Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin III Review 21

Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin III Review

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Packaging


I would love to show you the pretty box, but Deepcool decided to ship my sample by slapping a label on the regular box, so the nice picture on the front is pretty well hidden, to say the least. I can at least tell you it is indeed the Assassin III because of the large bold print at the bottom. Things get better when we take a look at the left side, which has a mechanical drawing of the cooler along with its dimensions. Turning the box, the back is where the cooler's features and specifications are listed.


Another turn of the box nets us another quick badge-centric overview of the cooler's features along with a nice big packet containing shipping information. Finally, the top of the box has the Gamer Storm logo. Overall, I will say while the packing slips and labels ruin a nice-looking box, it did arrive relatively unscathed, which is, at least in my area, rather amazing.

Contents


After opening the box, I was greeted by a small cardboard box encasing one of the fans, while the actual heatsink was encased in foam packaging, which was quite a surprise. With that having been said, the box arrived relatively unscathed with only a minor dent on one corner, which left me quite impressed. While the way it shipped made my box shots pretty much useless, we can take away one thing here, and that is that your Deepcool Assassin III should arrive safe and sound unless someone with a forklift runs it over. Yes, I have had it happen with another product and it did not survive.


The mounting hardware is fairly straightforward with a universal backplate, backplate screws, standoffs, and Phillips-head nuts all being quite similar to other top tier-designs. Thankfully, due to the lack of ARGB lighting on this model, the wire mess that comes with it won't be an issue.

Common parts supplied for mounting include
  • 6x Fan clips
  • 4x Nuts
  • 4x Standoffs
  • 4x LGA2011 standoffs
  • 4x Backplate screws
  • 2x Fan clips
  • 2x AMD mounting brackets
  • 2x Intel mounting bracket
  • 2x 140 mm fans
  • 1x Backplate
  • 1x Cleaning wipe
  • 1x Thermal paste applicator
  • 1x Tube of thermal paste
  • 1x heatsink
  • 1x Installation manual
  • 1x Screwdriver
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