SilentiumPC Navis F240 ARGB and Navis F240
Fresh news – The Poles are following up the Navis liquid coolers with two new models. These are coolers with 240-millimeter radiators that are now cooled by Fluctus fans. That is, the most efficient SilentiumPC has to offer. Unlike the previous generation (Navis Evo, which still doesn’t support Intel’s latest socket), you can install these on LGA 1700 for Alder Lake processors.
SilentiumPC has released the Navis F240 ARGB (SPC327) and Navis F240 (SPC330) coolers. The only difference is in the fans used. In both cases they are Fluctus fans, which have the same format, speed range (300–1800 rpm) and rotor shape with serrated blades.
These shape the frequency response and detailed analysis can be found in our tests.
But there are also two differences. One can be seen at a glance – the Navis F240 ARGB has Fluctus 120 PWM ARGB fans, so with lighting. The Navis F240 does not have lighting and is cheaper by 11 EUR. And then there is one more thing, namely different materials. The Fluctus 120 PWM ARGB is supposed to have good light-conducting properties in the first place, but it may have weaker strength and higher thermal expansion. The differences may be cosmetic, but if any cooler were to perform a hair worse, it would be the Navis F240 ARGB. Even in the test of the Fera 5 and Fera 5 ARGB (where also the only difference is that one has illuminated 120 mm Fluctus fans and the other does not) at the same noise level, the cooler with ARGB fell a bit behind.
SilentiumPC doesn’t list fan specifications, so we can only speculate. But the fact that these are fans with the same rotor but made of different material is no secret. Akasa makes no secret of it either.
The height of the radiator with the fans is 54 mm, which is standard. The coolers are thus slim enough to fit in a typically larger case, even in a ceiling position above the motherboard.
In addition to the current mainstream platforms (AMD AM4 and Intel LGA 1700), Intel LGA 1200, 115x, 2011(-v3) are also supported. AMD AM3(+) is no longer expected and AMD AM5 support is not yet announced by SilentiumPC. However, it is possible that it will be added in time without changing, replacing, etc. anything within the mounting system. The thermal paste supplied in the package is Pactum PT-3 (1.5g).
The accessory also includes an RGB LED controller, which makes it possible to set the basic lighting modes and effects even on an older motherboard without the 3-pin 5V ARGB LED connector. But when you have a modern motherboard, the official support for third-party software is really broad – Asus Aura Sync, Biostar Vivid LED, Evga RGB headers, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light.
The recommended end price for the basic Navis F240 (without illumination) is 75 EUR, for the Navis F240 ARGB it is 86 EUR. The warranty on the coolers is three years and the first shipments are already on their way to stores.
English translation and edit by Jozef Dudáš