Deepcool has announced its attempt to break the mould of all-in-one sealed-loop liquid cooling systems, unveiling the undeniably eye-catching Captain EX family of coolers.
Designed for those who want something a little different, the Deepcool Captain EX family's design is certainly unique. Described by the company as having a 'crazy steam punk appearance
,' the combined waterblock and pump housing uses a dual-chamber design with a glass external circulation tube entering into a glowing red 'reactor style
' entry point at the top. The black, sleeved tubing - designed to withstand crushing and impact damage - then exits at the side of the surprisingly tall block to lead to a 120mm, 240mm, or 360mm radiator with one, two, or three Deepcool TF120 fans pre-fitted.
Deepcool is promising a tool-free block installation on Intel and AMD motherboards, with the usual raft of supported socket types: Intel users can fit the cooler to LGA2100-v3, LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151 and LGA1150 motherboards, while AMD compatibility has been confirmed with FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, and AM2 support.
The unique pump housing and waterblock features what Deepcool claims is an upgraded microchannel design boasting a 10 per cent improvement in heat dissipation over its previous designs, along with a three-phase induction motor to drive the impeller which pushes the pre-filled coolant through the system. Oddly, though, it has not opted to make multiple colours available, limiting its appeal only to those whose builds are already based on a red and black colour scheme.
UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, with Deepcool set to launch the Captain EX family this month priced at $80, $110, and $140 for the 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm models respectively (around £57, £78, and £99 excluding taxes.) More information is available on the official product page