Cooler Master Nepton 280L Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Cooler Master Nepton 280L Review


Like it's little brother the Nepton 140XL, reviewed at the beginning of March, the 280L is based on a 140mm fan design and so is immediately able to offer greater surface area over radiators based on the smaller 120mm fan size.  Unlike the push pull set up of the 140XL model the 280 has an "L"  suffix denoting that although it has two fans, as you would expect, they are both mounted on the same side of the radiator.  The smaller 140XL made rather a good fist of the dreaded torture tests and we're thinking that maybe, just maybe we may have a Cooler that 's capable of matching, if not actually beating the Mighty Kraken X60.


Technical Specification

 Model RL-N28L-20PK-R1
 CPU Socket Intel LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1150 /1155 / 1156 / 775
  AMD Socket FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2
 Dimension 75 x 69.8 x 49.1 mm ( 3 x 2.7 x 1.9 inch )
 Radiator Dimensions 311 x 139 x 30 mm ( 12.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inch )
 Radiator Material Aluminium
 Fans 2 x 140mm Coolermaster JetFlo Fans
 Fan Dimension 140 x 140 x 25 mm ( 5.9 x 5.9 x 1 inch ) *support 120mm fan x 2
 Fan Speed 800~2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
 Fan Airflow 54~122.5 CFM ± 10%
 Fan Air Pressure 0.7~3.5 mm H2O ± 10%
 Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 21~39 dBA
 Power Consumption 3.6W


Special Features

Mounts for 120mm Fans
PWM Control
Illuminated CPU Block

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Most Recent Comments

28-03-2014, 08:10:04

Xploited Titan
No idea if I missed it, but I don't recall seeing anything about sound levels.

How loud is that assembly?Quote

28-03-2014, 08:18:58

great review, its nice to see a really well performing coolermaster AIO on the marketQuote

28-03-2014, 08:31:08

Good job coolermaster. Nice to see how much of an improvement over the seidons they've made.Quote

28-03-2014, 08:41:21

Great review! Just wish I had a case that would take a 280 rad I'd love to push this FX4100 past 4.4Ghz until the lid popped off, gives me a reason to buy a new one.Quote

28-03-2014, 10:40:57

Originally Posted by Xploited Titan View Post
No idea if I missed it, but I don't recall seeing anything about sound levels.

How loud is that assembly?
Depends on what fans you use
The orginal fan noise is listed on the front page of the review in the specs
"Fan Noise Level (dB-A) *21~39 dBA"


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