Lian Li Galahad 240 AIO Review - Good Performance, Exceptional Looks 14

Lian Li Galahad 240 AIO Review - Good Performance, Exceptional Looks

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Introduction

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Lian Li is well known the world over for their intense dedication to building all aluminium PC chassis. They have been striving for excellence since 1983 by sticking to their way of doing things and it shows. They may be a touch slow to enter new market segments, but when they do, it is because they feel they are truly ready to tackle things head-on. Enter Lian Li's first attempt at an all-in-one liquid cooler.


Today's review focuses on the Galahad 240 AIO, which is Lian Li's first all-in-one liquid cooler. As such, expectations are quite high, even more so because it's not a reskinned Asetek or Coolit unit. Instead, the Galahad 240 uses a triple chamber pump design, and we have a liquid cooler with a unique appearance instead of just a brushed aluminium housing on the radiator. That makes for quite the attractive package considering they also back it with a 5-year warranty, but before we get caught up in the looks, let's take a closer look at the unit itself.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Lian Li
MODEL:Galahad 240
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2011-3, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM3, AM4, FM1, FM2
CPU BLOCK:Base Material: Copper
PUMP:RPM: Not listed on box
RADIATOR:Dimensions: 273 mm x 123 mm x 27.2 mm
Material: Aluminium
FAN:Model: GF.12F19P.R50B0
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 800–1800 RPM (+/-10%)
Fan Airflow: 65.53 CFM
Fan Noise: 30.1 dB(A)
FEATURES:High static pressure fans
Machine detailed aluminium housing
Braided 400 mm tubing
ARGB lighting
Triple chamber water pump design
Removable aluminium pump cap
WARRANTY:Five years
MSRP:$119.99

Packaging


The box is your prototypical packaging. Lian Li used a black and blue design with some interesting visual elements to draw your attention, along a render of the Galahad 240 front and center. Also on the front is a badge showing users the 5-year warranty, which is nice to see. Many companies tend to hide or limit visibility on their warranty length, but since Lian Li decided to go big here, it makes sense to draw attention to it. A quick turn to the left side details the 400 mm long tubing and little else, but flip around to the back for the feature list; be it the machined aluminium housing, ARGB lighting, or high static pressure fans, all of it is detailed there.


The right side has the mechanical drawings of the radiator along with its dimensions. The top and bottom detail the various features and specifications. This includes the supported CPU sockets.

Contents


The Lian Li Galahad 240 comes in the same standard cardboard tray as most AIO liquid coolers. While that is by no means a problem, Lian Li's motto of "feel the difference" means I would have liked some foam packaging here, even just for the sake of appearances.


The cooler supports the sockets you would expect, including Intel's mainstream and HEDT systems and AMD's AM4 platform. Everything you need is included, and looking at the mounting hardware, it's all pretty standard and straightforward stuff; even friction-fit spacers are included, which is awesome, but more on that later.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 8x Radiator screws
  • 8x Fan screws
  • 5x Backplate washers
  • 4x Spring nuts
  • 4x Backplate screws
  • 4x Intel LGA20XX mounting thumb screws
  • 4x Friction-fit spacers
  • 2x AMD mounting clips
  • 2x 120 mm ARGB fans
  • 1x Intel mounting bracket
  • 1x AMD mounting bracket
  • 1x Intel backplate
  • 1x ARGB controller
  • 1x Pump ARGB cable
  • 1x ARGB splitter
  • 1x ARGB SATA power cable
  • 1x Pump SATA power cable
  • 1x ARGB motherboard cable
  • 1x Magnetic pump cover
  • 1x Fan Y-cable
  • 1x Pre-filled liquid cooler
  • 1x Tube of thermal paste
  • 1x User's manual
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