GamerStorm Fryzen ThreadRipper CPU Cooler Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
A Closer Look
The design of the cooler is superb, with a really unique tower design that certainly stands out from the crowd. The X design over the fan is pretty funky, but also serves up some cool places for them to add more regarding RGB lights. There’s a ring fan surround too, which obviously encloses the fan blades, but also helps channel air through the cooler.
The whole thing is quite surprisingly compact. However, the “boot-shape” of the heat pipes means that they still fit a huge CPU block on the base. This means total coverage for the TR4 socket, which still allowing the cooler to remain slim. Of course, that means it won’t ever impact on the installation of your RAM; the cooler is located within the width of the socket.
It’s certainly attractive from any angle. GamerStorm has used a titanium grey finish that gives it a stealthy look, but the light peaks and flops off of the angles really well, giving it a multi-tone look depending on where the light is coming from.
The fan uses a 9-blade design, which are all quite large and features two small fins on each blade. The whole thing is designed for big airflow at lower RPM, which is obviously a good thing for any CPU cooler.
The contact plate is pretty robust too. It uses a 6 heat pipe design that passes through a pretty significant size chunk of metal.
It appears to use a bolt-over two piece block that sandwiches the heatpipes in between.
With it installed on our X399 Meg Creator motherboard, you can see that it has no issues with compatibility. It doesn’t impede the top PCIe lane, nor does it cover any of the DIMM slots.
For those worried about compatibility, it’s ticking all the right boxes here.
Of course, the RGB is pretty slick too. There are multiple lights throughout the X-shape and on the top logo design. By default, they’ll puke rainbows. However, with the built-in controller, you can tweak that, or hook it up to your motherboard for complete customisation.