Layout, design and features …
Unpacked, the AIO water cooling initially presents itself as usual: cooler, hose, radiator, everything there 🙂 The sleeved hose is perhaps a touch shorter at 38cm than other AIOs and the cooler is unusually high.
As the sticker suggests, the lid can be unscrewed. Underneath the mirror plate with the Deepcool logo appears. This can be rotated if necessary or you can design your own with the second blank mirror plate, e.g. with the ocinside.de logo :ocinside:
Incidentally, the cooler or the pump is not controlled via a 4-pin PWM connection, but via a 3-pin connection. The aRGB lighting is connected via a 3-pin connector, but there is also an adapter for the quasi 4-pin connector (1 pin is omitted) on the motherboard.
The cooler underside is provided with thermal paste from the factory and protected by a plastic cover. Unfortunately, Deepcool does not add any further thermal paste, so that a new paste must be purchased when reassembling.
We were only able to inspect the cooler floor after the test due to the previously applied thermal paste and therefore apologize for the fine scratches. Apart from that, the radiator floor is not mirror-polished, but nice and smooth. In terms of size, it is also well suited for thread rippers.
Deepcool Castle 240EX Installation …