Pros: Sleeved tubing, easy installation
Cons: price tag
If you've already owned an Asetek OEM AIO cooler, you'll immediately notice the similar packaging. It's very well packaging to ensure nothing gets damaged during shipping. I was surprised at the size of the pump unit, it's much bigger than all other AIOs I've gotten my hands on, but I'm not saying it's too big, it's just bigger.
Test installation in NZXT S340 Elite Matte White
The installation of the cooler is super simple like all Asetek AIOs too, it's one thing I really like about them. It makes for a really clean installation too.
Second test installation with working platform
Both platforms I installed it on are LGA 1151, so basically all intel after 775 should be really easy to install. I suspect that any AMD patterns should be as easy. The braided tubing is great, it adds a nice touch to the systems and helps match when one uses sleeved cables. The LED is easily controllable with the installable software. I had to install the cooler with the logo vertically because the tubes would interfere with my RAM on an ITX motherboard. I choose to take pictures with white as the color to show all the LEDs on simultaneously, you can see that it isn't perfectly lit, but very, very close, I wasn't expecting it to be actually this uniform.
Fans at 100% noise tests
Take my results with a grain of salt because of the fact my phone isn't calibrated, but I'm getting results of 41 dB with everything at 100%, it isn't that bad and I don't think you need that high of a fan level while gaming, so honestly, this is really a great unit.
I would definitely recommend this unit if you can justify the price tag, which I find a bit steep, but you do get a real quality item with a long warranty.
I want to thank NZXT for sending me this unit and the NZXT S340 Elite for review, both items are top notch.