When you hear the name Fractal Design you instantly think PC Case, which you should. Fractal Design came on the scene with their PC cases, many of which we’ve reviewed over the years. Back in 2014 Fractal Design entered the all-in-one liquid cooling market with their Kelvin line of coolers. Well it is 2017 and Fractal Design is releasing a new line of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers. The Celsius series builds upon proven technology with cutting edge advancements and premium sound dampening materials to deliver extreme cooling performance with minimum noise output. Fractal Design in launching the Celsius Series with the S24 (240 mm) and S36 (360 mm). These coolers have some features that you just won’t find on other AiO’s out there. We are taking a look at the S24 today, let’s jump in!
● The Celsius series uses a combination of cutting edge technology and premium sound dampening materials to deliver extreme cooling performance with minimum noise output.
● An intelligent temperature-controlled auto mode adjusts fan and pump speeds in real-time for optimum balance of cooling performance and silence, while PWM mode enables precision manual tuning for any usage situation.
● Included Fractal Design Dynamic X2 PWM fans offer a wide speed adjustment range from 500 to 2000 RPM allowing for near silent opera tion under lighter loads and maximum airflow during heavy usage.
● An integrated fan hub with concealed cable routing simplifies cable management for a clean installation.
● Radiator fittings use standard G 1/4″ thread for maximum compatibility and expandability with standard do-it-yourself components. Easily add and integrate a GPU block of your choice to eliminate noisy graphics card fans so the only sound you hear is the sound of your game.
Fractal Design always does a good job with their packaging and the Celsius S24 is no different. On the front there is a photo of the unit and it lets us know some of the main features which includes full Ryzen support out of the box, two dynamic PWM fans included, and a 5-year warranty. 5 years is pretty high for a product like this, great to see.
Flipping over to the back the dual mode fan control is detailed telling you the difference between automatic and PWM controlled. There is also a picture of the pump-block assembly going over its main features.
The other sides of the packaging are filled with information as well. One side goes over the details on the fans, integrated fan hub, and that the loop is expandable. The radiator uses standard G 1/4″ thread so you can open it up and expand it with other watercooling components. There is a full size overview as well as a compatibility list. Knowing the size before you buy is always a good thing. When it comes to compatibility this cooler supports all modern sockets including AM4.
Getting everything out of the box you have the radiator / block pump unit, two cooling fans, mounting hardware for both Intel and AMD setups, and a user’s guide.