It’s quite rare that we’ll discuss straight PC hardware on OhGizmo!, simply because there’s not a whole lot of actually interesting innovation in the field. It’s all about marginal increases in miniaturization, speed, or some other interesting-to-some-but-not-us metric. But DeepCool’s TriStellar S PC case, while not technically innovative, does stand out from the crop. For one, it looks like the Evil Emperor’s private shuttle from Return of the Jedi. And despite the creative chassis, functionality hasn’t been sacrificed:
It is 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.
The TriStellar S case is a limited edition model, with only 50 being sold worldwide. And it costs a whopping $599! That’s the budget some people put down on a whole PC build, but hey, when you’ve got the disposable income, luxuries can be afforded. That said, this particular case is almost identical to the TriStellar (no ‘S’), which is $399 itself; DeepCool simply added a window to see the garphics’ compartment, some lights, and Bill Owen’s signature on the side (with whom this was apparently co-designed). If you’re on the slightly more mature side of custom PC-building (because, let’s face it, you’re still considering the purchase of a PC case that looks like a Star Wars ship), you might want to save yourself the $200.