System Configuration & Installation
The test system we are using is:
- Cooler Master H500
- ASRock Z370 Tachi Motherboard
- Intel 8700K Processor Overclocked to 4.6GHz
- 4 x 4GB Team Group T-Force Delta RGB Ram
- MSI X-Gaming RX480 8GB GPU
- Cooler Master 212 Hyper Evo Cooler (Used as a baseline)
- EVGA 750W P2 PSU
Installation of the H240 X3 was pretty painless and the hardest part was mounting the radiator and fans to the front of the H500. The CPU waterblock was a breeze to install. The backplate can be attached by hand and you only need a screwdriver to tighten the four nuts holding the CPU block in place.
Once everything was installed in the system, everything attaches to the IRIS ECO V2 controller. The button on the controller handles the LEDs and is used to cycle through color and brightness of the LEDs.
You can attach the controller to your case using the two mounting screws provided or the 3M peel-off sticker.
Taking a closer look at the CPU block, it matches my build perfectly and looks much better than any AIO block on the market, in my opinion. I also like the clear mayhem tube with the white coolant. Not only does it look great, it gives me the ability to add an RGB strip and make it appear to be any color I choose.
I decided to attach the unit to the front because I prefer the built-in reservoir not to block the view of my other components. Though it is a tight fit, there was enough hose to reach my CPU even with the GPU in the way. The newly revised tempered glass reservoir also has an extremely clean look and should easily look great in any build.
Looking at the front of my case the Helix IRIS fans really pop and I’ll be definitely finishing the look with a third fan.