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Fractal Design Celsius S36 AIO Cooler Review Comment Thread

Bond007

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Wow. At that pricing and performance this will be the AIO to get in its price bracket. I would love to see them continue the bang for buck down through lower priced components as well.
 

10e

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If the pump is strong enough to handle a GPU water block, a 360mm radiator like this could easily cool both a GTX 1080 and a Ryzen 1700 or 6700k/7700k at stock clocks, and possibly overclocked. It's not uncommon to see slim radiators cooling up to 300 watts of power these days in push-pull.

In addition those Fractal HP fans are very good for radiators (I have tried the 140mm fans for 280mm rads), and because they are off-the-shelf fans, getting more for push-pull to enhance performance by another 15-20% is easy and they are very reasonably priced.

Considering the performance versus price, and the fact that a number of cases in the past three years in ATX and Micro-ATX can handle 360mm radiators, this should be the go-to setup for most people. Hell, even the S24 would be great too.

Great review!
 

Bao

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Quite impressive.

I'd love to see follow ups with the either AIO model + extra rad + GPU.

Could be a very nice performance alternative from going all out.

> because I was incredibly happy thermals wise with my H220x + 360mm rad setup from last year.

I imagine re-filling this setup is equally as annoying as the Swiftech setup though UGH!
 
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