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Cooler Master Seidon 120XL

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by crazyeyesreaper, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    should be able to set a thermal shutdown temp in your bios, Im not the motherboard reviewer tho so cant tell you for sure on that what I can tell you is the 120XL should cool FAR better than the V8. It will be a little loud on the fan front but if left in PWM mode it should be fairly quiet most of the time and perform better.
     
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    It's good to know that i'll be able to keep my mediocre overclock without having to mess around too much.

    The only other thing I am worried about is leakage. How often do these AIO water coolers leak? Is there anything I can do to minimize the risk?
     
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    So far I have had

    1x Thermaltake Water 2.0 PRO = 1.5 years no leaks
    1x Corsair H90 no leaks
    1x Corsair H110 no leaks
    1x Corsair H100 no leaks
    1x Cooler Master Seidon 120XL no leaks

    easiest way to avoid leaks? dont grab on to it expected hoses to hold all the wait, essentially common sense man just plain old common sense. Dont hit it with a hammer, Don't use it as a flail, Don't use it as dogs chew toy, Don't use it to hit people and most importantly Don't throw it at walls or kick it like a soccer ball.
     
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    Damn. I'm not sure if I want to buy it any more. You just took all the fun things to do with a water cooler of my list :(

    Seriously though, I did hear somewhere that the do, very occasionally leak, I will assume from your post that it is only when people abuse them tho.
     
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    they can leak if your worried plug in the fan headers and just let the thing run for 24 hours while sitting on paper towels :toast: aka leak test it like you would custom water
     
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    Great review! As I've seen in other reviews as well, the performance of the Seidon 120XL is on par with the Corsair H90 (or even a bit better), while the H90 is more quiet. So after all, it comes down to price when the end-user has to decide which one should he buy.

    w00t :rockout:
     
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    I have got 3 more weeks until it arrives. The XL that I ordered when I found the deal at Newegg was only $15 more than the 120M that I was going to order. The 240M, in turn, is only $15 more than the 120XL.
    I'm thinking now, that I should have gone for the 240M, but it is very difficult to know when to stop.
     
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    Another quick question about the cooler. I thought I would double post rather than edit the one before as i'd like to bump the topic. I hope that is ok mods.

    What is the thermal compound like? I have a tube of MX-2, but it's about 4 years old. Should I use the compound that comes with the Seidon, the MX-2 or get some new stuff?
    Also, is the pump a 3-pin or 4 pin connection? I've been a little worried about how the fan header on my mobo is actiing, so I want to be careful and not blow the thing up.
     
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    Pump header is: 3-pin
    As for thermal paste I can't comment on how good or not the CM paste is what I can tell you is I suspect that it is better than the Ceramique I use for testing.
     
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    Thanks. The cable doesn't look too long, so I may just get an extender and route it behind the mobo and to my fan controller rather than having it on the mobo header. I just need to fully check all the fan headers on my controller as it is a few years old.
     
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    seidon 120 xl lealing

    my seidon 120 xl fan is greasy...why is it like that ???is it leaking ???

    pls reply fast
     
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    I'm using a very old, CM Aquagate R80, and it's still fine, no leaks.

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    Nice review, and not a bad cooler as compared to some of the others.
     
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    Both my pump and fan headers are 4-pin for some reason. I don't think it'd be a problem as they are both set to run at 100%, I think.

    Mine is a little greasy too, the tubes at least. I don't think mine is leaking though, it's been about 3 weeks and I haven't had any problems.
     
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    nice test

    Thank's for this test. I'll keep my 212 Evo !
     

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