Large-scale CPU Water Cooling: The Liquid Freezer II 420

Liquid Freezer II 420 Liquid cooler launch

“Will ARCTIC ever release the Liquid Freezer II in bigger sizes?”

This is one of the most common questions we get from our social media community about our award-winning Liquid Freezer II CPU water cooling series. Well, now we can give you a straight answer: Yes, we will!

Meet the Liquid Freezer II 420. With three 140 mm ARCTIC P-fans and a 458 mm-long radiator, the Liquid Freezer II 420 is ARCTIC’s largest and most powerful liquid cooler yet.

Since its release at the end of 2019, our all-in-one series Liquid Freezer II has been winning over hardware enthusiasts and independent tech reviewers worldwide.

If you’re planning to boost your gaming rig and could use a fresh ARCTIC breeze, this is definitely the CPU cooler to add to your Christmas list! For the extremely low price of 119.99€ and $139.99 here’s what you can expect:

  • Compatible with Intel & AMD Sockets
  • In-house Developed PWM Controlled Pump
  • High Performance allows Overclocking
  • Motherboard VRM Cooling Solution
  • Pressure Optimised Fans
  • Fully Sleeved Tubes
  • Integrated Cable Management
  • Maintenance-free Water Loop
  • Secure Hold with Backplate
  • MX-4 Thermal Paste Included

By the way, here’s the second most-asked question about the Liquid Freezer II: “Are we ever going to get a white version of the Liquid Freezer II?”

Guess you’ll have to stay tuned for a bit longer to find it out!

AMD’s Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop Processors + the Perfect ARCTIC Coolers

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Planning to upgrade your PC with a new AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processor?

If so, we’ve got great news for you! As a close partner of AMD, we at ARCTIC are happy to announce that not only is our Liquid Freezer II Series compatible with the new AMD desktop processors supported by “Zen 3” architecture, but that our newly-released A-RGB air cooler, the ARCTIC Freezer 50, is compatible as well.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series – the world’s fastest gaming processors?

Last week, AMD unveiled its new “Zen 3” architecture, powering the next generation Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors. AMD is setting the bar high, promising the highest single-thread and multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor. AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors will come with higher max boost frequencies, a significant IPC uplift and lower latency thanks to its brand-new architecture, while still using the 7nm+ process.

The new core layout will allow every core to directly access L3 cache, helping to cut latency in gaming. The improved 7nm+ process also offers the new chips higher clock speeds while maintaining lower power consumption.

The AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X and AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X will all launch globally on November 5.

The ARCTIC Freezer 50 – a great cooling solution for your AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor

Want to keep your top-tier chip cooled in ARCTIC silence? Don’t worry: our Freezer 50 CPU cooler is compatible with the new AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors.

The new ARCTIC Freezer 50 is a dual-tower CPU cooler with two P-series fans in push-pull-configuration and addressable RGB. It is an extremely powerful cooling solution for common AMD and Intel CPUs, capable of efficient and quiet cooling. An ARCTIC A-RGB controller is included to ensure optimal compatibility, even with mainboards that don’t have A-RGB.

Some of ARCTIC’s older cooling models, like the Freezer 34 eSports DUO, are also compatible with the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 desktop processors; however, their performance–in terms of power–might be limited.

But stay tuned – we just might be releasing some new cooler models supporting these processors!

For all the details on AMD’s innovative launch, click here:
AMD Offers Enthusiasts More Choice Than Ever Before with New AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop Processors

Liquid Freezer II Second Revision – What’s Changed?

Liquid Freezer Rev. 2

Because we are constantly improving our products–for example to increase their efficiency– it occasionally happens that they are available in different revisions. This is the case with the new Liquid Freezer II. To avoid confusion about the changes, we have summarized them for you here:

  1. At launch, the P-fans of the Liquid Freezer II had a 0 dB mode. They stopped when the PWM signal was below 10%. Due to increased RMA rates from customers who thought their fans were defective, the 0 dB mode was canceled for all fans and coolers and the minimum speed increased to 200 revolutions per minute.
  2. Since the new revision, additional screws have been added to the water cooler to simplify installation in pull configuration. You can find animated instructions for this at support.arctic.ac.
  3. Similar to the motor hubs of our fans, a print of the technical specifications of the cooler is now printed on the underside of the pump unit. This allows you to calculate its maximum power consumption and check compatibility with the fan headers of your Mainboard.
  4. The integrated cable management of the Liquid Freezer II has been further improved, so that the cables are installed on the back of the radiator and disappear from your field of vision.
  5. The connection of the VRM fan no longer sits directly on the PCB, but hangs on a short cable. This minimizes the risk of damaging the connection when deactivated.
  6. The last revision of the Liquid Freezer II gave an incorrect value of the pump as RPM value. Now the value of the radiator fans is output instead. So be sure to deactivate the CPU fan error warning in the BIOS if you want to operate them separately.

Our award-winning Liquid Freezer II is currently in its second revision. You can recognize it from the outside by the small Rev.2 next to the barcode on the packaging. Its performance and main characteristics remained unchanged, so it’s still the same great product.

More about the Liquid Freezer II: Liquid Freezer II

Text: Henri Faust

Liquid Freezer II 280 and 360 supporting AMD Ryzen™ 3000XT Series Processors

AMD Ryzen Processor 3000xt and Liquid freezer 2

Are you planning to give your PC a boost with a new AMD Ryzen™ 3000XT Series processor?

As a close partner of AMD, we at ARCTIC have great news for you: Liquid Freezer II 280 and 360 are compatible with the new AMD Ryzen™ 3000XT Series processors with award-winning “Zen 2” architecture – no customization necessary.

With improved boost frequencies – up to 4.7GHz on select processors, improved 6/8/12-core models, unlocked overclocking and large caches – these processors are purpose-built to tear through your games, art, and work alike.

The AMD X570 and B550 chipsets give enthusiast motherboards all the features other platforms don’t: PCIe® 4.0 support, unlocked tweaking, and processor upgrade support.

The general cooling guidance from AMD for the Ryzen™ 3000XT series is identical to the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X. AMD recommends using a high-performance cooler from their recommended list, with 280mm AIOs being amongst the best. Some of ARCTIC’s older cooling models, like the Freezer 34 eSports DUO, are also compatible with the 3000XT processors; however, their performance, in terms of power, would be limited. But stay tuned – we just might have some further models suitable for these processors coming soon!

Take a look at AMD’s landing page to see more: AMD Offers Enthusiasts More Choice Than Ever Before with New Ryzen™ 3000XT Processors

Discover the Liquid Freezer II: www.arctic.ac/liquidfreezer2

ARCTIC SNEAK PEEK: LIQUID FREEZER II SERIES

Liquid Freezer II

Psst…want to see something cool?

We’re just about ready to launch our Liquid Freezer II Series, the highly anticipated follow-up to our original AiO water cooler. While we can’t share all the details just yet, we can give you sneak peek. This way, you can see for yourself just how good it’s going to look in your in your system.

We’ll let Vincent André, our Technical Director, tell:

Some technical details…

The pump is powered by a three-phase motor, which allows it to achieve higher efficiency and smoother operation. When we got the idea to add a VR cooling fan, which came with further integration challenges. This, however, went well with the choice of the 40mm diagonal fan and its integration over the cooling plate. We’re also quite proud of the cable management, as there are almost no visible cables in the product, even for the 360 variant.

About the new pump…

ARCTIC is a company that puts innovation at the core of its product line, but we found ourselves using the same pump as most of the competition in the market. So, we saw this as an opportunity to challenge ourselves by bringing our own design to the market. Further, having worked with Asetek, we also knew both what aspects of their module was great and what aspects didn’t work well for us. We took great care to match them on the strengths while adding solutions for our ARCTIC-specific needs.

About the challenges in process…

As explained before, the patent protection was one of them. The second and biggest was actually the experience: experience can’t be acquired just by downloading it. You need to test things, fail, learn from missed attempts, then repeat that again and again until experience comes. Going into it, we already knew a lot about water cooling, but doing it ourselves made us learn way more deeply. Some things that seemed trivial were, in reality, very different than we had anticipated. In addition to acquiring the experience needed to create great CPU cooler, we of course did not want to release a product without thoroughly testing it. We spent time making sure that the cooler would not only work for the user when they get it, but also for years to come. Value for money is a core ARCTIC principle, and for that reason, we spent a lot of time refining the design but even more time making sure the production process was totally mastered.

Value for money, indeed! But don’t take our word for it. We let a few people check out the prototype earlier this year. Here’s what they had to say:

Kitguru

Vortez

Hardware Hounds

PC Games Hardware DE

Vonguru

Benchmark.pl

Overclockers.ua

Hmm…is it just us, or is there a chill in the air?

Parts of this article were published by Kitguru 7.9.2019