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Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 Review

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Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 Testing:

Testing of the Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 will be accomplished by installing the cooler into the test system case, rather than a test bench. Most systems are built and mounted into a (relatively) sealed chassis, so this method will be used to generate the idle and load results to give a real world view as to the cooling performance one can expect, based on the test system listed below. Of course, your results may vary by several degrees due to case design and ambient air temperature. The CPU load is generated by Prime 95 version 27.9 for a period of two hours, with a cooldown period of one hour after the computer has returned to an idle state. Real Temp 3.70 is used to log the temperatures with the highest and lowest averages across the four cores of the Core i7 4770K test CPU. Ambient temperatures are kept at 24 °C during the testing to minimize the effect of temperature variations. Each cooler is tested with the manufacturer-supplied thermal compound as delivered.

 

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison Coolers:

 

 


 

 

At idle, the Maelstrom 240 is able to keep my 4770K CPU at 27 °C stock. With the CPU loaded, we jump to 63 °C, which puts the Maelstrom at the bottom of the list, and that is just where we want to be. So far with stock clock speeds we have a very good run.

When overclocked, the 4770K rose to 33 °C at idle, which is just a few degrees above the non-overclock idle. After we crank up the load, the heat builds and I have to say I was a bit surprised to hit a top-end temp of just 77 °C. That is impressive! And considering this is DEEPCOOL's first foray into the world of liquid cooling, I would say it hit the ground with all four wheels burning rubber! 

And the sound is good too; with both fans cranked up, the sound is noticable, but not distracting.




  1. Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240: Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240: Specifications & Features
  4. Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 Testing: Setup & Results
  5. Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240: Conclusion
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