After spending some time with the Lucifer and testing it I can say that it has two things going for it. First is its price. We are hearing that this cooler will retail for around $40 which is an incredible deal considering the performance. I really do not think you are going to find a cooler for that price that has the same results. Secondly this cooler is almost silent, even with the fan. Having such a large surface area the fan does not need to be spinning that fast to provide good cooling. On top of that if you are using a mid-range processor you can use the Lucifer without any fan at all!
One important thing when it comes to a CPU cooler is how easy it is to install. While we have heard complaints about its installation on LGA1150 / LGA1155 we had not issues with LGA2011 installation. It was straight to the point and we have the Lucifer installed in no time at all. I would suggest removing your motherboard from your case for installation though.
When it comes to performance the Lucifer was not the best cooler we have tested by any means, but it will get the job done no problem at all, and for the price you really cannot complain. Now if you want to use it is silent mode (no fan) then we really can only recommend that if you have a mid-range processor.
When it comes down to it the DeepCool Lucifer is really a bang for your buck cooler and for only $40 you really cannot go wrong! Overall ThinkComputers gives the DeepCool Lucifer CPU Cooler an 8 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award!
- Easy installation
- Fan is almost silent
- Can be used without a fan
- Not the best performance
- Silent mode not recommended for higher-end processors