Summary: The Arctic Freezer i30 is a good CPU cooler with reasonable cooling performance and an almost inaudible fan. It will probably perform better if you change the stock fan for a more powerful one, which makes it a very versatile cooler.
Conclusion: Cooling performance for Arctic’s Freezer i30 is fairly competitive. It manages to slightly outperform Cooler Master’s Hyper 212 EVO at stock CPU frequency and match it at overclocked speeds. The i30 also manages to perform very similarly to Enermax’s ETS-T40-VD.
Conclusion: Overall, the Arctic Freezer i30 CPU cooler is a great product, and it gets the job done. It is a very versatile product, fitting three different types of socket, and countless types of CPU’s. The direct-contact heatpipe technology does the job well, and is a great method of heat-transfer.
Summary: As I sit here figuring out which angle to take first I figured I would go right to what is going to sell this cooler; silence! Seriously this is the most silent 120mm fan cooler CPU cooler that I have ever tested.
Summary: A bargain-priced CPU cooler with high-price performance
Pros: Build quality, Price, Stock performance, Installing the ARCTIC Freezer i30 is a doddle, with the exception of the small adhesive washers that go under the plastic spacers that the mounting frames screw into. The adhesive here is far, far too sticky and the washers not stamped through enough. In f...
Cons: Not one for overclockers, Whoever came up with the idea of the little sticky washers that fix under the spacers for the top mounting plate needs taking into a darkened room and shown the error of their ways.
Excerpt: When I first received the i30 for review my first thought was that surely Arctic haven't tried to jazz up a product of theirs by adding an "i" to the name? In fact in a bit of a poke in the eye for the late Mr Jobs the "i" here actually informs us that this version of the cooler is the one...
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Today we are looking at the latest cooler from Arctic – the Freezer i30, which features an interchangeable 120mm PWM fan, 4 double sided direct touch heatpipes with cooling support up to 320 Watts. The i30 is released to exclusively support Intel motherboards.
Summary: Beim neuen Freezer i30 handelt es sich um einen preiswerten Tower-Kühler. Neben dem günstigen Preis wissen aber auch Verarbeitungsqualität, Montagesystem und Kühlleistung zu gefallen. Auch die Geräuschentwicklung des 120 mm Fans lässt keinen Raum für Kritik.
Pros: saubere Verarbeitung, ausreichend Leistung für moderne Prozessoren, leiser Lüfter, sicheres und einfaches Montagesystem, passt auf alle gängigen Intel-Sockeltypen, PWM-Lüfter, günstig
Cons: Leistung bei niedriger Lüfter-Geschwindigkeit, passt auf keinen AMD-Sockel