DeepCool Gamer Storm and Ice Warrior CPU Cooler Review

Posted Sep 28, 2010
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Usually, CPU Air Cooling isn’t the most exciting of tech around and that’s why we often just ignore the fact that picking the right cooler is just as much important as picking the right PSU or casing because it has a big impact on our overall system stability and overclock ability. And since the cooler market is dominated by brands like Noctua, Thermaltake and Zalman etc., a lot of good coolers are easily overlooked just because people prefer to buy the pricier options hoping they would give better performance. And that’s why people like us try to test every new product out in the market hoping to get the consumers (you guys) the best value for your money.

DeepCool Gamer Storm Ice Warrior Review

Which brings me to today’s products – two CPU coolers by DeepCool. Both the Flagship Gamer Storm and the second in command Ice Warrior share a lot of technical design similarities, including six copper heat pipes and a tower designed of 48 aluminum fins. They also stand pretty close in price points as well with a difference of about only $5. In fact the only difference visible at a glance is the notable X shape on the fins of the Ice Warrior and its slightly smaller size compared to the Gamer Storm.

So with all their similarities, how well do these two CPU Coolers perform? Lets put them through their paces in our in depth review.

Specifications

DeepCool Gamer Storm

DeepCool ICE Warrior

Material

Nickel plated aluminum fins, copper heat pipe and base

Dimensions

134 x 98 x 158 mm

136 x 84 x 156 mm

Weight

1189 g

1172 g

Fan Bearing

Hydro Bearing

Fan Dimensions

120 x 120 x 25 mm

Fan RPM

700 ~ 1500 ±10% RPM

500 ~ 1500 ±10% RPM

Fan Max Airflow

66.3 CFM

Fan Noise

17.6 ~ 27.6 dB (A)

Intel Sockets

LGA 1366 / LGA 1156 / LGA 775

AMD Sockets

AM3 / AM2+ / AM2

Price

Approx. $65

Approx. $60

See I wasn’t joking when I said that both coolers had a lot of similarities. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that both would have very similar performance as well. But we will address that once we get to the testing phase, where I’ll be pitting these two against a GlacialTech F101 cooler.

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