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Fractal Design's Celsius+ AIO coolers make cable management a lot easier

By Hoots the Owl - on 15 Apr 2020, 2:42am

Fractal Design's Celsius+ AIO coolers make cable management a lot easier

Image Source: Fractal Design

Imagine having an all-in-one cooler that only requires you to plug in a single cable. You no longer have to worry about hooking up the pump, internal USB header, and fans to your motherboard. It sounds almost like a dream, but that's exactly what Fractal Design has done with its new line of Celsius+ AIO coolers. Available in three different sizes – 240mm, 360mm, and a brand new 280mm model – the Celsius+ coolers also come with your choice of Dynamic X2 or Prisma ARGB fans. 

The highlight of the new coolers is probably the cleverly concealed wiring within the nylon-braided sleeves that cover the rubber tubing. Together with the upgraded PWM hub that now resides on the radiator itself, Fractal has been able to simplify the cabling such that there is just a single braided PWM cable coming out of the pump. This is all that's required to power up the cooler if you decide you don't need RGB lighting. If you want to look fancy however, you'll have to connect an extra ARGB cable to the pump itself. But because everything comes out of the pump, cable management is still relatively simple. 

Articulating elbow fittings also make the tubes easier to reposition and route, while reducing tension on the pump.

As with previous Celsius coolers, the Celsius+ models let you choose between auto and PWM modes. The latter offers you more granular controls and potentially better performance, while the auto control mode dynamically adjusts fan and pump speeds to balance between performance and noise. It's easy to switch between the two modes – you just twist the pump face and watch the text indicator change.

The pump itself features a tinted glass face with a backlit Fractal logo and ARGB LED effects. This can be controlled using software from all the popular RGB ecosystems, including ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, ASRock Polychrome Sync, and even Razer Chroma.

Here's an overview of the price of each model:

  • Celsius+ S24 Dynamic - US$129.99
  • Celsius+ S24 Prisma - US$149.99
  • Celsius+ S28 Dynamic - US$149.99
  • Celsius+ S28 Prisma - US$169.99
  • Celsius+ S36 Dynamic - US$169.99
  • Celsius+ S36 Prism - US$199.99