Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
- Provided by: Arctic Cooling
- Platform support: Intel S775
- Type of heatsink: Tower
- Installation Type: Push-Pins
- Materials: Aluminum, Copper, Heat pipes
- Fan Support: Custom Size ~100mm (included, 4-pin PWM)
- Extra’s: Case Badge
- Average Selling Price: $20 / €15
Arctic Cooling is no longer a newcomer in the cooling business, we previously looked at their Freezer 64 CPU cooler products for the AMD platform and now we have the S775 version in for test. Dubbed the Freezer 7 Pro it’s a competitively priced compact tower cooler with custom size fan which is mounted on the frame with soft rubbers to reduce vibration noise.
The company’s trademark colors are used for the packaging, black box, grey text, with specs on the side:
These are the specifications given by Arctic Cooling:Heat Sink: 104 x 58 x 126.5 mm
Fan: 107 x 43.5 x 96 mm
Overall Dimensions: 107 x 96.5 x 126.5 mm
Rated Fan Speed: 900 - 2500 RPM (PWM)
Bearing: Ceramic Bearing
Power Consumption: 0.16 Amp.
Air Flow: 45 CFM / 77 m3/h
Weight: 520 g
Warranty: 6 Years
Inside the box you’ll find a descriptive manual with steps to take to get the cooler installed:
The Freezer 7 Pro is a tower cooler with 3 U form heat pipes joined in a copper base:
The heat from the heat pipes is then distributed to a series of aluminum fins; the bottom ones are bend downwards to provide cooling the PWM area on the motherboard;
The fan is custom made by Arctic Cooling, and installed with soft rubber mounts which absorb the vibration;
The heatsink base is flat, but shows signs of machine lapping; do note that the Freezer 7 Pro comes with MX-2 thermal paste pre-applied and this one is best used for installation; no extra thermal paste is included so make sure your first installation is correct right away.
Luckily installation is straight forward, remove the fan from the heatsink (2 small clips on the fan on there) and align the push pins with the mounting holes, push them down until you hear a click.
Then reinstall the fan and plug the fan header in; done.
As with the Intel reference coolers, the Freezer 7 Pro’s new fan makes use of PWM to help smooth out fan speed changes, in our tests at maximum speed the HSF was well audible, but at the lowest setting (~5v) the fan did not provide enough airflow to keep the CPU from overheating; we had to find a balance between performance and noise, choosing to go for a noise level of ~45dBA at very close distance (<5cm with case panel open) which means the closed and at a normal distance (30-50cm) hsf noise is not disturbing all.