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Review: Fractal Design Celsius S24

by Parm Mann on 10 May 2017, 15:00

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Conclusion

...this 240mm solution eschews flashy lights and excess software in favour of a streamlined design that pays attention to the finer details and is super-easy to install.

Fractal Design is returning to the all-in-one liquid cooler market with the launch of the 240mm Celsius S24 and 360mm Celsius S36.

Both offer a number of upgrades over the outgoing Kelvin range, and the S24, at £105, is the cooler most widely compatible with current chassis. Offering solid build quality and few frills, this 240mm solution eschews flashy lights and excess software in favour of a streamlined design that pays attention to the finer details and is super-easy to install.

A choice of 'Auto' or 'PWM' operating modes make it easy to choose between low-noise or maximised cooling, an integrated fan hub with concealed cabling keeps clutter down to a minimum, and the loop is expandable should you choose to be more adventurous further down the line. The fact that the whole package requires only a single motherboard header is another plus point, and though we'd liked to have seen a spare tube of thermal paste included in the box, the Celsius S24 is for the most part difficult to fault.

Bottom line: ready to make the jump to an all-in-one liquid cooler? Put Fractal Design's Celsius S24 on your shortlist.

The Good
 
The Bad
Good cooling performance
The quietest liquid cooler we've tested
Expandable loop with standard threads
Requires only one motherboard header
No superfluous LEDs nor software
Fool-proof installation
Five-year warranty
 
No spare thermal paste



Fractal Design Celsius S24

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I don't see the lack of spare TIM a downside, most enthusiasts will replace what it comes with anyway.
Anyone know when or where this will be available from? No sign of it anywhere.
It seems if the fans may not spin up when the cooler is set to “auto” mode, as evidenced by system noise levels not increasing under load. It'd be nice to see what the performance difference would be if the fans were set to “PWM” mode.
If you can upgrade and add components like the GPU cooler how is the liquid handled? how do you add more? what do you add? what is the coolant? does opening it up introduce bacteria contamination?
I see a bigger problem that
this was not tested again other 240 AIO products