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SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 240 V2 Review – Bunte Budget AiO water cooling

The Polish company COOLING.PL with its SilentiumPC / SPCGear brands is perhaps best known here in Germany for its ready-made systems or the ZackZack offers from Alternate. Why the name does not ring a bell directly can be partly answered by the company philosophy: ” No aggressive marketing, no flashy advertising banners and huge slogans. Instead, we focus on effective design and intelligent cost reduction”

Whether one could do justice to the own claim or was saved at the wrong corners, you find out about the following test of the Navis EVO ARGB 240 V2 AiO water cooling:

Packaging / Scope of delivery

The design of the box is quite simple, much white with blue accents. In addition to the obligatory product picture, the sides of the radiator and pump block are also provided with exact dimensions. Pump and fan specifications and socket compatibility are listed on the rear panel. Seals of a quality control in Poland close the packaging.

And there are no surprises waiting for us inside either. A protective cardboard shell encloses AiO, fan and accessories. The upper side is padded with a piece of foam. Unfortunately everything is individually wrapped in plastic bags, after unpacking there is a lot of garbage left. The enclosed manual relies almost exclusively on pictograms, so “multilingual” is probably the correct term.

The teasing saying about RGB fair lighting is also included:

The accessories include the usual range of mounting frames, various screws and spacers. A small 1.5g tube of Pactum PT-2 thermal compound, ARGB to Gigabyte VDG adapter and an ARGB controller for mainboards without 3-pin connector complete the whole.

The SPC240 V2 itself is kept relatively simple, from the lighting point of view. The 380mm long hoses are sleeved, but feel a bit stiff when unpacked, heat conductive paste is not pre-applied at the factory. Both Stella HP ARGB 120mm fans are rubberized at the contact points and have 9 addressable LEDs each. Each 4-pin PWM and 3-pin ARGB connector on the pump block and fans acts as a Y-splitter so they can all be daisy-chained.

 

Assembly / Installation

The radiator has no major pressure points or blemishes on either side:

 

For the AM4 socket there are surprisingly two ways to attach the AiO: Either the standard motherboard backplate is used or you decide to use the included one. For existing systems I recommend the backplate from the scope of supply, because the screws are pushed through the board from behind and hand screws are used at the front.

It is otherwise a bit tricky if you don’t fix the standard backplate with double-sided tape or the third hand. Plastic spacers are placed there on the backplate from the front, then the AiO is also screwed on from the front. At the same time, however, this pushes the backplate away from the back. If you build a new system and have the mainboard on the table or box, the whole thing is no problem.

 

The pump can only be connected via SATA, so there is no way to control it. But even at the permanently about 2500 RPM it is not noticeably loud, only a soft whirring is audible. As already mentioned, the hoses are a bit more rigid than I’m used to, so the installation on the side is a bit under tension due to the longer hoses. Nothing for which violence is needed, yet clearly perceptible.

Specifications

Below is an overview of the technical data, a complete overview is available on the manufacturer’s website.

SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 240 (SPC240)

equipprLagernd im Außenlager, Lieferung innerhalb 3-5 Werktage74,90 €*Stand: 03.12.20 20:38
AlternateAuf Lager74,90 €*Stand: 03.12.20 21:09
BA-ComputerAbhol-/Versandbereit in 1-3 WerktagenStand: 03.12.20 21:0677,39 €*Stand: 03.12.20 21:12
*Alle Preise inkl. gesetzl. MwSt zzgl. Versandkosten und ggf. Nachnahmegebühren, wenn nicht anders beschriebenmit freundlicher Unterstützung von www.geizhals.de

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Tim Kutzner

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