In this article, we are going to review one of the best CPU coolers available in the market right now. This specific version is the ARCTIC Freezer Xtreme CPU Cooler. It is best known for quite big heat pipes and the high rotating fan located in the middle of the housing. Compared to most other coolers that we have reviewed previously this one is pretty different. In this particular article we’ll how this cooler performs actually.
This CPU cooler has the best mechanism that we’ve ever seen. Moreover, the performance is exceptional when compared to other products of the same lineup. Talking about the packaging, then this model is compactly packed in a see-through plastic box. In the box, you’ll find the cooler itself mounting hardware for both Intel and AMD in two separate bags, as well as the user manual, and a black plastic-made mounting plate underneath the cooler housing to support motherboard installation.
ARCTIC Freezer Xtreme CPU Cooler Review
Talking about the design, then it has the basic twin-tower design, with two towers on both sides and a 120mm fan located in the middle. Both sides have around 102 minimum fins, while each one has 0.3mm thickness.
Plus, 6mm copper-made heat pipes pass up to the top of the cooler housing for the main heat dissipation. Moreover, the fan itself is a 120mm impeller fan and supports a fluid dynamic bearing. It supports a speed from 800 to 1000 RPM.
The fan connector is for pin does support PWM, which means you can easily control the speed through your computer’s BIOS depending upon the temperature of the CPU itself. Now for the dimensions the cooler has 123mm in length, 100mm in width, and around 140mm in height. It is quite tall but not as wide as the many others we reviewed previously.
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And for the installation, it uses the classic push-pin design on the Intel platform and is very easy to install, you can do it on your own in a couple of minutes without any kind of professional aid. We have tested this cooler in our i74770 model to check the performance of the cooler under heavy load.
However, keep in mind this is an open test bench and can vary depending on the condition as well as the type of the system. We were surprised by the result because not every cooler of its size can perform this great, and still be very noiseless at the same time.