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   RGB LED illumination is currently one of the things which dominate the mid/high-end PC market and so each day more hardware and peripherals manufacturers release RGB capable products such as mainboards, memory modules, CPU coolers (both air and liquid), fans, keyboards, mice, headsets and even mouse pads. Now RGB may not be really useful since it honestly offers nothing when it comes to performance but it does look great so it's no wonder that for gamers and enthusiasts RGB is currently a one way. DeepCool is the name behind several award winning air and liquid CPU coolers and after releasing their very popular CAPTAIN EX series they took it back to the drawing board to also add RGB illumination. Today we're taking a look at the dual-fan CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB AIO model which is currently available both in black and white.

   We founded Deepcool with the mission of providing the best and personalized thermal solutions for customers around the world. Deepcool was first established 1996 with its headquarters in Beijing and factory facilities in Shen Zhen that produced coolers and cooling accessories for desktops and servers. In response to rapid advancements in the PC sector Deepcool further expanded into AIO liquid cooling products, chassis, and power supplies. We have built a global distribution network in about seventy countries, allowing end-users to purchase Deepcool products online or at the nearest local storefront. We have gained positive media exposure and coverage, and won awards from renowned professional websites and magazines steadily building a good reputation among general users, gamers, overclockers and modders. We are totally committed towards maintaining user satisfaction by accommodating ever-changing thermal needs while providing the most responsive and comprehensive services in the industry. Our slogan is for you to “Enjoy your cool life!” We adopted the name Deepcool since Deep Blue, a program running on an IBM supercomputer, achieved a stunning victory over Gary Kasparov, then world chess champion, in 1997. This milestone clearly demonstrated that computers have now become the most powerful tool available to the human race, and was the time when we first started our business in computer cooling solutions. We hope our products could be as effective as Deep Blue, and adopted the matching name of Deepcool to help achieve our goal.

  Just like the previous CAPTAIN models the CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB model is manufactured by DeepCool (part of their Gamer Storm series), features a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 150W and consists by an 27mm thick aluminum radiator, two TF120 120mm PWM high speed fans (1800RPM/ 153.04CFM/ 3.31mmH2O/ 31.3dBA), two 310mm long flexible tubings, ceramic-bearing three phase pump (2100RPM) and a copper waterblock. However although the ceramic-bearing three phase pump does feature RGB illumination (the reactor design of the pump has always been one of the strong selling points of the CAPTAIN series) the fans do not and so to make up for that DeepCool ships the CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB model with a 350mm long RGB LED strip which can be controlled along with the pump either by connecting both with a small cable controller also found in the bundle or with a compatible mainboard/controller (DeepCool clearly supports the AURA Sync used in ASUS models). So let’s check and see just how well the brand new CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB competes with many other recently released AIO models.