Fractal Design Kelvin S24 Review

Assembly

Fractal Design Kelvin S24 Review

Assembly

Separate mounts are provided for both Intel and AMD, with an additional set included for Socket 2011.  Whichever you go for, the rest of the procedure is comparatively similar, with the first job being to attach the retaining bracket to the pump.  The bracket as you can see comes in two halves and is combined by pushing each half down a guide track.  Once clicked in place all is good.

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Next job is to attach the bolts, springs washers and nuts to the holes in the retaining bracket.

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With all that done it's time to dollop on a little TIM, we of course aren't using the supplied TIM as we always test with the same Noctua stuff.  In our case as we're on 2011 we simply screw straight to the motherboard, but if you're not then you'll need to support the included back plate from behind.

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The Radiator mounts easily using the supplied short screws, and the 320mm of tubing is just the right amount, not too much that it's all over the shop, and not too little that things look stretched.  In roaming around the case with the camera we soddenly noticed this cheeky shot and couldn't resist sharing it with you.

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The huge Cooler Master Test Trooper seems to swallow the S24 whole.  With aesthetics very much to the fore with the S24 we're sure you're going to want to mount it where it can be seen. 

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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)

JRQuote

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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