Cooler Master Glacer 240L AIO
WHAT WE LIKED:cost, ease of installation, cooling ability and expandability
WHAT WE DISLIKED:retention rings, fan noise at max rpms
Cooler Master did not leave anything to guess with the packaging. “Glacer” is written in a large frosty white font multiple times. If there was still any doubt on what may be in the box, there is a Glacer 240L cast in shadows on the top of the box.
The charts on the side of the box represent the Speed vs. Flow rate and Speed vs. Head pressure of the pump only. These are two important factors for choosing any water cooling solutions. Flow rate is simply how much liquid the pump can move in a given amount of time if there are no restrictions. Head pressure is how much force is behind the liquid, again without restrictions. The chart on the left basically says as the pump spins faster the flow rate and head pressure increases. The chart on the left depicts the flow rate in Liters per Hour (LPH) of the system as a whole.
Located on the back side of the box is a wire diagram of the radiator portion of the Glacer 240L. The diagram lists all of the dimensions, locations of the fill port and a few other key features and complete specs which we will go over later.
The Glacer comes in preformed cardboard packaging. It fits around the Glacer tightly so there is no shifting that could cause damage during transit.
The box contains all of the mounting hardware you will need to get up and running. There is an Intel back plate for LGA 1366, 775, 1150, 1155, 1156 and 2011. AMD users will use the back plate that was supplied with your board along with the AMD brackets and screws. CM also included spring loaded mounting screws for LGA 2011 installations. There are 8 mounting screws for the radiator, a tube of CM branded thermal paste and of course an installation manual.
Once you pull the Glacer from the box you really get to see how large of a cooling solution it is. The full size radiator is covered in bubble wrap to protect the cooling fins. The large CPU/Block is joined to the radiator by smooth onyx flexible tubing. It is now time to get into the details of the Glacer 240L.