Be Quiet ! Silent Loop 240
While the inclusion of a second fan in the 120mm version of be quiet!’s cooler means it is priced a little high, the 240mm Silent Loop is more competitively positioned. This is still a premium option, though.
This means you still get the nickel-plated base to the water block, a solid metal block itself and the coil-wrapped flexible tubing.
You miss out on having software control of the whole system. The Silent Loop 240mm relies on your motherboard having three fan headers – one for the pump, and one each for the fans.
One of the nicest things about this cooler is the flexibility of the water hoses. It’s a cinch to slot it all into place and the metal coils surrounding the tubes help to ensure they don’t get bent.
As for performance, this cooler delivers some of the best temperatures both in silent and standard modes, and it’s among the quietest, too. In silent mode it claims top spot outputting just 31.5dB while in standard mode it sits a little more mid-table, but with a still decent 41dB.
As such, the be quiet! Silent Loop 240 is a great option if you’re after a premium 240mm cooler and aren’t particularly fussed about software control.