Arctic Cooling Freezer 13Nov 7th, 2010 | By Simon
The variety of heatsinks and fans is almost endless when you browse retailers like NCIX or Newegg. From opening the package where no scissors or knives were required to the push pins and two screw design, the Freezer 13 is downright easy to install. The cooling capabilities are extremely well and the noise levels are very much bearable. Combined with the ability to mount on all the newest CPU sockets, I would have to say the Freezer 13 is an attractive cooler with a lot going for it.
The only downside that truly bothers me is the use of plastic push-pins for installation. While it does make installation a breeze, the durability seems questionable as the plastic ends tend to warp after a few uses. For a high end cooler, I would have made the jump to back plate for the mounted on the underside of the motherboard.
Overall, Arctic Cooling has a great performing cooler with the Freezer 13 and with a good price it definitely deserves a second look when considering high performance coolers.
- Good cooling performance
- Quiet performance
- Easy installation
- Push pin installation doesn’t look very durable
Overclockers Online would like to thank Arctic Cooling for supplying the Freezer 13 for review.