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Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 or 280

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an NZXT H500 and Ryzen 7 3700x cooled with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition which is a tier 5 cooler. I was wondering if anybody has a similar set up and would know if the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 or 280 would fit? And is it worth the upgrade.

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What are your current temps? Do you OC?


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CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x (4.35GHz)  |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced  |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: CM ML240R  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

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NZXT pictures a 240 (or 280?) on the product page so I'd assume a 240 would definitely fit.  Have you read the product page or manual to determine what fits?  

 

And what is a tier 5 cooler?  I can't say I've heard that before.

 

Lastly, while you're waiting for replies it may help to see who has reviewed the Arctic Liquid Freezer II and see what relevant coolers they may have compared it to.  


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Statik said:

What are your current temps? Do you OC?

My current temps fluctuate a lot at idle anywhere from upper 30s to a low 50 spike here and there. Gaming temps sit right around 65-70. It boosts itself to 4.35 pretty consistently, but I’m not sure of the voltage. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, nick name said:

NZXT pictures a 240 (or 280?) on the product page so I'd assume a 240 would definitely fit.  Have you read the product page or manual to determine what fits?  

 

And what is a tier 5 cooler?  I can't say I've heard that before.

 

Lastly, while you're waiting for replies it may help to see who has reviewed the Arctic Liquid Freezer II and see what relevant coolers they may have compared it to.  

I know it will fit a 240 or a 280 rad but the liquid freezer’s rad is a little thicker than the Asetek aio coolers And the tier coolers are on a post here 

 

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1 hour ago, Slfullerjr said:

My current temps fluctuate a lot at idle anywhere from upper 30s to a low 50 spike here and there. Gaming temps sit right around 65-70. It boosts itself to 4.35 pretty consistently, but I’m not sure of the voltage. 

So you're stock and not OCing? I mean those temps are decent. I have a 3800x and stock I hit around 70C on Cinebench R20, and 65ish gaming. And that's on a ML240R.


Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x (4.35GHz)  |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced  |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: CM ML240R  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Statik said:

So you're stock and not OCing? I mean those temps are decent. I have a 3800x and stock I hit around 70C on Cinebench R20, and 65ish gaming. And that's on a ML240R.

Yes I’m stock. And okay maybe I’m letting the idle spikes get to me too much. I had a R5 2600 before with the game boost turned on and it would sit around low 30s on idle about like 50ish gaming and 60ish while benchmarking.

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1 hour ago, Slfullerjr said:

Yes I’m stock. And okay maybe I’m letting the idle spikes get to me too much. I had a R5 2600 before with the game boost turned on and it would sit around low 30s on idle about like 50ish gaming and 60ish while benchmarking.

I mean 95C is max safe temp for 3700x so you're well under anything risky


Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x (4.35GHz)  |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced  |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: CM ML240R  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

 

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I have a Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 and love it.  I see great temps on my 3800X.  The challenge with the Arctic Liquid Freezer II line is that they use a significantly thicker radiator than most other manufactures.  I think the Rad itself is 38mm thick and the fans with Rad total 55mm thick so you need quite a bit of room in your case to fit it.  The fans are pre-installed to pull air through the radiator which means it is pre-configured for a top mount, however you can get about -10 degrees more if you front mount it.  From what I have seen/read, the 280 doesn't really perform much better than the 240, maybe a couple degrees so if space is a concern, your probably good to go for the 240 model.

 

By the way, your temps aren't bad with the the Hyper 212.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, Midnitewolf said:

I have a Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 and love it.  I see great temps on my 3800X.  The challenge with the Arctic Liquid Freezer II line is that they use a significantly thicker radiator than most other manufactures.  I think the Rad itself is 38mm thick and the fans with Rad total 55mm thick so you need quite a bit of room in your case to fit it.  The fans are pre-installed to pull air through the radiator which means it is pre-configured for a top mount, however you can get about -10 degrees more if you front mount it.  From what I have seen/read, the 280 doesn't really perform much better than the 240, maybe a couple degrees so if space is a concern, your probably good to go for the 240 model.

 

By the way, your temps aren't bad with the the Hyper 212.

Yea I may just wait on it but that was my concern if i do buy it and the rad is too thick for my case 

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21 hours ago, Slfullerjr said:

Yea I may just wait on it but that was my concern if i do buy it and the rad is too thick for my case 

Just measure your case?  If you have at least say 58-60 mm of clearance from the mounting you should be good.  I would also mount it in the front, not the top especially since your looking reduce temps.  There have been multiple studies done that show that front mounted AIO's tend to have 8-10 degrees cooler performance over the same radiator mounted in the top.

 

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Here are the specs for your case from the manufactures website.  Says front radiator clearance is 60mm and that it supports up to a 280mm radiator. (Bolded and underlined in Red)

 

Dimensions W: 210mm H: 435mm 😧 428mm (without feet)
W: 210mm H: 460mm 😧 428mm (with feet)
Material(s) SGCC Steel and Tempered Glass
Weight 7 kg
Motherboard Support Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX
I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Audio/Mic
Filters Front right side panel, bottom front and PSU intake
Expansion Slots 7
Drive Bays 2.5”: 2+1
3.5”: 2+1
Radiator Support Front: Up to 280mm
Rear: 120mm
Fan Support Front: 2 x 120 / 2 x 140mm
Top: 1 x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included) / 1 x 140mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
Fan Specs Aer F120 (Case Version)
Speed: 1200 + 200 RPM
Airflow: 50.42
CFM Noise: 28 dBA
Bearing: Rifle Bearing
Clearance Cable Management: 19-23mm
GPU Clearance: Up to 381mm
CPU Cooler: Up to 165mm

Front Radiator: 60mm
Rear Radiator: 60mm
Reservoir & Pump: Up to 180mm (Along cable bar), Up to 86mm (Along bottom panel)
Warranty 2 Years
Model Number CA-H500B-W1
EAN 5060301694068
UPC 815671013750
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On 1/4/2020 at 6:42 PM, Slfullerjr said:

Yes I’m stock. And okay maybe I’m letting the idle spikes get to me too much. I had a R5 2600 before with the game boost turned on and it would sit around low 30s on idle about like 50ish gaming and 60ish while benchmarking.

The 3000 series boosts more aggressively. What you're reporting would be high temps for idle but chances are that it's not actually idling. If you're running anything like a browser or even some monitoring programs, the cpu can boost because of it. What are you using to measure temps?


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On 1/7/2020 at 2:39 PM, Midnitewolf said:

Just measure your case?  If you have at least say 58-60 mm of clearance from the mounting you should be good.  I would also mount it in the front, not the top especially since your looking reduce temps.  There have been multiple studies done that show that front mounted AIO's tend to have 8-10 degrees cooler performance over the same radiator mounted in the top.

 

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Here are the specs for your case from the manufactures website.  Says front radiator clearance is 60mm and that it supports up to a 280mm radiator. (Bolded and underlined in Red)

 

Dimensions W: 210mm H: 435mm 😧 428mm (without feet)
W: 210mm H: 460mm 😧 428mm (with feet)
Material(s) SGCC Steel and Tempered Glass
Weight 7 kg
Motherboard Support Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX
I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Audio/Mic
Filters Front right side panel, bottom front and PSU intake
Expansion Slots 7
Drive Bays 2.5”: 2+1
3.5”: 2+1
Radiator Support Front: Up to 280mm
Rear: 120mm
Fan Support Front: 2 x 120 / 2 x 140mm
Top: 1 x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included) / 1 x 140mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
Fan Specs Aer F120 (Case Version)
Speed: 1200 + 200 RPM
Airflow: 50.42
CFM Noise: 28 dBA
Bearing: Rifle Bearing
Clearance Cable Management: 19-23mm
GPU Clearance: Up to 381mm
CPU Cooler: Up to 165mm

Front Radiator: 60mm
Rear Radiator: 60mm
Reservoir & Pump: Up to 180mm (Along cable bar), Up to 86mm (Along bottom panel)
Warranty 2 Years
Model Number CA-H500B-W1
EAN 5060301694068
UPC 815671013750

Thank you I knew I had looked at those specs before but didn’t realize they included radiator clearance

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 1/9/2020 at 4:07 PM, WoodenMarker said:

The 3000 series boosts more aggressively. What you're reporting would be high temps for idle but chances are that it's not actually idling. If you're running anything like a browser or even some monitoring programs, the cpu can boost because of it. What are you using to measure temps?

HWMonitor and NZXT Cam

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1 hour ago, Slfullerjr said:

HWMonitor and NZXT Cam

If possible avoid using more than one monitoring program to avoid conflicts. For best results, I'd recommend using Ryzen Master instead. 


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