Founded in 1996, Deepcool has been one of the most personalized thermal solution providers in the world. Especially when it comes to CPU Coolers, the Deepcool has proved its competency and design innovation by providing all-in-one CPU Liquid coolers with standout designs. We recently reviewed Deepcool’s Gammaxx L240 RGB cooler, which is one fantastic looking product in the market. Then there is a Castle series that has been popular for breathtaking distinguished designed. Recently, Deepcool has released the most anticipating, Captain series All-in-One liquid cooler, so-called Captain 240 PRO.
Today, I am taking a look at the Deepcool GamerStorm Captain 240 PRO All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooler. The cooler offers three-way process includes Radiator, Tubing and CPU Block. The radiator dimension is 290×120×27 mm, which can easily handle 2x 120mm fans and for the said purpose, it came with a couple of 120mm fans. The Aluminum Radiator is black and 290 mm long. The tubes are black with braided sleeved, is 300mm long. The pump on top of block runs at a rated speed 2200 RPM, while the base is copper. The whole product is weight at 1478 g. With the Addressable RGB feature, the cooler offers the brightest colors having distinguished RGB patterns on every nod. This cooler is pricing at $139.99 on Amazon and available worldwide. Let’s move on to the specs:
The Package and the Content:
We received the cooler in a cardboard box. The box offers a black base color and a green strip. On the front, the GamerStorm logo is found at the top corner and ARGB Sync board’s icons on the other side. FYI, our setup is based on Gigabyte, so Gigabyte RGB Fusion can be identified among them. The CPU Cooler is pictured on the front adds good appearance to the box. The “Captain 240 PRO” is printed on the edge of a green strip in a huge, white font.
Moving to the backside, we get a ton of information related to the product in detail and tabular form. First thing first, the upper sketches are elaborating the dimension of CPU Cooler I.e. Radiator and CPU Block. Moving down a bit, there are features in bullet points with some explanation. INTEL and AMD Socket information at the bottom, while the product brief specification is located on the right side.
On one side of the box, we get the features and includes Automatic pressure adjustment technology, RGB SYNC, ADD-RGB Controller and the Socket support (AMD TR4). These features are designed in square boxes. A huge Captain 240 PRO is printed on top of them. Else is pretty much regular.
Another side contains the barcode stickers and a warranty label, too.
We open the box and found Polyethylene Foam placed right at the top. For maximum safety procedures, this foam has been used by almost every manufacturer so nothing that of special here.
Removing it, we witness the components are nicely packed inside the white cardboard tray that adds organize the components inside the box and of course the safety, especially when the case is sensitive, and in our instance, the components are very much damage free. Here, the interesting aspect is that the cardboard tray is in white color, unlikely, as out of numerous unboxings, this is our first time seeing white tray.
We unpacked the stuff and arranged all the stuff in a single capture.
Following are the components you will get inside the box.
- 1x Heatsink set
- 2x fan
- 8x Fan Screw
- 8x Case Screw
- 1x Back plate
- 4x Screw Bolt
- 4x Nut A
- 4x Nut B
- 1x Thermal plaste
- 2x Bracket (INTEL)
- 4x LGA 20XX Bolt
- 1x Bracket A (AMD)
- 4x TR4 Bolt
- 1x Bracket B (AMD)
- 1x ADD-RGB Cable Controller
- 1x ADD-RGB Extension Cable A
- 1x ADD-RGB Extension Cable B
- 1x ADD-RGB Hub
- 1x Fan Hub
- 1x Fan Extension cable
- 1x Thermal Paste
- GamerStorm Sticker
Captain 240 PRO – A Close Look
Once we are done with a brief overview, we now closely look at the components. We set off with the Radiator. The Deepcool Captain 240 PRO has a black, Aluminum radiator, which offers a matte black finish. Having dimension 290x120x27mm where the radiator is about 290mm long, 120mm wide and thickness of 27mm. A 290mm long radiator is not something regular to catch up, especially for 240mm AIO coolers, this extended length is somewhat special. The connected tubes are channelling towards the CPU block.
It is noteworthy to mention that the sides are stand out with the mirror-plating design. It definitely brings more aesthetics than typical plain surfaces. In addition, the knobs are located on top of the mirror plates. Although it doesn’t matter what outer shell has to offer vs the thermal performance, we should accept the fact that aesthetics, these days, influencing the purchases even more than ever.
The GamerStorm branding adds a good notch to the appearance, it just couldn’t be sexier than this. As for the technical, the radiator reveals 27mm thickness, which is a standard thickness for a 240mm cooler. A matter of fact, a 25-27mm is a standard thickness that has been seen in most AIO coolers, including the Corsair ones, however, there are still a few Coolers, like Swiftech ones, which offers 29mm or even 30mm thickness.
We also take a close look at the screw areas. There are two mounting fan locations with 8 screws positions and each fan takes up-to 4 screws. The build quality is unquestionable and appeared as good as the competition. With the radiator being 240mm, dual 120mm fans will be utilized to cool down the coolant that flows inside the radiator channels. The outer housing, called the Radiator Shroud is always a few millimeters thinner than the outer shell. The reason behind such design is to avoid the screw-hitting to the radiator fins. This way, the distance between the fans and the fins is standard at factory settings that seems more logical and additionally, ensures an even and smooth airflow.
Aside from a beautiful looking radiator, the length also comes to notice. Following the technical details, the radiator is 290mm long that we did not witness in our previously reviewed AIO coolers; the hands-on product is practically an exemplary, we must admit. In an observatory session, we tried to compare the length of sample radiator with another radiator that too came from Deepcool, Gammaxx L240, which is 274mm long. Similarly, the rival product, Reeven NAIA 240, has the length 272mm. Now considering this, Captain 240 PRO is being stood out with the longest radiator.
The fins stack looks neat and well made. We didn’t get any official fins per inch model on this radiator, but our unofficial/estimated measurement indicates a 20 FPI (Fins per Inch) radiator model. More thickness and densely fins do need a capable fan to overcome the obstacle and move the air consistently. With such density, only high air pressure fan is capable to work its way with ultimate focus and cool down the coolant rapidly and effectively. That also brings a lot of noise in the operation, which normally opposes the fan featuring high CFM and lacked static pressure because it only meant to focus on airflow, measured in m³/h or CFM, but it does not have a tendency to overcome the obstacles. It’s always a difficult choice for a company to work out on static pressure levels as the high static pressure means propeller throws air with even more pressure, which technically brings noticeable change/increase in the noise department, too.
The radiator has 22 FPI (Fins per Inch) design alone indicates the fan requirement being high static pressure or at least something least effective in the given scenario. There are 13 fins channel that cover the fins across the radiator and the depth of the fins sector is about 245mm.
Taken from the Deepcool website:
“Equipped with Automatic Pressure Relieving Radiator, It Never Leaks. With the patented technology, any pressure within the circulation system will be released into the air, the cooling liquid has no reason to leak”.
It is a Pressure Relieving port, which keeps the circulation system smooth and consistent, seems effective, however not sure how exactly it works. Wonder who else is providing this physical improvement, not in our tested samples though. A seal is also located on it, suggesting you will void the warranty if that sticker is torn.
Looking at the ports, the pre-fitted cooler has the braided tubing attached to the barbs on the radiator and the pump with metal claps. The ports are of diameter 18mm and finishing is stoving varnish. Alongside, you will find a fill-port being sealed for a warranty. So if user willing to open it, he would void the warranty of cooler, too. The coolant inside the cooler is factory configured and pretty much of standard/factory settings that mostly cut down the need of replacing/adding the coolant.
The threaded tubes connected with the radiator are technically 300mm long, which not only offers a good quality but long enough to be mounted in a standard full-tower case. As a matter of fact, our testing setup comprises full tower case, Corsair Obsidian 750D. The tubes are nylon braiding, are not much flexible, however, they feel quite tough. The same material would also identify on other Deepcool All-in-One Liquid coolers too.
The Pump and Cold Plate
Moving down to the most highlighted aspect of the cooler, that is CPU Block, which undoubtedly is centre of attention to PC builders. The CPU block, having dimension 93.7x93x85mm, ensures to seal the metal surface and socket of CPU. Looking at the top, the pump has a cubic shape with pre-fitted screws on both sides i.e. the retention plate. The top of the pump is relatively smaller than we expected. Nothing wrong in it, in fact, it’s appeared to be a smart-visual-pump-fin design. The fins designed on the pump now features the RGB LEDs with an innovative Addressable RGB support via a 3pin connector, consumes power 0.9W (only pump).
The tubes fitting looks pretty decent and is fitted on the side of the block. You can rotate the tubes, however, the range of motion is pretty much limited. And forcing it could be risky.
The U-shape glass pipe makes the liquid flow clearly visible while adding on an industrial style. It’s an iconic glass pipe Visualizing Liquid Flow; the glass tube coming out from the pump is calibrated on a dark theme. It uses a plastic joint to convert it into water input for a copper plate at the bottom that further improves the focus and consistency of water supply to the base. The pump speed is rated at 2200 ±10% with 17.8 dBA. According to the website, the pump uses Diamond-quality zirconia ceramic bearings and axis effectively isolate operation noise from the water pump as well as provide a longer lifetime.
*WS2812B ADD-RGB LED is applied and the below 3pin ADD-RGB Headers are compatible for this device: 5V/D/G and 5V/D/NC/G.
“WARNING! Remove before installation” is printed on peel-off sticker dedicated for the base. Well, of course, it would be removed before installation. For me, the peel-off sticker makes it new, sealed product and additionally, secure the base from any scratches that could happen during shipment.
A square dimension base carries golden theme with 8x silver screws worked carefully across the base, is pretty neat and shines. The scratches have not been noticed on the base. The physical appearance is almost perfect on part of CPU Block. Needless to say, this cooler has the most appealing design so far seen in the competition.
A couple of cables coming out from the pump are sleeved and carefully fitted inside the pump ensuring no loose ends on part of appearance, which Deepcool has achieved successfully.
There are two 3pin cables on the block; power cable, that powers the pump and addressable RGB cable for RGB effects. The pump supports included ADD-RGB Controller with the number of configurations allowed. Thanks to Deepcool for adding in support for MB with 5V/D/G and 5V/D/NC/G configuration.
GamerStorm 120mm Radiator Fans:
The Radiator fan basically comes in a cardboard box, with a unique set of design. A fully white open sided box having green strip in the middle. A white and Green delivers the GamerStorm theme.
The included 2x radiator fans model DF1202512CM-012 offers 120mm dimension, which occupies 240mm radiator space. Both the fans are black in color with white blades inside the frame. The white fan blades are curvy in shape. The rotor part in the middle offers the GamerStorm logo so-called branding.
The power rating is DC 12V and 0.17A, which brings 2.04W power consumption. Note that, you can connect maximum 5 of these fans on a single header because a fan header on MB can draw up-to 12W (1A). Therefore, whatever combination or capacity you will go with remembering the aforementioned power ratings.
The frame has a matte black finish with greyish rubber pads around the screw mounts. The build quality appeared solid and pretty much standard. The rubber pads around the screw hole offer zero vibrations during operation.
The cabling system includes a 4pin PWM cable and a 3pin ADD-RGB being coming out from the fan, is pretty much of standard quality. Of course, nothing to complain about, and if there is any, that would be sleeving material, which, to be honest, doesn’t really matter here. A 4pin connector either plug on a CPU header MB or fan hub that comes along, the choice is yours. In our case, we opted to utilize 4pin CPU_FAN header directly, while an ADD-RGB connector goes to designated port in RGB hub.
The Installation Kit & Accessories
The cooler come with a number of accessories, but the installation kit is first to look at. The backplate is made of plastic and it’s not mixed with, like metal. One side offers the AMD platform and other side set to prepare for an INTEL platform. The included backplate also offers a TR4 socket.
The package outlets some special Add-on accessories for a user to collaboratively work with fan and RGB feature. All three have dedicated functions.
- GamerStorm Fan Hub
- GamerStorm RGB Hub
- RGB Controller
The included fan hub is extremely useful when it comes to adding the number of fans with added cable management. The GamerStorm branded fan hub allows 4x 4pin fan ports, usually handles what CPU header does on motherboard. Once you connect the fan with hub, magnet it on the backside of case or anywhere you want and 4pin cable will be plugged on MB CPU_ FAN header. This fan hub also comes with a 4pin extension.
I remember back in our Gammaxx L240 review, we went through some hiccups initializing the RGB, because we lacked the capable motherboard/controller for it neither came with the cooler. But Captain 240 PRO did not propel into those drawbacks; the included RGB hub and controller for ADD-RGB devices are the worthy addition. Thanks to Deepcool for providing necessary hubs.
The RGB hub in black carries a 6-RGB port designed hub featuring addressable RGB via 3pin design. A GamerStorm branded RGB hub delivers control on up to 6 devices with quality being an OK. The built-in cable is coming out from the RGB hub further leads to the controller.
The RGB hub comes with a couple of cables, which allow a user to handle/control the RGB effects through the motherboard. A cable on left directly connects on the header with pin sequence G/D/V with given power rating +5V.
Here, we got the RGB controller that controls RGB effects and their patterns. You can connect up to 6 addressable RGB devices (fan/LED strips/pump) that turn ON the RGB LEDs, but for maneuvering, the included controller will be used. In order to operate this duo setup, the hub must be connected to the controller. There are three buttons on the controller, which functions as below:
- + (to move forward the RGB effects/patterns)
- – (to move backwards the RGB effects/patterns)
- Dot (to up and down the speed of RGB LEDs)
Both the devices: Controller and RGB hub, are made of plastic and works dedicatedly for the purpose it has given. The controller takes power being supplied from the power supply directly via a SATA connector outlet. This RGB hub works as a medium between controller and fan/pump using a 3pin ADD-RGB enabled ports.
It’s a two-way control addressable RGB, either through the SYNC control of the specified motherboard or included controller, you can modify the lighting effects as you wish. Meanwhile, a brand new 6-port RGB hub is included in Captain Pro, syncing your RGB parts is now easier than ever!
First thing first, we mount the fans on radiator; each fan takes 4x screws and mounts on the radiator. A locally made screwdriver is being used. It only took about 1 minute to mount both fans.
The CPU block installation seems not lengthy, and there are not many trenches involved in bracket mounts.
The backplate is being secured on motherboard using screw bolts that came with it. Due to this design of backplate, we didn’t even need any rubber washer to lock them. Note that, a screw bolt needs to propel-in slightly, so it gets a lock in the respective hole; same practice is being applied on rest of the screw bolts.
On the front, we insert the Nuts Type B on all four screw bolts that grips the backplate. We then place the INTEL brackets with orientation: top and bottom. Further fixing them with Nut type A on all four required positions.
It’s time to bring in the radiator. By using case screws, which came with the cooler, we mounted the radiator in the case using top placement.
The CPU block arrives at top of the processor. The pre-fitted retention plate eased things up and saved a bit of our time. We then fixed the screws on both sides without any serious effort applied.
Arriving at the final step, we routed the cables of pump and fans inside the case and then connect them to the respective headers/hubs. For fans, we used CPU_FAN header and CPU_OPT, so we could monitor the RPM, individually.
The Addressable-RGB connectors, on the other end, proceed to the RGB hub. The good thing is, the ADD-RGB hub has a magnet tech, which can be placed anywhere in the case given the surface is metal. We mounted the A-RGB hub right close to motherboard. We connected 2x fans and 1x Pump RGB connector on RGB hub and that’s where we finished our installation procedure. If we tell the difficulty level, it is by far the easiest and shortest installation particularly in the AIO category, we experienced. Thanks to Deepcool for keeping it simple and not to mention the manual/booklet kept us guided where needed.
Final Look at The Captain 240 PRO:
While Captain series also came with the white theme, Captain 240 PRO is opted to black and silver theme, particularly the pump that made it a great idea to begin with. The reason behind is simply because the added RGB (Addressable-RGB) function wouldn’t compromise from lack of prominent look. The Silver Fin-Centric design on pump measures a leap in design improvement. Additionally, the white/silver fan blades added a brilliant touch to the overall aesthetics of cooler.
The AIO cooler is especially popular for removing any compatibility and clearance means. Now you can go with whatever heatsink memory stick you like, there is absolutely no chance of obstacle on part of cooler. The Captain 240 PRO does not deviate from the purpose, and especially with demonstrated orientation/placement, you are completely secured plus, it gives a much controlled and satisfying an overall look.
Visual Presentation of Addressable-RGB Patterns:
We tested all the functions and RGB patterns that the pump has been offering. There are quite a lot of patterns the RGB offers in this cooler. The total of 8 colors has got there, and every effect has a new pattern to deal with. By default, the pop-up RGB effect has the DEMO, which is the combination of all the colors on one Spinning wheel, kind of treat to watch.
We collected some most prominent and vibrant color schemes out of several. some of the better picked has been posted above. Following are the patterns and RGB effects we went through:
- The RGB-spinning effect so-called ADD-RGB DEMO
- Solid color RGB-LED (Changes to all colors)
- Solid color breathing effect
- Solid color RGB-LEDs (Manually changes)
- Single Solid Color Breathing effect (Manually changes)
- Single Solid color spinning effect (Manually changes)
- Two-color combo spinning effect, as follows:
- Pink and orange
- Red and turquoise
- indigo and green
- indigo and white
- indigo and orange
- Green and indigo
- Red and White
- Green and White
- Blue and white
- Speed function (Increase/decreases the speed of RGB-LEDs on clicks)
- Gigabyte Z370X Gaming 5
- Intel Core i5 8600K 3.6 GHz (OC 4.5GHz)
- Gskill Trident Z White 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz CL16
- Sapphire RX 580 8GB GPU
- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
- SilverStone ST 650W Platinum PSU
- Deepcool GamerStorm Captain 240 PRO All-in-One Liquid Cooler (Reviewing Sample)
- Noctua NF-F12 3000 RPM (front intake)
- Corsair Obsidian 750D Full-Tower Case
- Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste
- Deepcool Gammaxx L240 AIO Liquid Cooler
- Reeven NAIA 240 AIO Liquid Cooler
- Deepcool Assassin II Air Cooler (Dual Fan)
- Noctua NH-U14S Air Cooler (Single Fan)
- Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B (Single Fan)
The Programs used in Test:
- Prime95 26.6v (Small FFT test)
- HWiNFO64 6.00v
Our test setup based on Intel 8th Generation (Coffee Lake) platform. Being using Intel Core i5 8600K processor, which is 6 core and 6 threads. So, we used Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste and apply a “Dot” technique. FYI, NT-H1 ranked in the top thermal compound that is currently available in the market. As for the airflow ventilation system, there is one fan, Noctua NF-F12 rated 3000 RPM (Intake).
We are performing test both on stock and overclocked clocks. The Core i5 8600K running at 3.6GHz (Stock) with a manual voltage 1.080 core voltage in BIOS, while overclocked top at 4.5GHz with a manual setting 1.20 core voltage in BIOS. The Prime95 version 26.6v is being used to torture the CPU and propel it to its limit. Of course, no one is unaware of its significance here. The program is especially useful in testing out the CPU thermal performance on a specific CPU Cooler. All the test ran long for 15 minutes, which is adequate duration for gaining results.
Under being an uncontrolled environment, we opted to utilize the Delta T methodology to record the results. Where Delta temperature (Ambient Temp – Reported Temp) = Delta T or ∆T
We first tested out the cooling performance with CPU at stock (3.6GHz), while manually set the voltage to 1.080V in the BIOS. The Captain 240 PRO performed typically well. Under a full load of prime 95, Intel 8600K comfortably sits at 27°C Delta. From ranking charts, the difference among the AIO cooler is marginal, in fact, Captain 240 PRO is performing same as the Deepcool Gammaxx L240, however, marginally behind to NAIA by 1 °C, which made it positioned a second.
Testing a cooler on overclocked clocks is a real deal. So we went through it and while CPU at 4.5GHz the thermal behaviour was quite satisfying. The cooler managed to restrict the temperatures at 42 °C delta with marginally behind to NAIA 240, so achieved a second spot, again. Here, we did not see any overwhelming performance by Captain 240 PRO when it comes to competitive analysis, which is quite understandable as the specs of the AIO coolers are nearly the same, except for radiator fans.
Fan Speed and Noise observation:
Generally, the price has been the greater concern whenever choosing an All-in-One Liquid cooler, however, the tendency has now been shifted towards partially noise-to-performance ratio too. In our sample cooler, the deployed radiator fans had an acceptable specification. With the offerings of air pressure 2.42 mmAq, the fan generates typical noise behavior. Practically, those 120mm fans had produced 1901 RPM max being reported in HWiNFO 6.0v and that was noted during the temperature test carried at 4.5GHz clocks, while averaging at 1891 RPM. Surprisingly, the noise came out of the fans were low and not hurting to ears at all; absolutely bearable while sitting close to the System.
The Pump, on the other hand, using Diamond-quality zirconia ceramic bearings and axis isolates the operation noise and additionally, improves the lifetime. With the speed of 2242 RPM, the pump kept the noise at a reasonable level, which was surprisingly quite good for All-in-One CPU cooler that mostly known for unbearable acoustic performance.
We were unable to probe the noise in dBA because there were some other components being adding noise on their parts while measuring, hence uncontrolled environment. However, we could share our practical observation that the noise was mostly the air pushing and some slight propellers. Using Hydro bearing technology, it ensured noise to be kept minimum possible plus, highly durable. So we were not worried about the noise, as a matter of fact, we were deeply satisfied with the acoustic performance, especially when they run at 1800+ RPM. We would not suggest you worry about the fan noise even at 100%, but still, that is up to you to further mitigate the fan noise. The PWM fan can be downed at 500 RPM mark, which is the lowest RPM you’ll achieve. The motherboard, particularly Gigabyte Z270X gaming 5, provides a wide variety of fan tweaking in BIOS and by using them, you can configure the fan speed to Silent/Normal/Turbo at will. We are unsure about third-party software like SpeedFan would even play its part on this as it failed to work at my end, whatever the configurations applied. Nonetheless, the BIOS configuration will never fail you. By practising the aforementioned tricks, you can achieve an ultra-low noise environment, however, with a sacrifice in thermal performance. To work it even better, a fan curve option in BIOS will definitely worth to try, which means to adjust the fan/pump speed as the temperature rises.
Price: $139 US Dollar on Amazon
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- Innovative pump design
- Fantastic looks
- Addressable RGB effects
- Low noise operation
- RGB controller
- Cheap build RGB hub
The Captain 240 PRO is latest in the Captain series AIO cooler, and surprisingly, it has covered every corner of a premium AIO liquid cooler. The design, the quality, the performance, the looks, whatever you try, you will find it the most amazing thing you will inside your gaming rigs. It is worthy to mention the improvement, having an unmatched pump design, the Captain 240 PRO beats the competition in terms of beauty and fantastic looking radiator/pump. In the competition, some coolers do not support TR4 or Threadripper socket from AMD, but Captain 240 PRO, on the other end, deserves a term future proof more often than any other because it has full support for future sockets, including TR4 socket.
The Deepcool has been into RGB featured products for some time and Captain series AIO coolers were the unique one due to its pump design. However, the only function it lacking was an addressable RGB, which Deepcool, under the sub-brand of GamerStorm, implemented greatly in Captain 240 PRO. Featuring the addressable RGB, Deepcool has an overwhelming feat last year, 2018. The cooler offers a total of 7 different RGB effects that we played through, while all the colors shown on the pump were vibrant and solid. Not to mention with an addressable enabled LEDs, you have various color patterns in a single effect/mode, which looks fantastic and admirable, the least bit to say. Besides, the speed function is a bonus being offering RGB circulation speed at various levels. By using a controller, we able to ramp up and down the RGB circulation on the pump as well as on fans.
On the performance board, the Captain 240 PRO was equally great in thermal heat transfer. Under 1800 RPM fans, the cooler managed to limit the CPU temperatures at 27 °C delta. That was the stock reading produced under the ambient 20°C. Under overclocked conditions, the cooler did face a tough competition beating its own predecessors, but while it equaled the Gammaxx L240 liquid cooler, the NAIA 240 only ahead by 1°C, marginally. The most satisfactory scenario is when a CPU perform equally great on overclocking clocks too and at 4.5GHz, the sample cooler did the same by holding down the thermals effectively at 42°C delta, which optimally is a job well done. The radiator fans helped cooling down the coolant in radiator collaboratively with air throwing speed 1800+ RPM coupled with 2.42 mmAq air pressure plus, using of hydro bearing technology also played its role in heavily keeping down the noise level without much to sacrifice. Nonetheless, it’s a very balanced performance from Captain 240 PRO.
However, we still have a dislike towards the Captain 240 PRO. It’s difficult to accept the fact that the build quality of the RGB hub is very cheap. Well, Deepcool has so many launches in the past, and still is going, how could engineers over Deepcool let go the hub with such loosen ports. Under our observation and of course practically tested, the ports in RGB hub were not able to firmly held or gripped the connector. If you accidentally touch the cable, you would need to make sure it’s a fixation, in fact, you most probably have to push-in the connector at least for once for your own satisfaction. In all honesty, we are a little disappointed with RGB hub quality.
Selling at $139 (at the time of this review) on Amazon with 3 years’ official warranty, the Captain 240 PRO is one of the most worthy All-in-One liquid cooler you will find in the market. There are some good performance cooler out there that can be had around $100-110 US Dollar, but then again, not every cooler is feature-rich, especially lacked the addressable RGB. The Captain 240 PRO with an innovative design, particularly the pump, the cooler not only looks beautiful but has the widespread functions, too. Now in the land of growing addressable LEDs competition, Captain 240 PRO’s brilliantly implemented addressable RGB producing vibrant colors with expandable effects/modes, made it a special product. From the performance point of view, it has done a wonderful job with a noticeably better acoustic output. Not to mention with the addressable RGB LEDs, the pump and fan display the most beautiful outlook inside the Gaming Rig; I wouldn’t ask for more. Purely Recommended!
Many Thanks to Deepcool for providing the sample for this review