Cooler Master Nepton 280L Review

Cooler Master Nepton 280L Review


Like it’s little brother the Nepton 140XL, reviewed at the beginning of March, the 280L is based on a 140mm fan design and so is immediately able to offer greater surface area over radiators based on the smaller 120mm fan size.  Unlike the push pull set up of the 140XL model the 280 has an “L”  suffix denoting that although it has two fans, as you would expect, they are both mounted on the same side of the radiator.  The smaller 140XL made rather a good fist of the dreaded torture tests and we’re thinking that maybe, just maybe we may have a Cooler that ‘s capable of matching, if not actually beating the Mighty Kraken X60.


Technical Specification

 Model  RL-N28L-20PK-R1
 CPU Socket  Intel LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1150 /1155 / 1156 / 775
  AMD Socket FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2
 Dimension  75 x 69.8 x 49.1 mm ( 3 x 2.7 x 1.9 inch )
 Radiator Dimensions  311 x 139 x 30 mm ( 12.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inch )
 Radiator Material  Aluminium
 Fans  2 x 140mm Coolermaster JetFlo Fans
 Fan Dimension  140 x 140 x 25 mm ( 5.9 x 5.9 x 1 inch ) *support 120mm fan x 2
 Fan Speed  800~2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
 Fan Airflow  54~122.5 CFM ± 10%
 Fan Air Pressure  0.7~3.5 mm H2O ± 10%
 Fan Noise Level (dB-A)  21~39 dBA
 Power Consumption  3.6W


Special Features

Mounts for 120mm Fans
PWM Control
Illuminated CPU Block