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Old 30-09-13, 09:49 AM
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Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige Review



Having reviewed the 120L back in June it's now time to take a look at the big brother, the 240L Prestige.

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Old 30-09-13, 11:03 AM
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I'd expect a noisy pump with the cheaper seidon series, not with their upmarket eisberg coolers, good job coolermaster :/.

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If my seidon 120m is anything to go by, the seidon 240m would be a much better buy than this.
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Wow so glad I'm running a H100i after reading that
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I highly doubt if anybody who can afford a high-end system with a 3960X will be opting for a AIO at all, if extreme OC is the intention.

I think a mainstream 4670K or 4770K system might be a more reasonable test system for a AIO like this.

Also, some of the graphs aren't right. eg: H100i max and balanced @4GHz/1.25v
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Old 01-10-13, 10:47 AM
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I highly doubt if anybody who can afford a high-end system with a 3960X will be opting for a AIO at all, if extreme OC is the intention.

I think a mainstream 4670K or 4770K system might be a more reasonable test system for a AIO like this.

Also, some of the graphs aren't right. eg: H100i max and balanced @4GHz/1.25v
We run the tests on the 3960X because it's a "hot" chip, the idea being that if a cooler can cope with its thermal characteristics when Overclocked then it is most definitely going to be able to cope with other CPUs.

Secondly, to compare the performance of one cooler against another it's essential that all the tests are run under the same conditions and with the same hardware. Imagine if we ran GPU tests using different hardware and different test set ups and benchmarks etc. there'd be no continuity and as such no comparisons could be made which would render the whole thing pointless.

Having explained the reasons for two of your points, i'm going to let you go away and work out for yourself why the H100i results are as they are.
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We run the tests on the 3960X because it's a "hot" chip, the idea being that if a cooler can cope with its thermal characteristics when Overclocked then it is most definitely going to be able to cope with other CPUs.

Secondly, to compare the performance of one cooler against another it's essential that all the tests are run under the same conditions and with the same hardware. Imagine if we ran GPU tests using different hardware and different test set ups and benchmarks etc. there'd be no continuity and as such no comparisons could be made which would render the whole thing pointless.

Having explained the reasons for two of your points, i'm going to let you go away and work out for yourself why the H100i results are as they are.
Thanks for the reply. I understand the need for consistency. I was only suggesting that it would be nicer to see the hot-enough Haswell 4670K/4770K chips being used for the tests, since that would allow the majority of users (the ones who are actually likely to buy the cooler for their chips) to know the ACTUAL temps they can expect at their locations.

I still don't understand how "balanced" can be cooler than "max".
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Short of testing everything on multiple sockets its not going to happen with 1150. We have used 2011 since it first come out and thats why there is so much info in the graphs.

Saying "use 1150 so people know" is also a bit off because there are too many variables
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Aah well. Thanks anyway.
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Goddammit I wish I'd seen this review before I bought mine!

Read loads of other reviews but they're wrong! Cooling-wise it's ok, but the fu*king pump is so loud! I was trying to use Speedfan to keep it at 40% which is ~5v but it's still noisy and sometimes it won't even run. TTL hit the nail on the head, it's just as loud at different speeds, just with different frequencies.
Below 5v it's quiet but unreliable.
When custom controls such as Speedfan are used the pump stops at the desktop after startup!! I've hit 60c-70c after login, I hear the pump stop and then waiting for speedfan to finish loading.. watching the temps climb.. have to manually give it a boost using the speedfan buttons to get the pump to kick in!

Tried different fan headers with speedfan uninstalled and sometimes the bios won't even run the pump. I've got a few 80c+ 'Wheas' from this. It seems the pump needs a 'kick' to get it started. Not happy with this at all.. :-(

Might have to make up a custom 5v molex cable and see if it works any better as the 7v molex adapter is still noisy. I tried using the fan controller on my storm stryker but it makes a weird pwm hum at about 1hz. grrr..
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Old 04-10-15, 11:26 AM
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Wow, a 2 year thread bump...

Just goes to show though that you should always read and Trust OC3D reviews
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