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Arctic Cooling Freezer I30
7.9 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Freezer I30

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Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer I30

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Overall 2
2.0

Bogus or useless 6 year warranty

Benny S., Newegg
26 December 2015
  • Summary: If you buy this product, expect to buy a replacement fan within the first year of use. The listed 6 year warranty is in my experience bogus. I advise you to purchase additional replacement fans when/if you buy the i30 Cooler.
  • Pros: When the fan is functioning, it is quiet and keeps the cpu cool even under full workload. In other words the heat pipes and radiator fins can handle at least 130 watts when the fan works.
  • Cons: The 6 year limited warranty listed in the Newegg product description is useless. I built 3 BEAST gamer desktops [ASUS X79-Deluxe + Intel 4960X] in Jan 2014 using the i30 cooler and all 3 fans have progressively failed. The fail mode is that upon power-up the fans need as much as 2 minutes to reac...
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Overall 6
6.0

Big Fan, Poor Mounting system

Wilfredo M., Newegg
13 August 2015
  • Summary: After almost an hour I finally jury rigged a mount but was less than satisfied with the system they designed and am now getting a weird vibration noise. Not one of their better mounting systems, I am a little disappointed.
  • Pros: The entire fan looks awesome!
  • Cons: I have been a huge fan of the Arctic Cooling solutions for almost a decade, but this has been (by far) one of the hardest fans to install. I just started a build (Asus Maximus VII) and was dumbfounded by the microscopic adhesion rings that they expected to hold up their mounting spacers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not fit in Asus Rampage V Extreme Motherboard

Dan K., Newegg
25 June 2015
  • Pros: Looks like it would work well, nice construction.
  • Cons: Does not fit on ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Mother board. No matter the orientation of the fan, the RAM slots get in the way.
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Overall 10
10

Great fan, very quiet and great performance for a 92 mm fan

J.L. "silver sky", Amazon
11 May 2015
  • Summary: This is one of the nicest CPU coolers for the price that you pay. In the past, I was using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus, which seems better because of 4 heatpipes compare to this cooler, which has 3.
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Overall 10
10

This works GREAT!!!

Wayne M., Newegg
26 December 2014
  • Summary: I would get another in a heartbeat.
  • Pros: 1. Quiet 2. Quiet 3. Quiet 4. Cools like crazy 5. Quiet I was torturing the heck out of my i7 and had it to 90 C. Stopped the load program and it dropped to 23 C in mere seconds! Under 80% load the CPU stays below 56 C and the fan is whisper quiet. The price is very fair. I swapped the fan around...
  • Cons: It is a bear to line up and keep the little standoffs up for the 1150 while balancing the unit. The sticky rings help a lot, but it is still a balancing act. Do NOT try to install this with the motherboard in the case. That would cause too much mental stress. Out of the case, it took about 15 min...
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Overall 8
8.0

Keeps CPU cool but occasional startup error

Cool Hand Luke, Amazon
24 June 2014
  • Summary: This keeps my AMD fx 8350 cool even under prolonged loads. At idle it keeps the CPU at about 4-5 degrees C higher than ambient temperature and while performing long CPU intensive tasks (HD video encoding) temp maxes out at around 70 C. Noise level is negligible next to my case and GPU fans.
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Overall 8
8.0

Is it supposed to be this cold?

Aaron F., Newegg
17 March 2014
  • Summary: If they gave me more paste, it would have gone a lot better.
  • Pros: Keeps the CPU colder then anything I have ever seen. Lowest temp was 3 degrees, highest was 54 and that was running a really really powerful game. Handles my 3770k i7 like a charm.
  • Cons: It was really hard to install and I had to use my own thermal paste because there wasn't enough.
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Overall 10
10

Big but workable

Anna A., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: measure before you buy. approx. 25 mm to 1 inch
  • Pros: Quiet and if properly installed (using arctic silver 5) will keep temps 8 - 10 deg. C. below included intel sink. Expect more as ac silver 5 cures (about 150-200 hours) used arctic cooling freezer 13 on core 2 quad 9650 at 3.5 mhz. for 4 years with great results. The i 30 allows fan placement in ...
  • Cons: Instructions could have been better. They read like they were written by someone who does not use English as their first language. Need to consider size, it overhangs dimms on too many MB's.
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Overall 8
8.0

What the hey, it WORKS!

Steampunk, Amazon
30 September 2013
  • Summary: I came into a Xeon Quad Core from a dismantled server with an LGA1366 socket. No coolers I had would fit, so after looking around and weighing cost/reviews I decided on this. I got it. The aluminum fins felt cheesey. The fan felt flimsy.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
21 March 2013
  • Pros: Sturdy construction and mounting hardware.
  • Cons: Doesn't fit on ASUS P8Z77-V with CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) as it blocks 1 DIMM slot.
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