Water Cooling

Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO

Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO

Closer Look at Celsius+ S36 Prisma AIO »

CPU 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.

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Product Name/Link to Website: Celsius+ S36 Prisma
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this 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 materialCopper
Thermal pastePre-applied
Block height45 mm
Block measurements (with fittings)86 x 75 mm
Block diameter (main block body)62 mm
Pump rotational speed800-2800 RPM in normal use, 3500 RPM during thermal protection mode (activates if liquid temperature is over 60°C)
Pump bearing typeCeramic bearing and shaft
Pump PWM controlYes
Pump acoustical noise (full speed)20 dBA
Pump maximum pressure, 50°C14.396 kPa / 1.46 mm H2O / 2.0 PSI
Pump rated voltage12V DC
Pump operating voltage5.5-13.2V DC
Pump input current (without fans)0.36A
Pump input power4.32W at full speed
Pump MTTF50,000 hours
Tube length400 mm
Tube materialLow-permeability rubber with braided nylon sleeve
Fittings, block sideArticulating 90-degree elbow
Fittings, radiator sideStraight rotary
Fan controlDual mode (Auto/PWM)
Warranty5 years

General Fan Specifications

Fan specificationS24/S36 Prisma
Fan typePrisma AL-12 PWM ARGB
Size120 x 120 x 25 mm
Blade colorSemi-opaque white
Frame colorBlack
LED typeAddressable RGB
Screw hole pattern105 x 105 mm
Power connector4-pin
Number of Blades7
Rotational speed500 – 2000 RPM
Acoustical noise (max)32.7 dBA
Airflow (max)85.71 CFM
Static pressure (max)2.78 mm H2O
Input voltage12V DC
Input current (max)0.18A
Fan starting voltage7V
LED input power1.50W
LED max input current0.30A
LED input voltage5V
Low (0-20%) PWM speed500 RPM
Low PWM noise level14.8 dB(A)
Low PWM airflow20.68 CFM
Low PWM static pressure0.36 mmH2O
Power Cable length300 mm
RGB Cable length300 + 180 mm
Cable typeBlack Sleeved
MTBF100,000 hours

Radiator Specifications

Radiator specificationCelsius+ S36
Radiator dimensions123 x 30 x 403 mm
Radiator housing materialAluminum
Radiator fin materialAluminum
Radiator fan screw threads6-32


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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