Review: DeepCool AK500

CPU Cooler Details:
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Brand DeepCool
Cooler Name AK500
Fan 1 Name FK120
Stated dBa 25.9
Number of Heat Pipes 5
Full Size (WxHxD): 127x158x117 mm
Radiator (WxHxD) 127x105x89 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 9 (Easy)
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Fan Details for CPU Cooler:
Metric Fan 1
Fan Name FK120
Fan Location Front
Fan Flow Type Push
CPU Only Fan No
Max RPM 1850
Fan Size (mm) 120
Fan Width (mm) 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 28.0
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 69.0
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.2
Number Of Pins 4
PWM Fan Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.44
Current (A) 0.12
Max Volts 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

The AK500 air cooler is like the AK400 but has a bigger radiator for better cooling. It has a smooth black top and comes with a single 120mm black fan, perfect for people who like a simple design. The one-tower aluminum radiator is really good at getting rid of heat, which helps keep your CPU cool. This small and low-key cooler works well and fits easily into all kinds of computer setups, making it an awesome choice for anyone who wants something that looks good and works great.

Install Notes:

The AK500 has DeepCool's more modern installation designs as of 2023, which has more components than most for an easy install. The backplates are held down by single hand screwed nuts that also serve to hold the mount from the other side. This makes it easy to place the backplate correctly during the installation. The remaining portion of the install is similar to that of Noctua's typical installation, which makes it easy, but also can make the uninstallation challenging if the thermal paste sticks well to the CPU.

Cooling Performance:

The AK500 delivers impressive cooling performance for its size, attributed to its four heat pipes that effectively transfer heat from the CPU to the extensive fin array on the heatsink. It is well-suited for up to moderate-level processors; however, it might not be the best choice for high TDP CPUs or those looking to overclock their systems.

Noise Performance:

This CPU cooler offers average cooling performance and operates at a moderate noise level. While it may not be the quietest option on the market, it maintains a comfortable balance between cooling efficiency and acoustic performance. This cooler is suitable for users who are not particularly sensitive to noise and are seeking a cost-effective solution for maintaining stable temperatures in their systems without demanding top-tier cooling or silent operation.


This cooler has a moderately difficult installation, especially for AMD CPUs, due to its unique mounting setup. The installation process is similar to the AK400. The AK500 has a compact design, moderate cooling performance, and above-average noise levels. With a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, the cooler is suitable for various PC builds, offering a balance between cooling efficiency and acoustic performance for users seeking cost-effective solutions without top-tier cooling or silent operation.

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CPU Details:
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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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