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ID-Cooling SE-224-RGB Air Cooler Review


With the packaging rather sparse of details, there was a part of me that wondered if this would be translated in the manual and unfortunately it was. The manual you are provided with is not fantastic. You are told what you need to know, but with such a basic level of detail (and with very small diagrams) that you have to pay particularly close attention to make sure you get it right.

The cooler itself is mounted by fixings that screw into the contact plate. While this design isn’t unusual, in this instance it’s very delicate work. I’ve often seen these brackets given loose mounting points to hold them in place while you screw. For the SE-224-RGB, however, that is not the case. You have to get the screw in place and just hope that you can get it attached before your hand wobbles and everything falls apart.

Based on usual air cooler remits, the ID-Cooling SE-224-RGB is no easier or harder to fit than most standard low-cost air coolers. From out of the box and onto our test system, it took me around 15-20 minutes to install.

There are definitely more than a few ways it could’ve been made earlier and given the RGB attachments, a more detailed manual would’ve been nicer. It may give beginners a few head-scratching moments, but if you are familiar with fitting them then this will pose no difficulties.

RGB in Action

While we can, of course, write profusely about how the RGB looks and operates, it is much easier to show you. The only factor of note that we would add to it, however, is that the inclusion of a manual RGB controller is a solid addition to the cooler. While RGB sync capable monitors are getting more common, there are still a lot of people who don’t own them. As such, having this as an option (which we used in the video below) is more than a little handy.

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