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DeepCool Assassin III

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the DeepCool Assassin III to the Scythe Fuma 3, showcasing critical qualitative and performance metrics. Performance metrics are further segmented into distinct graphs while leveraging the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, illustrating how each cooler performs under various varying CPU power levels. This allows for a clear comparison of their relative performance and sound output when under different heat loads. The comparison is conducted under the following conditions:
  • Case: Praxis Wetbench
  • Ambient Temperatures: 23°C
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Pick Another CPU)

CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: Assassin III Cooler 2: Fuma 3
Cooler Name Assassin III Fuma 3
Fan 1 Name TF140S Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Slim Fan
Fan 2 Name TF140S Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan
Manufacture Rated dBa 29.5 28.6
Number of Heat Pipes 5 6
Full Size (WxHxD): 140x165x161 mm 128x154x138 mm
Heatsink 1 (WxHxD) 138x108x50 mm
Heatsink 2 (WxHxD) 138x108x50 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 5 (Moderate) 8 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Assassin III Manufacture's Link Fuma 3 Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: Assassin III Cooler 2: Fuma 3

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name TF140S Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Slim Fan
Fan Location Front Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 1200 1500
Fan Size (mm) 140 120
Fan Width (mm) 25 17
Manufacture Rated dBa 29.2 23.9
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 70.8 33.9
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.1 0.9
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.32 0.96
Current (A) 0.11 0.08
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Fan 2

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name TF140S Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan
Fan Location Mid Mid
Fan Flow Type Mid Mid
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 1200 1500
Fan Size (mm) 140 120
Fan Width (mm) 25 27
Manufacture Rated dBa 29.2 24.9
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 70.8 51.2
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.1 1.1
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.32 1.56
Current (A) 0.11 0.13
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Assassin III

The Deepcool Assassin III sports a premium design with two large aluminum heatsink towers, connected by eight heat pipes that efficiently transfer heat away from the CPU. The cooler comes with two 140mm PWM fans that provide efficient heat dissipation and a striking appearance. The overall design is sleek and minimalist, with an attractive black finish that complements a wide variety of build themes.

Fuma 3

This cooler boasts a sleek appearance with a smooth top surface. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that the plastic covering the exposed heat pipes, while contributing to a polished appearance, is a rather subdued gray and lacks the eye-catching appeal of more vibrant or shiny options. This cooler is an excellent choice for those seeking exceptional cooling performance coupled with a more understated aesthetic.

Install Notes:

Assassin III

The Deepcool Assassin III features a versatile mounting system compatible with a broad range of Intel and AMD sockets, and the installation process is user-friendly and straightforward. Although there are more steps involved with this cooler's installation, the parts for both Intel and AMD are well-labeled, and the steps are intuitive and easy to follow without much difficulty. It's important to note that this cooler has a large mounting footprint, which may require some consideration in terms of case and RAM clearance. As a result, checking compatibility before purchasing is essential to ensure a hassle-free installation experience.

Fuma 3

This cooler employs the standard mounting system commonly found in premium coolers. In comparison to the Fuma 2, the Fuma 3 has introduced a minor adjustment that enhances the ease of installation by preventing over-tightening, a feature absent in the Fuma 2. Overall, the installation process for this cooler is straightforward, and it has demonstrated improvements compared to previous Fuma iterations.

Cooling Performance:

Assassin III

The Assassin III's dual-tower design and eight heat pipes deliver exceptional cooling performance, making it suitable for even high-end CPUs with high TDPs. The two 140mm PWM fans ensure optimal airflow and cooling performance while maintaining low noise levels, providing an excellent balance between performance and acoustics.

Fuma 3

The Fuma 3 is a mid-performance cooler offering moderate cooling capabilities. While it may not be suitable for high-heat CPUs, it's an excellent option for users who appreciate its aesthetic appeal and require effective cooling for CPUs with moderate thermal loads.

Noise Performance:

Assassin III

The Deepcool Assassin III fans are engineered to produce minimal noise during regular operation, and they can also be adjusted through the PWM control to find the perfect balance between cooling and noise for your specific needs. In most scenarios, the Assassin III operates at a low noise level, making it a suitable choice for users who value a quiet computing environment.

Fuma 3

The dual 120mm Kaze Flex fans are engineered for maximum airflow and moderate noise levels. In terms of the noise-to-cooling ratio, it strikes a good balance, providing an average level of noise for the cooling performance it delivers.


Assassin III

The Deepcool Assassin III is an impressive dual-tower air cooler that offers excellent cooling capabilities, quiet operation, and a visually appealing design. Its performance makes it a popular choice for PC enthusiasts seeking a reliable and efficient cooling solution for their high-performance systems.

Fuma 3

The Fuma 3 cooler uses a standard premium cooler mounting system but adds a minor tweak from the prior generation for easier installation. Its sleek design features a subdued gray plastic top, making it suitable for users who prioritize both cooling performance and aesthetics, especially for mid-heat CPUs. Equipped with two 120mm fans, it strikes a balanced noise-to-cooling ratio.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU Details:

Metric Value
Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
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