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?
Seidon 240M Installation
Mounting brackets that secure the Seidon 240M’s pump/base assembly are designed to fit only one way. The Intel-style brackets shown below have screw positions for LGA 2011/1366, LGA 1155/1156, and LGA 775.
Rather than screw directly to our LGA 2011 bracket, the Seidon 240M’s mounting screws engage four standoffs. A different set of standoffs fits into the included support plates for AMD and previous-generation Intel processor interfaces.
The Seidon 240M’s radiator fits the top of our case perfectly. Most dual-fan cases now use the same spacing to allow nearly-universal support for this radiator style.
We connected the Seidon 240M’s pump to our motherboard’s CPU fan connector, and used the included power splitter to connect both of the Seidon 240M’s fans out our motherboard’s secondary CPU fan header. Alternative three-pin fan connectors would serve the same function, but usually with different thermal programming (depending on motherboard model).
We temporarily disabled our motherboard’s automatic fan speed controls during today’s tests, instead setting fan speed to maximum to assure test consistency.
- 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?