Deepcool Castle 360EX AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Good performance, great looks; fair price
Not the absolute best performer
Here at TBG, we have a thing for coolers, we’ve tested well nearly 70 at this point, and we’re lucky to have recently begun including Deepcool models in our roundups. In this review, we check out one of Deepcool’s latest offerings, the Castle 360EX.
Here are the coolers included in this test:
- Deepcool Castle 360EX
- Corsair iCUE H150i RGB Pro XT ($160)
- Scythe Fuma 2 ($60)
- Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.black ($100)
- Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 ($125)
And here’s the system setup:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
- MB: Asus X470 Crosshair XI Hero
- Case: be quiet! Silent Base 802
- Thermal Paste used for all coolers: Noctua NT-H2 10g
As with all of our reviews at this point and going forward, this review appears exclusively on YouTube, which you can see below. Not only do we show you what comes in the box and share some benchmarks, but we give you a good look at what it’s like to use each product!
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Well, in the end, Deepcool comes through looking very good in this review, in more ways than one! We think Deepcool has hit the sweet spot in terms of performance, looks, and ease of installation. The Castle 360EX offers very good performance, including noise-normalized performance, and comes in at a great price for the feature set, which includes the coolest RGB implementation we’ve ever seen. Is it the best performer out there? No, it’s not, but it’s more than good enough, and offers looks and value beyond most of its competitors.
As of our latest update, the Deepcool Castle 360EX is available for $130 from Amazon. As always, check out our CPU Cooler Buyer’s Guide, updated quarterly, for all our latest recommendations.