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  Product:     Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler  
  Price:     $39.95 (CAN) / $32.50 (U.S) 
  Supplied By:     ADPmods
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     February 17th, 2005
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Anand from ADPmods for sending the Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler for review.

Introduction:

Optimum cooling performance for most standard computer systems tends to fall under one of two categories. A manufacturer will either classify their heatsink product as a performance cooler or compensate for performance by including a high performance cooling fan combined with a well designed heatsink base. The later is the opposite direction and includes products created for silent cooling which include a low profile fan and above average cooling performance. It is very rare when a manufacturer will combine the best of both worlds and create a product that manages to provide both features in one product. Arctic Cooling based out of Pfäffikon, Switzerland is a relatively new company to the North American market. The company has recently released a series of cooling products marketed under the Freezer brand name, which cover all aspects of CPU cooling. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the new Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler, a product designed for low noise cooling environments.

Specifications:

The Freezer 4 Heatsink is an all-aluminum based cooler with four copper heat pipes compatible with all Intel Celeron and Pentium 4 Socket 478 processors. The unit is designed to provide quiet performance even at higher processor speeds, supporting chips running up to 3.0 GHz. Here are some of the specifications taken directly from the ADPMods and Arctic Cooling websites:

Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler - Key Specifications:
Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler: Manufactured by Arctic Cooling
Dimenions: 92mm (L) x 72mm (W) x 120mm (H)
Fan Dimenions: 77mm (L) x 77mm (W) x 42mm (H)
Fan Speed: 2200 RPM
Air Flow: 32 CFM / 55 m3/h
Weight: 488g
Noise Level: 1.0 Sone
Application: all Intel Celeron and Pentium 4 Socket 478
Power Consumption: 0.13 Amp.
Thermal Resistance: 0.20°C/Watt
Warranty: 6 years

Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler
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The Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler ships in a standard corrugated cardboard box and sports an image of the cooler and the Arctic Cooling logo. The top portion of the package identifies the model of CPU cooler and the processor rating. The left and right hand sides of the package include technical specifications and a list of key features. Upon opening the box, the Freezer 4 is packaged inside a plastic blister enclosure and includes a small tube of high performance MX-1 Thermal Compound.

Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler
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Out of the box, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 Heatsink Cooler sports a unique design characteristic not seen on rival heatsink cooler designs. The Freezer 4 measures approximately 92mm (L) x 72mm (W) x 120mm (H) and comes equipped with a 77mm cooling fan rated at 32CFM @ 2200 RPM. The 77mm fan is held in place with a custom fan holder that is able to practically eliminate the typical buzzing sound of 80mm fans. The entire composition of the cooler consists of a heat exchanger that is made of forged aluminum with 40 cast fins that slowly peak at the middle to incorporate the bulk of the design. The heat exchanger includes a surface area of over 5000 cm2 and allows for resistance free energy transfer to air.

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