DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

Good air-cooling solutions aren’t necessarily expensive, such is the DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

The heatsink is not something huge, it’s a single tower that is able to run fanless with processors up to 130W.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

The Lucifer K2 transfers heat from the base to the fins via 12 copper pipes, 6 on each side.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

The base is of copper, making it great when it comes to absorbing heat.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

My only concern with the product is that it seems quite badly bent, I suspect this is a packaging issue.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

Nevertheless the 120mm fan mounts just fine and the cooler does not seem to suffer any form of integrity compromise.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

Specs down below as taken from the official product page.

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review

The Benchmarks

The performance was tested on an Intel Core i5-4670K overclocked to 4.3Ghz at 1.25 vcore with room temperature set to 25°C and the system was tested with a 10bit to 8bit video conversion test. Below are the results.

CoolerIdle (°C)Load (°C)
DEEPCOOL Lucifer K2 (normal)2862
DEEPCOOL Lucifer K2 (low)2966
DEEPCOOL Lucifer K2 (high)2659
DEEPCOOL Lucifer K2 (off)3474
Noctua NH-D152756
CRYORIG R1 Universal2664
ID-Cooling FrostFlow 120L2760
ThermalTake Water 3.0 Ultimate3061
ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C3260
Stock Cooler3379

The fan speed was configured via BIOS, the results is as what Deepcool claimed. My overclocked processor that draws quite some estimated 90 – 110w on load was handled well despite being fanless. Overall result was good, considering this is quite a budget air cooler.

The Verdict

The DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 retails at around US$50 which I think is reasonable, considering this isn’t the biggest of air coolers yet it’s able to match the performance of low-end AIO liquid cooling systems.

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