Fractal Design Kelvin S24 Review

Up Close: Packaging and Contents

Fractal Design Kelvin S24 Review

Up Close:  Packaging and Contents

The Fractal Design Kelvin S24 comes in nice simple packaging with high gloss images of the contents along with specs and key features.  Inside it's the good old egg box cardboard that cossets your contents. 

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For added protected against bumps and scratches Fractal further wrap everything in polyethylene bags .  Along with the radiator pump and fans you get fixings for a huge variety of Intel and AMD sockets as well as a braided fan splitter cable and a syringe of TIM. 

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The instructions are clear and concise and include not only details of what fitting to use where but also exploded diagrams of components such as the pump/contact plate assembly.

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Fractal include a pair of their Silent series fans which are PWM controlled between 800 and 1700 rpm.  The fans kick out 62.4CFM of air with a max pressure of 2.33MMH2O.  Fractal state 26.9dB(A) of noise however in use they do sound considerably quieter than this quoted figure.

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Most Recent Comments

09-01-2015, 07:10:35

WYP
Hahaha, I appreciate the joke.Quote

09-01-2015, 08:12:56

JR23
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
...we wished the radiator of the new Kelvin S24 was 273mm long. To find out why, read on.
How would the water go around if it was 273?

Solid review, I think it can't really be considered aside the conventional AIO's as you say, it has a different appeal and without lights or flashy adornments it does come across well. My favourite touch to pick up on would be the amount of details revealed in the instructions, not many people will give you an exploded view of their product and that's something that modders will really appreciate.

Just something to note in the silence front I can definitely differentiate between when the pump is running at 7 or 12v and I would never describe it as being totally silent, but considering it's in a Parvum it does extremely well. Infact it humiliates the H105 in that respect. Running out of a system with no solid surface to resonate against like you say it's genuinely hard to tell whether it's on. I thought my PSU had died when I was bleeding it lol.

The mounting system isn't the worst but I still prefer the traditional stand off and thumbscrew approach, I wouldn't rate it in that regard as you have to apply pressure while aligning it and the backplate can get pushed away. (I'm not prepared to stick anything to my motherboard though)

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27-01-2015, 02:59:39

jackjack
Great review Gary
What i like about this Fractal Design Kelvin S24 is the expandability, yup love it!Quote
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