Deepcool Gamer Storm Reviewairman - September 23, 2010
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A relatively unknown yet still well-established manufacturer in the cooling world is the company named Deepcool. Deepcool has a large range of cooling products for many different platforms, including 1U and 2U servers, standard desktops, and laptops, for everything from hard drives to video cards to chipsets. Deepcool's goal is to provide the best performance and humanized thermal solutions for worldwide customers, while maintaining customer satisfaction by serving its customers’ ever-changing thermal needs and providing the quickest and most comprehensive service available. Today, this review will encompass Deepcool's latest CPU cooler, the Gamer Storm. I had not heard of Deepcool prior to receiving this cooler, and looking through its products and doing a little bit of research on the company has been impressive so far. I am excited to test this cooler and see how it stacks up to the latest and greatest heatsinks, and to see if it beats any of the top standing performers currently on the market. In this review, I will provide a complete evaluation of the Deepcool Gamer Storm from unboxing, a close look at the product, its installation, specifications, features, and most importantly, performance.
The Deepcool Gamer Storm is presented VERY well. The box is made and designed in a way that will make the owner want to keep it since it is so well-made. The packaging is a sturdy white box made of multiple ply cardboard (not corrugated, so it's very stiff) that has a magnetic flap that holds the front cover to the box. The magnetic flap easily flips up and uncovers the interior of the box, which features a window that shows the cooler, as well as a list of features of the Gamer Storm. With the outer flap opened, there is an inner flap that folds outwards and completely shows the cooler. The Gamer Storm is encased in black, fitted foam next to another fitted area that houses the included fan and accessories. The included parts, other than the heatsink, is the 120mm PWM fan, mounting hardware for LGA775, 1156 and 1366, as well as AM3, AM2+ and AM2.
By just looking and handling the Gamer Storm for a short while, I feel that it will be a solid contender to the likeness of the Noctua NH-U12P and the Megahalems. Coming from a name that I haven't heard of, it will certainly be interesting to see how the engineering from Deepcool compares to that of the other companies that currently dominate the market. The Deepcool Gamer Storm is a very well presented product that also looks great and seems like it has a lot of potential to be a great performer. On the next page, I will explore the physical parts and features of the Gamer Storm, shortly followed by rigorous testing and comparisons.