Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler Review - Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

We like the new addition to Arctic Cooling's Freezer lineup for a few simple reasons.  It presents a solid value, has a functional design with subtle modern accents, and comes with a quality fan which promises to last a long time and run whisper quiet.  They've also done some subtle changes which add to the overall performance, such as the stamped rings which form a solid contact area between the fins and heatpipes, and also has a direct contact base.  One of the downfalls is the lack of ability for a push-pull configuration.  Installation is simple and intuitive, especially on the LGA 2011 platform.  The Arctic Freezer i30 can be found for as low as $40, and only lacking by a couple degrees Celsius from high end coolers, should be a good choice for most users, and even for most overclockers.  If you're looking to aggressively overclock, the price likely isn't as much of an object to start with, and so you'll probably be better looking for a high-end offering.

 

Pros:

  • Quiet fan
  • Simple installation
  • Good overall value
  • Direct contact base

 

Cons:

  • No option for a second fan
  • Falls away from high-end coolers at higher temps

 

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