Published on Monday, 06 April 2015 19:32
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All in one (AIO) liquid CPU cooling solutions have been around for quite a few years now (made primarily by Asetek and CoolIT) and as we all know are gaining ground against regular CPU air coolers since in most cases these are easier to install, offer zero clearance issues with memory modules and mainboard components and of course perform and look better. However although the high-end 240mm models made their appearance shortly after the mid-end 120/140mm models it wasn't until somewhat recently that we witnessed the release of the very first ultra-high-end 360mm models like the Water 3.0 Ultimate by Thermaltake and the H320 by Swiftech. DeepCool also launched their own 360mm AIO model as part of their brand new CAPTAIN series and it so happens that today we have it on our test bench.
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We've yet to see a significant leap in the design of AIO liquid CPU coolers (and we don't know if we ever will) so although a bit nicer in terms of appearance than what we're used to seeing still the CAPTAIN 360 consists by the same usual parts such as a 360mm radiator (395mm total to be exact), three 120mm high-RPM low-noise fans with removable impellers (for easier cleaning), two long fluorinated ethylene propylene tubes and a high-RPM pump placed on top of a all-copper base. Some of you may wonder as to which manufacturer is behind the CAPTAIN series especially since we've seen similar solutions launched in the EU recently by another branch. However although at first i thought AVC was behind the CAPTAIN series (just like i did in the past with their MAELSTROM line) DeepCool assures us that this line also gets manufactured by them so let’s see what they have brought forth.