DeepCool LD240 Review (Page 1 of 4)

DeepCool LD240 Review

By: Ben Joubert
June 14, 2024

I recently went on a trip with a few work colleagues of mine to spend some time in the mountains close to Calgary. It was a short drive, and we were able to enjoy Canmore and a few more locations close to it. It was truly interesting to see a person in a different context than you are used to. Working with someone shows you one consistent side of them, but spending time with them in a new context not related to work is completely different. You learn all sorts of new particularities about them and their preferences. One area we consistently disagreed on was how warm or cool to keep the apartment we were staying at. As we arrived at the place, the air conditioning was pumping a lot of cool air into the place. It was definitely not needed in my opinion, as the mountains can still be a bit cool around this time of year. However, some of us wanted it cool and some of us wanted it warm. We could not figure out how to get the air conditioning off, meaning it kept on pumping cold air into the rooms. Some areas of the apartment got fairly cool, like the common space, while others stayed quite warm. It was in cases like these where I wish there was some sort of personal cooling or warming device on hand to make things like this much easier. Luckily, for computers, that is exactly what we have, and almost too many options to consider. Today, we have the DeepCool LD240, which boasts some great features and cooling capabilities. Read on to find out how it did!

The DeepCool LD240 arrived all the way from Rancho Cucamonga, California via UPS Standard to us here in Calgary, Alberta. As for the shipping box, it was rather large, containing two coolers. The box itself was in good condition. Edges and corners were a bit beat up, as expected. However, there were no other indicators of damage, which meant the internals should be safe. After opening up the box, we found both the LD240 and the LD360 pressed up against one side of the box. Brown paper was stuffed into the other side of the box, providing some padding for impacts on that side. The LD360 and LD240 had no padding on one side of the box though, so if there were to be any big hits there, the products could have been damaged. Thankfully, everything turned up safely.

The DeepCool LD240's retail box shares many similarities with the DeepCool Mystique 360 my colleague Aaron Lai recently reviewed. There is a large white sleeve with an image of the AIO cooler on the front. The name of the cooler is presented in large letters. On other sides of the sleeve, we find some more technical information, such as the specifications. The sleeve can easily be removed, presenting a fairly plain brown box. There is some DeepCool branding on this box, mainly the brand name as well as a blue line that goes around the whole package. The similar design styles between these different products provide an easy-to-notice design language for DeepCool's products.

Before we move on, here are the specifications from the manufacturer's website:

Net Weight: 1476g
Radiator Dimensions: 282×120×27 mm(L×W×H)
Radiator Material: Aluminum
Tube length: 410mm
Pump Dimensions: 89×78×53 mm(L×W×H)
Pump Speed: 3400 RPM±10%
Pump Connector: 3-pin
Pump Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Pump Rated Current: 0.35A
Pump Power Consumption: 4.2W
Fan Dimensions: 120×120×25mm(L×W×H)
Fan Speed: 600~2400RPM±10%
Fan Airflow: 72.04CFM
Fan Air Pressure: 3.48mmAq
Fan Noise: ≤38.71dB(A)
Fan Connector: 4-pin PWM
Bearing Type: Hydro Bearing
Fan Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Fan Rated Current: 0.22A
Fan Power Consumption: 2.64W
LED Type: Addressable RGB LED
LED Connector: 3-pin(+5V-D-G)
LED Rated Voltage: 5 VDC
LED Power Consumption: 2.55 W(PUMP)/ 3.15 W(FAN×3)
Display Type: LED

After opening up the retail box, I was met with the radiator on top and seated in white Styrofoam. The Styrofoam keeps all the components in place, preventing them from bouncing around and causing damage to one another. The foam also protects from all other exterior damage. The radiator was easy to remove, revealing a small brown box housing all the installation components. A plastic bag covers the pump, while a cardboard sleeve and a plastic bag cover the radiator. Each of these is to keep the components protected. The small fins on a radiator can be dented easily, so the cardboard provides some protection. Overall, the packaging of the DeepCool LD240 was done well, providing a great unboxing experience and keeping everything safe.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion