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deepcool captain 240 ex rgbb

   Although we never had the chance to test the CAPTAIN 240 EX AIO Liquid CPU Cooler we did test the CAPTAIN 240 a while back and compared to that the CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB not only produces better cooling efficiency but it does so with less noise. We didn’t of course “experience” the 10% difference DEEPCOOL claims the CAPTAIN EX RGB offers due to the use of the double-tunnels structure but even a 4-5% is not a bad improvement especially since the “regular” CAPTAIN 240 featured faster fans which produced higher airflow and air pressure levels (2200RPM +-10%/ 182.24CFM/ 3.71mmH2O). As for the bundled RGB LED strip and RGB controller well you saw for yourselves just how well they work. True I’d like it more if the fans also featured RGB LEDs (DEEPCOOL does make an CAPTAIN with LED fans) but the LED strip partially makes up for that plus you can place it anywhere you wish in your tower.

   Currently the DEEPCOOL CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler retails for USD129.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and for 111Euros inside the EU (Amazon.com) a price tag which is almost identical to that of the P7-PL240 AIO model by Aerocool. Still although the latter offers better cooling efficiency with lower noise levels (although by a small margin) the former comes with a RGB controller and an RGB LED strip which some people may find more flexible. At the end of the day it once again comes down to what you want and since the CAPTAIN 240 EX RGB hits the sweet spot in just about everything it’s well worth of our Golden Award.


- Build Quality
- Very Good Cooling Efficiency
- Sleeved Tubings
- RGB Pump/LED Strip
- Bundled RGB Controller
- Transparent Glass Pump
- Available In Black And White


- Noise Levels
- Price (For Some)