Page 1:Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
Page 2:Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Page 3:Installing The Nepton 280L
Page 4:SilverStone Tundra TD02
Page 5:Installing The Tundra TD02
Page 6:Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
Page 7:Installing The Water3.0 Pro
Page 8:Zalman Reserator3 Max
Page 9:Installing The Resorator3 Max
Page 10:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 11:Cooling Results And Fan Speed
Page 12:Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
Page 13:What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?
Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Drilled to support both 140 and 120 mm fans, Cooler Master’s Nepton includes the widest radiator in today’s comparison. It includes two of the company's 140 mm x 25 mm fans, a power splitter, and an installation kit.
The Nepton 280L fits all popular four-hole CPU cooler support systems, including AMD’s rectangular and Intel’s square patterns. AMD installations require the original bracket to be replaced with Cooler Master’s universal version, while custom standoffs fit LGA 2011’s original bracket.
The Nepton 280L’s copper base is finely sanded to provide great contact with all current CPU-integrated heat spreaders. Only a thin smear of thermal compound is needed to complete that coupling.
Separate top brackets fit either AMD or Intel sockets. The Intel version is drilled for LGA 775, 1150/1155/1156, and 1366/2011. These brackets are threaded for mounting screws and slide into slots on the side of the base/pump housing.
- Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
- Cooler Master Nepton 280L
- Installing The Nepton 280L
- SilverStone Tundra TD02
- Installing The Tundra TD02
- Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
- Installing The Water3.0 Pro
- Zalman Reserator3 Max
- Installing The Resorator3 Max
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling Results And Fan Speed
- Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
- What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?