All-in-one liquid coolers, while being an incredibly easy way to get to liquid cool your CPU, are also generally boring when it comes to aesthetics, offering not much more than a plain black radiator and pump design. However, the subject of this review seems to breakaway from the norms.
DeepCool is a company that specializes in PC cooling and accessories, in addition to CPU coolers they also make power supplies, and some very interesting cases. In this report, we’ll be looking at the company’s Gamer Storm Captain 360, which is a 360mm All-in-one liquid cooler, with a stylish black and red color-scheme.
PACKAGING, PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS
Taking a look at the front of the box, which seems to have been damaged slightly during international shipping, we’ll see a black, red and silver color scheme with a nice large image of the actual cooler. We really like that DeepCool chose to showcase the cooler on the packaging like this, as its looks are definitely one of its stand-out features.
At the rear of the package we’ll find a nice schematic of the cooler from an angle view, which also illustrates its size, this is useful if you’re shopping in-store, and want to find out if it will fit in your case. We’ll also find the CPU socket compatibility list; which includes Intel’s LGA 115x, 1366, and 2011/2013-v3, as well as AMD’s FM2/FM2+, FM1, AM3/AM3+, and AM2/AM2+ which just about covers every mainstream or enthusiast CPU released in the past 8 years, or so.
Searching on Amazon, we’ll find the Captain 360 at a current pricing of $159.99, however that seems to be due to a shortage of inventory, regular pricing is usually around $130.
Opening up the box, we’ll find the Captain 360, and the included fans and accessories packaged neatly in the same egg carton-like packaging that you’d find any other AIO packaged in. It appears that even though the box did sustain some damage during shipping, the internal packaging was left intact without any signs of damage, at all.
Taking a look at the accessories, we’ll find an installation guide, a very nice DeepCool case badge, some neatly packaged, and well organized Intel and AMD installation kits, which are wrapped in individual plastic bags, a 4-pin braided fan extension cable, and the included 4-pin PWM fan hub, which allows you to connect all three of the included PWM fans into a single 4-pin PWM fan header on your motherboard.