Test Setup

We will use our standard AIO test rig which you can read more about in its introduction article. We will set up each cooler in the same manner with the radiator attached to the case and the fans blowing into the radiator. The water blocks will be mounted per the manufacturer’s instructions except that we will use Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal paste (2019 Edition). We will utilize ASUS AI Suite 3 to control fan speeds, setting the fans at a fixed RPM for each test. We will also compare it to the other coolers we have tested thus far.

DeepCool Castle 360EX A-RGB cooler test system setup


Installation of the DeepCool Castle 360EX A-RGB was straight forward event and had us up and running fairly quickly.  

Let’s talk a bit about wiring – DeepCool includes a PWM fan splitter (from 1 fan port to 4 fans) and an A-RGB fan splitter (from 1 to 5 ports). They come equipped with double-sided tape for ease of mounting in a tucked-away corner of your rig. The A-RGB splitter is required to be used due to the atypical connector configuration, however, from the splitter, you can go to the provided RGB controller or RGB motherboard controller of your choice.

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David Schroth

David is a computer hardware enthusiast that has been tinkering with computer hardware for the past 25 years.


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