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DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review
DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink is a fairly large CPU cooler, very much resembling a passive thermal solution on quick glance due to its boxy footprint and widely spaced aluminum fins. The heatsink isn't a passive cooler though, its single fan is very much required to keep the Lucifer from becoming like its name-sake.

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DeepCool   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jan 02, 2015   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Intel LGA2011 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.III Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Intel Core i7, Extreme Edition class heatsinks tested at a 200W heat load.
Results based on readings from a 38x38mm copper interface die with 200W heat load on the Intel version of the Mk.III Test Platform. Temperature results listed for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperatures at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket LGA2011-3 / 2011 /1366 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: *Fan Speed: 200W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)

Coolermaster Nepton 280L high 10.6 58.8
Coolermaster Nepton 140XL high 11.8 59.6
Coolermaster Seidon 240M high 13.4 55.6
Silverstone Tundra TD02 high 13.6 53.0
Coolermaster Glacer 240L high 14.1 52.5
NZXT Kraken X60 high 14.5 60.7
Coolermaster Nepton 240M high 15.1 50.6
Noctua NH-D15 high 15.8 49.8
Noctua NH-U14S 17.0 47.3
Coolermaster Seidon 120V high 17.5 54.3
NZXT Kraken X40 high 18.2 59.4
Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 high 18.3 54.2
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 high 18.4 52.5
Silverstone Tundra TD03 high 18.7 58.1
Silverstone Argon AR01 high 18.8 53.0
X2 Products Eclipse IV high 19.1 57.4
Coolermaster Eisberg 240L high 19.1 50.5
Reeven Justice RC-1204 high 19.2 48.5
BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 high 19.5 43.7
Raijintek Themis high 19.7 52.8
Coolermaster V8 GTS high 20.0 59.7
BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 high 20.9 41.8
Corsair Hydro H80i high 21.1 64.0
Noctua NH-U12S 21.1 46.2
Raijintek Ereboss high 21.4 49.7
Zalman Reserator 3 Max high 21.6 58.9
Scythe Mugen 4 high 21.7 41.9
Zalman LQ315 high 21.9 50.8
Silverstone NT06-P high 22.1 51.6
Raijintek Pallas high 22.2 43.2
DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer high 23.0 52.5
Raijintek Aidos high 23.0 55.6
Reeven Hans RC-1205 high 23.1 49.4
Silentium Fera2 HE1224 high 23.4 37.6
Zalman LQ310 high 23.8 52.7
Coolermaster Hyper D92 high 24.1 53.4
Scythe Ashura Shadow (SCASR-1000SE) high 24.2 51.4
Raijintek Nemesis high 24.6 47.8
BeQuiet Shadow Rock Slim high 24.7 40.4
BeQuiet Shadow Rock 2 high 24.9 43.3
Zalman LQ320 high 25.5 50.2
npowertek NPH-1366-115HC (LGA1366) high 28.7 44.8
Dynatron G556 (LGA1366/2U) 29.1 68.4
Dynatron G555 (LGA1366/2U) 30.4 67.8
DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer 31.2 33.4
Dynatron G666 (LGA1366/2U) 31.8 68.7
Silverstone NT01-Pro high 35.8 40.4
nPowerTek NPH1366-140HC (LGA1366) high 36.3 48.1
Zalman FX-100 (w/h ZM-F2 fan) 36.9 28.5
Dynatron G199 (LGA1366/1U) 47.6 62.6
Zalman FX-100 (hor, ver) 63.0 0.0
200W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 200W Thermal Test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

Frostytech's socket LGA2011 Intel synthetic thermal test platform stresses socket LGA2011/1366 compatible heatsinks with a 200W heat load. Keep in mind that the AMD Integrated Heat Spreader and Intel LGA2011 Integrated Heat Spreader both measure ~38x38mm, so these test results can be extrapolated to higher wattage AMD processors as well.

With a 200W heat load applied by the Intel LGA2011/1366 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform, the DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink yielded an average temperature result of 23.0°C over ambient at stock fan speed (1400RPM) with moderate noise output (52.5dBA).

Reducing 140mm fan speed to 700RPM caused test temperatures to rise to a satisfactory result of 31.2°C over ambient, while lowering noise output to a barely audible 31.2 dBA.

Conclusions

Deepcool have had an interesting trajectory since we first met with the company on the Computex Taipei show floor in 2010. The Beijing based thermal solutions manufacturer has matured the design of its heatsinks greatly and improved the general fit and finish of their construction with each successive generation.

The Deepcool Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink may have a silly name, but the underlying heatsink is well built and generally well performing at stock fan speeds. It may not offer top of the line cooling when the fan is slowed down to its quietest operating speed, but the Lucifer doesn't allow for much of a rise in test temperatures either, except on the 200W test platform.

As a lower noise cooler (ie. with the 140mm fan slowed all the way down) the Gamer Storm Lucifer is a worth while heatsink to consider for AMD or Intel LGA115x platforms. However, as the LGA2011 heatsink reference chart clearly indicates, the Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink doesn't stand out when faced with the 200W heat load of our synthetic Intel LGA2011 platform where coolers like the Noctua NH-U14S, Reeven Ouranos, and BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 among others, offer much better cooling results.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review
 2:  DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review
 3:  Sound Level Measurements: Which Heatsink is Quietest?
 4:  AMD Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 5:  Intel LGA115x/775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 6: — Intel LGA2011 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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