Deepcool Gamerstorm Castle 240 RGB AIO review
King of my (RGB) castle?
Today, we are reviewing the new Deepcool Gamerstorm Castle 240 RGB AIO. This is the latest AIO cooler from this Beijing company known for their specialization in water-cooled and illuminated cases for the PC enthusiast. There’s also a 280 mm version available, but we received the 240 mm one. RGB has become one of the most important factors currently accentuated by manufacturers. There’s even an RGB 24-pin cable, right? Castle 240 RGB uses a very popular All-in-One formula, with a radiator, pump, and fans (2 x120 mm in this case) that are coupled into a single, closed loop. But what is different compared with many other products available on the market? The looks? Yes, the design of the pump certainly stands out. The built-in double windowpanes and the 16.7M true-colour lighting system provide a perfect display of aesthetic illumination.
Whereas most manufacturers usually try to make the pump smaller, Deepcool went in the other direction. In this case the pump is (relatively) huge and stands 71 mm tall. The top section of the pump has a mirror-like finish (when the lights are turned off) and a rim made of silver-coloured plastic. With addressable LEDs, the unit can easily take its place among the best-looking ones on the market.
The substantial diameter of the pump provides room for a 55 mm wide copper block, so all the sockets are covered, Threadripper included! The rest is very… let’s say plain. A 274 x 120 x 27 mm aluminium radiator, braided flexible tubing and two 120 mm PWM fans with speeds of up to 1800 rpm. RGB lighting is supported on compatible motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and Asrock.
There’s no dedicated Deepcool software and, if you don’t have any LED headers on your MoBo, you can use the provided SATA-powered lighting controller (with 3 buttons). Deepcool Castle 240 RGB improves on the design of the previous generations of products from this manufacturer. Will these changes raise the level enough for us to give it a recommendation? Will performance be on par with the looks? Will it be noisy? So, let’s have a peek at the Deepcool Castle 240 RGB cooler then. Next page, please.