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ID-Cooling Icekimo 120W Liquid CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 3, 2017 2:10 am
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TweakTown Rating: 56%Manufacturer: ID-Cooling

ID-Cooling Icekimo 120W Liquid CPU Cooler

 

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First up for a picture is the Icekimo 120W head unit. We see that not only is it square, it is off-white in color, but it is also highly stylized with grooves and odd angles. The ID logo is present on the top, and the white tubing comes out of the right side, and we also find no plastic or cloth covering on it.

 

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On the right side of the head unit, we find two things to discuss. First of all, we can see the cap applied to the head unit, as it also makes itself part of the side structure of the block. This is also where the pump power lead comes out of the block, and at the other end is a 3-pin fan header.

 

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Fresh out of the box, we see that the copper cold plate has been protected with a plastic sticker warning us to remove it before installing it. To swap out the Intel hardware that comes with the Icekimo, the four large screws at each corner need to be removed to accomplish this.

 

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The cold plate is made of copper, has a dimpled texture as if it were cast and never machined to a finish. We also found that the sticker covering it leaves glue behind, leaving us with no option but to clean the plate first. Also, we found that the plate is bowed outward, more extremely than we have found with other AIOs.

 

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The specifications show that there should be 315mm of tubing, which works out to 12.4", and we see that they just made it. We can also tell that once the connections were made to the radiator, an extra piece of tubing is stretch over the tube and fitting, and is what locks the tubing in place here.

 

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No, this is not some funky angle trick with the camera, the radiator is that out of shape. While the white fins, tubes, frame, and headers do have a clean and sterile look to them, the fact that the top header is so out of square is something that is just too funky not to mention. Even on the oddest of AIOs that we have seen, never have we seen one built like this.

 

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We do appreciate when AIO makers dress up the 27mm thick side of the radiator with the company name, a logo, maybe even a stripe of color, but none of that is found on the Icekimo. All we get with this unit is a pair of rivets.

 

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Digging into another compartment of the inner packaging, we located the fan for the Icekimo 120W. This fan is the ID-12025M12S, shown here to draw only 0.18A, not the 0.25A the chart showed. This is a 4-pin PWM powered fan; the frame is white, the blades are clear, it has an LED lit hub, and even comes with rubber pads built into it in each corner.

 

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After finding the screws, we went ahead and attached the fan to the radiator. This angle loses the angled header issue, and as it sits here, the Icekimo 120W at this end does look decent, even if it is sterile.

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