Monday, February 14th 2011

Arctic Announces the Freezer 13 Pro CPU Cooler

ARCTIC’s Freezer series is undoubtedly a reference mark in the world of CPU coolers. Today, ARCTIC proudly presents the new flagship in the Freezer 13 series – Freezer 13 PRO. The new CPU cooler incorporates an innovative Cross-Blow technology to provide unmatched cooling performance for professional systems. The Cross-Blow technology is cooling down the Northbridge and voltage regulators on the main board specifically. Equipped with an additional 50 mm PWM-controlled fan at the base of the CPU cooler, this extra downward blowing fan would help generating airflow to other chipset parts. This, thus, dramatically lowers the temperature of the surrounding components near the CPU.

Superior in its ground-breaking engineering design, the Freezer 13 PRO overpowers its competitors by generating up to 300W of cooling capacity. Featuring an ultra-quiet 120 mm PWM-controlled fan with four U-shaped 8mm copper heatpipes, the Freezer 13 PRO is all set for inaudible and massive heat dissipation. The mega-sized CPU cooling fan guarantees adequate airflow through the aluminum fins in the heatsink. Such meticulously engineered mechanism effectively and efficiently transfers the emitted heat away from the core of the CPU.

The entire installation process of the Freezer 13 PRO is very simple. The unique mounting system via push pins offers excellent stability. With a fiber reinforced retention module, the plastic frame is strong enough to sustain the heavy weight of the CPU cooler. The pre-applied ARCTIC MX-4 thermal compound guarantees high thermal conductivity while making the installation a quick and clean process as well.

Aiming to cope with constant changes in PCs and massive heat output, this new CPU cooler is targeted at PC enthusiasts modding on current high-end PC platforms, including a wide range of Intel and AMD CPUs. It is also compatible with the newest Intel Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 processors.

The Freezer 13 PRO comes with a 6 year limited warranty, with a MSRP set at $54.90 USD and €39.90 EUR, excl. VAT. It is definitely a step up from any other ordinary CPU coolers in the market. ARCTIC, again, brings affordable and innovative cooling solution to computer enthusiasts and overclockers.

For more information, visit the product page.
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24 Comments on Arctic Announces the Freezer 13 Pro CPU Cooler

#1
DanishDevil
Very interesting idea. It's the performance of a tower cooler with the added benefit of top-down coolers by cooling CPU area components. 300W of cooling power is beastly. I wonder if they are adding numbers to that because of the added fan.

Can't argue with the 6 year warranty, though. That's badass.
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#2
TheLaughingMan
Pretty good bargin at the MSRP they set. I would image it would be a little cheaper once released. Somewhere in the $45 to $50 range. I know that is not much difference, but should cover shipping cost.
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#3
Andy77
The mounting for AMD is still non-optimal... but what can anyone expect from a budget cooler.
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Andy77 said:
The mounting for AMD is still non-optimal... but what can anyone expect from a budget cooler.
I remember when AC's coolers were about €25-30 here and still kicked arse. Not budget anymore. :(
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#5
pantherx12
Cheapest I've seen this is £21 which is epic.

Tempted to get one actually.

Recon it will do better than Gemini two?
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#6
Xaser04
Based on the pictures I am struggling to see how this will help cool the surrounding area around the CPU any more-so than a normal tower cooler. The fins are all horizontal so the air isn't being directly down at any point (I remember some of the earlier tower coolers doing this with the bottom fins).
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#7
pantherx12
Xaser04 said:
Based on the pictures I am struggling to see how this will help cool the surrounding area around the CPU any more-so than a normal tower cooler. The fins are all horizontal so the air isn't being directly down at any point (I remember some of the earlier tower coolers doing this with the bottom fins).
It has a 50mm RADIAL fan meaning it blows air outwards away from it's self.

Meaning NB and Mosfet area get airflow. ( also means heatpipes get some airflow obviously)
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#8
MRCL
Huh. i wonder how that works out in real life, with actual airflow and such.
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#9
Xaser04
pantherx12 said:
It has a 50mm RADIAL fan meaning it blows air outwards away from it's self.

Meaning NB and Mosfet area get airflow. ( also means heatpipes get some airflow obviously)
Right I see that now, thanks (the picture to the far right doesn't show this fan at all).

Given the design of the mounting bracket (it looks like it will partially block the fans airflow) I doubt this will make any real difference at all to the MOSFET area. They would of been better off bending some of the bottom fins to direct air from the main fan down that way (assuming a left to right orientation*).

*A top to bottom orientation means the heatpipes would block any airflow to the usual MOSFET area of a motherboard.
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#10
pantherx12
Xaser04 said:
Right I see that now, thanks (the picture to the far right doesn't show this fan at all).

Given the design of the mounting bracket (it looks like it will partially block the fans airflow) I doubt this will make any real difference at all to the MOSFET area. They would of been better off bending some of the bottom fins to direct air from the main fan down that way (assuming a left to right orientation*).

*A top to bottom orientation means the heatpipes would block any airflow to the usual MOSFET area of a motherboard.
Looks like it should work to me, I've had 5cfm of airflow make 15c drops in nv temps before I'm sure this will output about the same so should be better than not having it.

By how much? I've no idea, will buy one and let you know soon.



Can see there is a bit of airflow from the main fan too from the looks of things.
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#12
pantherx12
a_ump said:
AC Freezer 13 Pro

kinda sucks....
Actually in terms of price/performance, it's wrecking shiz :laugh:

Ghetto mod an extra fan to and BINGO it's performing the same as the other coolers.
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#13
a_ump
haha that's true, i forgot that its only $36 compared to the other's that are like $50+
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#14
_JP_
a_ump said:
AC Freezer 13 Pro

kinda sucks....
That review is for the Freezer 13 non-pro, which has a 92mm fan. :slap:
This one should preform slightly better. Please take into account that coolers below 40€ can hardly handle overclocks. They are made to improve system temps from the stock coolers and reduce the noise, not to make miracles and make your 1.3v 4GHz CPU go below the ambient room temp or only 10ºC above said temperature.
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#15
halfwaythere
Thats the Freezer 13 with the 90mm fan and four 6mm heatpipes. This PRO version has a 120mm fan and four 8mm heatpipes.

Apart from the horrible plastic mounting kit this looks like a decent budget proposal.
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#16
pantherx12
_JP_ said:
That review is for the Freezer 13 non-pro, which has a 92mm fan. :slap:
This one should preform slightly better. Please take into account that coolers below 40€ can hardly handle overclocks. They are made to improve system temps from the stock coolers and reduce the noise, not to make miracles and make your 1.3v 4GHz CPU go below the ambient room temp or only 10ºC above said temperature.
I don't know overclocked my e5200 pretty damn nicely on the £15 Freezer 7 pro : ]

Hell I'm in the 4ghz club with that chip and cooler :laugh:
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#17
_JP_
pantherx12 said:
I don't know overclocked my e5200 pretty damn nicely on the £15 Freezer 7 pro : ]

Hell I'm in the 4ghz club with that chip and cooler :laugh:
Ok, I shouldn't have generalized the comment that much. I admit my mistake. But the e5200 is a 65W processor. There wasn't that much heat it could output, could it?
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#18
OneCool
Looks like the heat pump outside my house..
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#19
Jstn7477
Looks like Thermaltake's Frio OCK already got trumped lol. :D
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#22
pantherx12
_JP_ said:
Ok, I shouldn't have generalized the comment that much. I admit my mistake. But the e5200 is a 65W processor. There wasn't that much heat it could output, could it?
You'd be surprised man.

1.5 volts @4ghz would net me a TDP of around 120w with that chip :laugh:

Hell I even done a 4.2 ghz run at 1.7v :laugh: (this was not stable, nor was it chilly)
( about 170w or so)

Idles were in 50s for that one though, but to be fair I was WAY beyond it's rated specs :laugh:
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#23
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Looks kind of slim to me. But if it performs like their other products, it should definitely be a good cooling product.
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#24
MRCL
dlpatague said:
Review: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgamezoom.net%2Fartikel%2FArctic_Freezer_13_Pro_Prozessork_hler_Test_Review_Exklusiv_-22605-7
That says (I read it in the original language) you can just mount it once - due to the TIM being pre-applied. I... thats a rather odd statement.

Also, gamezoom... never heard of them. And if they're like the other gaming magazines in Germany who happen to review some hardware to fill pages, I wouldn't put my trust in them that much.
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