Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
In our time at TweakTown, we have reviewed a few products from AeroCool, but that has been only in the chassis section thus far. With what we have for you today, AeroCool has moved into the cooling segment as well, but we have not a single product which we have had our hands-on to base an opinion on them.
That could be a good thing too, as with some companies, we know as soon as a product arrives, that we either have increased expectations with what we are reviewing due to previous coolers or on the flip side we may have a negative attitude in mind as well. As for AeroCool, we have a level head and an open mind, hoping that they have sent us something worthy of bragging to you about.
It appears, when searching the AeroCool website, they have jumped right past CPU air coolers, as there is not a single variant on site which is made to fill that slot. Like many other companies, AeroCool has jumped on the AIO bandwagon, and is now offering a liquid cooling solution that is not entirely closed to the end-user.
The liquid cooling solution provided to us is not an Asetek design either, and while we are uncertain of their ability at this time to stay in the market due to possible patent infringement, we are still going to show it off for everything it is worth.
To go along with some of the cases, we reviewed late last year; this new liquid CPU cooler is part of the P7 Series. The cooler which has us here today is a standalone product, and by this, we mean that there is only one version available at this time, the P7-L240 RGB. While many makers will offer a single and triple radiator version of their coolers, AeroCool sticks to the mid-range, and is now offering a 240mm radiator based unit which will fit inside of all of their P7 cases.
On top of offering something in which we can all appreciate the fact that it is not too big or not too small, AeroCool steps up their game and makes it possible to add coolant or change it all together. It has RGB LEDs in the fans on the head unit, and this is not a cooler in which silence is the main consideration, and performance is left as a secondary consideration.
The P7-L240 is compatible with most all sockets on the market, where LGA775 to LGA2066 are covered for Intel users, and AM2 through AM4 are covered for AMD users. The block material or cold plate of the head unit is made of copper, while the radiator is made of aluminum. The radiator has dimensions of 280mm (which is not the true length), it is 120mm wide, and it is 53mm thick, as it ships with the fans attached to the radiator.
The majority of the unit is black, although the sides of the head unit are clear to allow a view of the coolant level as well as offering a better way for the light to pass through it. The tubing is thick, covered with a plastic braided material, and is held to the head unit and the radiator with the use of heat shrink tube. All told, this design boasts a TDP rating of 380W and is more than enough to handle any processor that the mounting hardware will affix this cooler to.
The pump will run at a spe4ed of 2500 RPM using 8.4W of power to do so. It is also rated to deliver just 25 dB(A) of noise into the chassis while spinning on the ceramic bearing, with a lifespan of 80,000 hours of use. The fans which cool the radiator are 120mm fans and will spin i9n a range of 600- to 1800 RPM. They are powered by a 4-pin connection which delivers PWM control and use a hydraulic bearing to spin on.
The fans need at least 9V to function, and 12V to max out the speed, and draw 1.92 watts each. Static pressure is slightly limited at just 1.34 mmH20 at maximum speed, but CFM is higher than most offered today, boasting 71.65 CFM of airflow. Noise is shown to top out at 31.8 dB(A), and the fans are engineered to spin for 60,000 hours, some 20,000 hours less than the pump.
The MSRP is set for the P7-L1240 RGB at $129.99, but we are having issues finding it for sale on this side of the pond. We did find a single location offering this cooler at $154, and to us, that is too much to ask for a 240mm radiator based AIO. However, we did figure that being sold inside of the US would cause AeroCool issues with Asetek, and maybe the reason behind its difficult to locate nature.
Compared to other 240mm AIOs on the market, the price is in range of all the rest. Keep in mind, you can change the coolant, add to the coolant, this cooler has interchangeable cover plates, and of course, there is RGB illumination found in both the head unit as well as the fans. We feel that AeroCool is on point when it comes to the number of features you get for the cost, but let us show you what all is entailed in this product before we conclude.
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