Here I will walk you through the installation process. It is worth noting we test using a Z97 motherboard – socket LGA 1150. The process below reflects that.
The first thing to do is prepare the backplate – four screws should slot into the LGA 115x holes on the backplate. The screws themselves have a hexagonal base which fits right into the backplate, so the screws do not fall out when you turn the backplate over. This saves a lot of frustration when mounting the cooler, so it’s definitely a thumbs up to Deepcool there.
Once the backplate is ready, slot it behind the motherboard socket area (as above).
Once the four screws are just peeping through the motherboard’s socket holes, use the four nuts to lock the backplate in place.
After that, you can go ahead and screw the Intel mounting bracket to the heatsink – each bracket is secured with just a single screw.
With that done, the cooler can be mounted and secured to the four nuts and backplate.
Next, all that is left is to attach the fan using two clips. Job done!
The whole process is very simple and straightforward. I don’t usually say this, either, but Deepcool’s mounting hardware also feels like it is very good quality – the nuts and screws are very sturdy and weighty, and everything just has a quality feel about it.
Good job Deepcool.
Before moving on, we must look at the RGB lighting itself. Both the fan and the heatsink use RGB lighting, and all the LEDs synchronise together for a cohesive and slick look. Unfortunately, our test motherboard does not have a RGB header so I could not connect the Gammaxx GT that way, but Deepcool does provide a small controller which allows users to choose between static and colour cycle modes, set the brightness and set the colour cycle speed.
In my opinion, the lighting is excellent, and it is particularly good to see the Gammaxx GT comes with a RGB fan – this is something the H7 Quad Lumi missed and it really helps complete the overall ‘look’ of the cooler.