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A Review On: ARCTIC Freezer i32 - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan for Intel with New Fan Controller Made in Germany and PWM Sharing Technology (PST)

ARCTIC Freezer i32 - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan for Intel with New Fan Controller Made in Germany and PWM Sharing Technology (PST)

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Pros: Semi-Passive Cooling, Low noise even at full speed, Cheap, Absorbs heat nicly, 4 dimms friendly!

Cons: Blocks access to M.2 port for some motherboards, Included fan cannot be dissassembled for cleaning blades.

Arctic Freezer i32 is an INTEL only cpu cooler. The AMD supporting one is called A32. Both share the same features, plus 6 years of warranty!

The fan starts spining after 40% P:thumb:WM, making it completely silent while doing office work or enjoying media. Offers easily removable fan system, comes with an Arctic F12 PWM PST (of 22.5dB max), which means you can share the PWM with a second fan; mounting a second fan to the cooler (brackets for 2nd fan included) or connecting your back\exhaust fan to use them with the CPU FAN channel of your motherboard, but 2nd fan has to be 4 pinned.

I have it currently installed on a G4560 Pentium (54 watts TDP, Arctic suggest using the cooler for CPUs up to 150 watts TDP, while it offers cooling capacity for 320 watts).

During office work, with processor running on 20% load, fan stopped and room temp=26οC, my CPU reaches 33-35oC. During Prime95 stress test and fan at full load, it reaches max 56oC, while coolers still remains cool to touch.

Inside the box you will find:
  • Freezer i32 Cooler
  • Arctic F12 PWD PST Fan
  • Screw sets depending on your socket
  • Rubber anti-vibration spacers
  • Brackets for installing the included fan, and brackets for the optional fan
  • Intel Mounting Clips
  • Intel Backplate
  • Manuals and installation guide in English and German, plus a qr code sticker that leads you to user manual
  • A bag of MX-4 thermal compound, my fav one! biggrin.gif

2 Comments:

This cooler is inded silent and pretty decent performance especially for this price. The specs for 150 W TDP is a bit too optimistic. It could barely keep my 7700K 91 W TDP CPU cool enough when I did a slight overclock of 200 MHz. Anything more than that and it goes over 80 °C. So my recommendation ould be for Pentiums, i3, i5 and stock i7 (maybe just a bit of OC).
I dunno I have this running on my 2500k with a push pull and and I don't go above 60C @ 4.2ghz.