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Reviewed: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2.0

By on August 8, 2011
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A good looking yet cheap cooler to replace your stock fan.

Good: Good performance; Pretty Decent Price tag; Compatibility with multiple sockets; High end MX-2 thermal paste already applied
Bad: No possibility to mount second fan for use as a push/pull configuration; A bigger fan cannot be installed on this cooler
Price: AED 105 / SAR 110 / PKR 2500
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.


Many people just use stock CPU fans, but need of a dedicated cooler is important for people who take their CPU usage to its threshold, or overclock their system, or are looking to extend the life of their components. Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2.0 is a budget cooler from Arctic Cooling solutions and it caters the needs of the mid-level gamers by offering a pretty decent cooler and good value for money.

Arctic is a well-known brand among PC enthusiasts for its high performance cooling products and it is based in Switzerland. They are the renowned makers of some of top notch thermal pastes, GPU Coolers and CPU cooling solutions. They focus on providing quality with value for money. Mostly Arctic Cooling is famous for providing aftermarket coolers to GPU manufacturers along with their famous thermal paste, the MX Series.

Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Cooler is no such exception to their standard.

Heat Sink 104 L x 58 W x 126.5 H mm
Fan 92 mm with 7 Blades
Fan Speed 900 – 2500 RPM (controlled by PWM)
Air Flow 45 CFM / 77 m3/h
Max. Cooling Capacity 130 Watts
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Weight 520 g

 

The cooler is compatible with the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 1156 Sockets as well as AMD clip-on socket frame (939, AM2, AM2+, and AM3). The Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 is one of the few “performance” coolers that can replace a stock Intel cooler without removing the motherboard from a case. Another big positive of this cooler is that it comes pre applied with MX-2 Thermal paste so it saves you the headache of applying the paste when you buy an aftermarket cooler. MX-2 is one of the best selling thermal pastes currently available in the market and does a fantastic job in bringing down the temperatures as compared to other thermal pastes. The Cooler design is such that it comes with 6 heat pipes and 42 fins for efficient heat dissipation. The fan is designed to be ultra-quiet and has 7 blades to make sure that it is silent.

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