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XPG Levante 240 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

In this XPG Levante 240 Liquid CPU Cooler Review, we will walk you through the cooler's unboxing experience, installation, and testing.

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Review Summary

Looking for a cool and stylish way to keep your CPU in check? XPG’s new Levante liquid coolers might just be what you need. Available in 120mm and 240mm sizes, we tested the Levante 240 CPU liquid cooler and found that it performs well with its Aluminum radiator, ARGB LEDs, and two bundled fans with high airflow. Installation is a breeze, but note that a dedicated lighting controller is not included.

Hours Tested: 5
Tech4Gamers Recommended Award

  • Performance - 8.5/10
  • Looks - 9/10
  • Build Quality - 8/10
  • Value - 7.5/10


  • RGB
  • Good Performance
  • Easy Installation
  • Compatibility
  • Warranty


  • No Dedicated Lighting Controller
  • Noise

In this review, we will be testing their Levante series 240mm AIO cooler. This cooler features an Asetek design (OEM) with digital RGB lighting on the block and the fans. We have an aluminum radiator, much like any other Asetek-designed cooler with a sleeved rubber tube.

Key Takeaways

  • The XPG Levante 240 is ideal for anyone looking for a capable 240mm AIO liquid cooler that comes with RGB lighting and solid build quality.
  • The XPG Levante 240 is not for those who want a completely silent experience.
  • The XPG Levante 240 offers excellent PCIe and RAM clearance, fantastic cooling performance, as well as RGB lighting on the pump and the fans.

Here are the specifications.

Product XPG Levante 240 Liquid CPU Cooler
Radiator Material Aluminum
Tube Sleeved Rubber tube
Fan Size 2 Fan Slots (120mm)
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed 600~2000 RPM ± 10%
Fan Static Pressure 1.42mm-H2O
Fan Air Flow 61.5 CFM
Fan Noise 34.0 dB (A)
Protection Auto-Restart
Weight Product:1.03kg (2.3lb) ±5%
with Package:2.35kg (5.2lb) ±5%
Warranty 5 years

Packaging and Unboxing

Here is the complete unboxing experience you get with the cooler.


Let’s take a look at the bundled accessories.

Unfortunately, there is no dedicated controller provided with the cooler and I was expecting one in this price range. If you are buying this cooler then make sure you have a motherboard with a 5V digital lighting header otherwise say bye-bye to the lighting show

Closer Look

Let’s take a closer look at the cooler.


The XPG Levante 240 is a 240mm CLC cooling solution. It has a 240mm radiator with two digital RGB fans.

The radiator comes with dimensions 272 x 121 x 27mm and a thickness of 27mm. Adding 25mm fans makes the overall thickness 53mm. However, the radiator has barbs, making its total thickness 63mm. It features a 20 FPI design and a 105mm gap between fan mounting holes. My sleeved rubber tubes, excluding the barb, are approximately 320mm long.

The XPG Levante’s aluminum radiator is lightweight, with unique rounded-edge blocks. The dense fin stack has 11 coolant channels. During fan installation, I noticed the absence of protective sheets over the fins, emphasizing the need for careful handling to avoid potential damage and maintain cooler performance.

PRO TIP: It is recommended to use the supplied long screws to mount the fans onto the radiator.
Radiator label (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The label indicates that it is an Asetek design. The pump is drawing 3.9W power.

Radiator sticker (Image By Tech4Gamers)

There is a sticker on the block end of the radiator showing the part no or serial no of the unit with the warning that removing the sticker would void the warranty. The barbs have a nice fitting to them.


The XPG Levante’s block sports a stylish circular design, measuring 86x72x36mm. The matte black housing features a unique rounded and edged top section with a triangular diffuser. At the center of the triangle, the XPG logo is surrounded by digital RGB LEDs, adding a vibrant touch to the design.

pump housing
The tear-up of the pump housing

The above picture shows the tear-up of the pump housing.

The tubes are installed in a 90° mount on the base of the block to make them rotatable giving the user some room to play with the tubes while installing the cooler for the best fitment. The circular housing and the overall finishing show a good machining job.

Two cables, a 3-pin power cable, and an RGB cable, emerge from the left side of the XPG Levante’s housing. The block features a 53mm diameter copper base plate with Asetek’s high-performance thermal paste pre-applied. While details on the pump’s performance are lacking, its power is specified at 3.9W.

The RGB cable (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The RGB cable coming out of the block has dual connectors. Both are 3-pin (5V) ones. The 3-pin power cable has a length of approximately 295mm. the RGB cable has a length of approximately 575mm+102mm.


XPG includes two ARGB 120mm fans with the cooler, and I’m impressed by their design. Each fan features 7 translucent blades with a dual-layer design, including a second layer on the trailing side. The translucent white center, adorned with an XPG-branded sticker, ensures even light diffusion. The main housing has an additional ring, creating a stunning dual-lighting effect that adds flair to the overall aesthetic.

PRO TIP: Optimize your fan curves for a balance between cooling efficiency and noise by gradually increasing fan speeds based on temperature increments.

Anti-vibration pads on each mounting corner contribute to a solid build quality without any noticeable frame flex. Despite the absence of arrow symbols, the channels on the blades enhance airflow, making the overall fan design impressive. The extended central ring also enhances the lighting effect from the sides, creating a captivating aura of lighting.

Back of the fan (Image By Tech4Gamers)

There is a 4-arm assembly on the backside. The cables are routed through one arm with a latch. VENTO PRO seems to be the name of the fans given by the XPG. The fans are made in China. The RGB ring extends towards the rear side as well.

Each XPG fan comes with two flat cables. The first one, measuring 106 mm+66 mm, combines a 4-pin PWM connector and a 4-pin PWM header. The second cable, approximately 102 mm+68 mm, is the RGB cable, featuring a 3-pin RGB LED connector and a corresponding header.

Speaking of the specifications of the fans, here they are:

Dimension 120x120x25mm
Type 4-pin PWM Connector
Speed 600-2000RPM ± 10%
Airflow 61.5 CFM
Air Pressure 1.42 mmH2O
Noise 34 dB(A)
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Protection Auto – Restart

RGB Lighting

Here are some pictures.

WARNING: The XPG Levante 240 does not come with a dedicated RGB controller.


We have tested the cooler on the X99 platform using the 2011-3 socket. The installation mechanism is as under:

  1. Install the fans on the radiator.
  2. Install the Intel 2011/66 standoffs.
  3. Mount the Intel ring to the housing of the block. Place the block on the CPU and secure the installation using 4x thumb nuts.
  4. Connect the 3-pin power cable of the pump to the header on the motherboard.
  5. Daisy-chain the 4-pin PWM connector cables and connect them to the CPU Fan header or any other 4-pin PWM header of the motherboard.


There is no clearance issue with respect to the DIMM slots and the first PCIe slot. Make sure your chassis has clearance for 240mm radiator mounting.

Testing Methodology

Following test benches have been used:

The software used for testing and monitoring include:

  • Asus Real Bench v 2.56 (Intel)
  • Real Temp GT v 3.70 (Intel)

Here is the settings table for testing:

OC Clock (MHz) 4000
OC Voltage (V) 1.21
Turbo Boost Disabled
C-States Disabled
Speed Step Disabled
Thermal Paste Noctua NT-H1/Stock Paste
Test Run Time 60 minutes
Idling Time 15 minutes
Fan Speed Manually set to run at 100% speed.Auto PWM using CPU Fan Header
Pump Speed Connected to the AIO Pump header to run at 100% speed

We maintain consistency by using Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste for testing all coolers, ensuring standardization. Graphs depict delta temperatures. Testing occurs on an open-air bench system, and results may vary due to factors like mounting pressure, thermal paste application, and ambient temperature fluctuations.

Variations in silicon among the same chip category are also considered. The testing methodology, including these specifics, is crucial for accurate interpretation.

Let’s take a look at the results.


Thermal Performance – 100% PWM Duty Cycle (Image By Tech4Gamers)
Thermal Performance – 100% PWM Duty Cycle (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Both Asektek coolers namely ASUS ROG RYUO 240 and XPG Levante 240 are sitting next to each other trailing with a difference of over 1°C from non Asetek coolers from CORSAIR and DeepCool.

Thermal Performance - Auto PWM (Image By Tech4Gamers)
Thermal Performance – Auto PWM (Image By Tech4Gamers)

On Auto PWM, the Levante fans were doing at 1400 RPM range speed. The cooler does a fair job if not better on Auto settings.


The noise level at 100% PWM duty cycle was measured at 49 dB(A) with an ambient sound level of 34 dB(A).

Should You Buy It?

Is the XPG Levante 240 Liquid Cooler actually worth buying?

Buy It If:

You prioritize Aesthetics: The XPG Levante 240 excels in looks, making it an ideal choice for users who want to enhance the visual appeal of their gaming rig with vibrant ARGB lighting.

✅You want a powerful 240mm cooler: In our tests, the XPG Levante 240 provided phenomenal thermal performance.

You want good clearance and compatibility: The XPG Levante 240 provides uncompromised RAM and PCIe clearance, making it suitable for various PC configurations.

Don’t Buy It If:

❌You want silent fans: The fans on the XPG Levante 240 can get loud, especially at higher speeds.


In summary, my experience with the XPG Levante 240 CPU liquid cooler has been positive. Its Asetek design ensures a straightforward installation process, offering compatibility with Intel and AMD sockets. The cooler’s aluminum radiator, measuring 272x121x27mm, performed well during tests on an Intel i7 6850k.

The block’s aesthetics are appealing, featuring a black and gray finish, ARGB LEDs, and a distinctive triangular design. However, a notable drawback is the absence of a dedicated lighting controller, relying on a 5V digital lighting header on the motherboard. The cooler competes well in its price range but could benefit from improvements in bundled fans’ air pressure ratings.

The XPG Levante 240 offers a reliable balance of performance, aesthetics, and ease of installation. While lacking a dedicated lighting controller, it stands as a competitive option in the liquid cooler market with room for enhancement in certain aspects.

We are thankful to XPG for giving us the opportunity to review their Levante 240 CPU Liquid Cooler.

Recent Updates

  • January 20, 2024: Few text changes to improve readability.

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