Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review

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If your PC is having trouble beating the heat, then maybe it's time to enlist the help of some cold-blooded professional hardware. Meet the Assassin, the flagship of Deepcool's newly christened Gamer Storm line of enthusiast products. It doesn't take long to appreciate this CPU cooler's killer looks, but how does it stack up against the other heavyweight performers in our charts?

 

Overview

Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin

 

The twin-tower heatsink provides more heat dissipation area than traditional heatsinks. More than 2 fans can be mounted on the heatsink to achieve extraordinary cooling performance. A shark teeth fin design not only advocates aesthetics of the heatsink, but also allows better air conduction between fins. The entire heatsink is nickel plated for a great high-quality look.

 

Eight high-performance copper heat pipes ensure the best cooling effect for the processor. The heat pipes are precision bended and soldered onto the copper base to enhance the heat conductivity from the processor to the heatsink. For the quickest heat transfer, the copper base has been CNC machined to a flat, mirror finish.

 

Soft TPE material covers the fan housings for maximum noise and vibration reduction. The Assassin is equipped with one 120mm and one 140mm fan to fulfill the harshest cooling requirements with minimal noise. 

 

 

 

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Specifications

 

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Overall Dimensions (Without Fans)  140x128x158mm 
Overall Dimensions (With Fans)  144x154x160mm 
Net Weight (With Fans)
 1378g

Heatsink

Heatpipes 8x6mm 
Fin Material Aluminum 
Base Material Full-copper base 

Fans

Fan Dimensions 140x140x26mm 120x120x26mm
Fan Speed 700±200~1400±10%RPM 1200±10%RPM
Rated Current 0.17±10%A(MAX) 0.09±10%A
Power Input 2.04W 1.08W
Max. Air Flow 80.28CFM 52.35CFM
Noise 18.2~32dB(A) 23.2dB(A)
Rated Voltage 12VDC 
Operating Voltage 10.8~13.2VDC 
Starting Voltage 7VDC 
Bearing Type Hydro Bearing 

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Unboxing

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The dimensions and premium looks of Deepcool's packaging should give you a few hints as to the potential of your new hardware. The massive dual-tower heatsink is actually cradled in a box within a box for great protection in transit. Along with three sets of mounting hardware for all manner of Intel and AMD motherboards, you also get three pairs of fan-retention clips. Up to three 120mm fans can be mounted to the Assassin to put some serious wind in your sails. Last but not least are the supplied 140mm and 120mm fans, as well as a syringe of thermal paste, an installation guide, and a Deepcool Gamer Storm badge.

 

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