Being relatively new to the scene ID-Cooling, I met them last year at Computex 2014 and subsequently reviewed their Mini ITX casing which was a solid product and today in goldfries’ lab is the Frostflow 120L which is an affordable AIO cooling.
Out of the box the cooling kit doesn’t look any different from what’s already in the market.
In case you didn’t notice it yet, the packaging is quite small for an AIO cooling unit, the rubber tubes are quite short compared to my other AIO units like those from NZXT, Corsair and Cooler Master.
The unit comes with copper base at the pump.
It comes also with a 120mm PWM fan.
Lastly, the accessories that’s part of the package.
More details at the official product page.
Installation & Benchmarks
Installation was a breeze, ID-Cooling placed a rubber padding around the backplate that holds the mounting screws in place making it a lot easier to install as one need not worry about loose screws.
As for the performance, it was tested on an Intel Core i5-4670K overclocked to 4.3Ghz at 1.25 vcore with room temperature set to 25Â°C. Below are the results.
|Cooler||Idle (Â°C)||Load (Â°C)|
|ID-Cooling FrostFlow 120L||27||60|
|ID-Cooling FrostFlow 120L (Max fan speed)||26||60|
|ThermalTake Water 3.0 Ultimate||30||61|
|ThermalTake Water 3.0 Ultimate (Max fan speed)||28||46|
|ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C||32||60|
|ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C (Max fan speed)||29||57|
The fan on the Frostflow 120L was only moderately noisy even at full RPM and based on the results above, setting it to silent (low RPM) would work just fine. The pump wasn’t noisy at all.
Oh and about the circular running LED lights – here’s a video of it.
The ID-Cooling Frostflow 120L retails at RM 219, certainly a very affordable AIO cooling unit that actually looks premium with the circular running LED lights. What else could you ask for from a cooling unit at this price with LED lights, right? 😀 Would you be willing to fork out a little more to be able to disable the LED or have it change colors? I would and I hope to see that from ID-Cooling.
I also like that the tubes are short, that’s not to say it’s a bad thing that tubes are long but having a short tube AIO cooler in the market is a plus for consumers, shorter tube looks better in compact casings.