In a world where closed-loop liquid cooling systems have become a default choice for enthusiast-class PCs, the evolution of air coolers has inevitably slowed down. Nonetheless, there are manufacturers that keep introducing rather interesting air coolers that can cool down even high-end desktop processors. One of such devices is Deepcool’s Assassin III, which was demonstrated at this year's CES.

The 165-mm tall Deepcool Assassin III is comprised of a massive aluminum radiator equipped with seven heat pipes and two 140-mm fans. According to the comapny, to optimize airflows and maximize performance the cooling system actually features spoilers on its top fins, a rather unusual engineering decision. The Assassin III is rated for up to 280 W of cooling, which is enough for any high-end workstation CPU at stock speeds, and also enough for most overclocked desktop processors.

Besides its cooling performance, Deepcool's other key design choice with the Assassin III is its compatibility with high-end RAM modules. The high profile design of the cooler means that it can stay clear of DIMMs of up to 54 mm in height, up from 45 mm in case of the previous-gen model.

At this point Deepcool hasn't nailed down all of the specifications of the cooler, as won't hit the market until a bit later on. But expect the device to weigh around 1.5 kilograms, while the cooler's acoustics should be favorably limited thanks to the two 140-mm fans. And of course, it will be compatible with all modern CPU platforms from AMD and Intel (though compatibility with TR4 is something that remains to be seen).

Deepcool intends to start selling its Assassin III mega cooler this May at an MSRP of $99.99. Traditionally for Deepcool, the device will be bundled with a screw driver and G-15 thermal compound.

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  • 808Hilo - Sunday, January 20, 2019 - link

    OEM?. Corsair 60 watercooler with two parallel fans on radiator here on custom 1800x. Plenty cool and quiet.

    Running two coolers in series will give you maybe 25% better cooling than the single at double the price of a single. Its more like a heatsink. Oh darn, math and physics is the enemy of marketeers. I shoosh now.

    And 1.5kg on top of an MB kind of sucks. Boatanchor anyone?
  • Diji1 - Monday, January 21, 2019 - link

    It won't be as quiet as this for the same cooling performance and congratulations, you can cool 2 degrees cooler with an AIO if you want a lot of noise from either one.

    Have fun with the shitty software you need to run for your AIO to function, this thing works using the motherboards fan controller.
  • just6979 - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    The "spoilers" face different directions while the fans/airflow face the same direction... which probably me the spoilers are purely aesthetic and don't do shit.
  • Dragonstongue - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    depends on how they are designed, think like an hour glass kind of "louver" it allow air to go in easy, capture as much as possible and chamber it out the back in a slip stream type fashion, however, I doubt they are tall enough to take advantage though they do prevent fingers from touching the blades directly and I know from say the Gammaxx 200-400 the bottom fins being cut the way they were the top of the fan did not nor does usually accomplish much of anything anyways, however, the fan sitting unsupported at bottom with no fins in the way was silly, maybe they took this advantage, moved the fan up this amount, the bottom it still "cut away" fins but now all that heat is centralized which is good, they gain more high DIMM compatibility, and maybe just maybe that top plate is more then just marketing BS ^.^

    I personally do not see the spoilers doing much of anything because that is the leading edge of the fan blades, unless they are more meant to help break up sound waves than actually capture air because by pictures alone they almost seem a Y type shape though shorter wider at wide point and narrower at narrow point, but not very tall to do much air funnel, they probably just needed to "hide" the gap created by moving fan up, no big deal, this is normally "dead air" territory and the fan look matches that top plate nicely, I think is sexy, not the price however, better hope the mobo/case one uses is up to the challenge.
  • HollyDOL - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    First sight it looks like copy of Noctua NH D15...
  • Diji1 - Monday, January 21, 2019 - link

    Potentially better given it has one additional heatpipe.
  • atragorn - Monday, January 21, 2019 - link

    Don't feed the trolls.
  • dromoxen - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - link

    Wot ? Wot ? No GRB ?

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