Recently at KitGuru, we have reviewed a number of (pricey) all-in-one liquid coolers. While AIOs typically offer good performance and funky visuals, there are several valid reasons why you may not want to go with a liquid cooler. Because of that, today we look at the Arctic Freezer i32 air cooler. Priced at around the £30 mark, is the Freezer i32 a good option for an air cooler on a budget?
While the Arctic Freezer i32 is a low-cost cooler, it is not without its special features. Most interestingly, Arctic market the Freezer i32 as a ‘semi-passive’ cooler. Essentially, the included F12 fan is designed to only spin up once the CPU is under some load – at idle, it simply does not spin. In this review, we take you through the included accessories, the installation process and the cooler’s performance to see whether it is worth buying.
- Intel Socket: 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 2011*, 2011-3* (*SQUARE ILM (80 x 80 mm spacing) only)
- Max. Cooling Capacity: 320 Watts
- Recommended for TDP up to: 150 Watts
- Fan Diameter: 120 mm
- Fan Speed: 0 – 1,350 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
- Fan Noise Level: 0.3 Sone
- Fan Current / Voltage: 0.20 A / +12V DC
- Heatsink (with fan) dimensions: 123 x 95 x 150mm (L x W x H)
- Heatsink (with fan) weight: 641 grams