Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240 EX CPU Cooler Review

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Introduction

Manufacturer: Deepcool
Model: Gamer Storm Captain 240 EX
Price (UK): £81.76 @ bhphotovideo.com (at time of review)
Price (US): $99.99 @ Amazon.com (at time of review)

AIO or All-In-One CPU coolers are a fairly standard bunch. They almost universally contain the same component parts of a pump on the CPU block, some tubing and then a radiator with fans attached. Even though they arrive on my desk with slight variations in size, colour, packaging, etc., it’s not often that I see something that actually looks different. Well, that changed for me today as I was able to get up close and personal with something a bit different from Deepcool.

It features a glass tube between the CPU block and the pump that allows you to see the liquid moving around in the loop, well, it does when there’s a few bubbles in it along with a pulsating red light that comes from the ‘reactor style’ housing. It is of course the Gamer Storm Captain and I have the 240 EX version which is their new upgraded version with better flow, better tubing, and in my opinion, much better styling. The complete unit is all black apart from that red glass tube and red lighting feature as well as red vibration absorbing pads on the 120mm fans. Let’s take a look at the full feature list and the tech specs as also available on the Captain’s website and then move on together to have a good look at what you receive for your hard earned cash, starting with the packaging and working our way in from there.

Features

  • Upgraded high-density water microchannel with powerful self-governed circulation system, 10% more efficient heat dissipation.
  • Amazing glass design & patented visual external-circulation system.
  • Updated tooling free installation solution, solid 100% metal material clip.
  • Unique silent TF 120 double-blade fan to offer a higher air pressure for radiator, more efficient to take heat away.
  • Upgraded anti-explosion rubber tube, anti-corrosion, crush resistance & Thermostable material.
  • Three-phase induction motor built-in the powerful closed impeller, the stronger liquid flow & bigger delivery head.
  • Long lifetime ceramic bearing with MTBF 120,000 hours.
  • Crazy steampunk appearance & the unique reactor-style pump housing.
  • Bionic red LED breathing light lightening up while operating.

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Specifications

The following specifications are as listed on the Gamer Storm Captain 240 EX product website.

Application For

Intel Socket 150W

LGA-2011-V3/LGA2011/LGA1366/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1151/LGA1150

High-End Desktop i7
Core i7 Extreme/i7/i5/i3
Pentium G
Celeron G

AMD Socket 220W
FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2APU A10/A8/A6/A4
FX 8/6/4-Core
Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2
Phenom X4/X3/X2
Athlon II X4/X3/X2
Athlon X4/X2
Athlon
Sempron
Business Class

Technical Specifications

Fan Dimensions 120X120X25mm(2PCS)
Net Weight 1249±10g
Fan Speed 500±200-1800±10%RPM
Fan Air Flow 153.04CFM(MAX)
Fan Air Pressure 3.31mmH2O(MAX)
Fan Life Expectancy 50000 hours
Fan Noise Level 17.6~31.3dB(A)
Fan Bearing Type Hydro Bearing
Fan Connector 4Pin
Fan Rated Voltage 12VDC
Fan Rated Current 0.12±10%A(MAX)
Fan Power Consumption 1.44W
Main system Dimensions 92.5X93X85mm
Radiator Dimensions 274X120X27mm
Radiator Material Aluminum
Pump Life Expectancy 120000 hours
Pump Connector 3Pin
Pump Operating Voltage 6~13.8VDC
Pump Rated Voltage 12VDC
Pump Speed 2200±10%RPM
Pump Current 0.16±15%A
Pump Power Consumption 1.92W

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