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Deepcool Captain 120 EX, 240 EX and 360 EX RGB Liquid Coolers Review

The Deepcool Captain 240 EX RGB is a new RGB liquid cooler from Deepcool.

Essentially, it is a refresh of the Captain 240 EX, but with RGB lighting this time, whereas previous models had fixed red or white lighting. The new RGB range is also available in 120mm and 360mm sizes.

Because it is essentially the same thing as a 240 EX cooler, the installation process is identical and that is definitely a good thing. Users will be up and running in no time and the whole process is very frustration-free.

Thermal performance is a bit disappointing, though. Both the 240mm and 360mm models aren’t bad, they are just very average and won’t convince you to change cooler for the temperatures alone. The 120mm model, however, is bested by some very basic air coolers so is far from appealing.

The upshot of the mediocre thermal performance is acoustics – all of the coolers are actually very easy on the ears so users looking for a ‘quiet-but-slightly-warmer’ setup might well be tempted by the EX RGB range.

Overall, the Deepcool Captain 240 EX RGB, along with its 360mm counterpart, is a good product – though it depends what you are looking for. If you want the best raw thermal performance, you would should probably look elsewhere – but for the quiet fans, funky RGB lighting and an easy installation process, Deepcool’s new range is definitely worth buying.

You can buy the 120mm model for£96.02 from CCL HERE, while the 240mm model costs £110.78 HERE. The 360mm model is not yet available.

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Pros

  • Looks good.
  • Easy to install.
  • Nice and quiet.
  • RGB lighting adds versatility.

Cons

  • Thermal performance is very average.
  • RGB controller is not the most sophisticated.

KitGuru says: The Captain EX RGB won’t blow anyone’s socks off due to its thermal performance, but the coolers are quiet, good looking and easy to install.

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Rating: 8.0.

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