Liquid cooling is nothing new for SilverStone; they have been supplying PC builders with all-in-one (AIO) solutions for years. With the introduction of ARGB LEDs into more and more products, it only makes sense that they would make their way into SilverStone’s AIO coolers. In this review, we will be taking a look at the SilverStone PF240-ARGB, a 240mm enclosed-loop liquid cooler for your CPU. As the name implies, this AIO comes with a 240mm radiator and associated fans, and multiple ARGB lighting accents. Follow along to see how it performs!
Special thanks to SilverStone for providing us with the PF240-ARGB review sample!
The retail packaging for the PF240-ARGB consists of a standard cardboard box with a large image of the AIO prominently displayed on the top of the box. This image shows off the ARGB lighting found on the two 120mm fans, as well as the pump/block/reservoir combo. Logos for various motherboard manufacturers are also present, indicating support for their respective RGB lighting software.
The bottom of the box lists the specifications for the cooler in a large table, which we really like to see. Many times you will just get a feature list on retail packaging, so we really appreciate being able to see the specifications without having to pull out our phone to look them up. A few feature photos and labels are also seen, showing off a few of the more prominent aspects of this cooler.
Opening up the box we see a bit of foam padding to help protect the cooler, along with a warranty information sheet.
Digging into the box a bit more reveals a shaped cardboard insert that makes sure all components stay in their respective places during shipment, keeping everything in good condition.
Each component is wrapped in a plastic bag to make sure they don’t become scuffed or dinged up before they reach a customer.
As this is an AIO, most of the hard work of mating components together has been done at the factory, though we do need to install the fans on the radiator, install the appropriate CPU mounting hardware if necessary, and cable everything up. That being said, there isn’t a lot to this system once you have everything out of the box.
Removing everything from their plastic bags reveals a variety of mounting hardware for both AMD and Intel processors, including backplates, various springs, spacers, washers and screws, and associated mounting clips. A small tube of thermal paste is also included with the PF240-ARGB, as is a small ARGB lighting controller and associated cables, and a Y-splitter for the two 120mm fans.