Deepcool is a name that most of us recognize in air cooling solutions. As mentioned, their product ranges for high end super computers to OEM manufacturers, making them an all around supplier whose main focus is thermal cooling. Deepcool’s tradition and reputation continues here with the Frostwin.
The twin tower design is not new, as we have seen in the past with the innovators such as the Prolimatech Megahalems and Noctua D14. But it is an extremely effective design, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more of these clones on the market. That said, Deepcool is looking to improve the design with lower weight and better memory clearance. The memory clearance issue we continually beat with a dead stick remains a crossroad when choosing the right air cooling/memory combination, and Deepcool conquers this headache on Intel’s LGA 1155 and AMD’s Socket AM3+ motherboards. Products like the Megahelems do not. Nonetheless, we recommend low profile memory modules be used when installing very large air coolers like the Frostwin.
The cooling prowess on the Deepcool Frostwin is excellent for a cooler of this size. It can’t quite match the performance of the top contenders but it does come close enough. However, with PWM fan control, RPMs can adjust automatically and noise levels stay low. Likely most importantly, the Frostwin is nowhere near the price of those premium coolers. With an MSRP of only $40, we could hardly believe the low price when we saw it. That is probably the best deal we’ve seen on a cooler to date. It’s utterly astounding, making the Deepcool Frostwin an extremely impressive product.
The Pure Point: Excellent performance and low noise are surpassed by an outstanding price on the Deepcool Frostwin.