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GamerStorm Lucifer CPU Cooler Review - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

GamerStorm Lucifer CPU Cooler Review
With today's newest processors, controlling heat is the name of the game. Check out how well the 300W TDP Lucifer cooler performs from GamerStorm.
| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 7, 2013 3:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GamerStorm

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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Glancing at the chart, the Lucifer is 140mm side to side, 110mm deep, and stands 163mm tall. When you add the 140mm fan, the depth changes to 136mm, and 5mm is added to the overall height. With the fan attached to the Lucifer, there will be 1079 grams of cooler bracketed to the motherboard. There are 36 aluminum fins pressed over six 6mm heat pipes. The heat pipes are then soldered into a copper base assembly that has the mating surface polished, and both the base and the pipes are then nickel plated to fight corrosion.

 

The fins of this design are where the Lucifer gets most of its capabilities. Each fin is large in surface area, but is cut with a groove at the leading edge, and a much larger groove on the trailing edge. On top of the surface area, there is also a diamond pattern pressed into each of the fins to disturb airflow and make it spin and tumble as it passes through the fins, making the whole tower much more efficient with whatever airflow it is presented with.

 

Inside of the box you also receive one 140mm fan, but the fin design will allow for a second fan to be attached to the trailing edge. This fan has a rubberized black frame to isolate the fans vibration from the fins, with nine green blades, and a chromed center hub. At the low-end of the rotational speed, this fan will run a baseline of around 700 RPM, and at full power that jumps to near 1400 RPM. This fan can deliver up to 81.33 CFM of airflow and is rated at a maximum of 31 dB(A). The funny thing here is that I think this rating is off a bit. Most fans with a 31 dB(A) rating tend to be quite noisy, and from what we already know from testing, this fan is near silent even with 12V pumping through it.

 

Diving into the interwebz to try and locate the Lucifer, inside of the USA, there are limited choices to buying it from three listings on eBay. If you feel justified in paying the astronomical, near $150 pricing they are listed at, be my guess. In reality, there has been nothing set in stone on the pricing, but rumors around the internet is that the Lucifer may be arriving to our shores in the $40 to $60 price range. If that is true, GamerStorm has broken the magic rule of threes. They are delivering silence, performance, and if rumors are in fact based in any form of reality, it hits right around the $50 mark.

 

Considering we found the Assassin at around $80 when we wrote that review, it would only make since that a single tower cooler would be priced lower than their dual-tower cooling solution, so the light at the end of the tunnel stays on until further notice.

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