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Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Review

Cryonics    -   June 14, 2012
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Conclusion

Overall my time testing the GAMMAXX 400 was a pleasure. Starting with the tool free installation and the ease of mounting the cooling fan on to the cooler. Performance wise the GAMMAXX 400 did extremely well considering the test bed used (Intel's Core i7 3960X) both at stock speed and with a 4.4GHz overclock, which would give an off the shelf water cooling setup a run for its money. In my opinion to get the best performance from the GAMMAXX 400 I would suggest using a push/pull configuration.

The cooling fan is extremely well crafted and the noise level (21.4~32.1dB(A) of the fan was very quiet even while running at 100% thanks to the Hydro Bearing. The cooler itself fully assembled weighs only 709g and is light enough to not add any stress to your motherboard. The GAMMAXX 400 would be a good choice for a mainstream system or even as entry-level overclocking cooling solution, i.e. socket 1155 maybe even a socket 2011 although on the i7 3960X I wouldn't push much pass a 4.4, 4.5Ghz overclock unless you are using a push/pull configuration with high flow fans.

 

Pros:

  • Easy tool free installation
  • Lightweight
  • Super quiet
  • Price

 

Cons:

  • Retention clips for cooling fan may block the use of the top PCIe slot on some motherboards


 

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  4. Testing: Setup & Results
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