Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB AIO CPU Cooler ReviewDeepcool’s product line has been incorporating several formerly disparate products into one convenient package. This was seen before with their Deepcool Genome case which integrates a chassis with an all-in-one liquid cooler. The new Captain 240EX RGB on the other hand, is an AIO liquid cooler which comes with an RGB LED controller and RGB LED strip. It is the exact same upgraded Captain 240EX core, supporting the Intel LGA115x/20xx and AMD AM3/AM4 sockets with some colorful extras.

Review Sample Provided by: Deepcool
Product Name/Link to Website: Captain 240EX RG
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Packaging

The Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB displays its most prominent feature up front, having a multi-colored pump block using the same familiar design as previous Captain cooler models.  The back has a diagram showing the pump and the radiator measurements so users can assess whether it will fit in their system.

Inside, the contents of the package are compartmentalized in a recycled cardboard cradle and further wrapped in plastic individually.

Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review

Accessories

The Captain 240EX RGB is packed with plenty of accessories. There are the essential ones that it shares with the regular Captain 240EX, but there are also several extras that are only available on the new RGB-enabled version.

The contents include

  • 2x TF120 fans
  • 1x Universal backplate
  • 8x long radiator screws
  • 8x short radiator screws
  • 1x Deepcool Gamerstorm case badge
  • 4x locking nut
  • 4x insulated locking metal stand-offs
  • 2x AMD metal mounting bar
  • 2x Intel metal mounting bar
  • 4x mounting post
  • 4x Intel LGA20xx mounting posts
  • 1x fold-out user guide
  • 1x promotional flyer
  • 1x RGB LED strip
  • 1x zip tie
  • 1x in-line RGB LED controller
  • 1x RGB header adapter
  • 4-pin PWM cable extender
  • 4-pin PWM hub

The RGB LED strip has an adhesive back and has a clear coating (non-diffused) cover for protection. It has 21 RGB LED lights across it and also has magnets between each point so it can be mounted on steel cases without using the adhesive. Although it uses 4-pins (+12V, G, R, B) the terminal end requires the bundled RGB LED cable and cannot be plugged in directly to a standard header without any modification on the plug housing. It also cannot be daisy-chained like a typical RGB LED strip.

Specifications

LED Strip350mm × 1 pc
Fan Dimensions120X120X25mm(2PCS)
Net Weight1249±10g
Fan Speed500±200-1800±10%RPM
Fan Air Flow153.04CFM(MAX)
Fan Air Pressure3.31mmH2O(MAX)
Fan Life Expectancy50000 hours
Fan Noise Level17.6~31.3dB(A)
Fan Bearing TypeHydro Bearing
Fan Connector4Pin
Fan Rated Voltage12VDC
Fan Rated Current0.12±10%A(MAX)
Fan Power Consumption1.44W
Main system Dimensions92.5X93X85mm
Radiator Dimensions274X120X27mm
Radiator MaterialAluminum
Pump Life Expectancy120000 hours
Pump Connector3Pin
Pump Operating Voltage6~13.8VDC
Pump Rated Voltage12VDC
Pump Speed2100±10%RPM
Pump Current0.15A(Max)
Pump Power Consumption1.8W
Tubing Length310mm
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