Wednesday, August 5th 2009

Arctic Cooling Revises Freezer 7 Pro, Unifies Socket-Specific Models

Some of Arctic Cooling's biggest claims to fame are the Freezer series CPU coolers that offered good levels of cooling performance for mainstream prices. The company then had Intel and AMD specific versions of the cooler in the form of Freezer 7 Pro (Intel) and Freezer64 Pro (AMD). In a move to unify the two designs as far as CPU socket compatibility goes, Arctic Cooling released the Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2, which sports support for both Intel and AMD sockets.

Measuring 104 L x 58 W x 126.5 H mm and weighing 520 g, the Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 has essentially the same design of the predecessors, except for its retention mechanism that holds various different kinds of sockets, including Intel LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2. The cooler has a 92 mm 45 CFM PWM-controlled fan that cools a 42-fin aluminum fin array to which three copper heat-pipes convey heat from a copper CPU block. The cooler has a cake of the MX-2 thermal compound pre-applied. The Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 is priced at US $28.90 or 20.90 Euro.
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15 Comments on Arctic Cooling Revises Freezer 7 Pro, Unifies Socket-Specific Models

#1
t77snapshot
You can't go wrong at that price:p plus it comes with MX-2 compound instead of the usual generic crap.
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tonyd223
Arctic Cooling

What happened here? They released an updated existing product that's what, 3 years old? Can't they release at 120mm version? Come on Arctic Cooling - I've bought several of your cpu coolers and a couple of vga coolers - did your designers go on sabatical?
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#3
ShadowFold
Same price as the xigmatek S1284, do they REALLY think anyone is going to buy this?
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#4
t77snapshot
by: ShadowFold
Same price as the xigmatek S1284, do they REALLY think anyone is going to buy this?
Oh yeah, I forgot about the Xigmatek S1284:p the Xig is well worth the 30bucks over this junk.
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#5
Basard
the S1284 barely keeps my 5000+ black edition at 60C load, it's only at 3.0ghz now, and was just cleaned. on top of that, it's massive, and the fan they include is too slow.... so i replaced the fan with a 120 from the front of my case....

overall, i'm not too impressed with the s1284, the top 3 cooling fins want to slide off of the heatpipe all the time.

at least the freazer pro is one solid piece.... and keep's my friend's windsor core at temps i can only dream of. but then, my gf's windsor core @ 3.1ghz stay's WAYY cooler than my brisbane @ 3ghz... she uses a stock phenom cooler with 4 pipes.
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#6
marsey99
its about time they did this, maybe too late in truth but.....

great cooler for the price, got my e4300 to 3.6ghz so not that shabby for a piece of junk imo :D
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#7
trt740
This is still one of the best designs ever made, and yes people will buy it because it about half the height of most tower coolers.
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#8
tonyd223
I agree - it's a great cooler. They have created some great cooling products over the years. As I said I use the Freezer64 on my 720BE at 3.6 and the temps are fine. It's easy to install, easy to clean and reuse - it even directs airflow to the VRM's. What's not to like? Except AC are a company operating in a competitive market - they have to keep selling new products preferably to their existing customer base and new customers - so where are the new coolers?

If they are going after the OEM market, then why bother with those horrible cases they do and the dangerous power supply? (cited from the UK Custom PC PSU grouptest Aug 2009)
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#9
OnBoard
by: ShadowFold
Same price as the xigmatek S1284, do they REALLY think anyone is going to buy this?
by: t77snapshot
Oh yeah, I forgot about the Xigmatek S1284:p the Xig is well worth the 30bucks over this junk.
Over here Xigmatek coolers are about 35€/$50 and this will be ~MSRP, so yes people are going to buy it for close half the price ;)
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#10
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: ShadowFold
Same price as the xigmatek S1284, do they REALLY think anyone is going to buy this?
Not me, i want a xiggy :(
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
That xiggy's about €40 where I live, so the Freezer 7 @ €20 has tons of more value.

I've had lot's of their coolers and all of them have pleased me.
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
Shame they did not add HDT to it now that would of made it more worth while.
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#13
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: tonyd223
What happened here? They released an updated existing product that's what, 3 years old? Can't they release at 120mm version? Come on Arctic Cooling - I've bought several of your cpu coolers and a couple of vga coolers - did your designers go on sabatical?
the origional cooler works pretty good as is.

A 120mm version would be as tall as all the other coolers. I have always liked how it was more compact.

now if they would just hurry up and release their MX-3...
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#14
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Bought mine a year or two ago--still use it. It's a great little cooler :)
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#15
Wile E
Power User
by: Basard
the S1284 barely keeps my 5000+ black edition at 60C load, it's only at 3.0ghz now, and was just cleaned. on top of that, it's massive, and the fan they include is too slow.... so i replaced the fan with a 120 from the front of my case....

overall, i'm not too impressed with the s1284, the top 3 cooling fins want to slide off of the heatpipe all the time.

at least the freazer pro is one solid piece.... and keep's my friend's windsor core at temps i can only dream of. but then, my gf's windsor core @ 3.1ghz stay's WAYY cooler than my brisbane @ 3ghz... she uses a stock phenom cooler with 4 pipes.
Then you have either a faulty unit that should've been rma'd a long, LONG time ago, or you haven't properly put the TIM on. The HDT coolers require a different method of TIM application.

As fr those saying a Xigmatek HDT-S1284 costs the same, they are mistaken. It's the S963 that it compares to at $25 vs $30 for the Freezer on Newegg. The 963 is the better buy.

The Freezer was great in it's heyday, but newer coolers have since come along that dethrone it in both performance in the 92mm category, and in bang for buck.
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