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Cooler Master launches Seidon 120M watercooler

Cooler Master launches Seidon 120M watercooler

Cooler Master's Seidon 120M marks the company's return to the sealed-loop watercooling market.

Cooler Master has officially announced its latest all-in-one liquid cooling system, claiming a design that sets it apart from 'a sea of copies.'

Ignoring the company's little dig at the wealth of rebranded original design manufacturer (ODM) units out there, Cooler Master's sealed-loop Seidon family shouldn't come as too much of a surprise: a copper coldplate suitable for use with all current AMD and Intel socket types features a built-in pump connected through sealed tubing to a radiator.

Initially available in a 120mm flavour - with a 240mm expected to follow as the company looks to offer competition to its rivals' dual-size strategies - the Seidon 120M uses a four-pin fan connector for its pulse-width modulation (PWM) controlled rifle-bearing fan and a three-pin connector for the integrated pump, which features a blue status LED - something that will be invisible in cases without side windows. Claimed power consumption for the pump is 1.8W, while the fan draws up to 3.6W when running at its maximum 2,400rpm - a speed that sees the claimed noise level rise from 19dBA at 600rpm to 40dBA.

As is common in the watercooling game, the copper coldplate features 'micro-channels' - fins which are designed to stick up into the coolant flow in order to increase the surface area of the coldplate exposed to the coolant. Whether Cooler Master's own micro-channel design offers anything above and beyond those of its competition, however, will only be proven during independent testing.

The sealed-unit cooling market is certainly growing crowded at present, with numerous companies either licensing ODM products from the likes of Asetek or CoolIT or, rarely, designing their own.

Official UK pricing for the Cooler Master Seidon 120M has yet to be confirmed, with the US recommended retail price set at $69.99 (around £43 excluding taxes.)

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Dave Lister 1st November 2012, 12:57 Quote
Hope you do a review because like you said most of the others are just re branded Asetek or CoolIT coolers. Plus I can never remember if it's Asetek or CoolIT that have the bad rep'
SlowMotionSuicide 1st November 2012, 14:29 Quote
These (All in one wannabe watercoolers) must be a good business, seeing how everyone and their dog is bringing out one.
Spreadie 1st November 2012, 20:07 Quote
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The sealed-unit cooling market is certainly growing crowded at present, with numerous companies either licensing ODM products from the likes of Asetek or CoolIT or, rarely, designing their own.

Yep, another clone. How thoroughly boring. Is there anyone not using Asetek or coolit units, other than Swiftech?
docodine 2nd November 2012, 00:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Hope you do a review because like you said most of the others are just re branded Asetek or CoolIT coolers. Plus I can never remember if it's Asetek or CoolIT that have the bad rep'

CoolIT is the crappy one
Bloody_Pete 2nd November 2012, 10:27 Quote
CoolIT are getting sued remember? So they'll be gone soon enough...
Jimbob 2nd November 2012, 12:26 Quote
I had a CoolIt unit that blew up and took my new Mobo, GPU and a few other bits with it. I would say that CoolIt customer services were excellent. I sent them the bits thats were broken and they replaced them all like-for-like no problem.

They gave me a replacement cooler thats been in use 2 years since then with no trouble. Although the teething troubles were bad, they deserve some credit for great customer service.
Icejon 5th November 2012, 21:00 Quote
I don't think these are Asetek or Coolit. These are made by Cooler Master.
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