Product on Review: Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280
Street Price: GBP £79.99 / USD $94.99 / AUS $109.99
Arctic have been present in the aftermarket cooling market for some time now, producing iconic, cost-efficient air coolers for the masses; you’ve likely heard of, or possibly even owned, the Freezer 7 at some point. Today we look at the Liquid Freezer II, which as you’ve probably guessed, is an all-in-one cooling loop for AMD and Intel processors.
The Liquid Freezer II does things differently to most AIO watercooling loops by incorporating a small blower-style fan into the pump assembly, providing cooling to nearby VRM components which can go without adequate airflow when using loops from other manufacturers.
Providing plenty of airflow, Arctic have equipped the cooler with their excellent P-series fans. We’ve tested the BioniX P120 a while back and were truly impressed by its performance for such a cost-efficient fan so we’re hopeful similar should be possible here.
Helping to keep costs low, RGB lighting has been forgotten about. It’s not something Arctic tend to get involved in heavily anyway, and it’s a nice change from the usual RGB-ridden coolers with high pricetags. Our 280mm version is available for less than £80 here in the UK, making it easily one of the cheapest available.
Available in 120mm, 240mm, 280mm and 360mm, you’re well catered for dependent on your case size and which processor you plan to cool. Today we’re looking at the 280mm version, sporting a pair of P-series 140mm fans, so let’s strap this to our 9700K and see how it fares.
Arctic on the Liquid Freezer II:
At ARCTIC, we are proud of our completely new all-in-one CPU water cooler series. For the Liquid Freezer II Series, we have used our experience in CPU water cooling to develop a completely new compact water cooling pump. The new pump of the Liquid Freezer II Series ensures an ideal ratio of high CPU cooling performance to low noise levels.