If there is one thing to be said about Beijing based hardware manufacturer DeepCool, it would be their tenacity for pushing the limits of their own design while creating new and inspiring pieces of tech. While company has been around and creating cooling solutions since 1996, it hasn’t been until recently that they have thrust themselves onto the global enthusiast stage. Since we have been reviewing their products we have moved from simple air coolers to the very steampunk inspired AiO that we are taking a look at today. The Captain 240 is the middle of their Captain line of AiO coolers and really sets itself apart with it’s aesthetics. Read on as we find out if the design is just a veneer or if this cooler really has what it takes to be one of the best.
– AIO liquid radiator with original Separated Section design, self-governed circulation channel to offer more efficient heat dissipation
– Amazing transparent connection system, visual liquid flow design
– Crazy steam punk appearance &the unique reactor-style pump housing
– Three-phase induction motor built-in the powerful closed impeller, the stronger liquid flow&bigger delivery head
– Long lifetime ceramic bearing with MTBF 120,000 hours
– 0.2mm high-density water microchannel (Skiving Fin technics), 100% pure copper base
– 120mm rubber-covered PWM fan with de-vibration design, unique FDB bearing owned a lower noise &longer lifetime
– Patented detachable fan impeller easy to clear dust& lubricating oil recruited, DIY top-priority mounting
– Bionic red LED breathing light lightening up while operating
The packaging for the Captain 240 is similar to that of other DeepCool AiO’s and also very like the industry standard. The top of the flip top cardboard box features a picture of the cooler itself. Surrounding this in a red/black/grey theme are some logos and the name of the cooler in large lettering. Turning the box over we find a technical drawing of the cooler, including the radiator and the pump. To the right you will find a full compatibility listing which goes back all the way to Intel LGA1366 and AMD AM2.
Turn the box to the left side and we find a simple grey background and four logos identifying features. The opposite side switches to a black background and again has the same four logos.
Flipping the top open we find a thin sheet of foam protecting the cooler and components. This is the same packaging we see with almost all AiOs we review and it seems to be very adequate. Beneath the foam we find that the unit itself and all the accessories are held comfortably in a molded cardboard shell. Everything seems to be intact and has survived the journey from China in good condition. Removing the components from the cardboard we find that most everything is covered well in a plastic bag. The exception being the end of the radiator and the tubing connected to it.