Deepcool GAMMAXX GT Review 7

Deepcool GAMMAXX GT Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The Deepcool GAMMAXX GT can be found for $54.99.
  • Very quiet
  • Decent performance
  • Easy to install
  • Good build quality
  • Dual-fan support
  • RGB lighting
  • Good GPU clearance
  • Focused on RGB LEDs, not performance
  • Short warranty
  • Memory clearance could be better
  • In-line LED controls
  • Lackluster price-to-performance ratio
The Deepcool GAMMAXX GT continues the RGB LED trend. As far as tower coolers go, you won't find a fancy design here. Instead, you get a simple but tried and true design with RGB LEDs. Generally speaking, performance is alright. Competitors like the CRYORIG H7 Quad Lumi and LEPA NEOllusion offer slightly better cooling performance along with the same RGB LED functionality. However, the GAMMAXX GT wins in terms of noise output by a similarly small amount. Even with such a small margin of victory, it is still the quietest of all RGB LED tower coolers I have tested.

Build quality is pretty good as well as there are no major issues to report on. Meanwhile, the mounting hardware is easy to work with. This makes for an easy installation, and the extra fan clips mean a dual-fan configuration is possible. In terms of clearance, the GAMMAXX GT does alright as it manages to clear the GPU without issue on even Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards. Also, if RGB LEDs are your thing, Deepcool obviously has you covered with this cooler as well.

A few issues are noticeable and could do with some tweaks. First, for the $54.99 price tag, you are not getting the best performance as the main draw here is obviously the LED lighting. With motherboards that support RGB LEDs, the cooler will work quite well. On other boards, you will be stuck using the in-line controller. While it's not an awful implementation, it does likely mean opening the system up for those who want to change the color.

A pitifully short warranty of just a year compared to competing products is also a tad depressing. Meanwhile, memory clearance could be much better. While memory with tall heat spreaders does fit when using four sticks, there remains the fact that the DIMM closest to the cooler made direct contact with the fan. While it didn't place undue stress on the DIMM, it still forced it slightly out of alignment.

Overall, the Deepcool GAMMAXX GT is a solid offering. Quiet with decent performance, it doesn't have any serious faults. However, if you are looking for better bang-for-buck and LEDs are not a must-have feature, far better options are available. In the end, it sadly just fails to stand out. It's not a bad cooler, but is just another option in a market that is slowly going to be saturated by RGB LED lighting, where overall performance takes a backseat to fancy light shows. As such, the GAMMAXX GT and its appeal will depend on how much LED lighting matters to you personally.

The Deepcool GAMMAXX GT offers decent performance and low noise levels coupled with RGB LED lighting - all in a typical highly compatible tower cooler design.
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