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Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme (Rev.2) CPU Cooler Review

Like the Freezer 7 Pro, the Freezer Xtreme is supplied within a clear plastic carton that gives us an idea of the size and shape of the cooler within.  On the front there is a list of all the compatible sockets.

Turning the packet over reveals some further details about the product inside and some performance comparisons.  The packaging isn’t as robust as examples we’ve seen from manufacturers such as Noctua and isn’t likely to provide the same level of protection but there is a significant difference in price so this is to be expected.

The Freezer Xtreme also uses an identical mounting system to the Freezer 7 Pro,  consisting of a plastic bracket and four push pins.  Aside from these, we only find an installation guide and an Arctic Cooling sticker in the packet.  The Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal paste is pre-applied to the copper block.

Arctic Cooling have used a twin-tower design for the Freezer Xtreme.  Each tower consists of a stack of 102 aluminium fins.  These sit on top of four 6mm U-shaped copper heatpipes which meet at the copper block.  The mounting plate is preattached to the block to facilitate a speedy installation.

Between the two cooling towers we find the 120mm PWM controlled fan.  This has a competely unique housing and mounting design which would make it extremely difficult to swap it out with another.  Additionally, there isn’t any provision for a second fan for a push-pull configuration for those who want to make the most out of the cooler.  This is sure to put off some more performance-minded users.

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