A Closer Look
The Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler is packaged well. The first thing that you will notice when you pick the package up is the weight. The Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler is a heavy unit. The water block/pump, radiator, and fans all contribute to the heft. The Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler is built very similar to to Swiftech’s H220. In the U.S. the H220 is not available due to patent infringement issues.
The Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler comes as a complete kit. It includes all the hardware to mount the CPU cooler to Intel LGA 1366,1150,1156,1155,775 as well as AMD’s 939, FM1, FM2, AM3(+), AM2(+) sockets. Which ever motherboard you will be installing the Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler onto, Cooler Master has you covered. Additional items included with the kit are extra long fan screws, Cooler Master’s TIM, and the User guide.
First up let’s take a look at the radiator. The radiator of the Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler is 269 mm in length, 127mm tall and 29mm deep. Out of the box Cooler Master has two 120mm Blade Master fans mounted to the radiator. On one end of the radiator is the fill port. With most AIO systems, there is not a way to add any coolant to the system.
The back side of the Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler radiator give a clear view of the fins. This particular radiator reminds me more of a heater core from an automobile rather than a radiator. That is not a bad thing. A heater core is designed to pull heat from the water and with the help of a fan, blow warm air into the passenger compartment. The same principal would apply here.
The Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler had minor damage when I pulled it out of the box. This damage is very minor and is easily fixed with the help of a flat blade screw driver. In the next picture, the fan is clearly visible through the radiator. This bodes well for the amount of air that can pass through. Theoretically the more air that can pass through the radiator the more heat is removed from the water inside.
Finishing up with the radiator, we take a look at the end caps. The end caps contain 90° elbows that can be rotated around to facilitate installation in a number of manners. You can also see the clamps that hold the 3/8 ID tubing in place. If one decided to add additional parts to this cooling system, Cooler Master makes it simple to detach the tubing.
Attached to the radiator of the Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler are two of Cooler Masters Blademaster 120mm fans. The fans are capable of 86.16 CFM at 19-40.33 dBA with a static pressure of .31-4.16 mmH2O. At 2400 RPM they are not the quietest fans on the market but they do move a lot of air.
Now we will take a look at the waterblock/pump combination. The pump is capable of flowing 165 L/hr with a head pressure of 2650 mmH2O or 43 gallons per hour at 3.75 PSI. The pump has an RPM range of 1200-3500 RPM. The copper base is very flat with very little distortion at the edge of the base. This helps ensure that you get an even surface for the IHS of the processor. Our sample had quite a few machining marks on the base, but do not let that sway you. The proper application of thermal interface material and this should not be an issue. If you take notice of the screw heads around the base. The base of the Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler has been designed so that it can be taken a part and upgraded or serviced. The inlet and outlet elbows on the pump can be rotated to help facilitate installation.
Here we have the top of the pump/waterblock. A very plain design with the Cooler Master logo clearly displayed in the center. Less is more here.
Power is supplied to the Cooler Master Glacer 240L CPU Cooler’s water block via a SATA connector and managed via a PWM connector. This allows the pump to use the full 12v from the power supply without exceeding amperage rating of the motherboard headers.