Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Arctic Intros Freezer 13 Continuous Operation Series CPU Coolers

Cooling expert Arctic introduced two new CPU coolers specifically designed for gaming/enthusiast PCs that stay on 24x7, or for "continuous operation" as the company puts it. The duo consist of the bigger Freezer 13 Pro CO and smaller Freezer 13 CO, designed for thermal loads of up to 300W and 200W, respectively. The 24x7-readiness comes from the fans, that use dual ball-bearing and are designed to be less sensitive to dust. Arctic claims that the fans used are 5 times more durable than generic fans. Both are aluminum fin tower-type heatsinks that consist of U-shaped copper heat pipes that pass through a copper base, conveying heat to the arms that pass through the aluminum fin stack.

Measuring 134L x 96W x 159H mm, and weighing 893 g, the Freezer 13 Pro CO uses a 120 mm fan that spins at 300 - 1350 RPM, pushing 49.7 CFM of air through the heatsink. It also uses a 50 mm blower that sits on top of the CPU base, which resembles the blowers found in single-slot VGA coolers, it spins at speeds of 700 - 2700 RPM, blowing air in all directions, cooling the components around the CPU socket such as VRM, memory, and northbridge. It uses four copper heat pipes that pass through the heat fins in a uniform file. The Freezer 13 Pro CO is priced at US $58.32.

At 706 g, measuring 123 L x 96 W x 130 H mm, the smaller Freezer 13 CO uses a 92 mm fan that spins at 600 - 2000 RPM, pushing 36.4 CFM of air through the fin stack. The stack itself is a lot more compact than the one on the Pro variant, heat is fed to it by four copper heat pipes. This cooler goes for $43.71. Both coolers have a film of Arctic MX-4 thermal compound pre-applied, both are backed by 6 years warranty. That should tell you something about the durability of the fans, to put up with 6 years of grueling 24x7 operation.
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21 Comments on Arctic Intros Freezer 13 Continuous Operation Series CPU Coolers

#1
RejZoR
300W thermal load? That sounds like a huge lot of heat and for some reason their coolers never gave me much confidence in such claims.
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#2
meirb111
its the same major of 300w psu

by: RejZoR
300W thermal load? That sounds like a huge lot of heat and for some reason their coolers never gave me much confidence in such claims.
its the same measurement of 300w generic psu:laugh:
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#3
Steevo
So my computer(s) wasn't/isn't supposed to be running for the last 4-6 years continuously?


Dammit.


What are the side effects of continuous operation if you dont use this cooler? Will the hard drive die? Or will it cause pet illness, cause my wifes cat had to be put down from cancer.....
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#4
btarunr
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by: Steevo
What are the side effects of continuous operation if you dont use this cooler? Will the hard drive die? Or will it cause pet illness, cause my wifes cat had to be put down from cancer.....
The fan of this cooler won't wear out as fast, that's all.
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#5
Casecutter
Nice enough looking and feature set... will need to see how measure up at FrostyTech.
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#6
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
iv been reviewing this cooler for months. it has problems at 150w
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#8
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: PopcornMachine
I bet it's loud.
its very very quiet at full RPM (2380) or so.
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#9
devguy
Out of curiosity, how long do most of y'all leave your main desktop turned on? I usually have it off while I'm at work, and I usually turn it off before I go to sleep. But when I'm at home and awake, my PC is usually on, and on the weekends, my PC is usually on, even if I'm not home.

Hell, I even turn off my work computer before I leave almost every day.
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#10
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
24/7
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#11
NC37
I've never had trouble with fans, course I don't leave mine on all the time. Arctic coolers...they tend to be inexpensive but I think they skimp on the copper at times. I used a Freezer 64 for years and it could not handle newer chips well at all. The copper piping didn't look all that well done. Which is possible. I've seen people show the difference between good copper pipes and bad ones and it is clear which would transfer heat better.

Switched to a CM 212 finally and have been happy, well as long as I never have to take it off again...heh. It handles temps very well. I will say tho, I miss the Arctic fan designs. Always liked their non standard approach.
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#12
erixx
^ as you said: arctic is good at FANS: silent and well build. Metal is not their strongpoint.
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#13
micropage7
it looks pretty clean unfortunately they use black fan. if its not black would be better
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#14
Mussels
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by: devguy
Out of curiosity, how long do most of y'all leave your main desktop turned on? I usually have it off while I'm at work, and I usually turn it off before I go to sleep. But when I'm at home and awake, my PC is usually on, and on the weekends, my PC is usually on, even if I'm not home.

Hell, I even turn off my work computer before I leave almost every day.
only when i'm home, i have a HTPC/server system that runs 24/7, but since its AM2+ it idles at 800MHz and doesnt use much power.
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#15
Andrea deluxe
artic never see my money again...

i get a pair of cooler for my friend and there are destroied during the mounting....

bad bad plastic material....
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#16
pantherx12
by: Andrea deluxe
artic never see my money again...

i get a pair of cooler for my friend and there are destroied during the mounting....

bad bad plastic material....
Pushpins per chance?

They're crap on any cooler not just Arctics.
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: pantherx12
Pushpins per chance?

They're crap on any cooler not just Arctics.
Aye I truly hate that.

The Freezer 64 and 7 was very good and was very cheap. Their products are more expensive while performing the same nowadays which is a shame. :(
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#18
hhumas
go for cooler master V8
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#19
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Steevo
So my computer(s) wasn't/isn't supposed to be running for the last 4-6 years continuously?


Dammit.


What are the side effects of continuous operation if you dont use this cooler? Will the hard drive die? Or will it cause pet illness, cause my wifes cat had to be put down from cancer.....
Marketing is marketing.
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#20
erixx
by: micropage7
it looks pretty clean unfortunately they use black fan. if its not black would be better
Yeah black just does not deliver.... does not perform.... does not cook..... :banghead:
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#21
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Is it just me or is it that all air coolers look the same ? I mean really I do not see much of any thing here that would be better than water cooling LOL .
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