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DeepCool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review

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

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“Deepcool was founded with the mission of providing the best performance and humanized thermal solutions for worldwide customers. Established in 1996, Deepcool originally produced desktop and server coolers for ODM partners. With the rapid development of personal computers, Deepcool expanded the business into desktop cooling products and laptop cooling accessories.

Deepcool has built up its distribution network in over sixty countries all over the globe, by which end-users can purchase Deepcool products online or in their nearest local stores. With more and more media exposure and publication, such as awards from renowned websites and magazines like Pure Overclock, Tom’s Hardware, Guru3d, CHIP, etc., Deepcool now enjoys a good reputation among computer daily users, gamers and overclockers.

We will always spare no effort to maintain customer satisfaction by serving our customer’s ever-changing thermal needs and providing the quickest and most comprehensive service available. As our slogan goes, we wish you all ‘Enjoy your cool life!’”

The above was a portion of the ABOUT US section from Deepcool’s website, and it pretty much sums up what the company is, and what they hope to accomplish. It also saved us the trouble of coming up with our own intro : )

Today we get to take a look at one of Deepcool’s cooling solutions which hopefully will keep the reputation the company has built with daily users, gamers, and overclockers going strong. Introducing the Gamer Storm Assassin. The Assassin is a high CPU cooler that caters to the more hardcore crowd of PC users that want to keep their CPU’s as cool as possible without going the water cooling, or liquid nitrogen route. The cooler comes with two optional fans: One 140mm, and the other 120mm. Both fans can be mounted together on the Assassin to provide additional heat dispersion, and the cooler supports a variety of sockets from both Intel, and AMD.

The Assassin itself is massive in size much like coolers such as the Noctua NH-D14, and the Silverstone Heligon. Just like these coolers, the Assassin is not meant to be used with micro ATX, or mini ITX cases. You definitely are going to want to have a large mid tower, or full tower sized case if you are going to use this Hulk in your rig.

But enough talk, let’s get to the review.

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3 Step Overclocking Guide – Sandy Bridge (Miahallen)

April 22, 2013 in CPU, Intel, Overclocking, PC


Many users are searching around the net these days looking for advice on how to overclock their new systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To help everyone out, I decided a how-to guide was in order. Searching around forums can be confusing and intimidating. There are so many people willing to give advice, but who can you trust? It’s hard to know, and I have seen many users sent on wild goose chases because they follow advice that doesn’t solve or even address their specific problem. I have also seen too much trial and error overclocking, and unless you get lucky, it tends to be far too time consuming and frustrating. What I have attempted to do is create a very simple three step guide for overclocking Sandy Bridge based CPUs. If you want to continue searching out other opinions, please consider each suggestion with caution. Some will undoubtedly be great, while some will not.

***Note*** We are still planning to create a BIOS terminology cross-reference chart (like in the other guides), but I need your help! Thanks, and happy overclocking! ***


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