DEEPCOOL Ice Wind Pro Reviewairman - May 22, 2012
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The thing that impressed me the most about this cooler, believe it or not, was its installation process. The 100% tool-free, in-case, no-rear-access-required installation went through like a breeze. It took only minutes to go from having no cooler to having this one installed. It's the first of its kind that is done this way and I hope other manufacturers take a step for lighter-end coolers that can get away without a heavy-duty mounting mechanism. The cooler's build quality is top notch, which follows in the steps of previous DEEPCOOL heat sinks that I have had the opportunity to review. The base is exceptionally flat and the grooves at the heat pipe-to-base interface are almost non-existent. The fan is quiet and the fan mounting clips are sturdy; the included rubber vibration dampers on the fans are also a nice touch. I don't have anything against this cooler and I'm excited to see what DEEPCOOL puts into the market next. So far, I have been pleased with the way DEEPCOOL designs its heat sinks and the reasonable prices that DEEPCOOL sets for them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cooler for anyone in need of a mid-range, lightweight, and simple cooler.
- Super simple, tool-free installation
- Performs well even while overclocked