First, let me start with a bit of knowledge about GamerStorm, since this is the first product under that name that we have had a chance to review. GamerStorm is the high-end cooler label for DeepCool, makers of the GAMMAXX S40 cooler and the M6 Audio cooling pad that we have already seen. Think of this as more along the lines of Cooler Master and their Storm series. They all come from the same place, but the packaging and the offerings have been upgraded to denote the fact that these products are special, and deserving of their own name and market share. I am also sure it is financially a better move as well, but that has very little to do with the product we are here to look at.
The basic concept of the cooler we are about to see is that GamerStorm has taken a crack at the dual-tower air cooling segment with this entry. Along with all of the others like the D-14 that started this craze, the idea they were striving for is superb performance, with very little noise. From what we have already see from this new cooler, GamerStorm pulled out all the tricks of the trade to help improve on the efficiency of this design, and we will see soon enough if these things actually bolster the performance, or if they just make for a good looking cooler that will swallow the top half of your motherboard.
That being said, there are many points we need to cover with this design. Can you remove the memory once this is installed? Can you use normal heat spreaders, or do you need very short or no spreaders at all? Can you still get the 8-pin plugged in once this twin-tower covers the majority of the top half of the motherboard? The list goes on and on. So, not only are we going to be covering the performance of the GamerStorm Assassin that brings us here today, we are going to be looking at it with a fine toothed comb, because I know what is achievable with much smaller coolers.
In my mind, GamerStorm better have a very solid product here, because with the cost and size of this cooler in consideration, there has to be more than style and size to make me want to go back to using a twin-tower cooler.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [GamerStorm Assassin CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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