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Product : Freezer 7
Company : Arctic Cooling
Author : Mark 'Ratchet' Thorne
Date : February 2nd, 2005

Conclusion

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.


Verdict

Overall Score
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Rage3D Editor's Choice Award
Rage3D Editor's Choice Award
Good
  • Good cooling performance
  • Unbelievably quiet even at high RPMs
  • Lightweight considering the size
  • Affordable
  • Heat-pipes kick ass
Bad
  • Kind of big
  • Not really impressed with the finish on the base





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