DeepCool Gamerstorm Assassin III Air Cooler Review
Mike Sanders / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look
As this is a duel-radiator air cooler, it is clearly going to be quite large. The packaging alone does give you a pretty strong clue in that regard. Once out of the box, this doesn’t throw up any surprises. Being a rather large air cooler, however, having a larger chassis (and plenty of open space around the CPU) is going to be hugely advantageous.
Let’s get in, however, and take a closer look at some of the main components.
With 7 pipes leading to the contact plate, you already get a pretty good idea that this cooler means business. The pipes look to be of excellent quality and should provide some excellent heat dissipation to the radiators.
The contact place is large and exceptionally polished. DeepCool claim that this has been ‘buffed’ down to a 0.1mm degree of smoothness and, as such, should provide a nice solid contact with your CPU.
With a dual radiator design, this is clearly quite a large cooler. Despite this, however, it pulls off some very nice aesthetics. The silver radiator with black highlights really look good and, although many would argue that this wouldn’t be difficult to achieve, a lot more stylish than the Noctua alternative.
In regards to the black caps to the radiator. Although not shown in these images, this is an early sample release. As such, you can fully expect a ‘GamerStorm’ logo to appear here once the product has officially hit the market… which should be right now!
As you can see below, despite its large size it’s not an absolute monster either. With raised sections at the base of the radiator, this should allow you to install it without any RAM problems. With, possibly, the exception of if you have 4 sticks of particularly tall RAM. Even then, however, you can always change where the fans are located to make this a pull airflow rather than push.
Although you might have already guessed it based upon the design, the DeepCool Assassin III comes with 2 fans. Unlike many standard coolers (that utilize 120mm fans), however, these are 140mm designs.
These have been designed by DeepCool themselves and promise solid air pressure while keeping noise levels to a minimum.
As you can see, these fans themselves are more than a little interesting. Well, more specifically, the fin area as you’ll note the patterning and gap to the end tips. Although we are no experts on airflow, we presume that this design choice isn’t only for style. Although they do make them look pretty awesome!
We have to admit that so far, we are very impressed. This genuinely seems to be an exceptionally well-designed cooler and, at least in terms of aesthetics, one of the best looking performance models we have ever seen.
With such designs, however, can often come complicated and awkward installation methods. So, how easy (or hard) is it to fit the DeepCool GamerStorm Assassin III? – Let’s find out!