Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU heatsink & fan = £15.99 delivered @ Play.com
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU heatsink & fan = £15.99 delivered @ Play.com

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Found 28th Nov 2011
I'm searching for a decent CPU cooler and this looked great value. Small % cashback available.

Info:

Unmatched cooling performance
Ultra quiet 92mm PWM fan with low noise impeller
Quick installation without mainboard disassembly
Transport-proof due to fibre reinforced retention module
Fluid dynamic bearing extends service life
Pre-applied Arctic MX-4

31 Comments

Just to offer a comparison i purchased this cooler last week and installed it yesterday (Link) and if you can fit it in the case I believe that it is an amazing cooler for the price. I had idle temps of around 40 degrees on stock cooler and now get around 20 average (had it as low as 15 at one point). The quality of the item itself is brilliant, even the packaging is top class which is why it was around £90 at launch. Hope this helps

I dont need a cooling fan but it seems hot to me

Destructabomb

Just to offer a comparison i purchased this cooler last week and … Just to offer a comparison i purchased this cooler last week and installed it yesterday (Link) and if you can fit it in the case I believe that it is an amazing cooler for the price. I had idle temps of around 40 degrees on stock cooler and now get around 20 average (had it as low as 15 at one point). The quality of the item itself is brilliant, even the packaging is top class which is why it was around £90 at launch. Hope this helps



£90? are you serious?

Last arctic cooling heat sync i bought was the freezer 7 at or around launch and that was only £16,
and i currently run a thermalright ultra 120 extreme, which was £40, and which also felt a much higher quality than the arctic colling freezer 7, and cooled better too, but was £25 more expensive....

Pretty good price but I got a 212+ on play.com fir same price and it's a superior cooler. Voted hot though

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Destructabomb

It was around £90 at launch.



Sorry, but you're talking out of your rear end! This is from one of the earliest reviews for this cooler, in September 2010:

'While many will debate the merits of the reduced size and smaller fan, in this specific market it all boils down to the price and while the product is not yet available in retail stores, Arctic Cooling have informed us that the cooler will be on sale for $25 dollars in the US and around 20 euros in Europe. This translates to around £15 in the UK making this an extremely appealing price point indeed.'

This is still a good deal though, you'll struggle to find a better cooler at the price, heat added.

xutong

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Certainly can't argue with that!oO

the guy quoting 90 quid at launch is talking about the cooler he linked!

An Asus axe square.
rrp 90 quid reduced to 13 quid.

Looking for advice - bit of a noob when it comes to upgrading a laptop, but someone once told me of a website that scans your computer and tells you what you need to upgrade it and the correct parts to buy. Anyone know the address as i don't want to google it and end up on some hacker site!

Mainly, the fan is always on so would be looking to replace that first, then see about adding more ram.

can these be installed on a xbox360 to keep cooled and reduce noise? or is something else needed in consoles?

Goodfella123

Looking for advice - bit of a noob when it comes to upgrading a laptop, … Looking for advice - bit of a noob when it comes to upgrading a laptop, but someone once told me of a website that scans your computer and tells you what you need to upgrade it and the correct parts to buy. Anyone know the address as i don't want to google it and end up on some hacker site!Mainly, the fan is always on so would be looking to replace that first, then see about adding more ram.


corsair.com/gsm…age
they do a memory checker but as for a laptop upgrade not really much you can upgrade other than the memory and hard drive. better off buying a new laptop or a pc tower which you can swap parts out a lot easier

As regards to the cooler I have one and it does keep the CPU nice and cool but I didn't pay £90 for it I bought it for £25 a couple of years ago
Edited by: "Plomien" 29th Nov 2011

Goodfella123

Looking for advice - bit of a noob when it comes to upgrading a laptop, … Looking for advice - bit of a noob when it comes to upgrading a laptop, but someone once told me of a website that scans your computer and tells you what you need to upgrade it and the correct parts to buy. Anyone know the address as i don't want to google it and end up on some hacker site!Mainly, the fan is always on so would be looking to replace that first, then see about adding more ram.



This is most likely to be happening because your laptop is a year or 2 old and the thermal compound between heatsink and cpu has broken down (dried out, cracked or lifted due to movement of the laptop). Cheapest fix, if you are OK with fiddling is a cheap tube of thermal compound, remove the old stuff from the cpu and heatsink and putting new compound on.

Tip: It only needs a tiny bit! Don't chuck loads of compound on - less is more

HTH

Dave

Thanks

ellhead

the guy quoting 90 quid at launch is talking about the cooler he … the guy quoting 90 quid at launch is talking about the cooler he linked!An Asus axe square.rrp 90 quid reduced to 13 quid.



Thanks, yes now I've re-read it I can see that now, just wish Destructabomb had made it clearer so I didn't now feel like an idiot.:|

That's also an excellent deal, but plus £5 delivery makes it £18 delivered.
Edited by: "emso" 29th Nov 2011

emso

Thanks, yes now I've re-read it I can see that now, just wish … Thanks, yes now I've re-read it I can see that now, just wish Destructabomb had made it clearer so I didn't now feel like an idiot.:|That's also an excellent deal, but plus £5 delivery makes it £18 delivered.



Yup, someone should post that deal. All the reviews for the Asus axe are good too, no newer intel cpu support though. great deal if you've been duped into getting a bulldozer (and i'm team green lol).

I've got an ac freezer 7 in my machine and i would recommend it. i would check the clearance for your ram though. i cant take one stick out without removing the heatsink, it literally rests on the top of it.

Destructabomb

Just to offer a comparison i purchased this cooler last week and … Just to offer a comparison i purchased this cooler last week and installed it yesterday (Link) and if you can fit it in the case I believe that it is an amazing cooler for the price. I had idle temps of around 40 degrees on stock cooler and now get around 20 average (had it as low as 15 at one point). The quality of the item itself is brilliant, even the packaging is top class which is why it was around £90 at launch. Hope this helps


15 degres?? Do you keep your PC outside?

ellhead

Yup, someone should post that deal. All the reviews for the Asus axe are … Yup, someone should post that deal. All the reviews for the Asus axe are good too, no newer intel cpu support though. great deal if you've been duped into getting a bulldozer (and i'm team green lol). I've got an ac freezer 7 in my machine and i would recommend it. i would check the clearance for your ram though. i cant take one stick out without removing the heatsink, it literally rests on the top of it.



Actually, I've just been ready a review of the Asus Axe Square Amazing, which absolutely pans it:

'First of all we would like to answer the question about why there is no competitor for Asus Axe Square AMAzing cooler in our today’s test session. Well, this cooling solution failed to cope even with the modestly overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (LG775) CPU. After five minutes in Linpack at 3.6 GHz frequency and 1.4375 V Vcore the CPU temperature reached 92 °C and we had to terminate the test. Unfortunately, the same thing repeated in all cooler installation positions.'

Maybe that's why they've had to reduce the price so drastically. Looks like a triumph of style over substance and the Freezer 13 is a much better deal.
Edited by: "emso" 29th Nov 2011

COLD! Not because of the price but because of the item itself. I recently bought it and the mounting mechanism is a nightmare! The bits are plasticky and very fragile. Even Intel's push pin is way better.

xutong

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Check the site out as you may find a new keyboard

In response to emso im using a triple core phenon II with the fourth core unlocked at 3.1Ghz. On stock cooler i was getting around 70 degrees full load using prime 95. Now im getting 43 max. I didn't use the thermal paste included with the cooler though i purchased some arctic silver 5 which people may want to consider. But overall its a brilliant cooler. Sorry for the confusion about the post.

I read this review before purchasing which seemed quite good

tech-reviews.co.uk/rev…er/

I put this in my dell vostro 410 desktop and it didnt like it. Kept beeping and wouldnt boot at all. No idea why, i installed it correctly.

sagman76

Pretty good price but I got a 212+ on play.com fir same price and it's a … Pretty good price but I got a 212+ on play.com fir same price and it's a superior cooler. Voted hot though



Except the 212+ requires a lot more effect to mount...

Unmatched cooling performance



Well thats not true, but still a damn fine cooler for the money.

zahidworld

COLD! Not because of the price but because of the item itself. I recently … COLD! Not because of the price but because of the item itself. I recently bought it and the mounting mechanism is a nightmare! The bits are plasticky and very fragile. Even Intel's push pin is way better.



I'd say the exact opposite, very easy to fit and felt nice and solid once done.

Bought one of these a while back and nearly fried a Phenom 955 because the AMD fixing method bends the CPU interface plate away from the center of the processor if the fixing screws are tightened too much.

I replaced it with a Xigmatek Gaia (£16.99) from Play, this has a far superior mounting system and keeps an overclocked (around +10%) below 30 idle and below 50 full load.

play.com/PC/…rch

^^ Agreed on the Arctic Silver 5 recommendation. I used it on a recent i5 system I built. Stock cooler still, getting 32 - 36 degrees both idle and after being in-game. It's amazing stuff.

The cooler for its price is amazing vfm! However, if you want more performance from it and fancy a bit of bodgery - attach a fan to the rear of it so you've got some push pull going on! Makes quite a difference

I'd get an Xigmatek Gaia for only £1 more from play tbh

Mark43

I'd say the exact opposite, very easy to fit and felt nice and solid once … I'd say the exact opposite, very easy to fit and felt nice and solid once done.



Then, I would say you have no experience with coolers whatsoever.

RLP06

Except the 212+ requires a lot more effect to mount...



The 212+ is a superior cooler. I do agree that the mounting X shape leg is a bit tricky but at least it's metal. You can also mount your own 12cm fans , which you can't do with the AC F13.

Necrotix

^^ Agreed on the Arctic Silver 5 recommendation. I used it on a recent i5 … ^^ Agreed on the Arctic Silver 5 recommendation. I used it on a recent i5 system I built. Stock cooler still, getting 32 - 36 degrees both idle and after being in-game. It's amazing stuff.



Its decent stuff but I'm not sure it makes enough of a difference to mess about with, I used the stuff already attached to the cooler and am idling at 29 degrees.
Edited by: "Mark43" 29th Nov 2011

zahidworld

Then, I would say you have no experience with coolers whatsoever.



Well I'm not the one who had trouble fitting a simple cooler..

Nobody else seems to have had an issue.
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