Water Cooling Performance for Half the Price

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A year ago the prototype of the IceGiant ProSiphon impressed us with it's cooling performance, but does the much smaller retail unit keep up?
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  1. Hadouken OCX

    Hadouken OCXDay ago

    LOL KEKW thei Copy Paste ARCTIC P12 PWM PST Fans 1to1 can ARCTIC sued them for that :o ?

  2. MrAsus3571

    MrAsus3571Day ago

    Linus i rember you back in the bulletin board days your a genius very good at what you do!

  3. Joe. Jia

    Joe. Jia2 days ago

    slap that bad boy on a graphics card

  4. Wylie Coyote

    Wylie Coyote3 days ago

    Watercooling is still superior and looks N times better. Case closed.

  5. Angelo Pätre

    Angelo Pätre4 days ago

    this cooler looks sooooo good

  6. RenchesAndSords

    RenchesAndSords5 days ago

    to be fair to custom water cooling, given your list of parts, you can get there with a lot less cost...

  7. EVPointMaster

    EVPointMaster6 days ago

    Btw the fans that come with the ProSiphon, are the Arctic P12 fans; the P12 PWM PST CO variant to be exact. Even the stickers on the fans look the same, it just says Ice Giant instead of Arctic and it's blue instead of white

  8. EVPointMaster

    EVPointMaster6 days ago

    WhyTF is that loop so expensive?? The Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 is the best performing 240 AIO on the market and you could literally buy 6 of them for the price of this loop.

  9. TheBaseUK

    TheBaseUK8 days ago

    Why didnt they compare it to the bequiet dark pro air cooler? Seems to be one of the better air coolers for threadripper 3000

  10. ST FU

    ST FU8 days ago

    Lol I just use heatsink and stock amd fan WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  11. Kajedeh

    Kajedeh9 days ago

    I have it just received now ICE GIANT

  12. MONSTiiiR

    MONSTiiiR10 days ago

    so there's no point getting it for low to mid chips and if you're running a high I should just get a water cooling system? deciding between a d15 or ice giant

  13. Trucker Jack

    Trucker Jack6 days ago

    They're both great coolers. One would argue due to the larger cold plate of the ice giant, it could transfer heat more effectively vs the D15. Unless you're pushing some serious temps the cheaper of the two would be the D15. If you want something "New" that's already proving itself, go Icegiant. But you'll pay a large premium.. then there's the colors if that bothers you. Also, the D15 is probably better with acoustics over the IG. I have IG and the NH-U12A. I love both of them.

  14. Plasmancer

    Plasmancer10 days ago

    Now I just need DIY Perks to put one of these onto a 3090, see how well it goes, then have Optimum Tech put one on both GPU and CPU in an Mini ITX case

  15. Beka Tank

    Beka Tank11 days ago

    I remember when you shown to us their prototype.


    ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΜΟΥΣ11 days ago

    hey everyone!!! i wanna order arctic 360 but i cant really find any pc case that can top mmount it... has anyone mounted on top? in what case? thanks a loT

  17. Darklocq of Highrock

    Darklocq of Highrock12 days ago

    Cool, I was going to ask that you do a review of the release version of this. However, we still need to see comparative benchmarking on high-end AM4; you've covered Threadripper, which most people will not have, and high-end Intel desktop CPUs, which are losing market share to to 3950X, 3900X, etc. Those seem like the sweet spot for this: gamers will overclock them, and they're common, and they don't have a central hot spot like Intel chips, and not all of us want water in our systems (or, as in my instance, have cases not suited for AIOs due to the mounting positions available and their vertical relation to the CPU, but large enough for an Ice Giant).

  18. Nick_ TV

    Nick_ TV12 days ago

    Prosiphon + Ryzen 7 2700x = Good Idea?

  19. Siddakid

    Siddakid14 days ago

    Bruh Linus’ beard is awesome

  20. Bpositive

    Bpositive14 days ago

    So how does it perform at stock clock speeds???

  21. Papi Chuckle

    Papi Chuckle16 days ago

    Where can this be bought in the uk ???

  22. OGEG95

    OGEG9516 days ago

    I pre ordered mine 9+ months ago I just barley got it today and it is massive

  23. Marapella Pournella

    Marapella Pournella16 days ago

    Can we get some indication of Case Compatibility with the Prosiphon Elite?

  24. Trucker Jack

    Trucker Jack15 days ago

    Check our there website then compare it to your case clearance. Off the top of my head I think it's 48mm for ram, 164mm for length "measured from mobo to it's tip" and 251mm wide. Basically about as long as a 2 slot 2080ti. My gigabyte specifically almost comes flush with it on the right side.

  25. Olle Verhoeven

    Olle Verhoeven22 days ago

    Mini itx build with the thermosiphon!!!

  26. mehutolkki3232

    mehutolkki323222 days ago

    How about using Noctua NF-A12 fans with this? Any improvements? How does the noise levels compare?

  27. mehutolkki3232

    mehutolkki323214 days ago

    @Trucker Jack yeah thanks! I am curious mostly because I am quite the opposite and pc being quiet is very important to me

  28. Trucker Jack

    Trucker Jack14 days ago

    @mehutolkki3232 I'll try that and let you know. For now temps are amazing and I never really considered lowering the fan curves as noise has never been an issue for me. I am aware that running full tilt doesn't always help. So I'll give it a go.

  29. mehutolkki3232

    mehutolkki323215 days ago

    @Trucker Jack how about if you run them at 1000-1500rpm with your current setup? How much does it affect the temps?

  30. Trucker Jack

    Trucker Jack15 days ago

    @mehutolkki3232 I just set them to performance and let them do their business. I did take the stock fans and place two under my gpu. I run those maxed out at 2500rpm.

  31. mehutolkki3232

    mehutolkki323217 days ago

    @Trucker Jack what rpm are you maxing them on? The color is fine with me, I "wear" noctua fans with pride even if the color doesn't suit most of the people. To me its kind of a symbol of showing quality. Like some sports car that is known to be a legend but doesn't look that great or something. Hard to explain. Besides unless you plan on using a windowed sidepanel you don't see them anyway.

  32. funmovieproduction

    funmovieproduction23 days ago

    8:55 The fans of the cooler are rebranded Arctic P12 or P14. Awesome fans for around 7€ per piece. Optimum tech made a review of them here: uslikes.info/house/g6ud2LmFqIiGma4/video.html

  33. Walter Moore

    Walter Moore24 days ago

    The nervous zebra inevitably close because bear timely whisper near a parsimonious needle. adaptable, earsplitting plate

  34. James Small

    James Small24 days ago

    I hope they make a nickel plated copper version. That with liquid metal would be the best

  35. Mark Joseph

    Mark Joseph24 days ago

    I think you mentioned in the last video that they were making a passive version for less extreme chips. Is that still happening?

  36. SydneySE

    SydneySE25 days ago

    I got mine weeks ago and the results are simply amazing. I have a TR 1950x overlocked to 4.0hz and I idle at 12-15c and under heavy load it doesn't go above 28c. Nothing I have had outside of water cooling has come close to the temps this thing can do. I love it.

  37. Spy Peace

    Spy Peace25 days ago

    Which case did you use? Or Recommend?

  38. Trucker Jack

    Trucker Jack2 days ago

    @Spy Peace yep it does. You'll need to mount them first, though. I mounted mines but didn't secure them down completely until I installed IG. That leaves you room to align them flush with the IG.

  39. Spy Peace

    Spy Peace2 days ago

    @Trucker Jack oh ok cool! Does that case still have room for top mounted fans above the cpu cooler?

  40. Trucker Jack

    Trucker Jack15 days ago

    Fits fine in my lian li lancool mesh. It blocks out pretty ram colors and renders the rear exhaust almost useless.. but everything fits perfectly fine.

  41. Anonymous Suomynona

    Anonymous Suomynona25 days ago

    Might I ask how a $170 ProSiphon Elite is half the price of a $135 Liquid Freezer II 360 🤦‍♂️

  42. mrchillgreen

    mrchillgreen25 days ago

    @Linus Tech Tips omg mount it on a GPU XD..... no seriously mount the ice giant on a gpu.

  43. TxT Peer

    TxT Peer27 days ago

    Unavailable in Canada !

  44. Kamxam13

    Kamxam1328 days ago

    Got the Icegiant Elite off Ebay for about $20 more than MSRP for my 3970x build because i was impatient and didn't want to wait weeks/months getting it. :) (Also got the NH-U14S TR4 Just in case) Was originally going to do an AIO water cooler for the CPU, but had to scrap that idea when i got a deal on a Hybrid AIO RTX since my case can only fit one 360 Radiator and the GPU won out.

  45. Brian Mulrooney

    Brian Mulrooney28 days ago

    Just got mine in the mail!

  46. mrromantimothy

    mrromantimothy28 days ago

    I should have my system done by the end of the year I'm using regular stuff you can buy I'm going to have a dishwasher pump and a copper radiator out the top and air intakes will be HEPA filtered for added quietness and unrestricted water flow that's why you're blowing so many water pumps restricting the water flow so much heat rises out the top anyway so I should be getting good numbers when I'm done with my system that I invented back in 1990 you guys are moving way too much air and restricting your water flow way too much

  47. riopato2009

    riopato200929 days ago

    I'm noticing the height clearance between the noctuas and see that the Ice Giants are a couple of cms shorter. question is, how small of a case can this fit in and how tight would it be inside an itx motherboard?

  48. Ben Bradford

    Ben Bradford29 days ago

    That was the worst segue I've ever heard and I need 300 more just like it

  49. Señor Stalker

    Señor Stalker29 days ago

    9:10 Wow Nice.

  50. Hatake

    Hatake29 days ago

    Next Video: Watercooling Water

  51. calsterman

    calstermanMonth ago

    I bought one of these and will put it on my 5950x, I am currently running a Noctua nh-d 15 and I am really interested to see how these two compare

  52. Elijs Dima

    Elijs DimaMonth ago

    Interesting, I should get this for the R5 3600.

  53. boredgunner

    boredgunnerMonth ago

    Curious how this does vs custom liquid cooling on 5900X/5950X


    THE16THPHANTOMMonth ago

    so this kind of validates people who use AIO huh. instead of the giant noctual beasts that are sometimes better than AIO coolers.

  55. CJ Epino

    CJ EpinoMonth ago

    Just got mine yesterday, so excited to install it in my build!

  56. Nano Gamer

    Nano Gamer28 days ago

    Hi, When did you order it? I want to give it a shot but don't want to wait months for it to come in.

  57. Pronounce with Me

    Pronounce with MeMonth ago

    2:19 Heat And Mass Transfer by Cengel. 😂😂😂 I was surprised that Linus was teaching Mechanical Engineering 😆😆

  58. Jeremiah Gillis

    Jeremiah GillisMonth ago

    Why have no reviewers tested this with the 5000 series? Lot of people want to know if this still works well with the lower thermal load.

  59. Kamxam13

    Kamxam1328 days ago

    Pretty sure this is mostly designed with the Gen 3 Threadrippers in mind atm, and a few of the Intel CPU's. Have heard they'll be doing more CPU options for it later on supposedly.

  60. Tom Lis

    Tom LisMonth ago

    tl;dw The Icegiant is THE cooler to get for overclocked Threadripper and nothing else. Making it a very niche product, not going to make a big splash as a bestseller.

  61. Franco Exner

    Franco ExnerMonth ago

    If my pc will be at high load for a long period of time, like 8 hours rendering, It would be better air cooling or water cooling?

  62. Justin Sego

    Justin SegoMonth ago

    Really starting to see how the beard makes him not look like some kid

  63. MrMonotone

    MrMonotoneMonth ago

    I'd really like to see LTT do a test where they duct the air to & from the cpu (or gpu) cooler directly to outside the case, instead of relying on the air eventually finding its way in & out of the case.

  64. ZeBurgerKang

    ZeBurgerKangMonth ago

    please test this with the 5800x.

  65. PPD 27

    PPD 27Month ago

    "Water-cooling is expensive!" Me: Laughs in Masterliquid

  66. Pontus von Geijer

    Pontus von GeijerMonth ago

    Is it true that Linus isnt actually gay?

  67. JERICO

    JERICOMonth ago

    I got one I'm not going to use (only have a Ryzen 5 3600). $340 if anyone is interested or you can wait 6-8 weeks ;)

  68. Notmade ofPeople

    Notmade ofPeopleMonth ago

    best segue ever

  69. nervaproject

    nervaprojectMonth ago

    Linus often says air coolers are better than those AIO water coolers, but the thing is that if you go with an AIO water cooler you don't have to worry so much about whether it blocks your RAM, video card, etc... which seems like a real problem for some of these bulky air coolers.

  70. Daemon Kisure

    Daemon KisureMonth ago

    is amd ryzen 5 5600x compatible?

  71. Ian Visser

    Ian VisserMonth ago

    250A??? W maybe, but amps? I dont think thats right?

  72. SpykeZ0129

    SpykeZ0129Month ago

    FYI near the end, Noctua D15 black that he's holding is the same exact price.

  73. Thomas Remme

    Thomas RemmeMonth ago

    A bad case of Segway-itis. Yes, we know... :D

  74. Randal Lombardo

    Randal LombardoMonth ago

    Any idea whether this would be legit viable on an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor? It's around 100 watts, and AMD suggests liquid cooling. I've seen a few people on amazon saying they're going this route, but it's not a threadripper, so I can't tell if I'm overpaying for something I don't fully need with this.

  75. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    @Randal Lombardo You should just need to enable PBO and maybe some sight voltage adjustments plus memory (unless you have a reason for an all core OC). There's also the Curve Optimizer that is in beta which can tweak performance. This should work well for any Ryzen because of their chiplet design in general.

  76. Randal Lombardo

    Randal Lombardo27 days ago

    ​ @Rahq Vuth Everything else for my build but the graphics card arrived, so I picked up a $70 liquid cooler as an interim device. I spoke to Ice Giant on twitter and they replied very quickly, said it would pair excellently with the 3950, especially if I overclock. So I guess I'm gonna learn how to overclock, assuming the thermosiphon ever makes it through Shipageddon.

  77. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    I pre-ordered one for the same reason. I just didn't expect it to come in after Ryzen 5000. I'm kinda waiting to see if they become more available before I install it or just go ahead.

  78. JDM Sector

    JDM SectorMonth ago

    I like how they tried to rebrand the Arctic PWM Fans

  79. matthew kühl

    matthew kühlMonth ago

    i'm going to be really upset if this won't clear my memory

  80. Frewr Gregr

    Frewr GregrMonth ago

    In conclusion, 99.9% of people can buy a bang for the buck air cooling and be completely fine.

  81. dragonegg27

    dragonegg27Month ago

    Can you use it on a regular CPU in a passive mode?

  82. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    I'm sure you can, but you'll want decent case airflow from bottom to top.

  83. superdriver777

    superdriver777Month ago

    0:45 Dear caption writer, thank you for the captions! But...and don't take this the wrong way, as I swear I'm only trying to help...It's spelled "segue", not "Segway" (like the company) lol

  84. Keith Miller

    Keith MillerMonth ago

    What case is this? Sexy as hell

  85. Marcel Desnoyers

    Marcel DesnoyersMonth ago

    I watched the initial reviews and was amazed by its performance. I pre-ordered one and it is now at the Canadian customs, awaiting to be released to be delivered. I can't wait to install it on my Ryzen 9 5950X which I ordered but is currently out of stock in backorder. According to the store, I should receive it early January.

  86. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    @GodOfCows no problemo!

  87. GodOfCows

    GodOfCows27 days ago

    @Rahq Vuth If you do put it on, mind telling me what your temps are? I got a 3950 since I couldn't get ahold of the new 5000 series.

  88. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    Mine came in yesterday. I'm just debating on throwing on my 3950x or waiting for the 5950x and moving the 3k to my server.

  89. GodOfCows

    GodOfCowsMonth ago

    I'm in the same boat, except mines in a port on the west coast.

  90. Josh Cooper

    Josh CooperMonth ago

    i need a test, that segway gave me covid

  91. Rok Rokavecki

    Rok RokaveckiMonth ago

    So to summorise: Ice giant Elite is almost the same as much more expensive custom water coolling. Ice giant Elite is also worse than Nh.d15 air cooler in normal consumer CPU's. So we can say that for normal consumer CPU's Nh-d15 AIR cooler is BETTER that custom water cooling. And it is much cheaper.

  92. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    Should work similarly on any Ryzen CPU because of its chiplet design. On Intel, I would not recommended unless it's a HEDT or server part.

  93. Liam O'Neill

    Liam O'NeillMonth ago

    I watch this video and think water cooling is more expensive but I also think it is best option over this thermal siphon.

  94. Alex

    AlexMonth ago

    10:25 i7 1085k?

  95. Graysen Billiar

    Graysen BilliarMonth ago

    A cool video would be a cool off. Two teams both competing to see who can cool off a gpu and cpu. Catch no pc case fans or rads.

  96. Justsayyno

    JustsayynoMonth ago

    sagwayitis magee

  97. Bout Tree Fitty

    Bout Tree FittyMonth ago

    Ice Giant is a small Texas based company and they are a amazing company, highly recommend them!

  98. Erik Lindahl

    Erik LindahlMonth ago

    Just noticed... Why the heck are you using letterboxed videos on USlikes? Stop being weird, go 16:9.

  99. SinkingSail

    SinkingSailMonth ago

    Finally someone made a new video about this cooler!

  100. Daniel H

    Daniel HMonth ago

    Great video, but you should've compared it to the NH-D15. That seems like a more comparable size.

  101. eskimopoodle

    eskimopoodleMonth ago

    anyone know the case he's using in this?

  102. Pole Tooke

    Pole TookeMonth ago

    What's threadripper?

  103. The Deer YT

    The Deer YTMonth ago

    Linus can I have a tech tip?

  104. Brandon Yang

    Brandon YangMonth ago

    its good because it uses four arctic P12 fans

  105. Noctilent

    NoctilentMonth ago

    I actually feel bad for those poor vrms XD

  106. Qta

    QtaMonth ago

    Arctic is love

  107. Marine3D

    Marine3DMonth ago

    I would love to see RGB on that thing

  108. KGaming

    KGamingMonth ago

    Lmfao at “in this case”. I did not expect that

  109. Brain Candy TV

    Brain Candy TVMonth ago

    I just ordered one of these coolers for my 3970X. The Gigabyte Aorus 280 AOI cooler I've been using is terrible for this CPU, despite being on AMD's list of approved coolers. It looks cool, but idle temps are atrocious at 55-60C and it's always running the fans at high RPM, so I'm hoping the ProSiphon is much quieter than the AOI (hopefully these new fans help) and it seems like it should result in a MUCH cooler CPU.

  110. bo

    bo17 days ago

    Or use noctua for both 🤯

  111. riopato2009

    riopato200929 days ago

    What if u slap on Noctua fans to the Ice Gaint? and use the fans that came with it for case exhaust?

  112. Burton Guster

    Burton GusterMonth ago

    Would this help cool a new gpu vr review?

  113. Nova Moon

    Nova MoonMonth ago

    This thing looks like it'll damage the motherboard from the sheer weight of it. I am interested, though.

  114. J H

    J HMonth ago

    So which is best for 5950X, this or D15?

  115. Rahq Vuth

    Rahq Vuth27 days ago

    For Ryzen this should be a little better. On Intel I'd go with the D15.

  116. jetrpg22

    jetrpg22Month ago

    its fucking giant.... Yikes.

  117. User C

    User CMonth ago

    Oooh dear, Linus tried so hard on that segway. I almost feel bad for the guy.

  118. Trip Dapperson Jr.

    Trip Dapperson Jr.Month ago

    I like the look of those huge air coolers. They just look good to me.

  119. kirito kirigaya

    kirito kirigayaMonth ago

    Linus is it possible to connect a webcan in pcie slot and rampup the quality to maximum like mobile devices

  120. Ryan Weigler

    Ryan WeiglerMonth ago

    Any way you can test that IceGiant on a Ryzen 5000 series processor? Would like to see how it performs compared to other air coolers, or even some other AIOs.

  121. Dain A.

    Dain A.Month ago

    Did he just say 10875K?

  122. Megundawg TV

    Megundawg TVMonth ago

    I dont know why i keep watching your videos. Still it is really entertaining to watch u guys presenting what still i dont have.

  123. Blueprint oc

    Blueprint ocMonth ago

    I wonder the performance of the Ice Giant with Noctua Fans.

  124. jep ulis

    jep ulisMonth ago

    Looks like they just taped their logo on Arctic P12:s :D Noctuas fancy expensive fans will cost you extra 120€ and maybe youll see 1-3C difference because those spin a bit faster.

  125. Greg Harbican

    Greg HarbicanMonth ago

    What case is that?