Let’s talk about the aesthetics of the DeepCool Gabriel CPU Cooler. First, the slim low profile makes fitment into small ITX form factor builds look easy and it is. The heatsink design also helps with clearance for VRM heatsinks and memory. This is a nice change compared to other low profile coolers. The ability to support 120mm fans is a welcome feature and the DeepCool Fan looks great, as does the heatsink itself.
Additionally, the DeepCool Gabriel performed quite well compared to our stock intel cooler. We peaked at 45C under load with stock settings with the i3 2100t. This was a full 10c cooler than our stock intel cooler. This was in spite of the confined space where we installed this cooler. This shows that even with limited airflow in our smaller Cooler Master Elite 120 case, the DeepCOol Gabriel still offers superior cooling to Intel’s stock cooler.
The only negative we experienced was the limited availability of this cooler. Trying to find this cooler online was not quite possible yet. None of the popular online stores like Newegg, Amazon, TigerDirect, FrozenCPU and other retailers have it. There was also no pricing listed online for this cooler at the time of the review, but DeepCool themselves confirmed it would be priced at $40 USD equivalent, and would likely only be available in Europe and Asia.
Although with those limiting factors we are happy to give the DeepCool Gabriel CPU Cooler our Great Hardware Award for its performance and aesthetic appeal.