SilentiumPC, the Polish specialist for quiet PC components, presents the Navis EVO ARGB series, its fully addressable, RGB illuminated all-in-one water cooling lineup. The manufacturer of housings, fans, CPU air coolers, power supply units and much more, offers such a still broader product range with us in Germany.
In the test we had the 360 mm model, which comes with three ARGB illuminated 120 mm fans.
Technical Details & Scope of Delivery
|Dimensions without fan
|395 x 120 x 28 mm (L x W x H)
|Dimensions with fan
|395 x 120 x 54 mm (L x W x H)
|CPU cooler / pump
|Base plate material
|2500 rpm (+/- 10%)
|SATA current, 3-pin ARGB (x_xx)
|Intel: 775, 115x, 1366, 2011(-3), 2066
AMD: AM4, TR4, AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+)
|3x 120 mm (Stella HP ARGB)
|500 – 1600 rpm (+/- 10%)
|4-pin PWM, 3-pin ARGB (x_xx)
|ASROCK POLYCHROME SYNC, ASUS AURA SYNC, GIGABYTE RGB FUSION, MSI MYSTIC LIGHT
|Scope of delivery
|1x SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 All-in-One complete water cooling
3x 120 mm Stella HP ARGB
Quick Start Guide
|Price not available *
Design & Workmanship
The SilentiumPC Navis EVO AiO water cooling is well processed. In the black aluminium radiator only a few blades are slightly bent. Everything else makes a robust impression. The 46 cm long black hoses are made of rubber and additionally sleeved.
The CPU cooler / pump housing is square, black and has a chic, discreet RGB lighting on the top and all around. This can be controlled, just like the lighting of the fans, by the included ARGB controller or connected to compatible mainboards.
The fans have a black frame and semi-transparent / milky fan blades. The LEDs, which are responsible for the lighting, sit in the hub and provide a pleasant light with spectacular effects.
The pump is powered via SATA connector, the integrated LED RGB illumination via a standard 3-pin RGB adapter (x_xx). So it’s clear that the pump can’t be controlled manually and only runs at one speed. Fortunately it is quite quiet, so it doesn’t need any control.
The fans are controlled via a 4-pin connector with PWM. Their lighting is also connected via a 3-pin connector, as is the cooler-pump combination.
So a lot of cables come together, which have to be laid and hidden somehow. In contrast to the water hoses, these are not sleeved and do not really look nice.
The installation of the SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 complete water cooling system does not differ from the installation of comparable AiO water coolers for processors.
An attachment for Intel or AMD sockets is not pre-assembled. This is practical, because you don’t have to remount if you need the mount for another socket. The brackets for the corresponding sockets are simply screwed on. What brackets and screws are needed for this can be seen in the clear instructions.
Afterwards the bracket, which is attached behind the mainboard, is provided with screws. These are held in place with small plastic clips. After the bracket has been inserted through the mainboard from behind, the screws are fitted with spacers. So the CPU cooler, which is now mounted on it, has exactly the right, smallest possible distance to the processor, without damaging it. With knurled screws the cooling block is now hand-tightened crosswise. Afterwards you should tighten all screws again slightly with a screwdriver.
The three 120 mm fans can be used on both sides of the radiator. In theory, a push-pull configuration is even possible.
Now the pump of the Navis EVO ARGB 360 All-in-One-WaKü has to be connected to a SATA power connector and its lighting to a digitally addressable 3-pin connector. The fans can be connected in series to a 4-pin PWM connector thanks to the integrated adapter. So not every fan needs its own fan connector on the mainboard, but only one. The same applies to the RGB connections.
Noise Level & Cooling Power
The volume of the SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 is comparable to other complete water cooling systems. Since the pump is not adjustable, its volume cannot be reduced, unlike the fans. However, it should be clear to everyone that AiO water cooling is not necessarily quieter than a good tower air cooler.
In order to compare the cooling capacity of the Navis EVO ARGB 360 accordingly, we subjected the test system to several load tests on a benchtable.
After a 10-minute idle time, a benchmark market with 3DMark (Time Spy) was carried out. Then Prime95 ran for 20 minutes.
The comparison cooler is an Alpenföhn Brocken 2, which cooled the Intel Core i7-6700K processor to an average of 36.5°C in idle, a maximum of 58°C in the benchmark and 69°C in Prime95.
The SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360-AiO could even cool the CPU down to an average of 34.5°C in idle mode. In the benchmark, the maximum temperature was 46°C, in Prime95 it rose to 54°C only.
The 360 mm version of the Navis EVO ARGB has thus successfully proven its cooling potential. On average, it was up to 12 degrees cooler than the powerful Brocken 2 from Alpenföhn. That really impressed us.
Summary of the SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 Review
The SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 All-in-One complete water cooling system has fully convinced in the test. Not only the cooling performance was great, we also liked the construction quality and the design. Especially at a price of 118 EUR*.
The pump and the fans are quiet and the lighting appealing. Only the whole cable spaghetti is a bit annoying.
If you are looking for a different form factor, SilentiumPC also offers other sizes:
|SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 120*
|SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 240*
|SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 280*
|SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360*
If you are looking for a powerful AiO water cooling system that also looks chic without applying too much, you should definitely strike here.