Tuesday, October 8th 2019

Arctic Releases the Liquid Freezer II Series AIO CPU Coolers

ARCTIC, a leading manufacturer of low-noise PC coolers and components, today launches its new Liquid Freezer II series of AIO water coolers. Designed for high performance, the second generation Liquid Freezer includes four product versions: Liquid Freezer II 120, Liquid Freezer II 240, Liquid Freezer II 360, and Liquid Freezer II 280.

For the Liquid Freezer II series, ARCTIC has incorporated an in-house developed, energy-efficient PWM-controlled pump with a copper bottom plate that operates with extreme efficiency and quiet. At low loads, the pump reduces rotational speed, thereby lowering power consumption. The 40 mm fan on the pump provides consistent cooling for the motherboard voltage converter, while the sealed water circuit is maintenance-free.
Thanks to its flat design and compact pump, the Liquid Freezer II fits into many cases and offers optimal RAM compatibility, even for modules with larger heatsinks. Each Liquid Freezer II model is compatible with all common AMD and Intel sockets.

All versions of the Liquid Freezer II use tried and tested, pressure-optimized ARCTIC P fans, which are characterized by their exceptional durability. The PWM-controlled fans ensure an optimal cooling performance-to-noise ratio is achieved at all times.

What's more, the new Liquid Freezer II coolers have been perfectly tailored to suit the needs of gamers and other demanding users. Compared to the predecessor series, they achieve even greater cooling performance and guarantee consistent and quiet cooling even when overclocking, making the Liquid Freezer II indispensable for gaming, rendering, video editing and other CPU-intensive tasks.
Availability
The Liquid Freezer II 120, 240 & 280 are available now on the market and on Amazon (Liquid Freezer II 120, Liquid Freezer II 240, Liquid Freezer II 280), starting at a price of £49,99 MSRP. The Liquid Freezer II 360 is expected to be available end of October.
Add your own comment

27 Comments on Arctic Releases the Liquid Freezer II Series AIO CPU Coolers

#1
bonehead123
FINALLY, a nice & interesting design on the pump, something a little different from the same ole same same that everyone else makes... and me liking dem braided cables and the fittings too :peace: :clap:

The rad & fans OTOH are meh, but ok, I guess we can't have everything.....

OMG, Is it just me, or does that one box pic show an all white version, or is that merely a crappy illustration ??????
Posted on Reply
#2
Animalpak
Arctic is a company based in Switzerland im happy to see they release something new especially liquid coolers because they were out of the market (of AIO ) for quite a while.

Now back with this AIO, the idea of the little fan blowing air around the waterblock is great but i think maybe is a bit too little for the task. Looks super cool tho.

Strange fact or maybe intelligent fact they didnt not put any RGB's.
Posted on Reply
#3
GlacierNine
Only a 6mm ID on a 12.4mm OD tube. That's quite substantial in terms of preventing evaporation.

The little fan is a pretty meh addition, but I'm interested to know who the OEM is and how their cold plate performs.
Posted on Reply
#4
Basard
OOoooo! FANcy!

I gotta five-pack of the P140 fans a few months ago, they are pretty nice--for cheap fans.

bonehead123, post: 4129335, member: 139670"
or is that merely a crappy illustration ??????
It's a crappy illustration, that's their thing.
Posted on Reply
#5
EntropyZ
Bought the 240 version instantly, I really like the pump block design, and the small VRM fan is what I am most interested in. I'm going to compare my aging 2.5 year old Deepcool Captain 240 which is still showing no signs of degradation and is quite similar in price here in UK at the moment.

While it might seem strange to get another AIO even though I'm mostly running a single system at a time. The warranty is about to run out if it hasn't already, so I'll be prepared. I haven't tried any other Arctic products apart from their thermal pastes. So, like I said I really want to see how well this AIO can do for the price, and it seems really good, yet at the same time I want to know if they cut any corners at all, which is my primary concern. I would have waited for reviews, but I have no idea if anyone got review units yet...

I want to try different fans on the radiator, because the ones that come with the Captain 240 are pretty decent and I don't have any "SP-optimized" Arctic fans to compare them to. Also for some reason the Captain 240 will interfere with RAM, so I can't mount it as top exhaust anymore in the FD Meshify C, a problem I didn't have in Define series cases, so I'm thinking about mounting compatibility as well.

While I primarily game, I probably won't see a large difference in temperatures, it's the RTX 2080 that gives off most of the heat in the case.

Looks like I'll be waiting to get Oculus Rift S for a bit longer, while I play with new toys. I haven't had new hardware in my hands for months, because it's that time of the year for the tech industry where nothing cool gets released for a while.
Posted on Reply
#6
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Why are companies always a leading manufacturer in something? It doesnt matter who it is. :laugh:
Posted on Reply
#7
EntropyZ
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4129382, member: 44048"
Why are companies always a leading manufacturer in something? It doesnt matter who it is. :laugh:
They're trying too hard to look like the people who type "first" in the YT comments section. That hasn't died out yet, hasn't it?
Posted on Reply
#9
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Animalpak, post: 4129389, member: 48798"

Not sure if needs lapping.
Posted on Reply
#10
RH92
FreedomEclipse, post: 4129425, member: 38411"
Not sure if needs lapping.
Lapping probably not , polishing tho for sure !
Posted on Reply
#11
LocutusH
Oh, a generally unreliable product, but now with a small 40mm fan also added...
What a great choice. (NOT)
Posted on Reply
#12
EntropyZ
Let's hope retail units have the baseplate looking finished, I assume that pic is from a show unit.

The the small fan doesn't bother me, the AIO is still gonna be working fine with/out it. I consider it an improvement, because the heatsink on some motherboard VRMs can be fairly small, and there's really not a lot of airflow going over the VRM section when using an AIO instead of conventional air cooling for the CPU. Sure, they can handle the high temps no problem at all. But on a tiny ITX board especially ones that run with an iGPU, it should help. (AFAIK the Asus X470-I I have has a heatsink that doesn't completely cover all of the MOSFETs, it doesn't extend to the SOC FET and that is left bare) I had throttling/stability problems during hot summer days when using compact ITX cases. I would take ANY direct airflow over a radiator or even a bare VRM section on cheap motherboards, it helps dissipate heat tremendously. This would almost be a non-issue if manufacturers put aluminum fins instead of slabs.

I would like a modular approach being an option, able to attach your own fan on the CPU block or the radiator if mounting it above the CPU. It could work like some sort of clamp that lets you adapt to 40 to 80mm fans. Kind of like an adapter that lets you attach a mobile phone to a gamepad, but isn't made out of cheap plastic. I'm thinking of something more similar to those arms used to hold fans over a test bench, except smaller. But it wouldn't look as clean as integrating it like Arctic has done here, and I do like my aesthetics.

Anyway, looking at the picture from the non retail product, the block looks fairly large, so how is that going to fit with some VRMs is a question I have, they better had thought this through and tested the spacing. 'Cause I'm returning my unit if it conflicts with anything around the CPU socket.
Posted on Reply
#13
MazeFrame
Animalpak, post: 4129336, member: 48798"
Now back with this AIO, the idea of the little fan blowing air around the waterblock is great but i think maybe is a bit too little for the task. Looks super cool tho.

Strange fact or maybe intelligent fact they didnt not put any RGB's.
A fan bracket for a 80mm fan would be nice, especially with how crappy the VRM heatsinks on modern mainboards tend to be.

I like the absence of rainbow puke.
Posted on Reply
#14
GlacierNine
The baseplate there is fine. People really massively overdo things on lapping and polishing.
Posted on Reply
#15
Mayclore
$89.99 for a 280mm AIO? Sign me up for that newsletter.
Posted on Reply
#16
Jism
LocutusH, post: 4129452, member: 150559"
Oh, a generally unreliable product, but now with a small 40mm fan also added...
What a great choice. (NOT)
The PWM-controlled fans ensure an optimal cooling performance-to-noise ratio is achieved at all times.
You really should know how to read, lol. This fan can be controlled by whatever you plug it into. But agreed, this is kind of overkill, if you drop the radiator on top of your case where airflow is being 'extracted' from the VRM area.
Posted on Reply
#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Jism, post: 4129587, member: 91255"
You really should know how to read, lol. This fan can be controlled by whatever you plug it into. But agreed, this is kind of overkill, if you drop the radiator on top of your case where airflow is being 'extracted' from the VRM area.
Cryorig A40 and A80 would like a word

Posted on Reply
#18
Chrispy_
How are they getting around the Asetek patent stranglehold? CoolIT is the only other company that can make an integrated pump and waterblock and even they had to pay a hefty settlement fee for the priviledge after a lengthy and expensive legal battle.

Either Arctic are licensing this from Asetek, so it'll be overpriced because of the ripoff patent fees, or it'll be some awkward kludge that compromises on performance to avoid the technicalities of the patent.

I guess there's always a third option: Arctic don't care about the patent and are just making this in flagrant defiance of the patent anyway.

Either way, meh. Asetek have singlehandedly ruined any joy in the watercooling market by preventing innovation. The "pump in the waterblock" patent is as obscene as Apple's "rectangle with rounded corners" BS.
Posted on Reply
#19
GlacierNine
Chrispy_, post: 4129625, member: 185623"
How are they getting around the Asetek patent stranglehold? CoolIT is the only other company that can make an integrated pump and waterblock and even they had to pay a hefty settlement fee for the priviledge after a lengthy and expensive legal battle.

Either Arctic are licensing this from Asetek, so it'll be overpriced because of the ripoff patent fees, or it'll be some awkward kludge that compromises on performance to avoid the technicalities of the patent.

I guess there's always a third option: Arctic don't care about the patent and are just making this in flagrant defiance of the patent anyway.

Either way, meh. Asetek have singlehandedly ruined any joy in the watercooling market by preventing innovation. The "pump in the waterblock" patent is as obscene as Apple's "rectangle with rounded corners" BS.
Arctic are a Swiss/German company and Asetek's patent is only defensible in the USA. They simply won't sell this product in the US.
Posted on Reply
#20
Mayclore
GlacierNine, post: 4129636, member: 174559"
Arctic are a Swiss/German company and Asetek's patent is only defensible in the USA. They simply won't sell this product in the US.
The presence of all three AIOs on Arctic's US Amazon store would indicate otherwise.
Posted on Reply
#21
TechLurker
Asus' Ryujin AIO also has a mini-fan inside the pump block to help cool the VRMs. So that's what, 3 AIOs now that integrate a fan for VRM cooling?

https://www.asus.com/us/Cooling/ROG-RYUJIN-360/

It'd be nice to see a waterblock with an attachment allowing for a downward facing fan. The last one I recall was the old Gigabyte GALAXY II water block, but it was only usable with its unique fan, not a standard 80mm.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Thermal-Solution/GH-WIU02
Posted on Reply
#22
Amite
When doing a water cooling review one should disassemble the actual water block . That would be the 2nd most interesting part of the review .
We all want to see the unique designs and machining of the blocks -- Or lack there of . ))
Posted on Reply
#23
mak1skav
I am using one of their previous Liquid Freezer 240 version for almost 3 years without any issues so I am really interested to read some reviews on this new model although the small 40mm fan sounds like a good source for noise production lol.
Posted on Reply
#24
LocutusH
Jism, post: 4129587, member: 91255"
You really should know how to read, lol. This fan can be controlled by whatever you plug it into. But agreed, this is kind of overkill, if you drop the radiator on top of your case where airflow is being 'extracted' from the VRM area.
What does reliability has to do, with where you plug in that fan?
Posted on Reply
#25
Chrispy_
GlacierNine, post: 4129636, member: 174559"
Arctic are a Swiss/German company and Asetek's patent is only defensible in the USA. They simply won't sell this product in the US.
Huh, interesting.
Competition is good for progress and improvements, and that patent is a disaster - but thankfully the global market is a truckload bigger than just the US.
I should spend more time looking at the Asian/Euro AIOs!
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment