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Hardware Cooler Master Seidon 120M Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 4 Jan 2013.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  3. Gtek

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    Maybe just aluminium fins? I can't imagine CM not being aware of galvanic corrosion :/
     
  4. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    You never heard of inhibitors, fella? :eyebrow:

    It's a safe bet that Coolermaster didn't fill the thing with tap water!
     
  5. Psyance

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    Don't get me wrong, I have not looked into this, however most of the photos that you have linked do not even look like this cooler :eyebrow:
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    He's on about galvanic corrosion in general. However, I've yet to hear reports of closed loop manufacturers failing to take it into consideration.
     
  7. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    They probably take it into consideration, but It would be nice to hear from them that they are aware of this potential problem and that they took adequate steps to prevent/ minimize it, like inhibitor additive, passivation, etc.... just for customers peace of mind.
     
  8. bahgger

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    What's with the horrible jpeg compression of the first two ratings photos on the last page?
     
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    Yeah, it goes without saying really. It's a good bet almost all of these AIO units use aluminum rads, considering a standalone 120mm copper/brass radiator is around £25 on it's own.

    Anywho, I have to disagree with the last point in this review:

    It's not really an entry point to watercooling as you don't actually have to do anything outside of what you do with standard air cooling. You mount a cooler to a CPU and a fan to a case, there's no filling, bleeding, cutting hose to length and securing fittings or leak testing... none of the things you need to to take care over when building a properly watercooled PC.

    It's like saying buying an oven is an entry point to learning how to cook restaurant quality food.
     
  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I would say it's closer to "buying an oven is an entry point to learning how to cook".
     
  11. Zurechial

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    Did I miss something here, or was this review written as though 120mm radiators never existed prior to the Seidon 120M?
     
  12. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Good point, it doesn't look any bigger than the rad on the H50.
     
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    Or any other 120mm rad that I've ever seen before.

    Maybe I've been hiding under a rock, but since when were radiators designed to fit 'into' the mounting space of a fan, bit-tech? :sigh:
     
  14. Dogbert666

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    Sorry, could've been clearer on that I guess. Point was that as it's a single fan cooler, some cases (e.g. ours) might not be able to fit the rad directly against the rear of the case - we had the same issue with the Intel Thermal Solution water cooler too. It was more just to point this out rather than say anything against the cooler itself, since like you said any other rad would have the same issue.
     
  15. Zurechial

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    That makes more sense, thanks for clarifying!
     
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