Feel the chill with Cooler Master Nepton 240M
Byline: By Din
Cooler Master has always been one of the most trusted name when it comes to PC cooling. With its years of experience, it is clear its products has always been of high quality while being competitively priced. Complete water-cooling kits are its specialty as it offers pre-built kits for those that do not have the knowledge or time to invest in making their own custom system. To prove it can still make great coolers, it decided to send over the Cooler Master Nepton 240M for the team to try out.
Smaller than Expected
Since I had a go at it, I had been a big fan of the Cooler Master Nepton 280L. In fact, I still use it for testing LGA2011 rigs. Even so, I had one major concern: its hefty size. You need a really large casing to fit in the long radiator. Thankfully Cooler Master listened and that is how the Nepton 240M came to be. Instead of the dual 140mm fans that the 280L uses, it now sports twin 120mm fans. This means having a smaller and slimmer radiator that offers a better fit in smaller casings.
Honestly, there are no easier complete water cooling system to install than this one. Just follow the included instructions, choose your processor socket – either AMD or Intel, fix in the radiator, plug in the header and fans, and that’s it! Since everything is pre-built, you don’t have to worry about any leaking issues or having to top up coolant. It’s one of the easier custom made water-cooling systems ever designed.
The Cooler Master Nepton 240M, while smaller, still managed to do its job well as it kept the 2011 CPU (2014 edition mind you) totally chilly. Even when overclocked, the temperature never rose. This makes it worth the investment if you are looking into buying your first water cooling cooler.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 120 x 120 x 25mm
Radiator Dimensions (W x H x D): 274 x 119 x 27mm
Fan Dimensions (W x H x D): 120 x 120 x 25 mm
CPU Socket: Intel LGA 2011-3/2011/1366/1150/1155 /775, AMD Socket FM2 /FM2+ /FM1 /AM3+ /AM3 /AM2+
Radiator Material: Aluminium
Fan Speed: 800~2400 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Fan Air Flow: 16.5 – 76 CFM (28 – 128 m3/h) ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure: 0.48~4.8 mmH2O
Fan Life Expectancy: 160,000 hours
Fan Noise Level: 6.5~27 dBA
Fan Bearing Type: Loop Dynamic Bearing (LDB)
Fan Connector: 4-Pin
Fan Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
Pump Life Expectancy: 70,000 hours
Pump Noise Level: < 15 dBA
Pump Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Pump Power Consumption: 4.8W
Verdict: Smaller but very exceptional.
Total Score 8.8/10