A big thank you to Deepcool for supplying the review sample.
Deepcool has been around since 1996 and has since then grown to become the industry heavyweight they are today. In recent years, they have begun to focus on the enthusiast DIY market by delivering solid products, including cases, power supplies, heatsinks, fans, and all-in-one liquid coolers. You can also say that the company marches to the beat of their own drum, which proves especially true when you take into consideration their off-the-wall cases, like the Steam Castle and Quadstellar. These examples, among many others, showcase the company's ability to think outside the box with a willingness to try new things. For these reasons and many more, Deepcool continues to excel in the DIY PC market.
In today's review, I look at the Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin III. This heavyweight heatsink might be able to trace its origin back to the original Assassin, but brings with it a host of changes compared to the original namesake I reviewed back in 2013. When it comes to heavyweight coolers, the Assassin III lives up to its name by weighing in at a massive 1464 g, but with that size comes potential for exceptional cooling performance as the cooler sports seven Ø6 mm heat pipes. Considering its massive size and dual 140 mm fans, I expect great things, so without further delay, let us take a closer look.
|SOCKET SUPPORT:||Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1336, LGA2011, LGA2011v3. LGA2066|
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
|HEATSINK:||Material: Aluminium (fins)|
Copper (heat pipes)
Dimensions: 135 mm x 138 mm x 165 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 7 pcs
Weight: 1464 g
|FAN:||Model: TF 140S|
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 400–1400 RPM
Fan Airflow: 90.37 CFM (max)
Fan Noise: 34.2dBA
Two-layer fan blades
Convex mirror finish base
54 mm RAM clearance
Low noise adapters included