...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.
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
No spare thermal paste
Fractal Design Celsius S24
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