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Cooler Master Seidon 240M AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Of the four companies we have recently reviewed products by, only Cooler Master did not have a dual length AIO solution in the mix. Well, that all changes today as we will be taking a look at the Seidon 240M (which is no doubt a clever play on the Greek god of the Ocean: Poseidon). What the Seidon 240M brings to the table that same high performance pump we saw used in the Seidon 120M, but with the extra cooling power of a radiator that packs 100% larger surface area.

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Of the four companies we have recently reviewed products by, only Cooler Master did not have a dual length AIO solution in the mix. Well, that all changes today as we will be taking a look at the Seidon 240M (which is no doubt a clever play on the Greek god of the Ocean: Poseidon). What the Seidon 240M brings to the table that same high performance pump we saw used in the Seidon 120M, but with the extra cooling power of a radiator that packs 100% larger surface area.

Cooler Master Seidon 240M AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

 

Introduction

Today, we will be adding a new competitor to our already impressive lineup of all-in-one [AIO] water-cooling units. We have already seen the most popular which would be the Corsair H100i Extreme, more recently we tested the best performer we’ve seen thus far in the NZXT Kraken X60, and then there has been everything in between. Both of these units were dual-radiator solutions, meaning they were twice that of a single 120mm radiator, bringing you twice the cooling surface area and also being capable of having two fans placed on one side of the radiator.

Of the four companies we have recently reviewed products by, only Cooler Master did not have a dual length AIO solution in the mix. Well, that all changes today as we will be taking a look at the Seidon 240M. What the Seidon 240M brings to the table the same high performance pump we saw used in the Seidon 120M, but with the extra cooling power of a radiator that packs 100% larger surface area.

Cooler Master’s take on the Seidon 240M

The Seidon 240M is Cooler Master’s latest addition to its incredibly compact watercooling kit line that aims to bring watercooling to the masses. It fits in many cases that support 2 x 120mm fan radiators, is compatible with every available Intel and AMD platform, and is as easy to install as traditional heatsink. It comes factory filled, sealed and tested with a two year zero maintenance guarantee. Thanks to two 120mm PWM fans with a wide RPM range, Seidon can operate silently or unleash a powerful cooling storm at your command. 


Features

  • 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.
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Specifications

CPU Socket

Intel LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775
AMD Socket FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2

Dimension

ø 70 x 27mm (ø 2.75 x 1.1 inch)

Radiator Dimensions

273 x 120 x 27mm (10.7x 4.7 x 1.1 inch)

Radiator Material

Aluminum

Fan Dimension

120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in)

Fan Speed

600~2400 RPM (PWM) ± 10%

Fan Airflow

19.17 ~ 86.15 CFM ± 10%

Fan Air Pressure

0.31 ~ 4.16 mm H2O ± 10%

Fan Life Expectancy

40,000 hours

Fan Noise Level (dB-A)

19 ~ 40 dBA

Bearing Type

Rifle bearing

Connector

4-Pin

Fan Rated Voltage

12 VDC

Fan Rated Current

0.2A

Power Consumption

3.6W

Pump Life Expectancy

70,000 hrs

Pump Noise

< 25dBA

Pump Rated Voltage

12 VDC

 

Pump Power

1.8W


Closer look

From afar the Seidon 240M looks much like the other 240mm coolers we have tested, with similarities coming in the form of a radiator connected to a pump/block using two short lengths of tubing. However, once you dig deeper into it you will notice there are definitely differences with this model from Cooler Master.

The radiator is made of aluminum and can easily accommodate up to four 120mm fans (two on each side) for the greatest level of possible performance.  Treated with a black paint job the radiator looks pretty good. The rad’s fin density is pretty loose, allowing for lower speed fans to be used effectively.

One of the main reasons for electing to go this route for cooling is not totally because of performance, but space. Looking at the pump/cold plate setup you see how the spacing theory comes into play. With a setup like this you do not have to worry about clearance when it comes to memory, something that many of the large air-coolers we see on the market are guilty of by preventing you from using some of the memory kits out there with taller heat spreaders.

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Looking at the top of the pump you can see that it is not as simple looking as all the other models we have reviewed. There is no reasoning for the design on CM’s side other than it’s thinner height compared to the rest, but we’ll take it!

Just like it’s sibling the Seidon 120M, but unlike any of the others we’ve seen, the mounting hardware bolts right into the block.

On the flip-side, unlike may of the other high end AIO coolers we’ve tested which have a multitude of connections it seems, the Seidon 240M only is sporting one cable extending from it, and it is for the pump itself. Those other units have multiple cables either for the fans and/or for connection to a USB header. [Editor’s Option: For a product of this caliber it’s unfortunate it does not provide a fan header for additional cooling fans, or at the very least a second fan splitter to leverage another motherboard header.]

The Seidon 240M, just like the Seidon 120M, is compatible with all current AMD and Intel sockets.

 


Mounting Images


Testing Methodology

For our testing we will be using the following procedures and parameters to acquire the necessary data:

  1. Thermal compound used is Arctic Silver 5
  2. Idle temperatures are recorded after the system has been allowed to idle for thirty minutes from the point Windows has finished loading.
  3. Load temperatures are recorded by running OCCT for twenty minutes on all available threads.
  4. Real Temp is used for the recording of all temperature sensor reading.
  5. PWM function is disabled via BIOS to allow the fans to run at full speed.
  6. CPU model and overclock speed used for testing are outlined below in “Test Hardware”.
  7. Each cooler is first tested with one fan supplied from the manufacturer.
  8. Each cooler is then tested again with a second fan attached if provided by the manufacturer.
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Test Hardware:

1. ASUS X79 Deluxe Motherboard
2. Intel Core i7 3930K Processor
3. Kingston HyperX 1866 DDR3 16GB
4. Kingston V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive
5. ASUS BC12B1LT BD-Rom Drive
6. Cooler Master Seidon 240M
7. Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Test Bench
8. Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 850W Power Supply
9. ASUS Nvidia GTX 560Ti 448 Graphic Card

Results

 


Conclusion

The cooling performance of the Seidon 240M is right up there with the better of the 240mm all-in-one units, this includes the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme and the Corsair H100i. We love that Cooler Master stepped outside the box a little with their version of the AIO cooler. No longer do we have to look at the same two typical style head units we are accustomed to.

The fact that Cooler Master did not complicate things with a lot of wiring coming out of the head unit or needing to be connected to it was also a bit refreshing. This makes for a better looking install with potentially better case airflow. Granted, with eliminating the cables needed to go to a USB header, you miss out on have a dedicate AIO software suite like the Corsair and Thermaltake higher end models. We don’t see this as a big problem as many motherboard manufacturers make an application to allow you to adjust your fans from within Windows, or you can simply download a third party application like SpeedFan.

Even with the Seidon 240M performing well just as it is, you mustn’t forget that there is still the option of adding two more 120mm fans to the unit to configure a push/pull setup. This should be good for another couple of degree drop in load temps.

The Seidon 240M is one of the best priced dual 120mm all-in-ones at under $105. 

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