DeepCool AK400 Digital Overview
Taking a first look at the AK400 Digital we received the black version of the cooler, which is fashioned after the Zero Dark version of the AK400. DeepCool will also be offering their Digital coolers in white versions as well. The AK400 is the smallest cooler in the Digital cooler line with official dimensions being 126 × 97 × 156 mm, making to 1mm taller than the original AK400.
Right at the front of the cooler we have a 120 mm cooling fan. This fluid dynamic bearing fan will spin between 500 – 1850 RPM with a max airflow of 68.99 CFM, max air pressure of 2.19 mmAq, and a max noise level of 28 dBA. I always mention attention to detail with DeepCool and that shows as the rubber vibration dampeners on the corners of the fans have little design elements on them.
Looking at the cooler from the side we can see the single-tower design and just how thin it is. You really aren’t going to have to worry about clearances with this cooler. The fans are attached to the heatsink using fan clips, which are black since this cooler is based off the Zero Dark version of the cooler.
Moving around to the back of the cooler we can see how the actual heatsink is designed with its matrix fin layout. This not only looks good, but should help with heat dissipation. The cooler has been capped off with the real-time status display which also has some RGB lighting on it. It has a very glossy finish on it.
There are four 6mm-thick copper heatpipes, which are painted black to go with the Zero Dark theme. These are direct-touch heatpipes so they will make direct contact with your CPU, then go up into the heatsink in a “U” fashion. DeepCool has opted to pre-install thermal paste on the cooler, which some may like and others won’t be a fan of.