Cooler Master Seidon 120M Review
Published: 3rd April 2013 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: £41.99 |
Up Close: Cold plate and Radiator
The Aluminium Radiator of the Seidon measures 150.3x118x27mm so is just a fraction thicker than your average 25mm case fan and strangely a little narrower across at only 118mm. The two end tanks, with the tubing attachment end being a little bigger than the other give the radiator an overall length of 150.3mm, 35mm greater than that of a case fan. Aside from being extremely interesting, these measurements are critical to you if you are planning to put the rad directly inside the rear extract position with the fan internal to the radiator acting as a pushing extract. If that's the way you mount the set up, and it's the way we mount them, then make sure you have sufficient room at the rear of your case to do so. The tubing is connected to the rad on one side of the larger end tanks either side of the centre line. What we assume to be the manufacturers fill port lies to the far end with a tempting sticker urging us not to tamper with or remove it, although it does appear to be pointing at the space between the port and the tubing insertion. If you're looking for a quick way to void your warranty you just found it.
The rad has 12 visible water channels with no immediately obvious damage to the fins between them, We say this as it is not uncommon for rads to arrive with the consumer with bent or buckled fins. No such problems here then. There are mounting holes on both sides of the rad for the attachment of 120mm fans and Cooler Master have very thoughtfully included additional bolts in the accessories bags to enable this.
The cold plate although low profile looks quite rugged and chunky, with the Cooler Master name having the appearance of having been stamped into the back. Contained in all this chunkiness is a small blue LED which subtly lights up the back of the cold plate when the pump is running. The Tubing attaches via 90 degree elbows, with each elbow being able to rotate some 45 degrees in either direction. A smartly braided power cable exits the cold plate from the side of the cylindrical edge.
The circular copper contact plate is smooth, having a slight brushed look to it, and with 12 screws holding the assembly together we think the chances of a leak here are next to zero. Although circular the contact plate is plenty big enough to cover the heat plates of the CPUs specified.