Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer I30
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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: 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: The Good: I bought this after I realized from reviews of my new i7 processor that I would need a non-stock cooling solution. I have used water cooling on past systems, and ultimately found that these systems just added expense and size to already expensive and large systems.
Excerpt: This thing almost didn't fit in my case, so make sure to check dimensions - this beast is huge! However build quality is solid, and the cooler looks the dogs danglers too! Keeps CPU ultra cool under load (i7 2600K, gaming around 40C~50C) and comes with a good fan, which is replaceable.
Excerpt: I'm using this to cool a 65W skylake i5 in a gaming system. It idles around 30 C and rarely tops 40 C. The fan noise with this and 120mm system fans is audible, but not intrusive. Miles ahead of the AMD Phenom II and Scythe heatsink I replaced.
Excerpt: very good cooler.reduced my cpu temps by at least 10% very good design and well made.only downside is make sure you can fit it inside your case as with it being quite big. fastens down on the cpu very good and easy to fit.Could Do with more paste though as you don't get much with it, apart from that...
Excerpt: Great cooler, which isn't as expensive as other coolers. Great product, which comes with pre-applied thermal paste. Good points are that the cooler isn't massive like others the downside is the mounting mechanism. Like others have criticized, it isn't the easiest to put on.