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We are going to take a look at two new CPU coolers in this review: Alpenföhn Matterhorn and Deep Cool Gamer Storm. The heatsinks, fans, fastening mechanisms, and almost all of the accessories of these two models are virtually identical. They only differ in the packaging and two adapter cables that actually serve the same purpose. Thus, the Matterhorn and the Gamer Storm are in fact one and the same cooler selling under two different brands. So, we will see how effective it is and if there is any difference in performance between the two identical heatsinks.

Packaging and Accessories

The Alpenföhn Matterhorn comes in a medium-sized box with a small cutout in one edge and a picture of the cooler on the back:

A list of the product specs and compatible platforms can be found on one side of the box. The cooler is fixed inside with special inserts. A small box with accessories is at the bottom of the package.

The Deep Cool Gamer Storm comes in a flat box with a magnetic cover and two compartments inside.

 

The cooler’s specs are printed on the interior side of the cover in multiple languages. The heatsink, fan and a box with accessories are inserted into the pieces of foam rubber to protect them against any hazards during transportation.

Besides the fans, three back-plates, steel fasteners, four wire brackets for fans, thermal grease and a user manual are included with each heatsink. The only difference of the Gamer Storm version is in the 7 and 5V power adapters:

 

Both coolers are produced in China. They come at about $55 and have a warranty period of 3 years.

 
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