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Arctic Liquid Freezer II Fans

Greetings,

I hope this finds you all well.

I have a Liquid Freezer II 240mm cooling my CPU. I have seen a number of user reviewers stating that they took the cooler and swapped out the rad fans. No mention of how. I am wondering if anyone reading this post has changed the rad fans on this cooler. If so, could I get a quick idea of what is involved? The reason I ask is, the fans are routed through the tube's sleeving and terminate at the same plug as the pump and VRM fan. Maybe not your average fan swap.

Now perhaps the difficulty changing the fans requires someone with experience cutting rewiring, crimping, etc. If so, it isn't me. And of course, that would also be an answer. On the other hand, perhaps there is a very simple way of accomplishing the task that I am missing.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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Why do you want to swap the fans? They are pretty good and very silent. Sure, you can get better fans but they will be much louder. Not worth it.

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Thanks for the reply rare,

I was looking at the industrial Noctua 120mm. Their static pressure is nearly double that of the Arctic fans. What I don't know, how a near doubling of the static fan pressure translates into cooler CPU temperatures. I do take your point that I will be adding noise to the equation. Perhaps not worth it as you suggest.
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There's no difficulty on changing the fans, they're pluggued to an extender, that's what goes through the sleeve to the CPU block.

But as they said, at least the 140mm fans from the 280 version, the on I have, are perfectly good fans, I run this thing at 50% at full load, running it at 100% gives me like 2º better cooling, absolute overkill.
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Thanks Molitro,

That's 2 votes against. Maybe better to take a pass. Molitro, in case I get a fit of stupidity, what's the process? Pull down the sleeve, disconnect the old fans and connect the new? I suppose if I have to ask, I had better leave well enough alone.
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The extender is outside, as I said, no difficulty involved at all.
Fans are screwed normally and have short cables, then the extender is routed along the fans with 2 plugs, one for each.
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I believe Steve shows it in this video. I would leave them alone though.

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Quote: Originally Posted by gderreck View Post
Greetings,

I hope this finds you all well.

I have a Liquid Freezer II 240mm cooling my CPU. I have seen a number of user reviewers stating that they took the cooler and swapped out the rad fans. No mention of how. I am wondering if anyone reading this post has changed the rad fans on this cooler. If so, could I get a quick idea of what is involved? The reason I ask is, the fans are routed through the tube's sleeving and terminate at the same plug as the pump and VRM fan. Maybe not your average fan swap.

Now perhaps the difficulty changing the fans requires someone with experience cutting rewiring, crimping, etc. If so, it isn't me. And of course, that would also be an answer. On the other hand, perhaps there is a very simple way of accomplishing the task that I am missing.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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why would you want to change them? They are really good fans.
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Yes the fans are good. I did change the orientation so as to set the fans as intake from the front. Pulling fresh air into the radiator.

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