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?
Installing The ELC240
The easiest way we found to install the ELC240’s head is to first attach its bracket loosely, then insert the cooler’s base between the grooves and twist to lock.
The ELC240’s so-called 240 mm radiator (actually, 2 x 120 mm) fits the standard screw holes adopted by many case manufacturers. In our specific configuration, we're able to mount it either centered or offset to one side, where offset mounting provides additional clearance for motherboard heat sinks and fan connectors.
After twisting the cooler head to engage its installation bracket tabs, we tightened the spring-loaded screws. It turns out, however, that the LGA 2011 screws provide insufficient pressure between the cooler’s base plate and our CPU’s heat spreader.
The problem we found suggests that either the screws are too long or the springs are too short. We tested it the way Enermax shipped it anyway, and then retested after adding some washers to increase spring pressure. You’ll find the word “modified” in our performance charts to indicate the setup we tweaked.
- 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?