but I don’t see an immense sense in releasing another product when the CG560/CK560 are already in the market. Is it worth it buying? Well, it’s a decent choice, but nothing we would recommend. No USB Type-C, only one fan (and due to that – the performance figures are poor and the overall noise level of the system increased), still no thumbscrews for the expansion slots, and the closed front panel are the (main) things that made us make such a decision.