Cooler Master Nepton 140XL Liquid CPU Cooler Review


23The first step is to mount the two brackets to the block/pump assembly using the included button-head screws as shown.

24Once completed you’ll have an assembly like we have above.

25Preparing the back plate is simple. You’ll need the plate itself, the four studs and the four black retaining clips.

26You install the stud through the plate then slide the clip over as shown here. The clip performs two functions – it holds the stud into the back plate and also holds the stud in the proper position for your mounting configuration.

27Once you slide the completed back plate assembly through the board you slide on the four black plastic spacers. The are a snug fit over the studs and help to hold the back plate to the board for ease of mounting.

28Once you’ve applied your favorite TIM you can go ahead and plop the assembly onto the studs and secure it with the four included thumbscrews. Interestingly the thumbscrews included only have a flat-head slot in them rather than a Phillips-head slot that I’m used to seeing. The pump plugs into any spare 3-pin or 4-pin fan header on your motherboard. The fans connect together via the included splitter and connect to your CPU fan header.

Let’s get to the testing and see how the Nepton 140XL holds up!

Cooler Master has been known for their line of AiO coolers for quite some time now and, even though they've got a pretty wide selection already available, they constantly seem to come out with something new. A perfect example of this is seen with their new Nepton Series of liquid CPU coolers where they are 140mm class units, yet they can accomodate 140mm or 120mm fans. Our friends at Cooler Master sent us one of these new Nepton 140XL to throw on the bench and check out. About the Nepton 140XL: "The Nepton 140XL is Cooler Master’s latest watercooling kit…

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4 Star Rated!

The Cooler Master Nepton 140XL bundles great performance with innovative features to give one of the most diverse 140mm class AiO units on the market.

User Rating: 3.42 ( 14 votes)

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