ID-Cooling ZOOMFLOW 240 CPU Cooler Review (Page 4)

| Jul 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm CDT
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: ID-Cooling

Accessories and Documentation


In that old school way, where rings are needed to mount to the base of the head unit, the ZOOMFLOW offers a universal Intel bracket on the left and the universal AMD variant to the right. In the middle is the fully universal backplate, which is made of steel, and uses rubber pads to isolate it from the motherboard.

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All of these bits are also need to mount the head unit of the ZOOMFLOW 240 to the motherboard in some fashion. We are given a small tube of ID-TG05 thermal grease with enough for a couple of mounting attempts. In the next row we have the LGA2011/2066 standoffs, knurled threaded nuts for other Intel and AMD applications, and at the right are the TR4 standoffs. The bottom row has the long screws to go through the backplate, a set of four washers, and the tightening nuts used with the long screws.

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The pair of fans that come in the box are ID-12025M12S fans, which we have already covered in the specifications. However, each fan has two leads, one being a 3-pin ARGB lead, and the other is a 4-pin PWM fan connection. Each fan has nine blades that match the black plastic frames, sporting a translucent white ring around the inside of the frames for illumination, but also note the lack of pads in the corners. Those, you have to install yourself.

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Along with the other goodies, we also got two textured rubber pads that are precut corners for the fans, and there is one set for each of the eight fan corners. To the right is the fan mounting kits, where we get two bags, each with four short and four long screws to ensure proper mounting of the cooler and the fans is possible.

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As we keep digging through the various segments of the internal packaging, we also ran across some splitter cables. The one at the top allows users to plug in both of the fans into a single motherboard header, keeping them on a shared PWM signal. The cable at the bottom is an ARGB splitter cable so that only a single header on the motherboard can control the fans and head unit colors, but here is an extra end, should you have an ARGB LED strip or another compatible chassis fan.

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For those without the proper motherboards which deliver RGB or ARGB support beyond the lights in the motherboard, or at all, ID-Cooling wants you to be able to enjoy the light show as well. To do so, you use the SATA to 3-pin ARGB cable and plug it into the cable from the previous image, and with the remote, can control the illumination levels, modes, speed of modes, and even offers four solid color options.

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Lastly, we have the manual, which is offered with two languages, one of which being English. The manual starts with a components lists to ensure you have everything needed, delivers detailed Intel and AMD installation guides, and even goes on to explain both methods of ARGB connectivity. All told, with this booklet, you can have this cooler up and running in about fifteen minutes from taking it out of the box.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST


After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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