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GamerStorm Lucifer CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 7, 2013 3:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GamerStorm

GamerStorm Lucifer CPU Cooler




Looking at the Lucifer where the fan will be attached shortly shows the 36 aluminum fins as they allow the six heat pipes to be offset on both sides of this tower. This will allow the fan direct access to more pipes and should be able to eliminate a fair bit of heat having access to them.




From the side, more of the odd shape of the fins is at play here. There is a bit of a gap, but the air exiting at the middle also helps to cool the last wider section at the trailing edge.




The back of the Lucifer has a very unusual design too. There is a V-shaped center bit that takes as much advantage of the fan as possible, and even directs the heat to curve towards the sides as it helps to cool the two sections on the sides.




Changing perspective for the last side of the Lucifer is to show the sides with a bit more detail. All of the fins do have tabs folded over to support each other and keep correct spacing, but there are also grooves at the front and at the back to clip a fan to this fin body.




In case of utter confusion as to the actual shape of the fins, this will sort all of that out. Not only do the fins offer an irregular design, they also have the logo and a diamond pattern pressed into all of the fins to add turbulence to the air that will flow over these fins.




The top of the base assembly has a wide groove cut perpendicular to the pipes to allow the cross bar to lay in here. There is also a much thinner groove cut in the middle, parallel to the pipe, to accept tabs on the cross bar to keep the cooler from twisting.




Glancing at the bottom fin, there is no access hole or evidence of solder or flux. This means that the aluminum fins have been pressed onto the copper pipes, after the nickel plating had been applied.




As the pipes run through the base, the attachment method is in fact the use of solder. This is much better than thermal paste, as the solder will creep into the cervices and allow for much better heat transfer from the base to the pipes.




When they say it has a polished base, GamerStorm wasn't overstating in the slightest. If we had cropped this image, it would be hard to tell which screw is the real one. The center of the base is very level and flat, but there is some deflecting towards the edges.




With the accompanying 140mm fan attached to the Lucifer, it is easy to see that this is a good choice for this cooler as it covers the vast majority of the fins as well as offering some flow over and more importantly under the cooler to help keep the motherboard cool.




The fan clips to take some effort to stretch them onto the cooler, but the rubberized frame will keep creaks and rattles out of play. With the fan added it very well may have issues with taller memory, but the fan can be raised if the chassis allows for it.

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