Of course you expect a great cooling performance from a water cooler. Whether with the cooler this expectation is justified, we now evaluate for you.
Test Setup …
As a test system, the following configuration is used: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4012 MHz with 1.19 Volt Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 4x 4 GB DDR3-1600 MSI GeForce 780ti Seasonic Platinum 760 Watt PSU CM Storm Stryker case Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Following testing software is used: Prime95 V27.9 Core Temp 1.0 RC6 Asus AiSuite2
Thermal compound:Cooler Master X1 Extreme Fusion 9,5W/mK.
The system is tested in a conditioned room at 20° C constant temperature. To determine the cooling power differences, the cooler first operated in silent mode at 500 rpm and then in turbo mode at approx. 2136 rpm. For loading of the system, we used Prime 95 which generates at all physical and logical CPU cores 100% utilization. The results of this test, we have shown in the following diagram.
Cooler Master Nepton 140XL test results …
Compared by the size of the radiator, the Cooler Master 140 XL reaches a very good cooling performance. The user should not forget that large tower air coolers have an almost twice as large cooling surface. We would like to show you the results with the following chart.
Of course, the cooler in idle mode are pretty close to each other. In this operating mode the i7 CPU “consumes” only about 9 watts, which can be cooled via a small adhesive heatsink for example, like in a Raspberry Pi. So here there is not really a challenge for the Nepton 140 XL. Under full load the whole thing is different, but even here, the Cooler Master Nepton 140 XL AIO reaches with its 57°C at 500 rpm and 51°C at 2136 rpm very good temperatures far away from the magic 90 °C.
Cooler Master Nepton 140XL Result and general impression …