Vida 240 is slim 240mm class high performance AIO liquid cooler, featuring 22mm thick radiator and slim 120mm ARGB fans. The Vida 240 Slim is available on Amazon (paid link).
|COMPATIBILITY||Intel: 115X/1200/1700 AMD: AM4/AM5|
|RADIATOR||275 x W: 120.9 x H: 22.4mm (aluminium radiator)|
|CPU BLOCK||L:74 x W:74 x H: 41mm (copper base plate)|
|PUMP||4200 RPM (integrated into radiator)|
|TUBING||400mm (rubber tubing)|
|FANS||2x 120x16mm, ARGB fans (1800 max.rpm)|
Everything comes very nicely packaged in the box. Included, we have the Vida 240 Slim, 2x 120x16mm ARGB fans, mounting brackets for both Intel/AMD and user manuals.
SilverStone’s Vida 240 Slim AIO is like all things PC these days, styled with excessive RGB and lengthy cables. The CPU block and fans both feature customisable ARGB lighting.
If your not into RGB or excessive cable clutter, SilverStone also offers equivalent noRGB versions of their excellent slim 120mm fans. These are objectively one of, if not the best slim 120mm fans currently available.
The Vida 240 includes some nice quality of life features, such as daisy chained cables and removable CPU block ARGB unit.
It also uses an easily swappable installation brackets design for the CPU block.
|CASE||BC1 Mini v2 (open testbench)|
|MOTHERBOARD||Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi (paid link)|
|CPU||R5 7600X / R7 7700X (paid links)|
|CPU COOLER||Vida 240 Slim (paid link)|
|PSU||Extreme 850R (paid link)|
|RAM||32GB Gskill DDR5, 6000MHz, CL30 (paid link)|
Despite being a slim form factor AIO, the Vida 240 leaves no performance on the table and the keeps up with thicker AIOs, such as EK AIO 240 Basic/ARGB in thermal benchmarks, and fan noise. We use Cinebench R23 multicore (stability test), for CPU thermal testing. This provides worse case scenario for given CPUs thermal output.
SilverStone’s Vida 240 is exactly what it says on the box, a high performance slim AIO. It matches the performance 240x30mm class AIOs and has one of the best CPU block mounting solutions we’ve come across. The ability to completely eliminate the RGB, was particularly welcomed.
|Performance||RGB (especially the birds nest of cables)|
|CPU block mounting system||25mm thick fan screws not included|
|Low profile CPU block||20mm radiator screws not included for case mounting through the fans.|
|Daisy chained cables|
|User refillable radiator|
One final note: some user were disappointed that the Vida 240 radiator measured 22.4mm thick, instead of listed 22mm, making it incompatible with FormD T1 with dual 25mm thick fans.