ID-Cooling SE 224 XT ARGB & SE 224 XT Basic Review 7

ID-Cooling SE 224 XT ARGB & SE 224 XT Basic Review

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Introduction

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ID-Cooling has been around for a while now and looks to further its market share in the PC-cooling space. Getting off to a solid start back in 2013, the company has come a long way with their plethora of liquid and air coolers having secured them a solid foothold while they go toe-to-toe with the bigger names in the industry. Each revision of a product or new product release has shown marked improvements or additional features, including RGB LEDs, everyone's love-it or hate-it trend of the moment. With a drive to succeed, the company continues to show a great deal of tenacity in a highly competitive market.


In today's review, I look at ID-Cooling's SE 224 XT Basic and SE 224 XT ARGB. Both use the same single-tower, single-fan design with four heat pipes, and at first glance it appears to be fairly similar to many other offerings in the entry to mid-range market, meaning it will face some stiff competition. So you might be asking why two similar products have been released? Well, not everyone wants an illuminated cooler, and the Basic version offers a clean-looking heatsink with solid specifications, while the ARGB version swaps in a nicer top plate, black coating, and ARGB fan for those more focused on appearance. With that having been said, it's time to see what these two coolers can do.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:ID-Cooling
MODEL:SE 224 XT ARGB
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (fins)
Copper (heat pipes)
Dimensions: 120 mm x 73 mm x 154 mm (including fans)
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 4 pcs
Weight: 830 g (w/fan)
FAN:Model: ID-12025M12B
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 900–2000 RPM
Fan Airflow: 56.5 CFM (max)
Fan Noise: 16.2–31.5 dBA
FEATURES:Stealth black top cover
Heatpipe Direct touch
Four copper heat pipes
ARGB LED illuminated fan
Black heatsink coating
Perfect memory compatibility
RGB control via motherboard or internal controller
WARRANTY:Three years
MSRP:$30

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:ID-Cooling
MODEL:SE 224 XT Basic
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (fins)
Copper (heat pipes)
Dimensions: 120 mm x 73 mm x 154 mm (including fans)
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 4 pcs
Weight: 810 g (w/fan)
FAN:Model: ID-12025M12S
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 700–1800 RPM
Fan Airflow: 76.16 CFM (max)
Fan Noise: 15.2–32.5 dBA
FEATURES:Black top cover
Heatpipe Direct touch
Four copper heat pipes
High pressure fan
Black heatsink coating
Perfect memory compatibility
WARRANTY:Three years
MSRP:$27
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