Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Seidon 120v
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Clean look, very little performance change
Jean R., Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: My cooler arrived working, so that's a plus. Well it's working for now, but based on how often I hear about pump failures, I expect my PC to combust in a month or so. A water cooler looks so much neater than an air cooler, and it provides more space to mess around on the motherboard. Performance wise, I can't tell if the Seidon 120 V has done any difference than my cheapo rocketfish cooler... I think it might have... My temps before were 33-40°c idle.
Summary: Installed this on a GA-770T-USB3 with a Phenom™ II X4 925 and ti worked great for 3 months before going kaput this past week. It seems the pump failed, as one line was still cool while the other was red hot. It was the final straw in a brief and tumultuous relationship with this cooler. First, as others have said, the instructions are horrible. There are only pictures; I've come across IKEA instructions that were more involved.
Excerpt: Works great, and sells on here for pretty cheap. Pretty quiet fan and completely silent pump (which actually has me nervous if it was even working, but all is good). My old air cooler worked ok getting on average about 25°C under normal use, 40-50°C under load, but with this CM Seidon I'm getting between 7-15°C on normal use (which is quite a difference) and when gaming I'd say around 35-40°C.
Summary: This is the first liquid cooler I've purchased and I couldn't be happier. I put this on an AMD FX 8320E. With the stock heatsink and fan it ran at 70c under load, and with this cooler it dropped the temps down to 36c under load! Only issue I had was with the fitment of the fan and radiator in my Dii mid tower case. I'd recommmend this to anyone looking to cool your cpu on a budget.
Summary: Easy to install if you know what you are doing. Mounting the fan to the radiator then the radiator to the case only takes a minute or 2. The only hang-up is having to remove the motherboard to put the mounting bracket and screws underneath it. Might not be a problem on newer cases, but on my older case there is no access to the mobo without removing it.
If you pick this up, expect to replace the case fan.
H G, Amazon
4 March 2015
Summary: Would be 5 stars but the case fan it comes with is LOUD. I replace a very large horizontal dual-fan CPU heat sink with this liquid cooling unit and the single 120mm fan it comes with ended up being much louder than all 4 of my previous fans combined. It's really loud. Swapped out the fan with my old 120mm case fan and it's wonderful. Pick up a different fan, use one you may have laying around, or expect to use a fan control utility if you have a PWM-enabled motherboard.
After a stress test I made the CPU go up to almost 100°C to see how long it would take to cool it back down and it was back unde
21 February 2015
Summary: Pros : It does work very well on maintaining my OC CPU around 45°C. After a stress test I made the CPU go up to almost 100°C to see how long it would take to cool it back down and it was back under 55°C in just a few seconds (I know that is pretty standard for water-cooling but I was still very impressed). Cons : This product is good but it isn't the very best out there.
Summary: This cooler has effectively provided eternal peace of mind. I went from max temperatures of 90 C on my i5-3570k gaming rig to NEVER rising above 70 C. Prime95 tests also back that up. If you are looking for the most affordable bang for your buck cooler, go with this over something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Sizewise, the cooler that sits on the CPU itself is quite small. I enjoyed the extra space in my case vs an air cooler.
Summary: Owned this for just a couple of months. Keeps my highly overclocked A10-6800k APU running at a cool 34-degrees Celsius at idle, and only 51-55C under load while gaming. Only problem I have seen so far is that occasionally you can hear coolant flowing though the system as small air bubbles are forming and getting pushed through. Its not a real concern, but it can scare the daylights out of you the first time you hear coolant squirting inside your PC!
Would not recommend this. Bought in end of October and came ...
16 January 2015
Summary: Would not recommend this. Bought in end of October and came in Mid November since I'm overseas. Put the computer together and since then there has been nothing but problems with it. First of all the threads on the screws from the back plate get stripped easy and don't even leave you enough room to screw on all the way.