Monday, May 11th 2020

Antec Presents New Neptune all-in-one ARGB CPU Cooler

Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, are launching a new generation of all-in-one closed loop liquid CPU coolers: the Neptune Series. The Neptune 120 and Neptune 240 are commercially available now for 92,98 Euros and 69,90 Euros.

The Neptune with unique LED-lit ARGB design brings your build to next level. The integration of the water pump and radiator prevents the CPU from being damaged by vibration. The ultra-thin CPU block reduces the volume when installing it on the CPU. Besides the aesthetics, the efficiency of thermal control is also improved.
The new models feature the advanced integration of water pump and radiator and are engineered to keep the CPU cool for up to 50,000 hours. Manufactured with high-quality components and backed by the Antec three-year warranty period, there are currently two models available and both are equipped with ARGB fans in an aluminium construction. The super-thin CPU Block not only avoids incompatibility with certain motherboard heat sinks, but also protects the motherboard from deforming due to the weight of the CPU cooler.

Stronger heat transfer doubles the cooling efficiency
The radiator is designed to achieve a cooling performance perfectly suitable for any enthusiast's needs with a fan speed of 900 - 1600 rpm and an air flow of 77 CFM. The pump is located on top of the radiator to decrease the risk of CPU damage due to vibration. It features a high coolant pressure (1 m± 0.2 m water pressure; flow rate of 1.5 l / minute) and a low fan noise. The Neptune coolers have thermal paste ready-applied and are easily set up via plugging into a 3-Pin motherboard connector and SATA power.
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17 Comments on Antec Presents New Neptune all-in-one ARGB CPU Cooler

#1
Cranky5150
Meh....more of the same unicorn vomit AIO's on the market now....yay..
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#3
Animalpak
Cranky5150
Meh....more of the same unicorn vomit AIO's on the market now....yay..
Yeah but you can see this units in pretty much ALL the pre builds and even builds being tagged as modded...

Its the faster and cheaper way to keep your Ryzen or i5xxxxk i7xxxk i9xxxk with decent temps like 60 degrees during games in summer. Its convenient !

Builds with an AIO looks way better than a upgraded CPU air cooler with that giant chunk of metal covering 2/3 of the motherboard.

So they have a reason to exist as a power supplies in a PC.
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#4
theGryphon
I think you guys missed that the pump is at the radiator.
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#5
zlobby
Meh. Wake me up when someone builds some ultimate cooling kit. Pro tip to all companies - RGB LED is NOT, I repeat, NOT an innovation.
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#6
ZoneDymo
Who cares? if you are in the market for one of these you get that one from Arctic
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Cranky5150
Meh....more of the same unicorn vomit AIO's on the market now....yay..
Buy non rgb fans and be happy.
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#8
dyonoctis
Cpu damage due to vibration ? Is that actually a thing ?
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#9
Octavean
theGryphon
I think you guys missed that the pump is at the radiator.
Yeah, that was my thought when I caught sight of the wire coming to the radiator along the line within the sleeved line to the water block.

Having said that, 120mm AIO units are IMO useful largely to systems that are highly space constrained beyond that something larger is advisable. As for 240mm AIO it's probably better to go with a 280mm AIO as a minimum. These 120mm and 240mm units are OK and likely common but they better be cheap because its advisable for most of us to step up to a 280mm AIO as a good minimum.
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#10
zlobby
dyonoctis
Cpu damage due to vibration ? Is that actually a thing ?
Yes, and so are leprechauns. ;)

Sarcasm aside, I haven't seen or heard of such case in my (rather long) PC 'career'.
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#11
jmcslob
RGB can be turned off or just set to 1 color.
I keep mine red.
My other personality is more fond of yellow.
We think RGB is great...even if it's 1 color or off.

I like the pump in the radiator.
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#12
ObiFrost
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Buy non rgb fans and be happy.
The point is, there are clusterfuck ton of Asetek rebrands out there with the same design layout, chances of leakage and garbage whiny fans that contributes nothing to pushing the tech forward. Antec is like Thermaltake, they rebrand everything from already succesfully established products (SeaSonic PSUs, Cougar case etc.), change the outer appearance (logos, small coloration) and market as their own "innovative" units.
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#13
LTUGamer
So Cooler Master have Nepton series, and Antec have Neptune series. Little bit confusing. If I would be Antec, I would try to come back with Kuhler series. It reminds those legendary times when Antec was on top of the hill (despite that Kuhler 620 fan was noisy as... :D 1450–2000 RPM range isn't the best choice for silent computing).
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#14
Caring1
The extended radiator taking in the pump will make it hard to install in some cases.
I'd also like to point out they seem to think an A.I.O. CPU block can be heavy enough to distort a Motherboard, yet air cooled Motherboards can have up to 1.5Kg of Alloy hanging of them. :rolleyes:
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#15
theGryphon
The whole point of putting the pump in the radiator is to avoid paying royalties to Asetek. The rest is marketing talk.
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#16
LTUGamer
theGryphon
The whole point of putting the pump in the radiator is to avoid paying royalties to Asetek. The rest is marketing talk.
Because it is patented by Asetek? I am not sure about these models, but the first Antec coolers with pumps outside waterblock (Kuhler 650/ 950 /1250) were made by Asetek. At least for those models, there shouldn't be any royalties because of patents.

But I agree that this solution is marketing decision with no real advantages for user. I believe that there aren't any CPUs destroyed by vibration. And CPU block doesn't look "ultra thin", it is just regular CPU block
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#17
theGryphon
LTUGamer
Because it is patented by Asetek? I am not sure about these models, but the first Antec coolers with pumps outside waterblock (Kuhler 650/ 950 /1250) were made by Asetek. At least for those models, there shouldn't be any royalties because of patents.

But I agree that this solution is marketing decision with no real advantages for user. I believe that there aren't any CPUs destroyed by vibration. And CPU block doesn't look "ultra thin", it is just regular CPU block
There is a certain patent involving pump and block combo on the CPU that Asetek has been able to successfully enforce and collect royalties over.
Kuhler series avoided that patent but probably still involved Asetek knowhow or simply supply on pump design/components.

This design also avoids the said patent. The block is not tiny but slimmer than most other AIOs out there and I for one appreciate that. It went victim to RGB bulk on top (like all others these days) but at least this one seems to allow to completely take out the RGB components to achieve a very slim (albeit ugly) block. Being an SFF enthusiast myself, this AIO is very valuable as it can be installed in cases with very slim profiles.
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