Review DeepCool AK620 Review: More Affordable Excellence

rubix_1011

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I really liked this cooler - almost Noctua NH-D15 and DeepCool Assassin III performance (within a couple degrees C) but for $30 cheaper.

And that's for 10-core overclock on i9-10850k. For most other CPUs, the gap would likely be even smaller.
 

2Be_or_Not2Be

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I'd like to get an air cooler that is <= 150mm. I like ITX cases, and while they often are space-constrained, some do allow for decently sized air coolers (like the NR200). It seems that 155mm is often the limit, though, and most of the top air coolers seem to be >= 155mm. The Noctua NH-D15 is 160mm & 165mm with the fan. So just a few mm shorter would really help with these style of ITX cases.
 

vinay2070

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Whats the difference between Core Delta T and PWM Delta T? Thanks. I wish a there was a master chart with all entries to see where my noctua U14S sits at.
 

rubix_1011

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The NH-D15 is 6 degrees cooler at 50% and has lower fan speed and is about 1/2 as noisy. Not close.
Less than 4C at 100%. Also, its $30 cheaper than everything else in the same performance bracket and performs nearly as well.

So, yes, if this is about semantics of a few degrees Celsius and that discrepancy is a big issue to overcome, as a buyer, you're likely not looking at this cooler anyway and have already decided on something 'better'.
 

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