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From the Cooler Master website:
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Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment two decades ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.


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Cooler Master is an industry leader when it comes to PC peripherals, cooling, cases, and power supplies. They have products in just about every conceivable category. With products that fit just about every need and price segment, everyone has become familiar with Coolermaster. Enthusiasts the world over have seen, heard about, or used their products.

Cooler Master's real claim to fame is due to their wide selection of cases, like the Cosmos and HAF series, that have garnered the attention of PC gamers all over the world. That said, their growing and evolving roster of cooling products are also taking off, with the Hyper 212 Plus and EVO having cemented themselves as some of the best options available in the crowded entry-level market where they offer some serious cooling performance for little cost. Other products, like the TPC 812, show Cooler Master's innovative side, taking vapor chamber cooling normally seen on GPUs and using it to cool today's hot running CPUs.

Not content to stick to the old methods of cooling, Cooler Master is now pushing into the AIO liquid cooler market with their Seidon line of products. I will, as such, be reviewing the Seidon 120XL today. It is the mid-range product of this lineup including the Seidon 240XL and 120m to fill out the enthusiast- and entry-level segments respectively. Let us get to it and find out just what the Seidon 120XL offers today's PC enthusiasts.




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Test Setup


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Testing Methodology

All testing is done at a room temperature of 20°C (68°F), with a 1°C margin of error. The coolers are tested with Turbo, EIST, and C1E enabled, which will allow the CPU to clock down to a low 1.6 GHz while idle, or clock up to proper speeds under stock and overclocked conditions. With the use of XMP, the Intel i7 3960X ES chip I used for testing runs at 3.6 GHz under stock load. Overclocked, the chip is set to 4.1 GHz at 1.225 volts. During all these tests, fan speeds are set to run at 100% in the BIOS, with temperatures being recorded by AIDA64.

The idle test will consist of the CPU sitting idle at the desktop for 15 minutes. This will allow for a stable temperature reading that will be recorded at the end of those 15 minutes.

AIDA64 and its CPU stability test represent a typical multithreaded user load. It is run for 15 minutes before the highest reading during the test is recorded and taken as the result. This test lets enthusiasts know what temperatures they can expect to see with games and applications.

Prime95 is the multithreaded stress test I will use to find the cooler's temperatures at maximum load. This is done by using the "In-place large FFTs" setting to truly stress the cooler's ability at keeping temperatures in check. The test is run for 15 minutes, and the highest recorded temperature is used as the result.

Fan noise testing is done at 20%, 50%, and 100% settings, and the dBA level is recorded by a Pyle PSPL25 sound pressure level meter at a distance of 30 cm. Fan RPM results are taken at the same 20%, 50%, and 100% settings.
Idle


Typical Load


Max Load


Fan Noise


Edited by PontiacGTX - 3/25/13 at 7:18am
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nice find PontiacGTX.
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Odd. You would think they were all more or less the same in terms of performance.
 
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I did not really look in to it but they can be using different fans for the test using the ones that come with the coolers the h100 vs the h100i other then some little changes to the pump unit and lines it is the high pressure fans based of SP120 high airflow that come with h100i that give it an edge.
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Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler Review @KitGuru

i7-3930K overclocked to 4.7 GHz
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In this test we can see that the Seidon 240M performs very well indeed, almost matching the performance of the Corsair H100i.


http://www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/henry-butt/cooler-master-seidon-240m-liquid-cpu-cooler-review/6/

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