We might as well face it at this point, Cooler Master is on a roll. It seems like every other day the tech news has something to say about this or that new or innovative CM product. Everything from cases to keyboards, even a new mechanical key switch type. But all this kinda makes me wonder, are we just being hit with an exceptionally successful marketing scheme, or are these products really worth spending your hard earned cash on? Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Nepton 280L. This new CM AIO boasts a twin 140mm radiator amongst other features, and it’s time to find out if this is the real deal or simply another of the countless AIO’s ignore.
Special Thanks to Cooler Master for providing the Nepton 280L for review.
– All-in-one cooling system includes a 280mm radiator for optimal heat dissipation and includes compatibility for 140mm or 120mm fans.
– Pump and waterblock guarantees the best water flow and system performance. Waterblock is factory filled with coolant, then fully sealed and pressure tested for zero maintenance.
– The Nepton series uses strong and durable tubes for superior heat dissipation. Eliminates kinks for easy installation.
– New UltraFine Microchannel Enables superior heat transfer from cold plate to coolant and increases waterflow to 100% efficiency.
– Includes 2 JetFlo 140 mm fans. Powerful air pressure and radiator heat change efficiency; includes rubber padding for vibration reduction
– Includes glowing ambient lighting for performance system builds.
If you’ve checked out any of my other reviews of CM AIO’s you will notice an immediate similarity in their packaging. It’s a dark theme, with deep purple and chrome accents. It’s actually a very well designed theme, and works great to attract the eye. As well as these colors you will find a photo of the cooler itself and some of the features listed on the front of the box.
On one side you will find a complete listing of the specifications. And on the back some performance notes, dimensions, and multilingual feature lists.
Flipping the cardboard top open you will first find a thin sheet of protective foam. Removing the foam sheet reveals all the components held in an egg carton cardboard form. Each component is found enclosed in it’s own plastic bag.