Monday, February 22nd 2016

Arctic Announces Freezer i11 CO CPU Cooler

Arctic announced the Freezer i11 CO CPU cooler. Designed for 24/7 operation, the Freezer i11 CO provides up to 150 Watt cooling capacity with superior service life. For the Freezer i11 CO the abbreviation says it: "CO" stands for "continuous operation" and makes the cooler suitable for PCs with non-stop operation like servers. Equipped with the premium quality of the Japanese dual ball bearing the fan reduces rotational friction and is significantly less sensitive to dust and high temperature. Compared to standard models the life span is up to five times longer - without the slightest compromise in performance.

Thanks to fluidic analysis the efficiency of the 92 mm PWM fan has also been boosted. So the user benefits not only from greater cooling capacity but also from a lower noise level. Direct contact copper heat pipes ensure additionally that the heat can be dissipated especially fast to the fins. To guarantee the exact airflow you need the Freezer i11 CO is extremely versatile and mountable according to individual preferences. A stable back plate keeps it securely in place then even on the go.

QUICK FACTS Freezer i11 CO Compact Performance CPU Cooler
  • Optimized for continuous run
  • Improved air flow guidance
  • Direct touch heat transfer
  • Transport-proof mounting system
  • MX-4 thermal compound
Available now, the i11 CO CPU Cooler is priced at GBP £25.99 (incl. VAT).
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18 Comments on Arctic Announces Freezer i11 CO CPU Cooler

#1
Basard
Nice. I've got a six or seven year old Freezer 64 Pro. That thing is a beast.

Question: when they say 150w capacity, what temperature are they targeting when they make that claim?
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#2
vega22
wow this looks soooooo cheap!

means it can't handle fx9 and 2011v3 chips dude i think.
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#3
trog100
they are what i would could smallish mid range coolers.. lets say 90% of what the real large coolers can do..

not for extreme overclocking but good enough for most uses.. the ones with a normal bearing are a bit cheaper and work just as well..

sensible and practical without going over the top size wise.. nice mid range coolers..

there is larger one called the I32..

I stands for intel.. the amd one is sold separable.. same thing but different mountings..

trog
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RejZoR
Basard said:
Nice. I've got a six or seven year old Freezer 64 Pro. That thing is a beast.

Question: when they say 150w capacity, what temperature are they targeting when they make that claim?
Usually within thermal specifications of a stock CPU. Meaning you can fit it on a stock 6700K and it'll run perfectly fine with it.
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trog100
RejZoR said:
Usually within thermal specifications of a stock CPU. Meaning you can fit it on a stock 6700K and it'll run perfectly fine with it.
not quite.. a stock 6700k is only 91 watts.. i had one on my overclocked 4790K it coped well enough.. :)

hard to be totally accurate but i would say they are 20 C better than a stock intel cooler and 10 C worse than the best much larger top of the line air coolers..

trog
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#6
Kursah
I like the basic tower design well enough...but that fan makes no sense for something advertised as a long-life cooler. If that were the case it would have that shroud accept standard 92mmX25mm fans rather than the proprietary AC fans... sure it would make it appear more plain than it already is but at least service-wise it would make more sense. Advertising usage on applications such as servers doesn't bode as well, at least with me seeing such oversights. And I'm sure that fan runs a premium to replace individually that brings to question the value of the cooler assembly. I'll have to look into it...but at this point AC, I'll pass and stick with other solutions that can use standard fan frames.
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#7
Casecutter
IDK, with a 6Y warranty it seems like not a problem. I had a Freezer 64 Pro that the fan went wonky (a hum/click) and called the City Industry, CA office. The person email an RMA to fill out and send back in like a week I had a new fan to snap in place.
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#8
trog100
they sell two versions.. one with a normal fan and the CO one which has a heavy duty (industrial) longer lasting bearing.. intended for real 24/7 use i assume.. the one i have is the normal one..

the larger i32 comes with a normal or the CO bearing.. i also have an I32.. normal version..

they are just basic good value coolers..

trog
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#9
Kursah
I'd slap a Noctua Industry-grade fan on it and be done. I've had more AC stock cooler fans fail than any other brand, though they weren't CO rated...so there's something to day for that...
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#10
peche
direct war for Hyper 212 Evo i guess...
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#11
trog100
peche said:
direct war for Hyper 212 Evo i guess...
years ago artic had a good name.. i ran a freezer pro for eight years.. its still sat in my retired machine.. they never get much of a mention now which is a shame cos their stuff is pretty good..

i think they are trying to make a "come back" so to speak.. he he

i recently bought some noctua (2000 rpm) industrial and vardar fans to replace my artic case fans.. i ended up going back to the artic fans.. the bitfenix (pretty ones).. vardar and noctua fans are sat on my shelf.. he he

trog
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#12
Ferrum Master
trog100 said:
i ended up going back to the artic fans..
Why? Okay they are silent... but rifle bearing... and very weak static pressure...
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#13
Basard
RejZoR said:
Usually within thermal specifications of a stock CPU. Meaning you can fit it on a stock 6700K and it'll run perfectly fine with it.
trog100 said:
not quite.. a stock 6700k is only 91 watts.. i had one on my overclocked 4790K it coped well enough.. :)

hard to be totally accurate but i would say they are 20 C better than a stock intel cooler and 10 C worse than the best much larger top of the line air coolers..

trog
But if this cooler were applied to an FX chip, it's capacity should go down to 125 watts or so, because AMD's chips need to stay below 60-ish. I guess I'm just griping because there's no standard test you can do on these things. You can just say this cooler will cool this chip up to so many watts....
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trog100
Basard said:
But if this cooler were applied to an FX chip, it's capacity should go down to 125 watts or so, because AMD's chips need to stay below 60-ish. I guess I'm just griping because there's no standard test you can do on these things. You can just say this cooler will cool this chip up to so many watts....
a fair point.. maybe the amd chip that needs to be cooler dosnt generate at much heat as the intel chip which can run hotter

but you do make a good point.. one chip needs to be kept at 60 C and the other is okay up to 100 C.. quite clearly heat for heat for the amd chips needs a better cooler..

one thing i am pretty sure of.. the I11 is a better cooler than the new amd wraith..

i am not into amd stuff but i do know there is an amd version of the I11 and the I32.. both the same but with different mounting brackets..

trog
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#15
trog100
Ferrum Master said:
Why? Okay they are silent... but rifle bearing... and very weak static pressure...
i tried them as cpu cooler fans and side case fans.. to be honest.. i never saw any gain over the artic fans from them.. i expected to and was a tad disappointed when i didnt.. it did cost me fair bit to find out.. the artic fans are cheap and work fine.. i would expect them to last several years.. but if they crud up (as i expect them to) i will simply replace them..

the noctua industrials had a nasty whine to them and the vartar fans didnt seem to do anything the artic fans didnt do.. basically the much cheaper artic fans came out of my experiments looking pretty good.. :)

trog
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#16
9700 Pro
vega22 said:
wow this looks soooooo cheap!

means it can't handle fx9 and 2011v3 chips dude i think.
Why anyone would put a cheap crap cooler to a hot-running chip like those?
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#17
micropage7
looks flat and sorry its like you can flat it by pressing it by one finger
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#18
Beerbam
So it's a i11 just with the dc motor (or just the pcb) optimized for 24/7

History time:
The i11 is basically a optimized version of the freezer 7 (Pro/Rev2)
The freezer 7 is the best choice bucket since > 10 years for
most peoples


It's just bigger with
- more stable mounting (no plastic)
- heat pipes contact directly
- the plates and the fan are closed on the sides to direct the airflow.
That could be a little drawback compared to the 7 cause with the 7 if the fan dies a proper designed case air flow is still enough for cooling and here the case air flow is blocked on the sides.


The Main Drawback is that it's bigger
The 7 should be 127mm and is in current serial production already 130mm
So this bugger is standard 130mm and if they **** up the heat pipes it will be around 133mm
Keep that in mind for the case you use.
My cases can only support max 130mm on top of the Mainboard so I can't use this one.
The price is more or less identical between the i11 and 7 so this one is most likely the same

-> so the 7 is still the best solution since >10 years when:
calculated per $ if you need some extra cooling and less nose compared to stock
-> the i11 is for the extra 15 watts through direct heat pipe contact if you have tendencies to overheat your CPU and have problems with noise. ;) The i11 CO is the same just for constant "overheaters" ;)
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