Xigmatek Scylla 240 AIO CPU Cooler Review: Page 6 of 6
Posted by ProClockers Hardware Reviews on Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00am
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
First of all, we would like to thank Xigmatek for sending us their Scylla 240 CPU cooler. I would say the Xigmatek Scylla 240 closed-loop all-in-one liquid CPU cooler isn’t far from other 240 liquid coolers available today. Let’s breakdown our findings below.
Let’s first talk about performance. Clearly the superior cooling performance of AIOs is also present with the Xigmatek Scylla 240 given the 240mm radiator and the high-performance cooling fans that can reach 2000+ RPM. At full speed, the fans are quite noisy and would be noticeable even when installed inside a typical PC case. Using the PWM connection, noise levels are quite average for the fans. As for the pump, the pump is barely audible that I thought it wasn’t working.
The Scylla 240 would come in as the bare minimum in liquid cooling, it doesn’t have the flashy RGB lighting and customization which some may be opting for in building a PC. But if you are simply just looking for the liquid AIO performance on an entry-level budget, the Scylla 240 would be the ideal cooling solution with it priced at $77.49 at Amazon at the time of this writing. It is around $25 cheaper from other 240mm-radiator AIO offerings from the likes of Corsair, NZXT and even DEEPCOOL. Such savings is significant for you to grab a higher-end graphics card or motherboard or memory kit. With this, we will happily award the Xigmatek Scylla 240 with our Best Value award coming in as one of the cheapest 240 AIO CPU cooler in the market today.
- Price/performance ratio
- Silent integrated pump
- Hot-swappable mounting brackets
- The longer 300mm tubing can be a hassle to smaller builds