The following system was used to test the cooler:
– Processor: Intel i5 6600K @ 3.9 GHz and overclocked to 4.5 GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Professional Gaming i7
– RAM: Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
– GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition
– SSD: Crucial MX 500GB
– HDD: WD 1 TB Blue
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White
– Thermal compound: Arctic Cooling MX-4
Software used for testing the cooler:
– AIDA64 Extreme Version: 6.00.5100 (May 21, 2019)
– Intel Burn Test v2.54
– Prime95 29.1
The cooler was tested with the CPU at the default turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz and overclocked to 4.5 GHz with a core voltage of 1.296 V.
Also, the included fans have been used at their maximum speed.
The room temperature was approximately 26°C (78°F), with 2°C margin of error.
The idle test consists of the CPU sitting idle at the desktop for 30 minutes, the temperature was measured at the end of the test.
The settings of the software used are the following:
Intel Burn Test v2.54 – Stress level: Maximum
Prime95 29.1- small FFT
AIDA64 Extreme Version – Temperature monitoring.
Each test was conducted for 40 minutes.
The noise level was measured at three different distances from the fans (10cm, 20cm, 30cm.) the noise was measured with a margin of error of ± 2 db.
The SilentiumPC Navis 240 RGB is an All-In-One CPU Cooler that offers a good performance and is available at a price of 64 Eur, depending on the region and retailer. The RGB system is simple and will work with any 4Pin RGB Controller available on the market, however the manufacturer has included a simple RGB Controller in the accessory bundle. The RGB LEDs present on the water block and the included fans are also compatible with all of the motherboard manufacturer’s RGB systems.
The mounting system is intuitive and all the components are high quality, the only inconvenient you might encounter is keeping the backplate in the same position while installing the water block on the CPU.
In terms of performance, the Navis 240 RGB is good, the CPU reaching a maximum temperature of 74 degrees Celsius with an ambient temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. The downside is however thanks to the two fans that will spin to a maximum of 2300 RPM to achieve the best possible heat dissipation. This makes the fans that equips the Navis 240 RGB not silent at all, peaking at over 40 decibels.
The overall cooling performance for the NH-D15S is very good and can be fuSrther improved with the installation of an additional fan at the front, or back of the heatsink. For this, Noctua includes an extra pair of metallic fan clips with the cooler.
In conclusion, the SilentiumPC Navis 240 RGB is a good CPU cooler that has an affordable price, especially when compared with other All-In-One units available on the market. The mounting system makes the whole installation process easy and secure. The performance of the Navis 240 RGB is good and the pump makes no noise at all even at maximum speed.