Tuesday, August 31st 2021

ID-COOLING Announces SE-226-XT CPU Air Coolers

ID-COOLING today announced SE-226-XT ARGB and SE-226-XT BLACK CPU air coolers. Both coolers include the same black heatsink with 6 heatpipes and copper base. 120 mm ARGB fan and Black fan are used on ARGB / BLACK version respectively. SE-226-XT Series is designed to cool those processors with a TDP up to 250 W. Both models are built with a solid heatsink which is specially design with 100% RAM compatibility. Black coating is applied for a stealthy looking.

For SE-226-XT ARGB, the included 120x120x25mm fan is built with 2Ball bearing and has 8pcs rubber dampeners on all corners of both sides, running at 800 to 2000rpm with PWM support while pushing 56.6CFM air at maximum speed, noise level measured 16.2 to 31.5dB (A). For SE-226-XT BLACK, the included standard 120x120x25mm fan has 8pcs rubber dampeners on all corners of both sides, running at 700 to 1800rpm with PWM support while pushing 76.16CFM air at maximum speed, noise level measured 15.2 to 35.2dB (A).
An extra fan clip set is included for a push-pull configuration. ARGB 1-4 splitter cable and a cable controller are included in the ARGB edition.

The bundled thermal grease is named ID-TG25, which has a thermal conductivity of 10.5 W/m-K.

With a set of metal mounting brackets, SE-226-XT is compatible with all mainstream CPU sockets, including Intel LGA2066/2011/1700/1200/115X and AMD AM4.

MSRP for SE-226-XT ARGB: 44.99USD.
MSRP for SE-226-XT BLACK: 39.99USD.
Available date: Depends on region.

For more information:
http://www.idcooling.com/Product/detail/id/268/name/SE-226-XT%20ARGB
http://www.idcooling.com/Product/detail/id/269/name/SE-226-XT%20BLACK
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18 Comments on ID-COOLING Announces SE-226-XT CPU Air Coolers

#1
CheapMeat
Very nice looking cooler, especially the heatpipe caps; BeQuiet-esque. Great price too in comparison.

Anyone know if it fits a Rosewill 4U? Does it just touch the top panel? Or very close to it?
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#3
lynx29
@crazyeyesreaper just based on your experience and looking at this zoomed in... do you think this really can cool 250w TDP?
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#4
dj-electric
IF for 40$ this thing delivers close to flagship cooling efficiency, ill be very impressed
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#5
GreiverBlade
oh, looks nice and 6 heatpipes for 45$? wow ... just wow ... that's 11$ cheaper than the regular price of the one i use now (although i got it cheaper on a "end of stock" sale)
and a 10.5 W/m-K TIM, well that's quite better than the Enermax thermal goop bundled with the ETS-T50 which was 2.9 W/m-K (strange ... nonetheless although it's quite a sizeable syringe and even that low, i could still find a use for it)

the shroud look nice, coating too (although i became fond of the white of my HSF now :laugh: ) no side air guide on the fins but well ... the ETS-T50 is the first HSF i ever had that has them ... (might be placebo, since it make the HSF expel less air sideway, but i noticed lower GPU temps :ohwell: )
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#6
Chrispy_
$40 for 6 heatpipes and a solid copper base?
This is how it's done, people.
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#7
DeathtoGnomes
For SE-226-XT ARGB, the included 120x120x25mm fan is built with 2Ball bearing and has 8pcs rubber dampeners on all corners of both sides, running at 800 to 2000rpm with PWM support while pushing 56.6CFM air at maximum speed, noise level measured 16.2 to 31.5dB (A). For SE-226-XT BLACK, the included standard 120x120x25mm fan has 8pcs rubber dampeners on all corners of both sides, running at 700 to 1800rpm with PWM support while pushing 76.16CFM air at maximum speed, noise level measured 15.2 to 35.2dB (A).
See that? the RGB faster fan pushes less air than the one without it. That means non-RGB is more efficient as lower speeds!!!

#sayNO2RGB :rolleyes:
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#8
bonehead123
Even though I don't do tower cooling, I still like the overall design, kinda industrial IMHO, & the price too :)
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#9
jayjr1105
This company has been killing it the past couple years. I currently have the 225 XT on my 5600x. Their fans can get a little loud but I just limit mine to 90% through PWM. This looks like a competitor to the Mugen 5 but at a whopping 1300g vs the Mugen 5 at 890g. I wonder if it's a more dense fin array or extra weight from the cosmetic top plate and pipe end caps.
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#10
Vader
Looks like a nice option with good case compatibility at 154mm height
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#11
wheresmycar
For $40 yeah baby!! Question is how well does it perform against the $60 Sycthe 5 black variant. Can't wait to see some benchmarks.
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#12
jayjr1105
wheresmycarFor $40 yeah baby!! Question is how well does it perform against the $60 Sycthe 5 black variant. Can't wait to see some benchmarks.
The Mugen5 comes with a rather lax fan but I heard the black edition fan is more aggressive. I wouldn't be surprised if this beats the Mugen's and competes with the Fuma 2
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#13
GreiverBlade
jayjr1105The Mugen5 comes with a rather lax fan but I heard the black edition fan is more aggressive. I wouldn't be surprised if this beats the Mugen's and competes with the Fuma 2
even the ETS-T50 AXE compete with the Fuma 2, thus i have no real doubt that this SE-226-xt would compete or beat it (well as i mentioned it lack some "innovation" that the ETS-T50 has but 1 heatpipe more and 11$ cheaper)
DeathtoGnomes#sayNO2RGB :rolleyes:
#hellYEAH2aRGB : (a)RGB is not a problem, it's a logical solution ... :p (mine is set to pure white ... but what if i change the theme color of my build later? welp, no need to change all the fans like i would with my Corsair 120/140 ML White ) plus RGB on keyboard/keypad are useful for color coding (not mentioning putting them in"unicorn rainbow puke" act as a deterrent )


ah...my 1400 rpm aRGB enermax fan 71.32CFM just 5 shy of the ID Cooling 1800 rpm black (well, the aRGB one used by ID Cooling is a disappointing one :laugh: not even 60 and max 2k rpm boo!)
edit: debunked! :laugh: :D
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#14
maxfly
If this is anything like the 224-xt it should be impressive. Im looking forward to seeing TPUs review ;)
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#15
crazyeyesreaper
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lynx29@crazyeyesreaper just based on your experience and looking at this zoomed in... do you think this really can cool 250w TDP?
Judging by the specifications on the website and its overall weight its possible, unlikely but still possible. If its as well made as the 224 series I can sit doing okay likely able to handle a 10900K at full tilt for short bursts but without one on the test bench I can't be entirely sure ID-Coolings quality has been all over the place considering how badly the 207 dual tower did vs other designs. Realistically I think it can handle the 150w AMD cpus and maybe up to 200w on Intel but those TDPs are entirely different from the quoted TDP which was likely on a hot plate so to speak with arbitrary testing basically the TDP ratings are useless. Still in terms of how good it is will be dependent on build quality. If its like the 224 series then its probably pretty damn good but if it leans more towards the 207 then performance will likely not be all that impressive.
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#16
Chrispy_
crazyeyesreaperJudging by the specifications on the website and its overall weight its possible, unlikely but still possible. If its as well made as the 224 series I can sit doing okay likely able to handle a 10900K at full tilt for short bursts but without one on the test bench I can't be entirely sure ID-Coolings quality has been all over the place considering how badly the 207 dual tower did vs other designs. Realistically I think it can handle the 150w AMD cpus and maybe up to 200w on Intel but those TDPs are entirely different from the quoted TDP which was likely on a hot plate so to speak with arbitrary testing basically the TDP ratings are useless. Still in terms of how good it is will be dependent on build quality. If its like the 224 series then its probably pretty damn good but if it leans more towards the 207 then performance will likely not be all that impressive.
The real question is if it'll outperform the other extremely popular cooler - the $40 CM 212 Black. All down to the build quality, right?
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#17
jayjr1105
Chrispy_The real question is if it'll outperform the other extremely popular cooler - the $40 CM 212 Black. All down to the build quality, right?
Literally every mid range tower cooler review video I've watched lately, the CM212 never wins, why are people still paying $40+ for a single tower single fan cooler. Still riding the coattails of it's 2010-2014 fame I guess.

This new SE-226-XT is CLEARLY a competitor to the Mugen 5. It already has it beat in looks, just needs to do it in performance now.
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#18
Chrispy_
jayjr1105Literally every mid range tower cooler review video I've watched lately, the CM212 never wins, why are people still paying $40+ for a single tower single fan cooler. Still riding the coattails of it's 2010-2014 fame I guess.

This new SE-226-XT is CLEARLY a competitor to the Mugen 5. It already has it beat in looks, just needs to do it in performance now.
I haven't bought a CM212 in almost a decade, but it's just available everywhere. Scythe, Cryorig, ID - they all have limited market penetration and are only available in a handful of regions.
Even back in the $20 days, the CM212 was never the best, it was just an easy recommendation that didn't suck and that you could pretty much guarantee would be available wherever you looked.
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