Cooler Master Nepton 140XL Review
Published: 5th March 2014 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: 84.49 |
Up Close: The Cooler
Visit the Cooler master web page for the Nepton and you'll read all about how the FEP tubing is 66% thicker, about how the pump has a 35% higher flow rate, and about how the system has twice the coolant. Problem is, they don't continue to explain what they're comparing it with so it's no a lot of use, but hey, if the numbers are better I must be good right?
As it happens, the Nepton is a very well put together piece of kit. The tubing does appear to be slightly thicker than normal but loses none of its flexibility. At 35cm long there should be enough tubing length for most cases without it being OTT
The beautifully presented radiator is 38mm thick and has mounts for both 120mm and 140mm fans. This might not seem like a big deal but it does perhaps increase the case comparability of the 140XL meaning that if space permits it can be fitted to a 120mm fan mount, pairing a 120mm fan externally with a 140mm fan internally. Do be careful if you're considering this option though, especially if your chosen location is the rear extract fan location as physical space around the mount is often quite tight.
Cooler Master are happy to announce that the Cold plate, micro fins and pump are self designed. They're certainly nice looking with Cooler Master opting for a smooth look for the top of the cold plate. As you might expect the 90 degree elbows will flex in either direction to allow for easier fitting and integration.