Arctic Cooling products have been faring well on KitGuru and there is a reason for this – they are delivering very impressive results at extremely competitive prices.
The Freezer 13 has been built with the average enthusiast in mind (if there is such a thing) who wants good cooling performance without the mounting hassles normally associated with the elitest high end products. Sure, the push pin mount will never compete with a hardcore backplate system, but if you frequently rebuild your PC, or just want a quick fit solution then it won’t get any easier than this.
Performance is a little better than the Freezer Xtreme Rev 2 which doesn’t sound that impressive on paper, however when you factor in that it is physically more compact and is using a single 92mm fan then you can see that Arctic Cooling have released a product which is very special indeed.
While many will debate the merits of the reduced size and smaller fan, in this specific market it all boils down to the price and while the product is not yet available in retail stores, Arctic Cooling have informed us that the cooler will be on sale for $25 dollars in the US and around 20 euros in Europe. This translates to around £15 in the UK making this an extremely appealing price point indeed.
For £15 this means it will be an ideal first step up from that shoddy reference cooler in your system. You don’t have to deal with a huge physical size, strain on the motherboard or fiddly backplate mounting systems. You simply plug and play and enjoy excellent cooling performance with low noise levels.
KitGuru says: This easily earns our must have award as one of the best all round cooling packages in the sub £20 price bracket.