The way the cooler is mounted on the board is exactly as seen in the other DeepCool CPU Cooler reviews, for example the Frostwin.
It’s not difficult but you do require a long screw driver.
The cooler takes up the bulk of the interior space of a casing but it’s no where near the magnitude of the Thermalright SilverArrow SB-E.
Once the fan is on the cooler, it blocks the DIMM slots so high-profile RAM wouldn’t work well with the fan mounted, nevertheless the cooler runs well fanless (benchmarks below!)
Here’s the side profile of the casing after installation.
Test Setup / Benchmarks
The computer setup used for this review.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.3Ghz, 1.25 vcore|
|RAM||Avexir Core Series 8GB DDR3 1600|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4|
|Power Supply||FSP Raider 650W PSU|
|Operating System||Windows 7 64bit|
Below is the CPU-Z for the processor, on overlock.
Temperature was monitored using HW Monitor. Room temperature is around 25Â°C.
CPU load was done by converting 10bit MKV video to 8bit using x264, set to -veryslow mode.
|Idle (Â°C)||Load (Â°C)|
|DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer||31||51|
|DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer (Fanless)||32||67|
|ThermalRight SilverArrow SB-E||31||62|
|ThermalRight SilverArrow SB-E (Fanless)||36||71|
|Cooler Master Seidon 120M||35||61|
|DeepCool Ice Blade Pro||30||61|
|DeepCool Ice Blade Pro (Fanless)||40||79|
See what I mean by “Impressive”? It really is, the fan itself was silent in operation and it cooler better than the other coolers out there.
It out-performed the ThermalRight SilverArrow SB-E that’s larger and came with dual fan, and it also out-performed the AIO Water Cooling units like Cooler Master’s Seidon 120M.
The beauty of the Deepcool Gamer Storm Lucifer is not only the performance but the price as well; retailing at around 60 USD (approx RM 200), this CPU cooler screams “VALUE FOR MONEY!”