2. Retail Package
The Arctic Liquid Freezer II A-RGB series can be found at various different prices and are being sold directly from the Arctic website
- Liquid Freezer II A-RGB 240mm, 109.99 Euro
- Liquid Freezer II A-RGB 280mm, 127.99 Euro
- Liquid Freezer II A-RGB 360mm, 139.99 Euro
- Liquid Freezer II A-RGB 420mm, 148.99 Euro
Local stores may have the product at slight discount, since for the 360mm variant, we found prices starting from 110 Euro ~ 120 Euro, so take a look at your favorite price engine.
The retail package is nicely designed with all the needed logos at the front and back indicating the product's main features and of course the RGB theme. As we mentioned earlier the product comes with 6 years of warranty.
The box includes all the needed accessories to get everything started and use the AIO water cooler. The product supports Intel (1700, 1200, 115X, 2011-3, 2066 Square ILM) and all recently released AMD sockets (AM4/AM5). There are many contents included for installing this product and are placed in one plastic bag. We would like for Arctic to separate or include a better indication of which screws are for which platform (Intel/AMD)
At the retail package, you will find also MX-5 thermal paste for two uses. Arctic does include an online guide for installing the AIO cooler, either for Intel or AMD.
Let's now see the product. The Liquid Freezer II 360 A-RGB is pre-assembled, meaning you don't have to waste any time trying to install fans or route RGB/power cables, everything is in its place.
All cables for fans have been already routed and secured.
The Liquid Freezer II 360mm A-RGB includes three ARCTIC P12 PWM A-RGB – 120 mm Fans with 200-1800RPM fan speed, with Fluid Dynamic Bearing technology and low noise and power consumption. The connector is 4-pin and also includes a 3 PIN 5 V-DI-Gnd cable for the RGB function. 12 A-RGB LEDs per Fan fully illuminate the whole structure.
The radiator has 398 (L) x 38 (W) x 120 (H) mm dimension and it's massive. The total weight combined with fans/radiator/pump and tubes is around 1729gr. Arctic uses 38mm thick radiators with a high fin density. This allows a larger amount of water to be used in the circuit and significantly increases the cooling surface area. Water has a much higher heat capacity than aluminum or copper. This, according to Arctic, leads to a slower and up to 5 °C lower temperature increase in the time-limited turbo mode of modern CPUs.
At the CPU area, you will find the included pump, two tubes with an inner 6.0mm and outer 12.4mm diameter and a long length of 450mm for each tube. The base Arctic CPU component has 98 mm x 78 mm x 53 mm dimensions and should fit in most modern motherboards without any serious issues. Arctic does produce different variations of the Liquid Freezer II series to help with incompatibilities and after looking at their online website there some motherboards which are not compatible with Rev2 of the product, most problems have been solved with the Rev3 that is currently is sold at the market.
This AIO cooler does include a VRM small 40mm fan that rotates from 1000-3000rpm (PWM controlled) and as for the pump, it is also PWM controlled (800-2000rpm) with a power consumption of 0,5 W – 2,7 W (Pump + VRM Fan) that can be turned off by disconnecting a small connector on the left.
The base includes a 40x44mm rectangular copper plate that acts as the contact that dispass heat from the CPU to the radiator.