Deepcool Assassin IV air cooler review

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i love the new cooler with 7 heatpips, i have bought Thermalright Spirit 120 SE with 2x Noctua fans NF-A12, about the same price with noctua fans
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Looks like a quite good cooler. Love the style, like the performance and noise a lot. If I was not into water cooling this would be probably one of my options. I do wonder how well the brackets keep that 1.5kg monster on the motherboard.
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Looks like the cooler has been mounted upside-down (EDIT: c.q. backwards) in this article... Oriented 'upside-down', the air is blown from back to front, which is odd for sure. Also, the system memory is completely covered by the cooler, which seems not the way it is intended by DeepCool. Product page: https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/Assassin-IV-Premium-CPU-Air-Cooler-1700-AM5/2023/17129.shtml And please see the manual for proper installation instructions 😉 Another hint: if you look closely at the included fans, you'll notice they're built for pulling air, rather than pushing it (like most other fans do). I'd like to see the results of this cooler mounted in the correct orientation. Would it even have better cooling performance? 😎
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May not fit boards with larger VRM heatsinks, especially ITX ASUS boards. Here is an image on the Asus Z690i. I had to remove the top m.2 and it just barely fits. Gorgeous cooler!
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Great cooler but I find the design a little strange... Also, a small part of text in the first page is doubled.
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H83:

Also, a small part of text in the first page is doubled.
Yes, thank you. One sentence was double. Now it's fixed.
FatBoyNL:

Another hint: if you look closely at the included fans, you'll notice they're built for pulling air, rather than pushing it (like most other fans do).
It's a fault on my side - I admit. I mean - it was tested in the correct (recommended) orientation, but I took the pictures in the first "run", when I did it wrong (mea culpa). On the 2nd page of the "installation," there's a pic that I've done now to show how it was finally mounted/tested (correctly) Thanks for pointing that out! When I have some free time (but it's tough) - I'll also swap the pics on the first "installation" page.
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I own this cooler and it's awesome, the best air cooler on the market! The only thing is that for it to perform at maximum capability, requires a positive pressure case since the fans are in a pull/pull configuration.
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still dont understand why gamers with the funds for +50$/E air coolers still accept the "loss" of gpu perf, vs using LC with a rad dumping the (cpu) heat outside the case. seeing that it also makes about 30C difference for case/chip/vrm/pwm/drive temps, it makes no sense, unless used in a case that completely Isolates cpu/gpu airflow. ignoring for a moment that gpus drop boost clocks when they get warm, and iirc Nv starts dropping clocks above 46C, so keeping the case air as cool as possible, will most of the time help with "unlocking" gpu perf (vs using air cooler for cpu).