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Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are going to take a look at one of the first ever liquid CPU coolers from Fractal Design – the Kelvin S36. This particular model sits at the top of their range and is designed for those who are looking to get achieve the best possible cooling performance for their CPU.

Fractal Design are a well respected manufacturer among PC enthusiasts. They are renowned for producing high quality cases which deliver excellent acoustics. We are excited to see if they can achieve products of the same quality in the PC cooling market with their new ‘Kelvin’ range.


General Specifications:

  • Block/pump assembly measurements: 69*69*40 mm
  • Tubing Measurements: 320mm long, 11mm outer and 8mm inner diameter
  • Fitted with anti-kink coils for worry-free installation
  • Kelvin S36 Radiator Measurements: 30*124*397mm
  • Thread class for fill port and all tube fittings: G 1/4″
  • Supported sockets: Intel: 775,1150,1155,1156,1366,2011; AMD: AM2,AM2+,AM3,AM3+,FM1,FM2,FM2+
  • Fans included: 3 pcs
  • Fractal Design Zero™ Thermal Paste ; 1 g syringe, sufficient for multiple mountings
  • Colors Available: Black
  • Net weight – Base unit only, not including mounting or fans: 1.4 kg
  • Net weight – SS-HP fan, per fan: 165 g
  • Net weight – Total excluding packaging and manual. Includes fans, mounting kit for all platforms, cooling paste (including packaging for the cooling paste) and adapter cable: 2.2 kg
  • Package dimensions – W x H x D: 350*250*151 mm
  • Package weight: 3.0 kg

Fan Specification:

  • Fractal Design Silent Series HP 120 mm
  • 800 – 1700 RPM
  • PWM control
  • Max air flow: 62.4 CFM
  • Max pressure: 2.33 mm H2O
  • Acoustical noise: 26.9 dB(A)
  • DC 12V, 0.18A

Pump Specification:

  • Ceramic bearing
  • 2400 RPM
  • Voltage control
  • Maximum water flow: 72 l/h
  • Maximum pressure: 1.0 m H2O
  • Acoustical noise: 25.0 dB(A)
  • DC 12V, 0.27A

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