Arctic Reveals Powerful Push-Pull CPU Liquid Coolers
If you’re a hardcore PC gamer and builder, chances are you’ve come across Arctic – a company that produces custom GPU coolers. Now, for the first time, they’re taking their cooling knowledge and applying it to CPUs.
The firm has released its first CPU liquid cooler, entering the market that is dominated by the likes of Corsair, Antec, Cooler Master, and others.
Regardless, Arctic’s performance in the GPU division is impressive, so there’s no reason to suggest their Liquid Freezer 120 and Liquid Freezer 240 CPU coolers would disappoint. Firstly, it’s such an efficient and cool (pun intended) name for a cooler. Secondly, Arctic claims that these are the most powerful coolers in their class.
The Liquid Freezer 240 features a 38mm-thick radiator that can handle a TDP of 350 watts. That’s way beyond almost any CPU load you’ll encounter, unless you work at NASA. Arctic recommends you don’t try to test the limits (if you can), and exceed no more the 300 watts.
What’s special about the Liquid Freezer 240 is its unique design; four 120mm fans create a highly efficient push-pull configuration that guarantees excellent air flow.
The Liquid Freezer 120 offers a similar back-to-back fan feature, though it’s limited to only a single pair of 120mm fans in a push-pull configuration. To compensate for the lesser volumetric flow, the LF 120 has a thicker 49mm radiator.
For this smaller variant, the cooling power is at 300 watts, with a recommendation to not to go over 250 watts. Again, good luck trying to find any CPU with that kind of TDP without barging into NASA facilities.
The fans have an RPM range from 500 to 1,350, and are rated at up to 74CFM and 22.5dBA of noise, which is no more than a faint whisper.
What’s really impressive about these products is the pricing. The Liquid Freezer 120 is priced at $99.99 while its bigger brother Liquid Freezer 240 costs $129.99. Considering the power of these coolers, it’s hard not to ditch the more known names for these bad-boys.
You can check out the Arctic Website to learn more about these coolers, and also order from there.