Deepcool Maelstrom 120 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

If you haven’t heard of DeepCool by now we really can’t blame you. This start up out of Beijing, China has only recently started hitting shelves in the US. However, if you are an avid reader you will no doubt have seen several excellent performing CPU coolers come across our pages from DeepCool. Since then DeepCool has really started to step up their game by branching into the case, power supply, and as you’ll see today, the AIO CPU cooler market. With the market so flooded with AIO’s, the hottest cooling item of today, can DeepCool’s Maelstrom 120 even make a splash? And can it possibly keep up with the years of R&D other companies have in the AIO spectrum? Read on to find out!

Special Thanks to DeepCool for providing the Maelstrom 120 for review!

– The unique pump with closed impeller to offer a bigger power, de-vibration & lower noise
– Long lifetime zirconia ceramic bearing to make 120,000 hours running safely
– 0.2mm high-density water micro channel & copper block to offer a highly efficient thermal conduct
– The strong FEP tubing owned anti-bending, flat crush resistance to assure the system’s stability
– Φ120 mm×27mm Aluminum fins design optimized for a lower fan speed and noise, also the standard mounting holes built-in easy to change new 120mm fan
– 120mm rubber-covered PWM fan with de-vibration design, unique FDB bearing owned a lower noise & longer lifetime
– Patented detachable fan impeller easy to clear dust& lubricating oil recruited, DIY top -priority mounting
– Universal solution, easy to install
– Bionic LED breathing light lightening up while operating


DeepCool uses pretty much the same packaging that all companies have been using for AIO’s and is pretty much the industry standard. On the top of the Maelstrom 120’s fliptop box you will find a black and red theme with a neat graphic that is a half photo of the pump and half technical diagram. Below is a small photo of the whole kit, and some details.

Deepcool MaelStrom 120 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

On one side we find a larger version of the same whole kit photo from the front and some more features. The back of the box has several technical diagrams, as well as the socket compatibility listing notably missing is the still used socket 775.

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Finally on the bottom you can find the complete feature list as well as the complete technical specification listing.

Deepcool MaelStrom 120 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

Opening the box we find a thin foam sheet to protect the components on the top side. Removing the foam we of course find a formed cardboard egg carton type shell holding all our components securely. Each component is shrouded in a protective plastic bag.

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