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ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 CPU Cooler Review (Page 2)

Chad Sebring | Apr 22, 2020 at 9:50 am CDT - 2 mins, 8 secs time to read this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ARCTICModel: ACFRE00066A



In ARCTIC blue, the Liquid Freezer II 280 is seen in the form of a rendering over a wavy design behind it. On the left, we see the ARCTIC name and logo, a mention of the two-year warranty, and a QR code for product information. At the right, we do see a notation to the included MX-4, for this Multi-Compatible All-In-One CPU Water Cooler.

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We can see that the cooler had a rough ride to our doorstep, but back what we see on the right, side panel, of the packaging. In seven languages, ARCTIC provides features in list form. Covering things like compatibility, high-efficiency pump use, its high performance, VRM cooling, pressure optimized fans, sleeved tubes, integrated cable management, lack of need for maintenance, the secure hold of the hardware, and MX-4 thermal paste are all things to keep an eye out for. If you wish to see a manual for this cooler, you will need to use the QR code or the address in the lower-right corner.

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On the back of the package, ARCTIC uses it to show renderings and images, along with many of the features, to help ensure their customers know what they are getting. The first image deals with the pump and impeller, the second covers the sealed nature and lack of need to open it, and the third one shows us the VRM fan. Across the bottom, they mention the wire management at the radiator end, to keep wires out of view, ARCTIC covers the new P-fan again, and is shown to be ready for extreme overclocking in almost complete silence!

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If you would rather not take the time to use the QR code on the box for information, you can use the left end of the package. Everything is broke down as we saw in the specifications chart, but we also find a list of included parts that are to be found inside.

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The inner packaging lacks the typical recycled cardboard we see that many use, traded out for folded sections of cardboard to keep the parts separated. The head unit is on top, held in a small box, with the hardware found in the white box next to it, kept in place by the tubing. At the bottom is the radiator, and we can see the cardboard laid down, which would cover this entire side inside of the box. We have no complaints, though. Even with the box taking damage, our Liquid Freezer II 280 is in terrific condition!

Chad Sebring


After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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