Cooler Master Nepton 280L Review
Published: 28th March 2014 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: £104.99 |
Up Close: Radiator and Pump assembly
Aside from the double length radiator the rest of the Nepton 280L is largely the same as the 140XL model. There's certainly plenty of tubing to play with which although of the ribbed (for your pleasure) variety is just as flexible as the more traditional smooth tubing.
Although designed to accept the bundled 140mm Cooler Master JetFlo fans the radiator also has fixing holes on both sides for 120mm fans. This means that if your case has a roof mount for 2x120mm fans, and there's physically enough room you can, in principal at least, fit the 280L into a 240mm mount. This of course goes quite some way to increasing the case compatibility of the cooler as it isn't limited only to those cases with 280mm mounts.
A few close ups of the tubing terminations show that Cooler Master have been wielding the Quality control stick
The Cold plate, Micro fins and pump are of Cooler Masters own design, topped off with a pale blue/purple illuminating Cooler Master Logo. The 90 degree elbows are hinged so as to allow the tubing to move in either direction.