LC-Power LC-CC-120-LiCo CPU koeler
LC-Power's liquid cooling solution komt met een 120 mm fan an aluminium radiator zoals we vaker zien bij andere fabrikanten. Daarnaast goed om te zien dat alle CPU modellen worden ondersteunt.
Liquid CPU cooler met één 120 mm fan voor de volgende sockets:
Intel LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156/2011/2011-3
AMD FM1/FM2/FM2+/AM2/AM2+/AM3 /AM3+/AM4
LC-CC-120-LiCo: aluminium + koper
Included in delivery: 1x heat sink/radiator, 1x 120 mm fan, 1x thermal paste, 1x back plate, 1x mounting material, 1x user manual
Dimensions radiator (l x w x d) 155 x 120 x 34 mm
Dimensions fan (l x w x d) 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Dimensions heat sink (l x w x d) 52 x 58 x 38 mm
Dimensions copper plate (l x w) 52 x 58 mm
Weight (cooler + fan) 0,652 kg
Rated voltage 12V DC
Starting voltage 6V
Operating voltage range 10 - 14V
Rated current 0,22A (0,26A max.)
Input power 3W
Fan speed 800 - 2200 rpm (+/- 10%)
Air flow 20,13 - 86,5 CFM (+/- 10%)
Air pressure 4,51 - 37,26 Pa
Fan noise level 19-35 dB(A) max.
Pump noise level <25 dB(A) max. Bearing FDB - Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan connector 4 pin PWM Cooler connector 3 pin TDP (Thermal Design Power) 180W Fan cable length 30 cm Tube length 31 cm Number of fan wings 7 wings Material Radiator: aluminium Heat sink: copper / plastic Tubes: plastic Working temp -10℃ ~ 60℃
- Makkelijke installatie
- Zeer goede koeling resultaten
- Zeer stil
- Socket AM4 ondersteuning
- Mist de Socket AM4 installation guide
We were happy to learn that Germany based computer case, power supply and cooling devices developer LC-Power added Socket AM4 support to their cooling products. We had a chance to test one of their all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, the LC-CC-120-LiCo, which comes with a 120 mm fan and an attractive price tag.
Packaging and Accessories
The white colored box is protecting the contents well. All the included parts were without any scratch.
The installation guide supports only English and German at the moment, but it contains clear, detailed drawings so everything is easy to understand.
This special kit was added to the box separately because it only supports AMD Socket AM4 based boards.
The main installation kit supports all the remaining popular CPU sockets are covered. The included black long screws are to be used for the radiator and fan installation. The thermal paste is enough for multiple installations.
Last but not least, the 120 mm fan sports an LC-Power logo added to the top of the rotor. It is nice to see the 4-pin PWM connector which means that the fan speed can be adjusted based on CPU temperature. The speed range goes from 800 to 2200 rpm (+/- 10%), while the airflow ranges from 20,13 to 86,5 CFM (+/- 10%) accordingly. The noise levels are declared to be between 19 and 35 dB(A).
A Closer Look
The AIO liquid cooling solution that we received from LC-Power features a closed loop which comes pre-filled and ready to be used, which makes it really easy to install. The thickness of the aluminum radiator is circa 34mm. The included rigid plastic tubes are opaque black and somewhat stiff.
The dimensions of the CPU cooling block is 52 x 58 x 38 mm since it contains a pump too. The copper base is not mirror polished, but rather has a rougher finish to it, yet it has no visible issues. LC-Power declares for the block a 180W cooling capacity, which we think is impressive to say the least.
The overall thickness of the radiator with the fan installed reaches 59mm, but it should not be a problem to install it inside most of the traditional PC cases. Shown in the picture is the fan installed so that way it blows the hot air through the radiator and out from inside the case.
After inserting the long screws into the backplate for the Socket AM4, we used the included plastic holders to lock them in place. Contrary to what we would usually expect, the backplate is not made out of metal but hard plastic instead.
In order to use the backplate and install the cooling block on a socket AM4 motherboard, you need to remove the standard AMD Socket AM4 mounting set from your mainboard.
The next step is holding the back plate in place and placing the two metal flat bars onto the long screws. Thumb screws are used to fix the plates in place. Before finally installing the cooler block onto the CPU, don’t forget to apply thermal paste on its heatspreader.
When placing the cooling block in place on top of the CPU, you need to be careful in aligning the two black spring-loaded screws on the holding metal brackets. It might seem to be somewhat difficult at first, but once you manage to do it correctly, tighten them gradually.
After connecting the fan & pump plugs and powering the system, we are greeted with a blue LED inside the pump body. The pump is surprisingly quiet and it is not possible to hear at 1m distance. The mainboard correctly reports the pump speed to be at around 7000 rpm.
Room temperature during tests was kept stable at around 25C. Different CPU coolers were compared under heavy load conditions and the results were taken after the temperatures were stable. We overclocked the CPU (6C/12T) @ 4 GHz increasing the vcore up to 1.38V VCC. Our test system was as follows:
- ASRock X370 Professional Fatal1ty
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
- 2 x 8 GB G.Skill Flare X DDR4-2400 RAM
- 2 GB Sapphire HD7870XT VGA
- Lite-On 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
- Xigmatek Maverick S 600W PSU
There are no surprises here. Although this is a liquid cooling solution, we did not expect record results, since after all this is only a single 120 mm fan on aluminium radiator solution. Noctua’s high-end top performer dual tower NH-D15 got lower temps but LC-CC-120-LiCo was better than the other Noctua tower heatsink NH-U12S, something that we still consider to be a good result. On the other hand, the pump and fan noise was never annoying and remained subjectively in the “quiet” level area. Fan speed never exceeded 1450 rpms so this contributed to the quiet operation of the LC-Power LC-CC-120-LiCo CPU Cooler.
The LC-Power LC-CC-120-LiCo, which includes a Socket AM4 installation kit, can be actually defined as a hidden gem thanks to the great cooling performance, quick installation, material quality and quiet operation. Both the pump and fan were quieter than expected even under overclock conditions. The MSRP is 59.90€ and honestly this is a very attractive price tag, compared to similar products.
We would like to thank LC-Power for sending this sample for review.
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