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Arctic Freezer i30 review

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Jhodas 3rd April 2012, 11:20 Quote
First!
Welcome back to the party Arctic.
How long was the Freezer 7 on CPCs elite list?
Instagib 3rd April 2012, 11:40 Quote
Does it definitely support LGA775? None of the retailers list it as such.
Combatus 3rd April 2012, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Instagib
Does it definitely support LGA775? None of the retailers list it as such.

No it doesn't I've just chopped that bit out of the specs, thanks!
mikeyman198 3rd April 2012, 13:34 Quote
Why does it have an overall score of 77%? I think you just copied the 2011 score and put it as the overall one? I think this might be a mistake :)
tonyd223 3rd April 2012, 13:36 Quote
Usually on an AMD platform these things can only be oriented in one direction because of how they fit on the AMD bracket...

or did you already say that?
Aracos 3rd April 2012, 15:18 Quote
Am I the only one who didn't see a fan speed anywhere? >.<
Combatus 3rd April 2012, 16:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by mikeyman198
Why does it have an overall score of 77%? I think you just copied the 2011 score and put it as the overall one? I think this might be a mistake :)

Not sure how but another score got added at the end - I'm sure that wasn't there to start with! Anyway, that's fixed - it gets 87% for LGA1155 and 77% for LGA2011.
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
Usually on an AMD platform these things can only be oriented in one direction because of how they fit on the AMD bracket...

or did you already say that?

The model we tested is only compatible with Intel sockets so we weren't able to see how it can be rotated in AMD systems.
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Originally Posted by Aracos
Am I the only one who didn't see a fan speed anywhere? >.<

I've just added that to the specs.
Eiffie 3rd April 2012, 19:10 Quote
Good old arctic cooling! Glad to see them return as well and with such a nice product!
Speed 3rd April 2012, 19:36 Quote
The LGA1155 Score breakdown image needs some attention, the scores on the left are less than sharp. I thought it was my eyes but the LGA2011 Score one is a lot sharper below it.
Combatus 3rd April 2012, 20:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Speed
The LGA1155 Score breakdown image needs some attention, the scores on the left are less than sharp. I thought it was my eyes but the LGA2011 Score one is a lot sharper below it.

Unfortunately we don't have any way to add additional scores to articles (we only found the need to do this a year or two ago with PSUs). It seems fine on my 24in screen at normal zoom - it only goes fuzzy as you zoom in - maybe try resetting your browser's zoom?
TrevDX 3rd April 2012, 20:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Speed
The LGA1155 Score breakdown image needs some attention, the scores on the left are less than sharp. I thought it was my eyes but the LGA2011 Score one is a lot sharper below it.

I see what you mean Speed the figures just look a little fuzzy. Not a great deal but just enough to notice.

This seems a nice cooler for the price. Good for budget builds.
Speed 3rd April 2012, 22:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Unfortunately we don't have any way to add additional scores to articles (we only found the need to do this a year or two ago with PSUs). It seems fine on my 24in screen at normal zoom - it only goes fuzzy as you zoom in - maybe try resetting your browser's zoom?

It is definately not the browser zoom, I do use a 1600p monitor so maybe that has something to do with how noticable it is.

Not moaning you understand, just trying to be helpful! :| ;)
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Originally Posted by TrevDX
I see what you mean Speed the figures just look a little fuzzy. Not a great deal but just enough to notice.

Indeed not the end of the world, just thought it was odd.
Pookie 3rd April 2012, 23:35 Quote
Just installed this on a i7 3820 and so far so good. Core temp reports idle temps @ 38-41 degrees. I havn't pushed the system yet yet to see how well it copes under load. I will say that the shroud around the fan caused issues with the RAM and had to be removed so i could fill all memory slots.
noizdaemon666 4th April 2012, 13:04 Quote
I was going to ask how it affected RAM slots. Given the size of socket 2011, I'm guessing it will completely foul 2 slots on an 1156 board. Damn!

Did anyone notice this sort of issue during testing? It'd be nice to add into the article if so. (Apologies if you already have this in the article, but I'm sure I read it all properly lol)
Pookie 4th April 2012, 13:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by noizdaemon666
I was going to ask how it affected RAM slots. Given the size of socket 2011, I'm guessing it will completely foul 2 slots on an 1156 board. Damn!

Did anyone notice this sort of issue during testing? It'd be nice to add into the article if so. (Apologies if you already have this in the article, but I'm sure I read it all properly lol)

Im not even sure if low profile DiMM's will work as the shroud is a bit of a monster. I can confirm you will have to remove the shroud if using on a ASUS Rampage IV using Corsair Vengence modules. I even considered switching the cooler around so it exhausted out of the roof (Antec mini P180) but then it would have covered the first PCI-E slot :(
Waynio 4th April 2012, 22:16 Quote
Hmmmm, cheap, beats the dark rock pro & with only 1 fan, the saving can be used to mod it to be very awesome, must buy one. :D
Goty 5th April 2012, 05:41 Quote
A thought on the LGA2011 temps: did you try with the cooler rotated 90 degrees from the stated results? Despite the effects of the heat spreader, Sandy Bridge's elongated die could be sensitive to the orientation of the cooler if the heatpipes don't cover the entire IHS.
randis1981 5th April 2012, 07:01 Quote
please revision ARCTIC COOLING ACFZA30 120mm Fluid Dynamic Freezer A30 AMD CPU Cooler for Enthusiasts
fata1_666 6th April 2012, 07:57 Quote
sorry but im using Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro on my i5 2400 and handles the temps very well without loads of noise. why by the new one when the old version works just as good and cheaper??
noizdaemon666 6th April 2012, 08:00 Quote
Errrmmmm....because the old is nowhere near as good as the new one? The i30 is designed more for people who are going to overclock the nuts off something, the 7 Pro isn't good enough for massive overclocks.
Stickeh 9th April 2012, 21:53 Quote
I'm really glad to see arctic return with a cheap, simple and very effective cooler, back to being the staple for most builds
Thorton Reed 8th July 2012, 23:40 Quote
These reviews really need to have acoustic values on the charts. There are so many decent coolers out there and so many now being designed with acoustics as well as thermals being taken into account that without that info new cooler reviews are all but useless for people who don't like sitting next to jet engines. Also what one reviewer considers 'quiet' is often very different to what I consider to be 'quiet'. dcbs on all new reviews please.
grimerking 26th September 2012, 13:50 Quote
I've just received one and I didn't quite appreciate how big it would be. I've got an Antec P180 case and I'm not sure I'll be able to get the side panel on, once I've fitted the HSF...
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