Gamer Storm Dukase Liquid Case Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Gamer Storm Dukase Liquid Case Review  

Introduction

We've seen retailers bundle cases with AIOs by the same manufacturer, but as far as we're aware we've not heard of a case that has a built in water cooling system in the same way that the Dukase Liquid from Gamer Storm does.  Will the concept thrive?  Or will it fall by the wayside?  One the face of it, with AIOs being so massively popular it seems an obvious thing to do, but as the saying goes, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.  A lot will depend on the price and the consumers wanting to go for particular look that the Dukase Liquid offers.  For a more in depth look at the vital Statistics, let's take a gander at the Technical Specification shall we.

Technical Specification

Dimensions482.7x202x504mm (LxWxH)
MaterialsSPCC and Plastic
Motherboard SupportATX, M-ATX, M-ITX
Front I/O1xUSB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, Audio In/Out
Expansion bays7
5.25"0*
3.5"2
2.5"3 (+2 shared with 3.5")
Cooling

Front:  2x120mm or 1x140mm

Roof:  2x120mm (space occupied by Rad)

Rear:  1x90mm or 1x120mm (included)

Water Cooling

Front:  1x20/1400mm

Roof:   1x240mm (Included)

Rear:   1x120mm

Max GPU Length390mm

 

*There are actually two 5.25" bays, with removable blanks on the inner front panel.  The space however is occupied by the reservoir and tubing relating to the integral AIO.

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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2017, 16:10:49

Darkdayzzz
"Quality issues aside, we suspect this case will sell quite well,especially to those wanting the simplest route possible into water cooling."

To quote the ending: I would avoid this case like the plague. Simply for the issues you mentioned in the article. If I was a newb at building a pc and thought oh cool...yeah if I found this article my reaction would change from "oh cool" to..."wait its just screws for the AIO? I can do that!"

I know its not an AIO and is an extended AIO, using the article words, but like...just no! To many issues to deal with and bother with.

Also while the price isn't bad, again this case has far to many little problems for a case of that price point. In my opinion I would never buy or even recommend this case- Its a GREAT idea...but the design of the case kills it.Quote

13-10-2017, 04:24:02

Warchild
Really does seem like they have tried to recycle old stock cases and sell them as a new product.
90mm exhaust fan mounts? who even uses those these days?

But those fan blades. Never seen anything like them before. Would love to see some tests done on that design. Looks like it would provide increased direct flow but generate a little more noise. I would hazard a guess that they have taken an average airline plane design to increase airflow over the blades. You see planes extend the flaps for the stability. Wonder how it behaves in a closed environment with Static pressure.Quote

13-10-2017, 04:37:14

Peace
Reading this review started with an astonished "What is this?!" and ended with a rather disgusted "What is this?!"...

I thought the hot glue seriously were spider webs at first sight...

Nice idea and deserves the innovation award, but other than that... Meh. Especially the PSU issue made me facepalm so loud, my colleagues two bureaus down the hallway could hear it.Quote

13-10-2017, 05:21:48

ImprovizoR
This is horrific. It looks nice from the outside, but it's actually horrific. And I am so triggered by those optical and floppy drive slots.Quote

13-10-2017, 05:28:20

AlienALX
You are paying for the cooler, case comes free. The metal looks extremely thin, no cable room which points to a reskin of an old design and so on. I do like the braided hose and flow meters though, that is a nice touch.

But yeah, the photos alone make me want to avoid it.Quote
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