Deepcool Captain 360 Review

Published by Hiwa Pouri on 08.01.15
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Conclusion

General + -
Overall, the Deepcool Captain 360 is a very solid product with a good looking color scheme, which is perfectly in line with ASUS ROG as well as all other black and black&red motherboards. It offers excellent cooling performance with three 120mm PWM fans. Compared to the Maelstrom series Deepcool managed to reduce pump noise to a minimum with the Captain 360, which was basically the achilles heel of the Maelstrom AiOs.   - Cooling capacity
- Noise levels
- Quality
- PWM
 
 
Installation   + -
The installation is simple an pretty straightforward. With two included mounting kits, where one is for Intel and another for AMD sockets, it should be quite easy even for less technical users to mount the cooler properly in a heartbeat. The only - very minor - drawback that we could find is that it is unfortunately not compatible with LGA 775 socket. The thermal paste is pre-applied and although we would like to see it included in the box, this makes the installation even easier for an average user.   - Easy and practical
- Compatible Intel and AMD
 
 
Performance   + -
The Deepcool Captain 360 offers excellent cooling performanace in almost any situation. With the fan driven at 7V and 12V we find the cooler in the very top of our charts. In PWM mode, the performance drops a slight little bit but still scoring an excellent third place.   - Cooling performances in general  
 
Noise Levels   + -
Our tests show that the fans included in the bundle are audible at 7V and at 12V they are noisy reaching 36.6 dBA when running at 7V and 43.4 dBA at 12V. Rotation speeds at 7V and 12V are 1'400 and 2'240 rpm. In PWM mode, the fan speeds are lower, causing the noise level to drop to a silent 33.9 dBA in idle and under load conditions the noise level was still silent with 34.6 dBA. As we already mentioned also the pump is silent with this cooler.   - Noise levels PWM

- Noise levels 12V
 
Recommendation / Price   + -
The suggested retail price of the Deepcool Captain 360 is 139.99 USD. If you keep in mind that the Captain 360 is amongst the most powerful AiOs, then this is a highly competitive price. The build quality is on a good level as well as the bundle. Overall this is a great All-in-One Watercooler and we can definitely recommend it.   - Gaming PC
- Silent PC
 
 
Rating
The Deepcoo Captain 360 receives very good 5 out of 5 stars.






Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications
Page 2 - Photo Gallery
Page 3 - Installation
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - Absolute Performance
Page 6 - PWM Performance
Page 7 - Conclusion






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