Deepcool Maelstrom 240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Recently we took a close look at DeepCool’s initial offering in the AIO cooler category, the Maelstrom 120. Released under their new moniker Gamer Storm we found that although it was a decent first attempt, it left us wanting in a few areas. Mostly we were hoping for just a little more performance. Well as it happens DeepCool also offers a Maelstrom 240 AIO. This unit is the big brother to the 120, and is nearly identical aside from having a larger radiator. Could this be the answer to the performance gap the 120 left us with? Read on as we take an in depth look at the DeepCool Maelstrom 240.

Special thanks to DeepCool for providing the Maelstrom 240 for review!

– The unique pump with closed impeller to offer a bigger power, de-vibration & lower noise.
– Long lifetime zirconia ceramic bearing to make 120,000 hours running safely.
– 0.2mm high-density water micro channel & copper block to offer a highly efficient thermal conduct.
– The strong FEP tubing owned anti-bending,flat crush resistance to assure the system’s stability.
– 240mm radiator luxurious Aluminum fins to support max. transfer efficiency for overclock, also the standard mounting holes built-in easy to change new 120mm fan.
– Both 120mm rubber fan with PWM function, FDB bearing built up longer lifetime & lower noise.
– Patented detachable fan impeller easy to clear dust& lubricating oil recruited, DIY top -priority mounting.
– Fan Hub,control up to 4 PWM fan speed, support cable management, easy to install
– Universal solution, easy to install.
– Bionic LED breathing light lightening up while operating.



As mentioned the 240 is nearly identical to the 120 aside from the radiator. As such the packaging is the same as well. With a catchy red and black theme the cardboard flip top box certainly does the job of advertising the product within. The front shows off the pump in the center with the same creative half photo half technical drawing we found on the 120. Bottom right is a photo of the full pump and a few quick facts. Moving to the back we get full technical drawings with dimensions, as well as the compatibility list. Notably compatibility ends at socket 1366 for Intel, 775 and before owners should shop elsewhere.

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On another side you will find the full specifications listing identical to what we have included above. And finally you will find another key point listing and a further view of the product.

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Opening the box you will find a thin foam sheet protecting the top of the of the components from impact damage. Removing this will give you full view of the cooler and accessories all enclosed in plastic and held securely in a molded cardboard shell.

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