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ID Cooling Auraflow 240 CPU Cooler Review

By Chad Sebring from Nov 7, 2017 @ 20:23 CST
TweakTown Rating: 79%Manufacturer: ID Cooling

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The first bits of hardware shown are the AMD head unit brackets shown on either side of the universal backplate. The backplate works with AMD and Intel with the various holes in the corners and has dense foam on each corner to isolate the plate from the motherboard.





In the bottom row, we have the screws that go through the backplate, none of which are keyed or in any way lock into the backplate, and to the right is the LGA2011(V3) screws. In the top row are the standoffs to space the head unit properly, the bracket mounting screws, and three paper washers to isolate the standoffs from the motherboard.




We were also sent a small tube of ID Cooling thermal paste, good for at least two attempts at mounting the Auraflow 240. We got two bags of fan screws, with four long and four short screws in each of the bags. We are also given a fan power splitter cable so that both fans are sent the same PWM signal from a single motherboard header.




ID Cooling includes an Aura Sync cable as well. This cable gets plugged into the 4-pin RGB light controller port of the motherboard, and then is separated into four leads on the other end, so that it can power both fans, the head unit, and can also have an LED strip connected as well.




If you do not have an Aura Sync motherboard, ID Cooling still has you covered, somewhat. If you still wish to have LED lighting on the fans and the head unit and do not have the necessary 4-pin header, they send a Molex power adapter. When this is used, only blue LEDs are offered, but at least there is light.




The fans chosen to cool the radiator is this pair of IS-12025M12S fans. They have rubber pads on the corners of the black frame, LEDs around the thin edge, and in the center are eleven blades made of clear plastic. These fans have a 4-pin PWM fan connection as well as 4-pin RGB connections which need to be made for full functionality.




The manual will help you to verify all of the parts you have are what you are supposed to get, and will guide you through the essential steps of mounting the Auraflow 240 to any system, case willing. The text offered is short and to the point, but the renderings do show you what may not be spelled out in print.

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