Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula VGA Cooler Review

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Looking closer at and assembling the Dracula

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula

The Dracula has two sets of aluminum fins on six 6mm heatpipes.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula base

The base is nickel plated copper.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula side

The Dracula is 3.9″ wide, 10.0 long, and 1.7 high; and weighs in at 566 grams.

Installing the Dracula to the video card

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula accessories

The Dracula comes with everything needed to mount up to your video card and end user provided fans. Along with two types of thermal paste, one for the RAM sinks and one for the GPU.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula clean the card

First step is to remove the video cards current cooler and clean the card.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula RAM sinks

Then you install the RAM sinks.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula installed

Then the cooler to the card. Relatively easy to install. I did run into a couple issues.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula bad paste

First was the thermal paste that is for the RAM sinks. When I picked up the tube if felt hard, and when I tried to squeeze the tube I could hear crunching sounds. So I cut the tube open, and found the paste had setup in the tube. The paste is not rock hard, I could compress it. Since the side of the tube pulled away from the setup paste it tells me that it’s not a permanent solution.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula Akasa Thermal tape

I used Akasa Thermal tape in place of the paste to attach the RAM sinks.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula top

The Dracula makes the card a 2-1/2 slot card. Here I have GTX480 with the Dracula (right) and the dual slot MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC (left) for a comparison.

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