The only complaints I have about the Freezer 7 is that it has a fairly big profile and may cause some installation problems for some people. On my test system there was plenty of room however. I would have liked to have seen a better finish to the base as well, but that I don't think is a big deal at all.
Finally I was really impressed with how quiet the cooler is. Even with almost all the other fans in my system disabled and the side panel removed the Freezer 7 was a barely audible, even when running at 1500 RPM it's nothing more than a whisper. In all honesty I think it's the quietest CPU cooler I've ever used on any platform.
Cooling performance is decent too. I don't think it'll replace your liquid cooling setup, but it's significantly better than the stock P4 box cooler I tested it against.
Arctic Cooling has impressed me again. If you're looking for a quiet, affordable, and good performing Socket 775 cooler, the Freezer 7 should be on top of your list.
5 out of 5
Rage3D Editor's Choice Award
- Good cooling performance
- Unbelievably quiet even at high RPMs
- Lightweight considering the size
- Heat-pipes kick ass
- Kind of big
- Not really impressed with the finish on the base