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ID-Cooling Frostflow 120L CPU Liquid Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 26, 2015 2:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ID-Cooling

ID-Cooling Frostflow 120L CPU Cooler

 

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The head unit of the Frostflow 120L is round with four screws keeping the cover in place. On this cover, there is a chrome ID in the middle, and the opaque windows around the edge have LEDs behind them that offers their Comet-Tail LED lighting effect.

 

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The sides of the head unit are round as well to match the profile of the cap. Solid ninety degree fittings swivel on the one side while at the right we see the 3-pin lead that powers the pump and LEDs. At the bottom, we see a groove, and this is to allow the hardware into the block for mounting of it later.

 

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The cold plate certainly is copper and is oversized even for LGA2011 CPUs, with screws around the perimeter to keep it water tight. The base is also somewhat protected with a layer of plastic that comes applied to the base, mainly to fight oxidation.

 

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The cold plate is slightly convex in the center, likely more from the screw pressure than from the fine milling done to this base. It appears that just one pass was not enough as there are multiple semi-circular lines that can be followed across its surface. There are a couple of minor defects as well (scratches), but we highly doubt they will affect performance.

 

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Following the tubing from the head unit to the radiator, we find that we are given the 315mm or just under 12.5 inches in length. As for the power lead from the head unit, they offer up 10 inches of that to reach a motherboard header or fan controller.

 

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We did not find the typical sticker we see on Asetek units and the way the hardware mounts isn't standard Asetek either. What is typical about this AIO though, is that ID-Cooling also chose to go with the 27mm thick 120mm radiator.

 

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The arrangement of fins in this design is also tight like we are used to with a 20 plus FPI count. This is also why they offer a high static pressure fan, to help force as much air through those tiny spaces as possible.

 

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We did snag a bit of hardware and the fan for this image, but we do like the bright pop of red on the radiator. This eleven blade fan also has rubberized corners so that vibrations against the radiator are a non-issue.

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