Page 1:When It Comes To Cooling, Size Matters
Page 2:Cooler Master Seidon 240M
Page 3:Seidon 240M Installation
Page 4:Corsair Hydro Series H100i
Page 5:Installing The H100i
Page 6:CorsairLINK 2 Control Software
Page 7:Enermax ELC240
Page 8:Installing The ELC240
Page 9:Zalman LQ320
Page 10:Installing The LQ320
Page 11:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 12:Cooling, Fan Speed, And Noise
Page 13:Evaluating Performance
Page 14:Can Air Cooling Win A Round-Up Of Liquid Coolers?
Cooler Master Seidon 240M
Cooler Master’s double-wide submission is so new that it currently cannot be found for sale yet in the U.S. Pre-launch estimates pegged the Seidon 240M around $120. However, the company assures us that channel availability will happen mid-January, and that the cooler will sell for $100.
The Seidon 240M includes brackets for both AMD- and Intel-based motherboards, plus a power splitter, in addition to the expected screws, fans, and cooler. The pump and both fans each get their own three-pin connector, so the bundled power splitter may be a necessity for some builders.
Cooler Master’s reliance on three-pin leads allows your motherboard of choice to control fan speed (and consequently noise) based on CPU temperature. Leaning on motherboard fan speed control alleviates the need for software and reduces hardware complexity, though it limits control somewhat.
The Seidon 240M’s copper base appears to have been coarsely-sanded in one direction before receiving a medium-polish at a slightly different angle. Though already extremely flat, we’re sure that some users will want to make this mating surface mirror-smooth before installing it.
- When It Comes To Cooling, Size Matters
- Cooler Master Seidon 240M
- Seidon 240M Installation
- Corsair Hydro Series H100i
- Installing The H100i
- CorsairLINK 2 Control Software
- Enermax ELC240
- Installing The ELC240
- Zalman LQ320
- Installing The LQ320
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling, Fan Speed, And Noise
- Evaluating Performance
- Can Air Cooling Win A Round-Up Of Liquid Coolers?