Fractal Introduces New Celsius+ Liquid CPU Coolers

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Fractal’s Celsius+ Coolers Add Performance, ARGB Integration

Fractal has announced the new generation of their Celsius AiO liquid CPU coolers today in 240, 280, and 360 mm sizes, with the Celsius+ lineup featuring “a fully redesigned block and an upgraded on-radiator PWM fan hub”, as well as addressable RGB lighting integration “featuring an ARGB-accented pump face”.

The new Celsius+ Prisma models add, as the name indicates, pre-installed Fractal Prisma ARGB fans to add even more addressable RGB to the mix, if desired.

Key features from Fractal include:

  • Tinted glass pump face with backlit logo and ARGB LED effects
  • Smart auto control mode dynamically adjusts fan and pump speeds for the ideal balance of silence and cooling performance
  • Twist the pump face to change from auto to PWM mode for full user control
  • ARGB-enabled PWM hub places all fan connections directly on the radiator for a clutter-free installation
  • Sleeved tubing with concealed wiring connects power and ARGB for the entire system at the pump
  • Asus AURA, Gigabyte Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, and ASRock Polychrome support
  • Pre-applied thermal paste guarantees optimal application with even coverage
  • Low-permeability rubber tubing with nylon braided sleeves
  • Articulating elbow fittings make tubes easier to route while reducing tension on the pump
  • Prisma ARGB PWM fans deliver outstanding airflow with brilliant lighting effects
  • High-performance Dynamic X2 PWM fans provide excellent airflow with minimal noise
  • LLS fan bearings provide silent operation with a long lifespan
  • Backed by a 5-year warranty for extended peace of mind
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Quite a bit has changed from the Celsius cooler this author reviewed back in 2017, with functional changes as well as the new addressable RGB aesthetics. The new CPU block now uses articulating 90-degree fittings rather than metal, with a more compact 62 mm diameter (down from 78 mm).

The previous version’s metal G 1/4″ fittings on the radiator side have also been replaced, with straight rotary fittings. The tube length and material remain the same 400 mm low-permeability rubber with braided nylon sleeves.As before the fan (and ARGB) cables are concealed within the sleeves:

Pump performance is now improved, with the Celsius+ design offering 1.46 mmH20 pressure at 50 C, up from 1.0 mmH20 with the Celsius. The new pump’s speed range moves down from 1950 – 3150 RPM to 800 – 2800 RPM (with a max of 3500 RPM available during “thermal protection mode”.)

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The new coolers also include new fans, with the Celsius+ Dynamic and Celsius+ Prisma (ARGB). Both models offering a 500 – 2000 RPM range for the 120mm GP-12, and 500 – 1700 RPM range for the 140mm GP-14 versions.

General fan specs include:

  • High-grade LLS (Long Life Sleeve) bearing with 100,000 hours MTBF
  • Counter-balanced magnet reduces axial tension on the bearing
  • Optimized fan geometry balances airflow and static pressure
  • Aerodynamic stator with embedded wiring reduces turbulence
  • Blade edges with strategically placed notches eliminate fan hum
  • Trip Wire technology increases blade efficiency and decreases noise
  • PWM control with a wide speed range
  • High static pressure ideal for radiators and airflow-restrictive applications

The Celsius+ Prisma add these aesthetic features:

  • Black sleeved power cables offer an extra touch of style
  • Asus AURA, Gigabyte Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, and ASRock Polychrome support

The new Celsius+ coolers support AMD socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, and TR4 (via the AMD-provided bracket in the Threadripper box), along with Intel LGA 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066.

New models include (with pricing):

All coolers offer a 5-year warranty.

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1 Comment

  1. razor512

    I wish they would redesign their mid sized ATX cases to have more clearance above the motherboard tray.

    One issue is that even if they allow for a 280mm radiator above the tray, in many cases, you cannot do something like a pull config for the radiator mounted to the top of the case, since it will then hit the cover over the IO ports of the motherboard, or the VRM heatsinks.

    They need to make a deign that offers the top clearance of the Define XL cases, but keeps everything else the same. just make the case 2-3 inches taller.


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