Hello guys! I am Prathamesh Patil back with another review for you. Today we will be looking at Cooler Master Seidon 240M. When the name comes Cooler Master we obviously know that they are very good at making cabinets, power supplies and coolers for cpu both air and water. They also make excellent quality of gaming peripherals like keyboard, mouse, mouse pads and gaming headphones.
The Seidon 240 is Cooler Master’s latest, incredibly compact watercooling kit that aims to bring watercooling to the masses. It comes factory filled, sealed and tested with a two year zero maintenance guarantee. The performance 240mm radiator is designed for dissipating huge heat from overclocked CPU. Thanks to a 120mm PWM fan with a wide RPM range Seidon can operate silently or unleash a powerful cooling storm at your command.
Overview & Specifications:
- Factory filled with coolant, then sealed and pressure tested – requires zero maintenance for years.
- Waterblock made with UltraFine Micro Channel enlarge the contact surface between cold plate and coolant.
- Durable and powerful water pump – dissipates heat effectively and maintains temperatures through stable water circulation.
- Performance 240mm radiator is designed for handling high wattage overclocked CPU.
- Double 120mm PWM fan with a wide RPM range to fine tune and balance fan noise and performance.
|Intel LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1150 / 775
|FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
|ø 70 x 27mm (ø 2.75 x 1.1 inch)
|273 x 120 x 27 mm (10.7 x 4.7 x 1.1 inch)
|120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in)
|600~2400 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
|19.17 ~ 86.15 CFM ± 10%
|Fan Air Pressure
|0.31 ~ 4.16 mm H2O ± 10%
|Fan Life Expectancy
|Fan Noise Level
|19 ~ 40 dBA
|Fan Bearing Type
|Fan Rated Voltage
|Fan Rated Current
|Pump Life Expectancy
|Pump Rated Voltage
Test Setup, Performance & Acoustics:
|ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z
|Gskill RipjawsX 2133MHz CL9-11-10-28 2T(XMP)
|ASUS GTX 560Ti DCII
|OCZ Vertex 2 SATA 3Gb/s 60GB SSD
|Cooler Master Seidon 240M VS Noctua NH-D14
The FX-8150 was tested 3 times with different clock speeds at different voltages with both of the cpu coolers at ambient temperature of 22C.
For putting load on cpu I used OCCT lin pack with AVX.
All the testing was done with the side panel closed.
FX-8150 4.2GHz @ 1.25V, 4.5GHz @ 1.3375V, 4.7GHz @ 1.368V.
- Noctua NH-D14
- Cooler Master Seidon 240M with max pump and fan speed
- Cooler Master Seidon 240M with max pump and fans @ 1700RPM
- Cooler Master Seidon 240M with max pump and Scythe GT AP-30 4250RPM fans
The reason I tested the Scythe GT-AP30 4250RPM fans on the same setup was to check the efficiency of pump and radiator. These fans have a very high static pressure of about 9.X mm H2O. The fan orientation was pull and the radiator was kept at the roof of my case as an exhaust. Do push or pull, both will yield u same results.
To be honest the pump wasn’t that loud so I kept it running at full speed. Fans are very loud when they run at maximum speed of 2400RPM so I decided to turn them down to a point where they won’t hurt ears. The sweet spot was at 1700RPM. These fans are PWM fans so I plugged them directly onto motherboard fan headers and set the fan speed to 1700RPM by using duty mode in the BIOS. Now I didn’t have any scientific way to calculate the noise level like using dB meter coz I don’t have one. So I didn’t make any number comparison.
The loudest of all was Cooler Master Seidon 240M with max pump and Scythe GT AP-30 4250RPM fans.
One thing could be done is by using a fan speed controller we could set the duty of the fans as per temperature rise, so that they are loud only when the temperature go high. But the stock fans that we get with the unit were loud as well. The most silent is obviously Noctua NH-D14 which never hurt your ears even when fans are at maximum speed. Silent coolers without compromise in performance. Cooler Master seriously need to provide better fans with the unit. Their pump and radiator has the potential to perform better with better fans.
Conclusion & Final Verdict:
- Was able to hold down the temperature on the load even at higher overclocks.
- Good pump and powerful radiator.
- Easy to install.
- Fans are loud when spinning at full speed.
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