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Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 240 AIO CPU Cooler Review

Arctic Cooling claims its new Liquid Freezer 240 is "Extremely Powerful yet Quiet," "Designed for Extreme Cooling Performance" and that it has "Optimal Heat Dissipation." This All-In-One CPU cooler has a 240mm radiator that is poised to do great things with a stock Push/Pull 4-fan configuration and excellent cold plate.

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Conclusions

When we reviewed the Liquid Freezer 120 we were amazed by what Arctic Cooling was able to do with such a small cooler. With the Liquid Freezer 240, Arctic Cooling has knocked our socks off and made it clear that Arctic Cooling is setting new standards in the industry by which all others will be measured. To put it simply, if you are an enthusiast in need of serious AIO cooling then you've found your answer.

Now in most instances, you have to sacrifice a good bit of sound to get this level of performance but that simply isn't the case with the Liquid Freezer 240. You can have your cake and eat it too. You can have the highest level of performance in a package that won't disturb much anyone or anything in earshot. Simply amazing!

Now when it comes to cost we have to say we would not be surprised if this thing cost upwards of $150 USD simply because of the performance you get and the four fans that are stock in the package. But if the Liquid Freezer 120 was any indication, Arctic Cooling has another surprise in store for us.

Price/Performance

The charts below show the cost you will pay for each degree in temperature reduction the heat sink gives you over the stock cooler. The two areas that influence this chart are cost of the heat sink and its performance. An expensive cooler that gives you superior performance will be rated as average since its cost hurts its rating. Inversely, a poor performing heat sink that costs next to nothing will be rated as average since its performance will hurt its ratings. We ideally look for low cost and high performance. All prices were gathered by doing a very quick search of the web for each cooler and listing it here sans S/H and tax (these can vary widely from region to region). We use MSRP pricing for those not yet found in stock.

As an example, if a cooler outperforms the stock cooler by 10C and costs USD $5.00 it would be listed in our chart as $.50. You would pay fifty cents for each degree of better performance over the box cooler.

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To arrive at a single number difference, we took the value of all four cores from our overclocked tests, averaged these and then compare these for analysis.

The Bottom Line

Let's be succinct and to the point. Arctic Cooling has just raised the bar when it comes to AIO CPU coolers. The Liquid Freezer 240 is a cooler that destroys all competition while remaining whisper quiet and costs less than any other water cooler of this size and costs even less than some smaller water coolers. You can purchase the Arctic Cooling Liquid Cooler 240 from Both Newegg and Amazon for $99.99 with Free/Prime shipping.

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Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 240 AIO CPU Cooler

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