BY VINAY AGRAWAL
Today , we got an aio on our desk from Deepcool, which is popular because it's the most value for money AIO out there! We are talking about Deepcool GAMMAXX L240 A-RGB. Let's get to the facts and evaluate if its really worth your money. All in one cooler AKA AIO is generally used for cooling CPUs where you don't really have a lot of space to accommodate a bulky air cooler and use all the slots for your rams. Larger air coolers usually dissipate heat better, but there isn’t always room for a bulky cooling solution, especially in a small form factor PC. This is where AIOs come in !
WORKING OF AIO:
Similar to air cooling, the process starts with a baseplate that is connected to the IHS of the CPU with a layer of thermal paste. This allows for better heat transfer between the two surfaces. The metal surface of the baseplate is part of the waterblock, which is designed to be filled with coolant. The coolant absorbs heat from the baseplate as it moves through the waterblock. It then continues to move through the system and upward through one of two tubes to a radiator. The radiator exposes the liquid to air, which helps it cool, and fans attached to the radiator then move the heat away from the cooler. The coolant then re-enters the waterblock, and the cycle begins again. So now we got our fundamentals straight , let's move on to Deepcool GAMMAXX L240 A-RGB.
ANTI LEAK TECHNOLOGY
We can see Deepcool has posted Anti-Leak technology on all the new AIOs they launched, so what is it and how is it different from other liquid AIOs in the same price range?
Anti leak basically uses a basic school science principal where you release excess pressure from the valve so the tubes don't get any leakes. For a detailed explanation, Inside the radiator, an elastic pressure-relief bag will be added with one side exposed to the air and the other side dipped in the coolant. When the internal pressure exceeds atmospheric pressures, the bag will be squeezed and thereby increases the system’s internal volume. As a result, the increased pressure is released and the risk of leakage is avoided. Fine, but does this work? Yes. On paper the idea is pretty straightforward, but for real world scenarios we will have to wait for some time as the tech is pretty new.
CPU BLOCK AND PUMP :
The CPU block has a copper plate of dimension 55m x 55mm which i think is pretty okay to cover both AMD and Intel CPUs. where INTEL 10th gen has 38mm IHS and AMD RYZEN is at 37mm. CPU BLOCK has the new logo from Deepcool , honestly the last gen logo was better. Mounting is convenient as you don't exactly need the provided bracket. And tools to keep the CPU block in position Pump is pretty decent what you expect at this price with noise of 17.8 dB(A) and 2400 RPM±10% nothing much to see here.
Radiator is comparatively light weight , has an aluminium enclosure. And Deepcool claims E-shaped water channels. We tried to find more about E shaped water channel , but couldn't. Radiator has the anti leak valve at the side which reportedly manages air pressure.
FANS and LIGHTNING :
Deepcool has provided ARGB fans along with the AIO. which can be either controlled by your motherboard ARGB HEADER or the provided Controller.(nothing Much to see here)
Fans are decent for the price bracket. With noise level of 24dB in our tests though the official website states them less than or equal to 30dB. Fair we say. Fan airflow is given to be 69.34CFM and RPM 500~1800 RPM which is standard for any AIO in the 10K price segment until you install premium fans.
We will be uploading stress test results soon ! stay tuned !
What do you get in the box : 1. AIO PUMP and Radiator. 2. 2 X ARGB FANS 3. Brackets for AMD and INTEL 4. ARGB Controller 5.Fan connector hub 6. Screws 7. Backplate
Overall AIO is a good consideration for the price range. Considering User with 4-6 core CPU will consider this budget AIO. anything above this CPU you should probably increase your budget.
ARGB is bright , and the included ARGB controller adds value to the package.
Fans are decent , tubes are braided and long with the bonus of anti-leak technology.