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How much better than the stock cooler will the Arctic cooling freezer 7 pro be for my e4300?

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The Arctic Cooling Freezers seem to be hit or miss. For some people they do very well and other they just do OK at best. Correct me if I'm wrong?
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Depends on the case setup...
But no matter what - it will be leaps and bounds better than stock HSF.

In my case (Antec 900 with dual 120 on front, 120 rear, 120 side and 200 top; see gallery)
I am getting ~34C idle temps @ 20C ambient with ~47C load temps, on a much-hotter-than-C2D Pentium D820 running a near 1Ghz OC @ 1.4v vcore.

Mod a better fan onto it, and you'll get even better numbers.
And I have a botch job of Ceramique and haven't lapped either!
People underestimate the AC Freezer 7 I think. It has served me well
    
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The Arctic Cooling Freezers seem to be hit or miss. For some people they do very well and other they just do OK at best. Correct me if I'm wrong?
Yes, and as far as I can tell it's almost always due to case cooling.
Someone running a case full of weak 80mm's it's not gonna work so well.
Then slap something like my case on it, and well...
    
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Not sure what case I'm gonna get. But It will have a few extra fans in it

Keep the opinions coming...
post #6 of 38
Stick to 120mm fans...
The push more air @ lower RPMs... meaning less noise, more cooling
Get a case with at least a front 120mm and rear 120mm. Cases w/ PSU @ bottom help a lot as well.

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Let me know what your budget is too, I'll do some case shoppin' for ya!
    
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post #7 of 38
The AC Freezer is a $20 cooler that cools better than a few $50 coolers.

Remember to remove the fan and Housing before snapping it in. A lot of people's problems come from trying to install it with the fan and housing on resulting in it being loose. Mine performs well enough to handle 1.4v at 500FSB for extended (6-10HRS) periods.

If your case as poor airflow this with reduce the efficiency of the Freezer Pro. Have air moving in one direction inside your case. My air passes over the freezer and right out the back.
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I love case shopping, do you need any help?
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Let me know what your budget is too, I'll do some case shoppin' for ya!
Yeah Give me a couple suggestions. I would like a clear side panel. My budget is around 50-60.
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Also remember to replace the stock fan.
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post #10 of 38
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The AC Freezer is a $20 cooler that cools better than a few $50 coolers.
Agreed- but I'd say it's a ~$35 cooler, since it's no way near $20 lol
But it still outperforms quite a few $40~$50 coolers.
    
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