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ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 CPU Cooler Review - PCGAMEWARE Author:  James    Date:  2017.09.12

ID-Cooling have produced another good CPU Cooler in the ID-Cooling Auraflow 240. It’s got great RGB support, it’s well made and at £70 it’s a bargain too. But, if you’re going to be cooling a hot CPU a larger AIO with a bigger radiator is the answer…

The ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 arrived at pcG in a smart predominately black box with the usual eco-friendly recycled cardboard packaging that now seem to be synonymous with all AIO CPU Coolers. Within the box other than the CPU Cooler itself, there’s a couple of 120mm fans and handful of cabling for the RGB lighting as well as a raft of mounting hardware for both AMD (inc AM4) and Intel sockets.

The ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 is a good looking AIO CPU Cooler and that’s before you power up the RGB pump and fans. For the most part it’s also well made with the braiding on the tubes being particularly impressive. The only slight gripe is the fact that there seemed to be an excess of glue used on the aesthetic strip on the side of the radiator.

Installation of the Auraflow 240 was simple enough, although there are a few too many parts for my liking. To get the back-plate installed on the Motherboard takes 13 parts (although 4 are washers), but an NZXT Kraken X62 (for example) can achieve the same thing with just 5, now that is impressive. But let’s be fair you’re only likely to do this once anyway.

When it comes to cooling the ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 struggled a little to tame our new, hot and toasty AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU in its overclocked state (3.9GHz). With a maximum Core temperature of 75 degrees Celsius the Auraflow couldn’t match the cooling prowess of the impressive be quiet! 360mm AIO. But to be fair that is (somewhat obviously) to be expected. To be fair for a small 240mm AIO CPU Cooler the Auraflow did a remarkably good job. If you’re not trying to push for high Overclocks then this AIO CPU Cooler will serve you well. And of course it’s going to look good doing it.

So that RGB illumination then… The RGB illumination aboard both the pump head and the fans is excellent. This of course assumes that you hook it up to some form of RGB controller. We used the header on our new Asus ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING Motherboard and it worked like a dream. Worth noting that it failed to work with the Gigabyte board that we previously used, although from what we could tell this is a Gigabyte problem (see main review).

 

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