Published on Saturday, 14 November 2015 11:05
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The moment we received the DeepCool GamerStorm Assassin II a while back we had but one question, how would it compare to the Noctua NH-D15S which we also got roughly at the same time (would be nice to see how it compares to the original Assassin but we never got one to test). Now it may not be exactly a “fair” comparison since the NH-D15S features a single 140mm PWM fan but its build quality is better than that of the Assassin II so it’s still good to see that both coolers have similar performance both in terms of cooling efficiency and noise levels. The “older” NH-D15 again by Noctua seems to be doing slightly better with our CPU and also has room for a 3rd fan so it seems to be a better overall choice for really demanding users. What I did like about the Assassin II was the red & black color combination used with the fans since it’s not something we see a lot in the industry (hopefully we will more in the future) and the bundled 4-way fan adapter (although it’s not the first time DeepCool has bundled it with one of their coolers).
Currently the DeepCool GamerStorm Assassin II CPU Cooler retails for USD79.99 inside the USA (Newegg.com) and for 85Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk) a price tag which puts it right beneath both the NH-D15S and the NH-D15 by Noctua. With that in mind the Assassin II may not be the best CPU air cooler in the market today but it’s still one of the best twin-tower ones out there and also priced quite nicely and that’s why it gets our Golden Award.
- Good Build Quality
- Very Good Cooling Efficiency
- Dual Fan Solution
- 4-Way Fan Adapter
- Black & Red Fan Color Combination
- Price (For Some)
- Can't add a 3rd fan