Cooler Master Seidon 120M Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅13-02-13
Conclusion

Seidon 120M is Cooler Master’s first attempt at an all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The usual slurry of 120mm offerings come by way of Asetek but Cooler Master’s candidate boasts its own engineering and development, the real question is – does this hold any benefits?

The build quality of this entire unit is very good and the installation procedure is one of the easiest we have encountered. Certainly for the LGA 2011 process, it took next to no time to fit and the mounting is very secure indeed. Thanks to the low-profile nature of this cooler, memory clearance and cable clutter is a thing of the past – so if you do have tall heatsinks you have no restrictions at all.

On the performance front, Seidon 120M gives reasonable results but compared with other units of a similar stature there is a bit of a difference. Seidon 120M matches the top-down air coolers we have tested, so the results aren’t astounding by any means but they are still going to be better than using a stock reference cooler both for noise and thermal results. Furthermore, overclocking isn’t really Seidon 120M’s hallmark. The results with our Intel Core i7-3930K showed quite a toasty outcome.



Onto the topic of cost; Seidon 120M is priced very competitively. In fact it is one of the most affordable all-in-one liquid coolers currently on the market and just this alone is a pleasing attribute in itself and will be certain to draw in attention.

Seidon 120M is a milestone for Cooler Master. Being their own all-in-one cooler, without the aid of a third party, they can be pleased with what they have achieved. Sadly though the results we discovered mean Seidon 120M delivers average results for Intel’s demanding SB-E. With an onslaught of more coolers on the horizon for this series, we hope the best is yet to come.

Pros
+ Easy to install
+ Good build quality
+ Low-profile pump
+ Very affordable

Cons
- Average performance
- Not ideal for overclocking



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