Arctic Reveals Freezer 7 X: A $20 Tower Cooler With LGA1200 Compatibilityby Anton Shilov on February 19, 2020 11:00 AM EST
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When it comes to cooling, the attention of most PC enthusiasts is drawn towards high performance air or liquid CPU coolers that can handle overclocked high-end processors without breaking a sweat. But countless desktops are shipped with modest cooling systems that have to do the job without suffering the all-too-common pitfalls of being noisy or expensive. One such common cooler has been Arctic's Freezer 7 Pro, which has been around for almost forever, and which is getting a successor this week. Dubbed the Arctic Freezer 7 X, the updated cooler promises 10% better cooling performance, a slightly lower cost, low noise levels, and even compatibility with future CPUs.
The Arctic Freezer 7 X is a tower cooler made of aluminum and featuring two 6-mm U-shaped direct touch heat pipes as well as 44 0.4-mm fins. The cooling system comes equipped with a 92-mm fluid dynamic bearing PWM-controlled fan that produces noise levels of up to 0.3 Sone (22.5 ~ 24.5 dBA). The fan has a special cover that enhances the look and optimizes the airflow to maximize performance. The Freezer 7 X is 132.5 mm high and is 110.5 mm wide, so it will not fit into most Mini-ITX chassis, but it should be compatible with the majority of standard ATX towers.
Arctic’s new Freezer 7X is compatible with all mainstream CPU sockets, including AMD’s AM4/AM3 and FM1/FM2 as well as Intel’s LGA 115x and upcoming LGA 1200. To simplify usage, the cooler comes with pre-applied MX-2 thermal paste.
The Arctic Freezer 7 X is covered by a six-year warranty, it carries an MSRP of $19.99 and is available from retailers like Amazon. In the near future Arctic also plans to introduce its Freezer 7 X CO with a double ball bearing fan.
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shabby - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - link"featuring two 0.6-mm U-shaped direct touch heat pipes"
No wonder its $20, those are microscopic heat pipes...
deil - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkSolid joke, I will be the obvious one, he meant cm.
Its tested for TDP ~70W, so I would say not bad for 2 pipes.
But in that range more people want flat one, for sff stuff.
MDD1963 - Sunday, February 23, 2020 - linkit's 1/6th the size of the NH-D15, and with two tiny heat pipes, I'm sure it'll work for the upcoming 10900K! :)
DanNeely - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkAny indication of how high a TDP it can handle?
Sttm - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkThis is the type of cheap cooler that only makes sense because Intel includes cheaper garbage in the box. I'd be amazed this is better than what AMD is providing with the CPU now.
firewrath9 - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkProbably is, the Gammax 200t has a little worse perf than a prism, and better than a spire, but is much quieter.
imo AMD stock coolers are overhyped, a cheap 20-25$ tower cooler like an arctic freezer 34.
micmac - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - link6 mm heat pipes.
Cellar Door - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkThis really shouldn't be in the news feed..
Ryan Smith - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkWhy not?
artk2219 - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - linkI'm glad a few manufacturers have started just making the coolers compatible with AMD's AM(X) sockets out of the box, and including intel compatability by having a configurable mounting circle where you just move the pins to the correct spot to accommodate the many different mounting hole layouts that intel has produced over the past 15 years. Side not, you can take a new am4 cooler and mount it onto an original Athlon 64 in socket 754, its nice to have that kind of cooler compatibility.