While DeepCool seems to be making all the right moves as a company, the Gammaxx S40 doesn’t seem to be one of them. It is certainly a nice compact unit, but at the end of the day if it can’t keep the CPU cool does it really matter?
We liked how easy the cooler was to install, and the fit and finish was great. Unfortunately a too quiet, underperforming fan and lackluster thermal paste are the S40’s Achilles heel.
The cooler is available through online sources at around the $40 USD mark. While this is fairly cheap, there are too many better options for less that will perform better and won’t need upgrades to get the performance you pay for. If you still must have the S40, look for better thermal paste and more powerful fan to get better results.
ThinkComputers.org would like to award the DeepCool Gammaxx S40 with a score of 6 out of 10.
- Easy installation
- Fit and Finish
- Subpar performance