If you know about world famous MX-4 then you already know of ARCTIC! They started in 2001 with the name ARCTIC Cooling and has evolved into a much more popular and reliable cooling solution provider now known as ARCTIC. Their bases of operation are in Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong and the USA with the availability of their products in over 45 countries. Quiet cooling without performance compromise is their motto. Their product lines include CPU Coolers, Case Fans, Thermal Pastes, Charging solutions, Audio solutions, and monitor stands to name a few.
We have earlier tested Liquid Freezer – II 240 from ARCTIC and found to be one gem of an AIO in this price range. In fact, that AIO ended up winning our King of the Ring title with its all-around good performance. CLICK HERE to read the review of the Liquid Freezer – II 240 and CLICK HERE to check our 240mm AIO round-up content. This time ARCTIC has sent us their behemoth Liquid Freezer – II 420 cooler for testing. The basic design element and styling is the same as is on the other Liquid Freezer – II coolers. We have got Revision 4 meaning they have provided an AM4 mounting kit included in the cooler along with the MX5 thermal paste. We have a uniquely designed pump housing, a VRM cooling 40mm fan, and 38mm radiator powered by their popular P fans in 140mm size. Everything about these coolers is black for neutral builds with a textured pattern on the tubing. Another striking feature is the integrated cable management on the unit. The fans are connected to the pump and VRM fan. We have a single 4-pin PWM cable that needs to be connected to the 4-pin PWM header and we are good to go. The cable is routed under the texture pattern sleeve on the tube for a neat and clean look. The cooler is compatible with Intel LGA 1200/115x/2066/2011(-3) Square ILM sockets and AM4 socket in the AMD camp.
Product: Liquid Freezer – II 420
The prices are at the time of the review.