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Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO

Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO

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Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO IMG 3385CPU cooling is still one of the most crucial parts of building out a new PC. Whether you are planning to use passive or active cooling systems you still going to need one. Over the years many computer enthusiasts have proven over and over that the water cooling solutions provide unparalleled cooling for the CPUs. Fractal Design has been offering All In One cooling solution “Celsius” for a while now. What captured enthusiasts attention is the great cooling performance and quiet operation of the pump and fans of Celsius. Fractal Design is releasing its upgraded version of Celsius, the Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO. In this version of the AIO cooling solution, we are expecting to see the same outstanding performance and upgraded key features like a new pump and ARGB enabled hub. Our sample of Celsius+ came with a 360mm radiator and Prisma ARGB fans. Prisma fans are Fractals signature ARGB fans that have great airflow and good static pressure for cooling radiators while keeping overall noise to a minimum.

Review Sample Provided By: Fractal Design
Product Name and Website: Celsius+ S36 Prisma
Product was given in exchange for work to produce review.

The product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Technical Specifications

Supported sockets (Intel) 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066
Supported sockets (AMD) AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, TR4 (via included bracket in AMD Threadripper box)
Coldplate material Copper
Thermal paste Pre-applied
Block height 45 mm
Block measurements (with fittings) 86 x 75 mm
Block diameter (main block body) 62 mm
Pump rotational speed 800-2800 RPM in normal use, 3500 RPM during thermal protection mode (activates if liquid temperature is over 60°C)
Pump bearing type Ceramic bearing and shaft
Pump PWM control Yes
Pump acoustical noise (full speed) 20 dBA
Pump maximum pressure, 50°C 14.396 kPa / 1.46 mm H2O / 2.0 PSI
Pump rated voltage 12V DC
Pump operating voltage 5.5-13.2V DC
Pump input current (without fans) 0.36A
Pump input power 4.32W at full speed
Pump MTTF 50,000 hours
Tube length 400 mm
Tube material Low-permeability rubber with braided nylon sleeve
Fittings, block side Articulating 90-degree elbow
Fittings, radiator side Straight rotary
Fan control Dual mode (Auto/PWM)
Warranty 5 years

General Fan Specifications

Fan specification S24/S36 Prisma
Fan type Prisma AL-12 PWM ARGB
Size 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Blade color Semi-opaque white
Frame color Black
LED type Addressable RGB
Screw hole pattern 105 x 105 mm
Power connector 4-pin
Number of Blades 7
Rotational speed 500 – 2000 RPM
Bearing LLS
PWM Yes
Acoustical noise (max) 32.7 dBA
Airflow (max) 85.71 CFM
Static pressure (max) 2.78 mm H2O
Input voltage 12V DC
Input current (max) 0.18A
Fan starting voltage 7V
LED input power 1.50W
LED max input current 0.30A
LED input voltage 5V
Low (0-20%) PWM speed 500 RPM
Low PWM noise level 14.8 dB(A)
Low PWM airflow 20.68 CFM
Low PWM static pressure 0.36 mmH2O
Power Cable length 300 mm
RGB Cable length 300 + 180 mm
Cable type Black Sleeved
MTBF 100,000 hours

Radiator Specifications

Radiator specification Celsius+ S36
Radiator dimensions 123 x 30 x 403 mm
Radiator housing material Aluminum
Radiator fin material Aluminum
Radiator fan screw threads 6-32

 

Note: Please connect the Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Prisma to the correct port on your motherboard. Make sure you are using ARGB or +5V headers on your motherboard. The Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Prisma plugged into the incorrect headers may result in malfunction or damage.

The Celsius+ comes in three different sizes, 240mm 360mm and 280mm (radiators). Each of these models could be purchased with Dynamic X2 or Prisma ARGB fans. My review sample is of a 360mm version of Celsius+ with Prisma ARGB Fans. Do note that the CPU block/pump is also ARGB capable. The packaging of Celsius+ is based on the length of the radiator. It contains vivid images of Celsius+ with Prisma fans. Key features and specifications are also displayed to acknowledge the potential buyers of the product inside and its signature features.

The system comes completely pre-filled with the cooling liquid so there is no additional gear needed to get this All In One unit installed. Some additional, helpful, information on the radiator is listed on the side of the packaging. For the S36 model, you would need to be aware that the length of the radiator is 403mm and height of 30mm. Most of the Full ATX cases should be able to accommodate these measurements.

The internal packaging of Celsius+ is based on recycled material. Its a cardboard tray where entire All In One unit is secured. All of the components come wrapped in plastic bags to prevent accidental damage while in transport. Fractal also includes a friendly User Guide to get you up and running in no time. Installation hardware for both Intel and AMD sockets is also included. TR4 sockets are also supported however you need to use the AMD bracket that is included with the Threadripper box.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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