LEPA EXllusion 240 All-in-One Refillable CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    LEPA EXllusion 240 All-in-One Refillable CPU Cooler Review - LEPA and its new EXllusion 240 All-In-One CPU cooler touts 400 watts of cooling ability, a patented copper cooling plate, a larger volume of liquid in the block itself, and a "silent" pump, all with a refillable design. Overall it has the look of a quality built AIO, but is the EXllusion worth 120 of your hard earned dollars?
     
  2. They probably took the photos with a black light added to give the colors pop.

    Also you can get tan/gold by creating a diluted brown. (Red + Green)
     
  3. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    The point is that the coloring is no where close to the marketing and buyers need to be aware of that.
     
  4. grtitan

    grtitan Telemetry is Spying on ME!

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    Could this unit be used to cool a CPU and a GPU?
     
  5. Eldata

    Eldata Limp Gawd

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    I was thinking the same thing since the tube fittings and connections (along with refill capability) seem to suggest possible expandability. So this begged the question "Why wasn't it advertised as such?". Digging around for more details got me the following specs;

    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # LPWEL240-HF )

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Model Name LPWEL240-HF
    CPU Socket Universal bracket for
    Intel® LGA 775/1150/1151/1155/1156/1366/2011 and
    AMD® AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+
    Material Copper base with aluminum radiator
    Pump Bearing Ceramic bearing
    Pump MTBF 50,000 hrs
    Pump Rated Voltage 12 V
    Pump Rated Current 0.3 A

    Fan Dimension 120 × 120 × 25 mm
    Fan Speed 500 ~ 1800 rpm
    Fan Rated Voltage 12 V
    Fan Rated Current 0.3 A
    Fan Air Flow
    22.5 ~ 81.1 CFM ; 38.2 ~ 137.8 m3/h
    Fan Static Pressure 0.2 ~ 2.8 mm-H2O
    Fan Noise Level 14 ~ 30 dBA
    Fan Connector 4 pin PWM


    The pump is only rated at 3.6W, good enough for a CPU AIO but falls short of what one would want to use for a custom loop. Also, the aluminum instead of copper radiator is another shortcoming. This product seems to be depending greatly on the reservoir to achieve respectable performance above and beyond that of an AIO with similar pump capability IMO.

    But don't take just my word, I'm not a liquid cooling expert, others may want to chime in on this.
     
  6. While copper has a better thermal conductivity, a lot of factors come into play. So just because you are looking at two radiators with the same dimensions but different fin material, doesn't mean that copper will always win.


    As someone who uses ASHRAE rated software for coil design, the benefits of copper can be easily eliminated by altering a few parameters flow rate, coil tube thickness, coil diameter, tubes per circuit, number coil rows, fin thickness, CFM rating, and fluid.
     
  7. Eldata

    Eldata Limp Gawd

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    Straw man fallacy. With all else being equal, I'd take a copper radiator over an aluminum one any day. But that's a digression, what do you think about the expansion capability of this cooler?
     
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  8. Mugato

    Mugato Muh Feelz!

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    The Raijintek received a Gold award, while being MUCH louder on High, and not performing very well on Low. Half speed looks like it might be around 75.5-76*, still around 3* higher than the LEPA. The trade off to this unit vs the Raijintek is cost, which admittedly is too high. As mentioned, if they brought this down to 94.99 or 89.99, I think it would be a winner.
     
  9. Quartz-1

    Quartz-1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Did I miss it or did you not test the refillability aspect? Given that the ability to refill the cooler is its Unique Selling Point, it seems a bit odd to not test that.