Arctic Cooling Freezer 13
Ahh, trips down memory lane. I recall the first cooler I bought for my LGA775 chip years ago was the Arctic Freezer 7. For $20, it was a very good deal. It served me well, lasting for a good while until I went to something more aggressive. Arctic Cooling has always been good to overclockers on a budget. Naturally, though, the more into overclocking one gets, the bigger the budget seems to grow. The only negative about that AF7 was the push-pin mounting mechanism, for which Intel is to blame.
It’s hard to think of another Swiss company we like so much. From GPUs to CPUs, thermal compound, thermal compound removers, case fans, cases and even more, Arctic Cooling has a huge catalog. They’re well known for their OEM and consumer products.
Part of the cycle of making computer accessories is updating your lineup to keep up with what new things the industry has produced. Thanks to Intel, we have plenty of sockets with different screw setups to deal with. On the other side of that, any recent AMD heatsink will continue to work, as the bolt-though holes and mounting setup hasn’t changed (though we wish the processor retention system would).
Today we’re looking at Arctic Cooling’s new Arctic Freezer 13, the latest of their CPU cooling line. Let’s check it out.
?ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists o?f international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based o?n Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING?s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.?