We've been waiting for Fractal Design Kelvin water cooling systems to arrive for a few months now. Ever since we saw them in June during COMPUTEX 2014, we've been intrigued by the competitive price points, and the features they would be bringing to the all in one water cooling segment. It looks like December will be the month that Fractal Design will finally be bringing their new products to market.
The Fractal Design Kelvin series will come in three models: Kelvin T12, S24 and S36. As you can figure out from the naming scheme, the T12 will feature a 120mm radiator and fan, the S24 will feature a 240mm radiator and two 120mm fans, and the S36 (pictured above) will get a 360mm radiator and three 120mm fans. They boast easy installation, and a full copper CPU block and radiator for maximum performance, while providing zero maintenance.
The most unique feature of this setup, is the ability for the three systems, to be opened up, and upgraded, with standard off the shelf custom water cooling components. This means you can add GPU blocks, upgrade the radiator, and take advantage of the high pressure pump already built into the system. The parts use standard G 1/4" thread fittings and are fastened using two part brass fittings, making sealing and resealing of the system as easy as turning a wrench. There is also a dedicated fill port to allow easy refilling of the system after you level up with custom components. Of course, you can also purchase additional fans, to increase performance, via a "push/pull" configuration.
Apparently, the systems were a joint venture between Fractal Design and Alphacool. Since we know Fractal Design mainly for their cases, and to a lesser extent, their power supplies, it's a bit of assurance that they went to the right people to make sure their designs/features work. Hopefully we'll get a chance to look at these after the holiday rush.
The Fractal Design Kelvin series will maintain the competitive pricing we found out about at COMPUTEX 2014, with the T12 leading at $99.99 US, the S24 coming in at $119.99 US, while the S36 will hit the shelves at $139.99 US.
The press release and link to their new micro-site for the Fractal Design Kelvin series is posted below.
Cool your system with a Kelvin T12, S24 or S36!
Earlier this year, Fractal Design entered the liquid cooling market with the revel of the Kelvin Series. After final design and engineering tweaks, we are ready to present to you the precise, powerful and quality Kelvin T12, S24 and S36!
The Kelvin water cooling is an open loop DIY system, a perfect option for those users looking for powerful water cooling with the benefits of a DIY system provides and the conveniences AIO systems deliver. Kelvin allows you to expand and improve the cooling for your system like the professionals.
Simple to install, silent operation, powerful performance and easy expandability define the Kelvin Series. The silent high-performance ceramic pump is strong enough to support considerable expansion, should you decide to include GPU blocks and/or additional radiators in the same loop.
The Kelvin Series water cooling systems are constructed from enthusiast class components. Both the CPU block and the radiator are made from pure copper, for maximum performance and an increased product life span with zero maintenance required.
All modern CPU sockets are supported by the versatile, easy-to-use mounting kit.
Fractal Design has created a water cooling micro site to work as a tool to illustrate the key benefits and functions that make up the Kelvin units, provide general liquid cooling guidelines, tips and how-to videos to offer a resource to those looking for general or extra education. Fractal Design’s goal and dedication to our end users is to bring great products along with knowledge that helps to build a great system.
*Available starting in December
Kelvin T12 Kelvin S24 Kelvin S36
USD 99.99 119.99 139.99
GBP 74.99 89.99 104.99
EUR 94.95 114.95 135.95
SEK 899 1099 1269
About Fractal Design
Without a doubt, computers are more than just technology - they have become an integral part of our lives. Computers do more than make living easier, they often define the functionality and design of our homes, our offices and ourselves.
The products we choose represent how we want to describe the world around us and how we want others to perceive us. Many of us are drawn to designs from Scandinavia, which are organized, clean and functional while remaining stylish, sleek and elegant. We like these designs because they harmonize with our surroundings and become nearly transparent. Brands like Georg Jensen, Bang Olufsen, Skagen Watches and Ikea are just a few that represent this Scandinavian style and efficiency.
In the world of computer components, there is only one name you should know, Fractal Design.
For more information and product specifications, visit www.fractal-design.com