When you turn your system on for the first time using the LEPA NEOllusion the RGB LEDs will not come on automatically. You’ll need to use the remote to turn them on. The remote is an IR remote and the receiver is actually located on the top of the cooler. Using the remote you can select the color you want and adjust the brightness. There are also two modes flash and sparkle. Flash will flash the color you currently have selected on and off and sparkle will pulse the current color. There is also Auto1 and Auto2. Auto1 does the flash effect, but cycles through your colors while doing it and Auto2 does the sparkle effect while also cycling through colors.
We installed the LEPA NEOllusion in our Z97 system, it is made up of the follow components:
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K
Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition
Memory: 16GB Kingston 10th Anniversary
Power: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W
Storage: 120GB Samsung 840 Evo
Cooling: LEPA NEOllusion
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase 5 with 2 fans
For testing we will first be taking our idle temperatures from the Windows 10 desktop after having the system on in an idle state for one hour.
Next we will be putting 100% load on the CPU using Prime95. We will run it and take a temperature reading at the 1 hour mark.
If we look at the results we can see the NEOIllusion is average at best. It sits pretty low in both the idle and load results.