Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer I30
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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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.