Design & Workmanship
The SilentiumPC Navis EVO AiO water cooling is well processed. In the black aluminium radiator only a few blades are slightly bent. Everything else makes a robust impression. The 46 cm long black hoses are made of rubber and additionally sleeved.
The CPU cooler / pump housing is square, black and has a chic, discreet RGB lighting on the top and all around. This can be controlled, just like the lighting of the fans, by the included ARGB controller or connected to compatible mainboards.
The fans have a black frame and semi-transparent / milky fan blades. The LEDs, which are responsible for the lighting, sit in the hub and provide a pleasant light with spectacular effects.
The pump is powered via SATA connector, the integrated LED RGB illumination via a standard 3-pin RGB adapter (x_xx). So it’s clear that the pump can’t be controlled manually and only runs at one speed. Fortunately it is quite quiet, so it doesn’t need any control.
The fans are controlled via a 4-pin connector with PWM. Their lighting is also connected via a 3-pin connector, as is the cooler-pump combination.
So a lot of cables come together, which have to be laid and hidden somehow. In contrast to the water hoses, these are not sleeved and do not really look nice.
The installation of the SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 complete water cooling system does not differ from the installation of comparable AiO water coolers for processors.
An attachment for Intel or AMD sockets is not pre-assembled. This is practical, because you don’t have to remount if you need the mount for another socket. The brackets for the corresponding sockets are simply screwed on. What brackets and screws are needed for this can be seen in the clear instructions.
Afterwards the bracket, which is attached behind the mainboard, is provided with screws. These are held in place with small plastic clips. After the bracket has been inserted through the mainboard from behind, the screws are fitted with spacers. So the CPU cooler, which is now mounted on it, has exactly the right, smallest possible distance to the processor, without damaging it. With knurled screws the cooling block is now hand-tightened crosswise. Afterwards you should tighten all screws again slightly with a screwdriver.
The three 120 mm fans can be used on both sides of the radiator. In theory, a push-pull configuration is even possible.
Now the pump of the Navis EVO ARGB 360 All-in-One-WaKü has to be connected to a SATA power connector and its lighting to a digitally addressable 3-pin connector. The fans can be connected in series to a 4-pin PWM connector thanks to the integrated adapter. So not every fan needs its own fan connector on the mainboard, but only one. The same applies to the RGB connections.