The Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 has a unique look with its LED and bright red fans but also hides a pump with a closed impeller which is intended to increase the performance at the same time as it reduces vibrations. As the name implies the radiator roughly 240mm in size, 274 x 120 x 27mm to be exact with 0.2mm high-density water micro channels. HiTech Legion tested it against a variety of coolers and found the performance to be similar to the competitions, though unfortunately at a much higher price point. However it was almost silent in operation and the fans could be run on low speed without effecting the performance so for those who have a strong desire for a silent system might be willing to pay the $106 MSRP.
"Deep Cool has done this with their first liquid CPU cooler, the Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 AIO Liquid Cooling. Do we see the force of a Maelstrom being represented? You be the judge. They use a unique pump with closed impeller to offer more power, less vibration, and lower noise as a result."
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“unfortunately at a much
“unfortunately at a much higher price point.”
Sorry Jeremy, but this is just not true. You’re stating this product MSRP is $106. Go look at other 240mm all-in-one liquid cooling solutions on newegg and you’ll see they are all $100-115. The prie is not a higher price point, let alone a “much higher” price point.
“unfortunately at a much
“unfortunately at a much higher price point.” – Looks like someone didn’t do their homework before posting this article, Jeremy! And for that if its performance is “similar to the competition’s” and at “more power, less vibration, and lower noise” wouldn’t that makes this unit the AIO cooler to get?
This article has 5 different conflicting opinions to Sunday, and nothing credible to read about. Kind of frustrating 😛
Compared to the coolers they
Compared to the coolers they tested it against, not against other AIO coolers … since they didn't test it against any. The temps are very close to the ~$60 coolers which is an important thing to know when you are shopping.
“HAHAHA…NO.” (c) Forever
“HAHAHA…NO.” (c) Forever Proud Swiftech H220/H320/H220X/H240X-god
AIOs are all garbage.
AIOs are all garbage. Swiftech is a little less terrible than the others, but they are still mediocre compared to high-end air on the lower side and custom water on the higher side.
0/10. You’re not trying hard
0/10. You’re not trying hard enough, kiddo. Still not quite there yet.
It’ll take quite a lot more than just that before my jimmies start rustling at least somewhat noticeably.
Also, calling Swiftech’s products “mediocre” clearly shows that you don’t know jack about current state of cooling market in general and the entire hardware market in overall.
Here’s a hint for you, kiddo: both H220-X and H240-X use Apogee XL and they’re also completely customizable solutions.