DeepCool Gamer Storm and Ice Warrior CPU Cooler Review
Packaging and Design: Gamer Storm
Gamer Storm is DeepCool’s flagship universal CPU cooler which is evident from its packaging. The box was so well designed that I was convinced that Gamer Storm was a premium flagship product. The front of the box highlights some of the major features of the cooler in small and neat gray icons while the rest of the box is kept clean from information overload.
The box is locked with a magnetic latch and opening the lid reveals the multilingual specifications on the inside. You can see the CPU cooler laying inside through the plastic window on the internal cover which you can pull open to reveal the actual contents of the box padded with foam. I’ve never seen such great packaging for a CPU Cooler before, and DeepCool certainly didn’t make any compromise while delivering an elegant package design.
The cooler itself – while a little hefty at 1189 grams – is well built. The mirror polished finishing continues to reflect the elegance of the packaging in the product design as well. The Gamer Storm is certainly a large heatsink with a total of 48 aluminum fins being employed as heat spreaders. The cooler has six copper heat pipes measuring 6mm in diameter which run through a rather large copper base all the way up to the tips of the cooler.
The fins are packed closer towards the center of the heatsink and grow further apart as you move towards the edges. This helps in maintaining a good airflow for better cooling performance.
The 120mm fan bundled in the package has a rather unique design. Instead of having a frame of pure plastic and relying on rubber push-pins, the fan’s frame is encapsulated with rubber which strikes the perfect balance between rigidity and damping mechanical vibrations. The fan can operate from 700 RPM (giving out 17.6 dB(A) of noise) to 1500 RPM (giving out about 27.6 dB(A) of noise) with a maximum airflow of 66.3 CFM.
The Gamer Storm ships with one fan in the package only but you do get extra wire clips in case you want to add another fan at the back.