DeepCool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review

June 25, 2013 in Cooling, CPU, Featured, Gaming, Intel, Overclocking, PC, Review


Packaging Continued: Inner Boxes

Inner Boxes

Opening up the box you will find that there are smaller boxes found inside. For the sake of the review we decided to call them the inner boxes. Makes sense right? What else would you call them? The Boxes Within? Hmm you know what that’s not a bad…oh never mind. We’ll just stick to calling them the inner boxes.

Initially there are three inner boxes – one large and two smaller boxes. Let’s take a look at what is in the smaller boxes first.


One box contains one of the optional fans we indicated in our intro.

The fan is a 140mm, nine blade configuration with the blades themselves being a green-ish color with the DeepCool logo right in the middle. The borders of the fan is made of rubbery vibration resistant material, in black, which helps with noise dampening while the fan is in use.



The fan’s cables are braided, and support a four pin connection.


The second smaller box houses all the things you normally would find in a CPU cooler of this type which include Thermal paste, optional 4 to 3 pin cable adapter for fans, mounting brackets, back-plates, screws, and of course the instruction manual. Gotta have the manual :).



As you can see in the picture below the Assassin supports a decent range of Intel and AMD sockets. It should be noted that while no mention of Intel socket 1155 or 1156 seems to be shown the cooler does support it.


Taking a closer look at the back-plates you will notice that Deepcool went a step further, and added optional vibration dampener add-ons that can be placed on the corners of the back-plates. Nice! These add-ons are easy to place as well as remove although we don’t know too many folks that would opt not to place them on the bracket unless they like extra vibrations in their rigs.



Now lets move on to the big box.

As you probably have guessed, the big inner box houses the Assassin itself wrapped up in a protective plastic. However when opening said box we encountered a surprise in the form of a third smaller box. Within this smaller box we found the other included fan (was wondering where that was) which is 120mm in size. We’d show you the box, and the fan, but to be honest it would be a bit redundant as it is basically the same as the first fan, but just smaller. One thing to note is that the 120mm fan is PWM while the 140mm isn’t. Ahhh : (. Well least you can use a fan controller on one of the fans instead of none. Although that doesn’t mean you couldn’t swap out the 140mm for one that is PWM : )

Lastly there is a sticker included that you can do with what you like. Always nice to get free stickers. Yippy!




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