Pulling the AX 240 from its packaging I found a very simplistic, sleekly designed radiator that is pleasantly square. It’s matte black finish is very smooth and even, with the XSPC logo stamped on both sides. The construction feels sturdy yet not overly heavy. Looking at the fin design you will notice that they are actually quite dense. This will require the use of high speed, high static pressure fans.
Looking more closely you will find that the G1/4 ports are fitted with black chrome adapters that look really nice and add to the feel of quality.
At either end of the radiator you will find that core is held in by a plate at the bottom. This plate and the G1/4 plugs are easily removed allowing you to remove the core itself. This allows the frame to be easily painted without having to tape off the fins.
The AX240 is a 40mm thick radiator. This makes is just slightly thicker than it’s sibling the RS240 which is 35mm. While it can be generally stated that a thicker radiator will perform better, this is only slightly thicker and I do not expect it to cool noticeably better.
Over all the design of the AX240 makes is a bit larger than the RS240. The added bulk of course is found in frame and chambers at the ends.
XSPC was kind enough to include two sets of screws with the AX240. Both a standard set to be used with fans, as well as a set of smaller screws to be used for mounting the radiator to a surface.
Jul 08, 2014 0