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Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 thoughts?

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Hi all! I read some initial reviews on the arctic liquid freezer kits (the 120mm kit appears to perform as good as other average 240mm units) and was very impressed, so i ordered one up for a Xeon e5-1650 overclocking adventure build im working on. Its a bit stupid that the 240mm kit is only $10 more than the 120mm kit, but it is what it is. At $84 on amazon, its a hell of a deal either way. The coldplate/pump is larger than i expected which is cool, but initial research on the fans showed that they aren't exactly the best fans for pushing through a radiator. Probably one of the reasons it comes with 4 for a push-pull config. Another bonus though too is that the radiator is a 38mm thick unit (and about 20fpi), not your average 28mm or so that is typical with most AIOs (like my Deepcool Captain 240ex for example).

Anyways, i don't really have a way to compare how well it did since i only ran this processor stock with a 212 evo and it never really got above the mid-50s/low-60s C at stock speeds, then OC'd taking almost 1.4v at 4.5ghz on all cores, Prime95 can push this CPU into mid-80s. Under more typical usage it doesn't really go past the mid-70s though (playing battlefield 1 for example).

The E5-1650 is a 130w TDP 6-core Sandy Bridge CPU and CoreTemp reports that its pulling around 175w when im running prime on it. I'm not sure how to gauge the performance of this AIO (though i am weary of my thermal paste job, but i always am). Does anyone have any feedback? I imagine upgrading the fans would probably prove beneficial as well as these Arctic F12 pwm fans on it appear to only be 1.8mm-h2O. Meanwhile the fans on my Deepcool Captain 240ex, which are model TF120, are 3.3mm-h2O.

I plan on finishing up a review video on this unit so it would be cool to maybe read some feedback [hands on or theoretical, whatever] from my OCforums homies!

Looks like the amazon price went up a little bit tho but its still a good deal for its size (so is the 360mm version)

Date: Apr 21, 2017   


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