The Deepcool Captain 240 AIO in the test
DEEPCOOL CAPTAIN 240 AIO
* Fan Dimensions: 120X120X25mm (2pcs)
* Net weight: 1183 ± 10g
* Fan speed: 600 ± 200 ~ 2200 ± 10% RPM
* Fan Airflow: 182.24CFM (MAX)
* Fan air pressure: 3.71mmH2O (MAX)
* Fan life expectancy: 100000 hours
* Fan noise level: 17.6 ~ 39.3dB (A)
* Fan bearing (type): fluid bearing
* Fan connection: 4Pin
* Fan rated voltage: 12VDC
* Fan rated current: 0.26 ± 10% A (MAX)
* Fan power consumption: 3.12W
* Radiator Dimensions: 274X120X27mm
* Radiator material: aluminum
* Pump life expectancy: 120000 hours
* Pump connection: 3Pin
* Pump operating voltage: 6 ~ 13.8VDC
* Pump rated voltage: 12VDC
* Pump speed: 2800 ± 10% RPM
* Pump current: 0.25 ± 10% A (MAX)
* Pump power consumption: 3.0W
* 2 120mm PWM fan
* 4 Port USB Hub
* Mounts Intel and AMD
Delivered is the Captain 240 with an two 120mm PWM fans, One 4 port fan HUB, which has only one 4 pin connection for power supply, an imaged Operating Instructions and all necessary brackets for both Intel and AMD systems. As the supported sockets are not listed on the product page, here is a short list:
LGA2011-v3 | LGA2011 | LGA1366 | LGA115X
FM2 + | FM2 | FM1 | AM3 + | AM3 | AM2 + | AM2
The Deepcool Captain 240 is well made. The pump and cooling unit is made of plastic, but makes a solid impression. The cooling element is made of copper, which I could not find any uneven surface or scratches. A layer of thermal paste is already applied. Unfortunately, no further tube of thermal compound was added here. Overall, the pump and cooling element are quite powerful. The pump is also illuminated during operation and lights up pulsating red.
The hose between radiator and pump is firmly connected and made of hard plastic. He is not too soft, but not too hard, so it can be bent well in the housing by the ribbed design. The hose between the pump and the cooling element, however, is transparent and made of PVC. Here you can see nicely the reddish coolant.
The radiator is quite flat with just 27mm. Nice, however, are the very fine lamellae that this radiator possesses.
The two 120mm fans make a good impression. These are PWM fans, which have a rubberized housing, which should additionally prevent vibrations. The maximum speed is about 2200 RPM.
I was surprised by the small fan hub, which was included. Here you have the possibility to connect a total of 4 fans. Unfortunately there is no fan control. Here you either have to rely on the BIOS or you use Speedfan.
The installation of the Captain 240 AIO is easy. The included backplate has two directions, either for an Intel or an AMD system. This is also labeled, so you really can not go wrong. Small plastic inserts that prevent the screws from spinning have also been included and prove to be extremely useful. If the backplate is connected to the mainboard, the pump and cooling element are only screwed to the CPU. The installation hardly differs from an installation of a conventional air cooler. Power is supplied to the pump via the CPU fan connector on the mainboard.
Cooling capacity & volume
I connected the watercooling to a Core i7 920 (D0 stepping), which I overclocked to 4.2 GHz. The VCore is 1.26V.
When idle at about 1% CPU utilization and a fan speed of 1400 RPM, the average temperature is about 40-44 ° C. The volume of the fan is still in the frame and falls by no means unpleasant.
With Prime95 with active Small FFTs test, the maximum temperature rises to about 20 minutes after average 64-67 ° C. The fans are turning at full speed, but the volume is more likely to be conspicuous and becomes unpleasant in the long run. However, one should note that as good as any fan under full load noticeable.
The pump of the Captain 240 works quietly. A soft hum can be heard only when listening really close.