GAMDIAS has established a reputation for high-quality gaming accessories and technologies. GAMDIAS specializes in developing high-end peripherals, components, and furnishings for gamers, computer enthusiasts, and online influencers, allowing them to focus on what they do best. GAMDIAS was formed not long ago, in 2012, by a group of gaming fanatics. GAMDIAS’ developers are huge fans of Greek Mythology Gods, which is why their products have Greek God traits. The first three letters GAM stand for the core of their motivation, as seen by their motto “Gaming Art in Motion,” while the last four letters DIAS stand for the Latin word for god. Finally, a famous golden inverted triangle logo was created to reflect the stubborn spirit of every player, with the intent of the ruler of gods, ZEUS.
We’ve got the GAMDIAS CHIONE m3-240W AIO Liquid Cooler here today. The CHIONE M3-240W AIO is designed for those who value aesthetics as well as superior cooling performance. The CHIONE M3-240W AIO is renowned for its high performance and stunning visual effects.
AIO coolers are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from low-cost 120mm radiators to high-end 360mm radiators. GAMDIAS, too, offers a range of AIO that comes in a number of sizes. Today, we’ll be looking at the CHIONE M3-240W AIO, which is their mid-range model. The only white cooler offered on GAMDIAS is the CHIONE M3-240W. For the greatest views, the CHIONE M3-240W has two ARGB fans and an endless mirror pump.
The CHIONE M3 240-W is known for;
- Phenomenal Performance
- Infinite Mirror Pump
- Durability and Elegance
- ARGB Fans
- Best for White Builds
CHIONE M3-240W Unboxing
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is housed in a huge cubic box with a bright yellow and greyish black appearance.
The image of the real cooler appears on the front of the CHIONE M3-240W package. The GAMDIAS CHIONE logo is also there, as support badges for a variety of RGB applications, ranging from Asus AURA Sync to RGB Fusion 2.0. On the front, some of the important characteristics are also emphasized.
The CHIONE M3-240W AIO branding appears on the bright yellow side of the package, along with the same graphic as on the front. On the bottom, we see the same branding for varied RGB software support.
The other side of the box is the same, except instead of a yellow backdrop, we have a greyish-black tone.
The box’s top has a bright yellow hue, with the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W branding on it.
The good things are at the back of the package, where we receive a slew of technical specs for the fans and pump. We also receive a countdown of the contents of the package. On top of that, we have the saliant characteristics in the picture, which include;
Motherboard ARGB Sync Software control
Durable Teflon Tube
Compatibility with GAMDIAS AEOLUS ARGB control box
Lighting control for 30 different effects.
To open the box, we must first raise the top and slip out the egg-shaped cardboard box from within. On closer investigation, we notice that the items are carefully packed inside their respective plastic packing.
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is one of the most affordable 240mm AIOs on the market, costing less than some air coolers. The CHIONE M3-240W features an all-white appearance and a brand-new pump design. The CHIONE M3-240W is distinguished by its innovative infinity mirror pump design. The cooler also has two completely addressable ARGB fans with a maximum speed of 2000RPM. The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W includes an RGB controller that allows you to control over 30 different lighting effects.
When it comes to the radiator, it’s an all-white aluminum radiator with outstanding fin quality; while there are a few flaws here and there, the quality is far superior to the price tag. The infinity mirror pump head has a big copper base plate, allowing it to work with a variety of CPU sockets, including;
LGA2066 / 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1700 / 1200 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / TR4 / AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1
When we examine the AIO more closely, we can see the real infinity mirror pump head. It has an extremely polished mirror effect with the GAMDIAS logo on top. There are no plastic parts or anything like that on the entire top. The pump head is round, which is rare, and the finish is spotless, with no cheap or out-of-place parts.
One problem we saw was how dust gets drawn to the top of the pump, resulting in a lot of scratches in a short amount of time. The GAMDIAS logo looks to be a little distorted, which I believe is intentional because the logo appears to be extremely clean when plugged in with the RGBs turned on. There are a variety of RGB effects inside the pump head, ranging from rainbow effects to static colors. We can operate the pump head with a single click thanks to the GAMDIAS AEOLUS control box and the ARGB sync option.
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W, like every other AIO pump head, comes with a set of Teflon braided tubing. Because of the tight rubber cushioning on top, the Teflon tubing flows from the right side of the pump and appears to be highly secure. Teflon tubing is claimed to be both extremely durable and attractive. The CHIONE M3-240W is a low-maintenance cooler thanks to its leak-free Teflon tubing. The tube is totally rotatable, making the installation process easier.
The top side of the cooler is where we get the output cables, a 4-PWM header for the pump alongside an aRGB 3-pin header. The length of the cables is more than enough to reach any parts of your Motherboard, we wouldn’t say they are very long. When looking at the pump head from an angle we see a clear separation between the top and bottom parts, this adds to the overall aesthetic of the cooler once the RGBs are turned on. The pump head has holes on the top and bottom for 4x screws, which will be needed to connect the CPU bracket during the installation procedure, as the pump head does not come with one. Because the pump head does not arrive with pre-applied thermal paste, we are also given a little package of thermal paste with no branding.
When we examine the radiator more closely, we can see that it is comparable to any high-end 240mm radiator. The fin density is not less dense, nor does the quality feel less premium. The radiator is made entirely of aluminum with a white finish. On the radiator, we have the option of putting two 120mm fans. In terms of quality and size, the radiator also appears to be light.
The radiator is completely white, with no GAMDIAS or CHIONE marking visible on any of its sides, though a barcode sticker can be found on one side. The radiator has a thick fin quality with a few bends here and there, but that is to be expected from any radiator, high or low end. The radiator’s overall appearance is outstanding.
The Teflon tubing is well sealed with rubber sealing, but straight-fit metal caps would have been more secure, but for the price, it’s more than adequate. A fill port may be seen to the right of the Teflon braided tubings. For certain customers who wish to place the radiator at the front, the tubing length may be a little short, especially if they have a larger case.
The radiator’s dimensions are about 277x119x27mm. The radiator may measure 277x119x52mm with the fans installed, which is still smaller than a typical 240mm radiator. Overall, the radiator is neatly completed and properly finished, with no apparent branding on either side, making it quite user-friendly. The Teflon tubing is firmly secured and leak-free thanks to the rubber coating. The tube appears to be strong and does not appear to be light or inexpensive, however, it may be too short for certain people.
Two ARGB 120mm fans are included with the GAMDIAs CHIONE M3-240W. Both fans come in their own plastic package with no sealing. The fans have 7 blades for excellent ventilation and appear to be of top quality. The GAMDIAS trademark and logo are printed in yellow on a black backdrop on the front side of the fan.
The four support arms and ARGB + 4-pin PWM connections are located on the fan’s backside. The fans arrive with the same 3-pin ARGB connector as the pump head. The CHIONE M3 logo is included on the rear, along with certain power ratings. The CHIONE M3 fans have lengthy wires that can easily reach every part of your case.
The CHIONE M3 fans include rubber padding on all eight corners to reduce noise, and the fan also has a hydraulic bearing to reduce noise. The RGB lights are in the center of the fans and are bright enough to reach the edges.
The CHIONE M3 Fan Specifications
- Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
- Speed: 800 – 2000 RPM±10%
- Noise Level: 10 – 31 dBA
- Air Flow: 70.2 CFM
- Air Pressure: 2.7 mmH2O
- Bearing: Hydraulic
- Rated Voltage: 12 V (Fan) / 5V(LED)
- Connector: PWM
- Support PWM Control: Yes
Accessories You Get With CHIONE M3-240W
With the CHIONE M3-240W, we get a lot of accessories, practically three full ziplock bags. Because the CHIONE M3-240W supports a variety of sockets, an excessive amount of brackets and screws are required in this scenario.
We get a variety of accessories, including screws, socket brackets, cables, and thermal paste. We’ve included a photo below to give you a better idea of the accessories available.
Other Accessories Include:
- 1x Y-Cable for 2 to 1 fan header
- 1x RGB Controller
- 1x 3-pin RGB connector for Hub
Some ziplock bags are labeled, while others aren’t, which may be confusing at times. Users should be cautious while installing the AIO.
Installing the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W, especially for novice users, might be difficult. The procedure includes a number of bracket installations as well as the use of a number of screws that all appear to be the same. Only an installation instruction for Intel LGA 1700 is included with the CHIONE M3-240W, whereas guides for other sockets may be acquired Here.
To begin, select the correct backplate for your Socket; after you have the correct backplate, mount it using the necessary thumb screws with the insulating plate facing the motherboard. Also, make sure to select the appropriate hole position on the backplate.
Make sure your CPU is free of any prior thermal paste residue before continuing on to bracket installation.
Now attach the necessary bracket and screws to your CPU pump head, being sure to screw the screws in from the bottom or they’ll fall out.
Now install both fans on your radiator, making sure they are facing in the direction you want the airflow to go. It’s worth noting that the fans don’t have any airflow direction indications.
With both the fans and brackets installed, install the radiator in your case. Apply some thermal paste to your CPU using the supplied thermal paste. Remove the plastic label from the base plate of the CPU pump, then attach and secure the pump on top of your CPU.
Make sure the screws are tight and the pump head is securely attached to the CPU.
One thing to keep in mind is that the Radiator screw heads are small and do not have any washers, so the connection to the case may be a little weak.
CHIONE M3-240W Lighting
The ARGB lighting in the Fans is excellent, with even illumination and no bright spots. In addition, we receive a controller in the package to control the RGB effects on the AIO. We can only control a limited amount of static lighting and other RGB effects using the controller.
The RGB infinity pump comes true to its name since the effects are truly endless. The rings within are great, with the illumination not hitting the eyes or seeming awful, creating a very sleek impression. Overall, the RGB on the cooler is fine and does not require anything more; however, for a better experience, we recommend connecting the RGB to your motherboard and controlling it with any suitable program.
Below are attached some snapshots of the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W in action.
GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W Temperature Benchmarks
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is the finest choice for you if you’re looking for a 240mm white AIO in the range of a high-end air cooler. We tried the CHIONE M3-240W and came to the conclusion that it is unquestionably a bargain. We put the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W through its paces on an Intel Core i5-8600K with factory settings to see if the temperatures were any closer to those of a true mid-range or high-end 240mm AIO.
We’ll be utilizing the Intel Core i5-8600K in our tests, and we’ll only be testing the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W on standard Intel settings because the cooler isn’t designed for aggressive overclocking. The remaining system specifications are as follows:
- Intel Core i5-8600K
- Gigabyte Aorus B360M
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz
- Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060
- Windows 10 running off of SATA SSD
- Corsair RM750X PSU
- Thermaltake View 71t Case (3x front, 2x bottom fans for intake), (1x rear, 2x CHIONE top fans for exhaust)
We understand that the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W isn’t a high-end AIO, which is why we’ll just be evaluating it in default CPU settings. The cooler should be able to justify its modest price of roughly 90 dollars.
The AIO will be put to the test on an Intel Core i5-8600K with stock 3.6GHz settings. We’ll put the cooler to the test in two scenarios: one with the CPU at idle and the other with the CPU under full load using the AIDA64 Extreme bench.
To help you understand the cooler better, we’ll compare it to some of its competitors on the market to see how well it does on the charts.
Thermal Performance @ Stock 3.6GHz
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W was tested in two stages, as seen above. First, we tested the cooler in idle circumstances with 5-10% of normal Windows load. In an idle situation with an ambient temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, the cooler kept the CPU confined to around 48 degrees, which is a little high compared to other coolers, but affordability is also a key consideration here and we think the temps are good.
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W was then pushed to its limits with a 100 percent load CPU stress test. The AIDA64 Extreme program was used to stress all six cores of the Intel i5 8600K during the stress test. The CPU reached 78 degrees celsius with full loads with the same ambient temperature of 34 degrees.
We believe the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W performed well within its limitations, while we cannot compare the temperatures to other 240mm coolers that perform substantially better; still, for the price GAMDIAS is offering, the CHIONE M3-240W is unquestionably an AIO that will keep you delighted.
Should You Get The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W?
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is one of the most cost-effective 240mm AIOs available. The CHIONE M3-240W is designed for those who prefer White CPU Coolers with excellent RGB aesthetics. A full white radiator and an infinity A-RGB pump is what the CHIONE M3-240W is made of. The two 120mm RGB fans with outstanding illumination elevate the cooler above all others in terms of aesthetics, and when combined with the RGB infinity look on the pump header, the combination is unrivaled.
The 240mm white radiator is made to last. The radiator does not feel low-end due to its incredible fin density and manufacturing quality. We are even exempted from any branding on the radiator for a lot better user experience, leaving us with a sleek finish. The white tubing adds to the look, yet some may find it a little short. The radiator measures around 277x119x27mm without the fans while the thickness may increase to 52mm with the fans installed. All in all the radiator is top-notch with a clean white finish. You may also need a White PC Case for this.
More value is added by the infinity pump head. GAMDIAS has demonstrated they are in the market to leave an impression, which has never been done before. No one would imagine an infinity RGB mirror behind an incredibly shiny mirror finish on top of the circular pump with the GAMDIAS logo, but that’s what you assume before the lights are flashed on. The circular pump head is of high quality and does not have a cheap plastic feel to it. The RGB and PWM pump cables are both long and sufficient for most case scenarios. The instant scratches on the top of the pump head were one of the disadvantages. In terms of installation, we found the tubing to be a touch flimsy because rotation to both sides is limited.
The two 120mm ARGB fans that come with the AIO are amazing, with a maximum RPM of 2000 the fans do speak for themselves. For the finest RGB illumination, the fans come with 7 frosted white blades. We also receive anti-vibration pads, which some larger brands overlook. When working at greater temperatures, the fans feel more solid and quieter. Each fan has a 4-pin PWM and 3-pin RGB connector, with both cables being very long.
The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W comes with a slew of accessories and cables. Though for a better understanding of the installation, the pouches should be labeled and we should be given an installation guide. We also missed out on some more thermal paste, but given the price, we can’t have everything we want.
Overall, the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is a showstopper, and for about 90 dollars, the AIO is almost a gift for budget consumers. The CHIONE M3-240W sounded too good to be true, with its attractive design and adequate cooling capabilities. We can certify that the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is the All-In-One cooler you’re seeking for now that we’ve personally tried it and loved its elegance.
Thanks to GAMDIAS for sending out their brand new CHIONE M3-240W for Review.
Our Final Thoughts On GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W
GAMDIAS is a newcomer to the market, but the manner it has dropped the mic with its coolers is just remarkable. The GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is their premier 240mm AIO cooler. The CHIONE M3-240W is their first white-built cooler, offering superior quality construction as well as great aesthetics and cooling.
The CHIONE M3-240W is all white, featuring an Infinity ARGB pump and ARGB fans. The distinctive pump design makes it a popular favorite among customers who want to focus on appearance over function. When compared to other coolers, the white frost blades make the ARGB illumination in the fans more diversified and on point. The radiator’s construction quality has exceeded our expectations, as has the tubing.
Having dealt with various AIO coolers, I can tell that GAMDIAS still has room to improve; the installation procedure was a touch tedious even for us since there were no installation instructions or components labeled. The cooling performance of a 240mm AIO was unexpected. Overall, the cooler is intended for casual users or casual gaming and is more of an aesthetic than luxury cooling. For the price, we suggest the cooler to individuals who value aesthetics above performance.
GAMDIAS CHIONE M3 240 Review Summary
GAMDIAS CHIONE M3 240 Review Summary
The CHIONE M3-240W sounded too good to be true, with its attractive design and adequate cooling capabilities under budget. We can certify that the GAMDIAS CHIONE M3-240W is the All-In-One cooler you’re seeking for now that we’ve personally tried and loved its elegance.
Overclocking - 7/10
Aesthetics - 9/10
Compatibility - 8/10
RGB Fans - 9/10
Performance - 7/10
Quality - 8/10
- Premium Build Quality
- Low Noise Fans
- ARGB Pump and Fans
- RGB Controller
- Unique Pump
- Best for White Builds
- Installation could have been made easier
- Not for Extreme Overclocking