Liquid Cooling

For established PC peripheral vendors, the biggest challenge in participating in the highly commoditized market is setting themselves apart from their numerous competitors. As designs for coolers and other peripherals have converged over the years into a handful of basic, highly-optimized designs, developing novel hardware for what is essentially a "solved" physics problem becomes harder and harder. So often then, we see vendors focus on adding non-core features to their hardware, such as RGB lighting and other aesthetics. But every now and then, we see a vendor go a little farther off of the beaten path with the physical design of their coolers. Underscoring this point – and the subject of today's review – is Enermax's latest all-in-one (AIO) CPU cooler, the LiqMaxFlo 360mm. Designed...

The Geometric Future Eskimo Junior 36 AIO Cooler Review: Subdued Minimalism

Today we're looking at a all-in-one closed loop cooler from a face that's new to AnandTech: Geometric Future. Founded in 2020, Geometric Future is a PC components manufacturer with...

37 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/8/2024

EK Reveals All-In-One Liquid Cooler for Delidded CPUs

Historically, delidded CPUs have been the prerogative of die-hard enthusiasts who customized their rigs to the last bit. But with emergence of specially-designed delidding tools, removing the integrated heat...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2024

The Corsair iCUE LINK H150i RGB 360mm AIO Cooler Review: Colorful Connections

When it comes to all-in-one liquid coolers for CPUs, there are a handful of companies whose brands have become synonymous with the titanic coolers. And of those brands, it's...

6 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/2/2024

The Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Cooler Review: Quiet and Unassuming

A familiar presence here at AnandTech, Be Quiet! has settled in to distinct niche for itself in the PC peripherals market over the years by simply living up to...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/7/2023

The AlphaCool Core Storm XT45 & Core Hurrican XT45 Liquid Cooling Kits Review

As summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, today we're bringing the water to our PC cooling testbed with a look at a pair of kits from AlphaCool’s range...

10 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/9/2023

TeamGroup Goes Big on SSD Cooling, Demos 120mm AIO Liquid Cooler For M.2 Drives

TeamGroup is demonstrating at Computex 2023 what it claims to be the world's first all-in-one liquid cooling system for hot-running M.2 SSDs. The SSD-sized Siren cooler is meant to...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2023

Asus Details ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090: Liquid Cooling Meets Liquid Metal

Asus has introduced a new flagship RTX 4090 graphics card that uses an all-in-one liquid cooling system combined with liquid metal thermal interface. Dubbed the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2023

The AlphaCool Eisbaer Aurora 360 AIO Cooler Review: Improving on Expandable CPU Cooling

Today, we are taking a look at the updated version of the Alphacool Eisbaer AIO CPU cooler, the Eisbaer Aurora. For its second-generation product, Alphacool has gone through the...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2022

NVIDIA To Release Liquid Cooled A100 and H100 PCIe Accelerators

Among NVIDIA’s slate of announcements tonight at Computex 2022, the company has revealed that it is preparing to launch liquid cooled versions of their high-end PCIe accelerator cards. Being...

1 by Ryan Smith on 5/24/2022

The ADATA XPG Levante 360 AIO Cooler Review: Stuck in the Middle

A few weeks ago we had a look at ADATA's first attempt into the PC Power Supply market with the Cybercore PSU. In today's review we are checking out...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/4/2022

The Be Quiet! Pure Loop 280mm AIO Cooler Review: Quiet Without Compromise

Today we're taking our first look at German manufacturer Be Quiet's all-in-one (AIO) CPU liquid coolers, with a review of their Pure Loop 280mm cooler. True to their design...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/14/2021

The SilverStone IceGem AIO Coolers Review: Going Big For Threadripper

Today, we are taking a look at SilverStone's latest family of AIO coolers, the IceGem series. Designed explicitly with Ryzen Threadripper compatibility in mind, the IceGem coolers are meant...

34 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/21/2021

The Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 240 & 420 AIO Coolers Review: Big and Effective

Today we are taking a look at a couple of Arctic Cooling’s Liquid Freezer II all-in-one CPU coolers: the Liquid Freezer II 240, and the Liquid Freezer II 420...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/15/2021

The Corsair H150i Elite Capellix AIO Cooler Review: Go Big Or Go Home

Today we are taking a look at the largest member of Corsair's new Elite Capellix AIO cooler family, the H150i Elite Capellix. An upgrade for the renowned H150i Pro...

37 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/15/2020

Keeping it Pure, be quiet! Pure Loop Series, Up to 360 mm AIOs

be quiet! is one of the most widely known hardware manufacturers in Germany and across Europe, with ranges including CPU cooling, chassis, and case fans. Adding to its range...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

The NZXT Kraken Z63 & X73 AIO Cooler Review: Shiny On Top, Solid Underneath

Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest liquid coolers, the Kraken X-3 and Z-3 series. These are more of a refresh rather a total upgrade over last...

62 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/19/2020

The SilverStone Permafrost PF120, PF240, and PF360 ARGB AIO Coolers Review

SilverStone is a well-known name amongst advanced users and enthusiasts. The company earned its reputation from its first PSUs and original case designs, and soon diversified towards cooling related...

72 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/17/2020

A Custom Loop LCS for a Compact PC? Corsair Floats Hydro X XD3 Pump/Reservoir

Corsair has unveiled its new Hydro X XD3 RGB pump/reservoir combo, which is designed for building ultra-compact custom loop liquid cooling systems for smaller enthusiast-class PCs. As SFF gaming...

22 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2020

EKWB Dips Into Professional Liquid Cooling: Maximum Flexibility & Reliability, No RGB

Founded in 1999, EKWB was among the pioneers of the PC liquid cooling market. But despite the market's roots going even farther back – as a spin-off of supercomputer...

5 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2020

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