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Asus Arctic Square

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ASUS Arctic Square CPU cooler review

Elite Bastards
30 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Given my introduction to this article, it should be quite apparent that I would recommend any cooler (within reason) over Intel's stock solution, and that line of thinking does indeed follow with regard to ASUS' Arctic Square - It's more effective, it's certainly easier on the eye, and it won't attempt to amputate your fingers at any given point in time. But what of the Arctic Square beyond that?
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Overall 7

ASUS Arctic Square CPU Cooler

APH Networks
14 May 2007
  • Conclusion: In conclusion, the Asus Arctic Square is actually a pretty good heatsink. It's definitely not a disappointment. Although installation requires removal of a motherboard, such method will guarantee a tight attachment. Design is very unique; combined with an aesthetically pleasing implementation suitable for most windowed cases -- blue LEDs at the bottom is an added plus.
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Overall 7
Value for money 6
Performance 10
Installation 4

Expert Review

24 May 2007
  • Conclusion: ASUS' Arctic Square is the first Asus CPU cooler to arrive in our labs. Since Asus recently "entered" this market, we were very curious to see how this cooler would perform, when compared not with Intel's stock fan, but with another good performer, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. The test results showed that the Asus Arctic Square kept the temperature of our overclocked processor 2° cooler than the AC Freezer7 Pro on average, while the difference ranged between 2° to...
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