Thermaltake’s ToughLiquid 240 ARGB Sync comes in a colorful box with a picture of the cooler on the front.
Features and specs are highlighted on the rear with matching color pictures.
Inside, the ToughLiquid comes in a paperboard crate with foam protecting it. The paperwork lies on top.
Everything is cradled in its own compartment and is protected with plastic.
You get the ToughLiquid ARG Sync Cooler, Two 120mm ToughFan’s (on this 240mm model), a few cables, and a baggie of mounting hardware.
Inside the hardware, the bag is the AMD mounting bracket, universal backplate, a fan splitter, and hardware required for mounting.
The included cables are an RGB Sync Input cable for running your lighting in Sync with the rest of your system and auxiliary power input from a SATA power connector. Different installation scenarios require different cables so be sure to read the manual carefully before connecting anything.
Like most All-in-One coolers, the ToughLiquid is a pump and block assembly connected to a radiator and pre-filled. Short of mounting fans and plugging in power, the cooler is ready to go the second it comes out of the box.
The nylon braid-covered tubing is permanently attached to the radiator while a stand-alone fill port sits adjacent. This appears to be designed not to be user-refillable.
The aluminum radiator has a fin density of around 19 FPI which is pretty typical of a high-performance radiator.
The water block and pump assembly has the same permanently mounted tubes but are attached to rotary 90-degree fittings so that the tubing direction can be adjusted. Main pump power comes through the fixed 3-pin fan plug.
The business end of the cooler is solid copper and is a polished and very flat surface that is wide enough to cover all supported heat spreaders entirely. This is very important for performance.
The block has a mirror cover that is protected with a blue scratch protective film…
Opposite the tubing connections are three buttons. The ToughLiquid ARGB is capable of fully standing on its own so three buttons let you adjust pump speeds and lighting right from the block.
That being said, it can be connected to your motherboard or another RGB source to perfectly sync up with the rest of your system.
The ToughLiquid Cooler comes out of the box setup for Intel sockets, but an AMD bracket can be swapped in by just sliding the Intel bracket out the side and replacing it with the AMD bracket.
Channels around the cooler’s base let the bracket just slide into place easily with no tools.
A lot of the cooling muscle of the ToughLiquid Cooler comes from the included high-performance ToughFan 12’s
Each TouthFan 12 can run at a speed of 500-2000 RPM and at full tilt can provide a bit over 2.4mm H2O static pressure and almost 60 CFM. These fans are designed for use of radiators and will do well with the 19 FPI radiator.
Each fan is PWM Controlled.