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Deepcool Castle 360EX

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Deepcool comes out swinging with the Gamer Storm Castle 360EX, which comes packing their new "Anti-leak" technology alongside solid performance and acceptable noise levels. It also comes with RGB lighting that is aesthetically pleasing and limited to the pump, keeping things a bit more subtle and far less flashy.

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I have this cooler running on 3900x. I am sort of disappointed that review is still being done with 8700k.

This thing is kicking ass on my 3900x OCed to 4350 while looking nice.
 

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8700K at the settings I use can still pull upwards of 170+ watts in an FPU only workload.

Why the disappointment with CPU choice? Is there a real reason or is it just knee jerk because its not an AMD 3900X or other 3000 series part or Intel 9000 series. 8700K test bench is still heavily valid considering the current, TDP loads of today's processors. Other than flavor of the month stuff at least the 8700K still makes sense compared to say using an old 3960x or other HEDT processor that has minimal market penetration.
 
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Kinda weird the U12s is only a tiny bit hotter than the D15. Perhaps bottlenecked by thermal paste or IHS?
 
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I have this cooler running on 3900x. I am sort of disappointed that review is still being done with 8700k.

This thing is kicking ass on my 3900x OCed to 4350 while looking nice.
Yes, everyone should throw their procedures out the window because 3900x is on the market. There's a thing called standardized testing procedures and if you want valid results for comparison you stick to them. Or do you expect TPU to re-test every cooler if it can handle 3900x?
 

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Was the thermal paste properly consecrated?

Just kidding, thanks for the review! I've been using this cooler on my 3600x since July and it's overkill, but I love it.

One thing though, it's showing as $139.99 on Newegg, I'm not sure how that affects the price to performance.
 

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Was the thermal paste properly consecrated?

Just kidding, thanks for the review! I've been using this cooler on my 3600x since July and it's overkill, but I love it.

One thing though, it's showing as $139.99 on Newegg, I'm not sure how that affects the price to performance.
Shows as sold out for me on newegg but its at $144.99 on Amazon via a single seller.
 
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Worse cooling performance then Corsair H115i Platinum, which is is just 280mm. I would like to see how the cooling fins on the CPU block are arranged, we need some Ryzen 3000 specific AIOs to concentrate for the hotter parts of the CPU.
 
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Yes, everyone should throw their procedures out the window because 3900x is on the market. There's a thing called standardized testing procedures and if you want valid results for comparison you stick to them. Or do you expect TPU to re-test every cooler if it can handle 3900x?
Everyone has their own concept of "standardized testing procedure" and there are pros and cons to how comparative tests are run for products. I'm not sure how his suggestion to run on AM4 isn't a respectable suggestion. It would confirm that the included mounting hardware with coolers could confidently provide results for both Intel and AMD. This has been a minor issue for some products in the past, especially with vendors often releasing specific AM4 versions of coolers to provide easier installs and better results.

I think there are other flaws in trying to compare packaged products "vs" each other with the current methodology being used anyways, but it's what TPU currently performs and publishes regardless.
 
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