SilentiumPC, founded in Warsaw, Poland back in 2007, has come a long way from their first product, the "Zephyr" fan. Since then, they have moved on from such humble origins to end up winning Benchmark.pl's Manufacturer of the Year award in 2012. Taking into account their continued dedication to improving on and expanding their product lines, they now offer fans, CPU coolers, cases, power supplies, and all-in-one liquid coolers. Suffice it to say that they have steadily grown because of their commitment to not only quality but performance per dollar. Hopefully, they will eventually expand to new markets outside of Europe.
In today's review, I will be taking a look at the SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 280. As the product name states, this is an ARGB illuminated all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. It is also somewhat different in that it uses a 280 mm radiator. While the company does offer 120, 240, or 360 mm form factors, the fact that the lineup has a 280 mm option is a bit rare in today's market. So without further delay, let us see what the Navis EVO ARGB 280 has to offer!
|MODEL:||Navis EVO ARGB 280|
|SOCKET SUPPORT:||Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011(-v3), LGA2066|
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+,FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4, TR4
|CPU BLOCK:||Base Material: Copper|
|PUMP:||RPM: 2500 (+/-10%)|
|RADIATOR:||Dimensions: 310 mm × 140 mm × 28 mm|
|FAN:||Model: Stella HP 140 mm ARGB|
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 800 - 1800 RPM (+/-10%)
Fan Airflow: 78.7 CFM
Fan Noise: Not listed
Kink-resistant braided tubing
Addressable RGB lighting
Nano reset RGB controller included
The packaging is typical for an all-in-one liquid cooler and features a color image of the Navis EVO ARGB 280 front and center. Radiator dimensions are located on the left side while the pump and general specifications are detailed on the back. Interestingly, there was no information on the fan's airflow on the box. However, since SilentiumPC does sell these fans separately that information was available on their website.
Taking a look at the right-hand side, we find the pump's dimensions with reference images and not much else. Moving on to the top, all there is to see is the company logo and website URL. It is not until you look at the bottom that you will find the listed features, such as the Nano RGB controller, motherboard RGB compatibility, etc.
The SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 280 comes in your bog-standard cardboard tray coupled with a thin sheet of foam on top. While not what I like to see, it is more than adequate and does the job.
All modern mainstream and HEDT sockets are supported, including Intel's LGA2011 and LGA2066, alongside AMD's TR4. SilentiumPC, like Deepcool, keeps things simple: the mounting hardware is robust and the ARGB lighting setup is simple by design.
Common parts supplied for mounting include:
- 8x Fan screws
- 8x Radiator screws
- 4x Backplate screws
- 4x Intel backplate screw clips
- 4x AMD backplate screw clips
- 4x Mounting plate screws
- 4x Phillips-head nuts
- 4x AMD screw pillars
- 4x Intel LGA2011 /2066 screw pillars
- 4x AMD TR4 screw pillars
- 4x AMD screws for AMD backplate
- 4x Plastic spacers
- 2x 140 mm ARGB LED fans
- 2x Intel mounting bracket
- 2x AMD mounting bracket
- 1x TR4 mounting plate
- 1x Tube of thermal paste
- 1x Backplate
- 1x Pre-filled liquid cooler
- 1x User's manual
- 1x ARGB Nano reset controller
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