OPTICXCESS — Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync Review. Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync: Budget-Friendly AIO Liquid Cooler, Solid Performance.
When the AIO Liquid Cooler is your top choice and you need a solid choice at a more reasonable price, then the Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync can be ideal to consider. This series may still be included in the Budget CPU Cooler lineup in the TT product line, but performance and aesthetics are no less interesting.
Just for more details, see our explanation below.
Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync
Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync is basically not too expensive, has good compatibility, including support for AMD socket AM4 or Intel LGA 1200 processors with the availability of an all in one bracket. At least, these few points are one of the main attractions of the AIO liquid cooler.
This AIO has a 240mm radiator with a length of about 27cm, a width of 12cm and a thickness of about 2.7cm. Basically, this CPU Cooler won’t need extra space in the case, it can even be installed in a small case, although you need to look at the maximum thickness compatibility and the number of fans that the casing can support.
For the fan, there are two options with a size of 120mm. The fan is claimed to have high performance with a max rotation per minute of up to 1500RPM, RGB support, and fairly quiet performance with a noise level of up to 28 dB. Now, every fan has two connectors, between 4 pin headers and 3 pins to support lighting, plus a very long cable.
Of course, you need an extra connector to connect it to the motherboard. Fortunately, AIO already has a fairly complete package, you can even connect without an extra connector between the fan or pump, although the manufacturer also gives you a bonus extra connector for connecting to the motherboard. But, for syncing, we think you need to buy an ARGB connector to sync the lighting to the motherboard because we didn’t find this connector on the box. Although in the sales package there is this option.
Softube has a length of 40cm, which is quite ideal plus the quality of the rubber material and the neat finishing. Look at its authority, which sometimes also brings interesting dishes besides the overall design. The same is true for the pump parts, which both have interesting features of the TT, including a no less cool aesthetic. Although, everyone’s preferences can be different.
TT itself offers a long enough TH240 ARGB Sync Guarantee of up to two years. No service is offered, but the manufacturer promises that if there is a problem, it will be completely replaced. Something tempting isn’t it, even though the quality that is already present is likely to last much longer.
It should also be noted, the AIO TH ARGB Sync series from TT actually has a choice of 3 configuration options for radiator affairs, starting from 120mm, 240, and 360mm. So, this product is complete and the price is not too expensive.
How about performance? Maybe we don’t compare with other brands in the same class, but there are many positive things when you get it as a CPU Cooler upgrade. For example, when we previously used Wraith Prism RGB for Ryzen 7 3800X, the idle temperature could be in the range of 50 ° Celsius, gaming performance could be at the level of 75 to 85 °, and the least fun thing was when all the cores were fully working. It can reach temperatures above 90 °, even in the default option without OC.
Here, the TT TH240 ARGB Sync can be the perfect solution for comfort, whether it’s for matters of temperature, quiet fan performance plus OC that’s not too extreme.
In fact, the idle temperature can be significant with an average of up to 45 ° Celsius with a performance difference of about 10%. Good enough, and it is more positive when gaming performance as well as when all cores are fully functional.
The temperature when playing the game averages up to 62 ° Celsius, where previously it was 77 ° with a performance difference of up to 24%. Meanwhile, when it is working full time, such as during the Cinebench test or rendering, the temperature is more positive with an average of up to 82, even it remains stable where previously the average temperature could reach 92 ° Celsius. The performance offered has a difference of up to 12%.
What about OC? AIO TH240 ARGB Sync is still solid, compared to the default CPU Cooler with a difference of around 12%. For example, when the speed applies at 4.4GHz, the temperature while working high can still be maintained at 85 °, much different from the wraith prism which can reach 97 ° Celsius. Best of all, the fans are still calm and not too annoying.
Like it or not, we think the Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync can really make the main recommendation when you are looking for a solid AIO Liquid Cooler at a more reasonable price. Because with only around 1.2 million capital, you can already get a reliable CPU Cooler in terms of performance, aesthetics, quality, and of course full warranty coverage of up to 2 years.
However, it doesn’t mean that this AIO doesn’t have a completely positive value, because there are minus sides that exist. For example, setting the AIO to the position you want is a bit tricky, and Softube isn’t too friendly for this matter. The fan cable is also a bit too long, so you need extra time to set it up, and quite a few choices are present. You have to be extra patient when you want to install this AIO. However, the minus is not too significant, including the overall value.
How is the result? The Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync can basically be a valuable upgrade when you are looking for an ideal replacement to a stock cooler. Get aesthetics, good performance, quiet, and the price is not too expensive. That is the important point of this AIO.
Well, that’s our brief review of the Thermaltake TH240 ARGB Sync. Even though we haven’t revealed everything yet, what is certain is that we hope it will be useful.