While the Cooler Master Nepton 240M is based upon the typical AIO design and layout, we find it is a very appealing kit. Of course, it uses a 27mm thick aluminum radiator with very tight fins, but the fans that are shipped with this cooler are both tolerable, and very capable of delivering good results. They may have went with the corrugated covering rather than plain tubing, but we get that it is an anti-kink measure, and it also keeps the tubing away from heat sources or anything that may puncture it. The head unit does appeal to us, as it is not the typical flat square or hockey puck that we are used to seeing.
Cooler Master took their time to offer a clean, yet stylish design that does not get so flashy as to take away from the white LED lit logo that takes up the majority of the top. The addition of the isolation gasket for the fans takes things a bit further than most, and helps keep noise levels down and vibrations at bay. Cooler Master also offers some of the nicest and most solid hardware in the game.
In our opinion, the downside to this model is minimal. We could pick it apart for not being super silent, but it wasn't designed for silence, nor was it claimed to be silent in the first place. We could also say that it wasn't a chart topper, but with less than four degrees separating this cooler from the lead, and considering there are much larger and more capable contenders ahead of it, we feel the performance is where it should be. We could also complain that the head unit appears bulkier than many other offerings, but since it stays very clear of the memory, motherboard screws, and top PCI-e slot, it is more of a visual observation than a complaint.
Another thing we cannot complain about is the availability and current pricing. Of course, this cooler released with the same $129.99 MSRP that all other 240mm AIOs in this class are listed at, but that doesn't mean we have to spend that amount to enjoy what Cooler Master is offering with the 240M. You can feel free to pay the $129.99 price you will see below this article, but if we were on the hunt to obtain this cooler, we would be doing everything in our power to take full advantage of the $89.99 pricing that we discussed earlier.
Considering all of the factors currently at play, it is really hard to fault Cooler Master or the Nepton 240M. If you shop smartly, you can get quite a lot of cooling power for very little investment, and what is not to like there?
PRICING: You can find the Cooler Master Nepton 240M for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Cooler Master Nepton 240M retails for $115.06 at Amazon.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||94%|
|Bundle and Packaging||99%|
|Value for Money||98%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||96%|
The Bottom Line: Currently found for less than $90, the Nepton 240M not only offers all you will need in a dual radiator AIO and then some, but also packs quite a bit of power for the price.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Cooler Master Nepton 240M AIO CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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