Worth every penny: Arctic Freezer 34 air cooling

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We took the new Arctic company - CPU budgets that promise a significant improvement over the solution that comes with it in the box

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In the age of hardware we live in today, purchases of computer systems are sometimes carried out when Third party air added to the processor. Sometimes the reason is that the processor does not come with Rule, and sometimes the user wants to upgrade the cooling he received with the processor if he received one.

We know that the company For example, there has been an extensive improvement in the quality of the crumbs with which certain processors are being marketed, although it still leaves much room for third-party manufacturers to improve the performance of the temperature and especially the noise over the cooling in the box. We know my employer Many today do not come with Generally, simply because you purchase the Tray version or the non-cooling Box version.

The veterans of you probably know the Swiss cooling manufacturer . It has been with us for many years when it offers cheap and high-quality replacements for processor coolers. Her name in fact was built using those pocket-friendly and quiet-to-ear coolings.

The Arctic Freezer series is probably the oldest in the world of processor coolers that is still being offered on the shelves. The Freezer 7 is A tower that became very familiar in the various computer stores due to the good relationship between cost and benefit in a quiet combination of operation.

In recent years, however, we have been seeing the series expand to additional curbs. In addition to the Freezer 7, which has already received a number of Roisias over the years, the Freezer 11, 13 and Freezer 33 have also joined the example, which until recently constituted Arctic's top bid for those who want a tower With four copper pipes.

In honor of the summer, Arctic decided that it would continue to renew the same line of cooling and upgrade the cooling capacity of the 150 category with the Freezer 34. It also comes with four copper pipes but is better engineered and also includes a new series fan.

Arctic's Freezer 34 comes in a variety of versions. When asked which one I prefer? The answer was simple - "the cheapest please." After all, at exactly the price of NIS 150, the heat sink along with a single fan is a good option for those looking for In a hundred shekels, but maybe a little more if it's really good. "This cooling is called a CO, which is a gray fan, and a version called eSports that comes with different colors on 170, and eSports DUO that comes with two fans and different color schemes, Price of NIS 175 This is not a big plus for another quality fan.

In the package comes the heatsink, various mount docking kits and MX-4 paste, which is sufficient for single installation on larger processors, and can hold two installations for small-area processors.

The Freezer 34 is mostly suitable for mainstream residencies today, including Intel's LGA115X and AM4 . Please note that the AM3 or LGA2066 mounts are not officially supported on a standard dock, and it is not recommended to do so for heat emissions.

This cooling tower is built in a simple, efficient and time-proven way that works. Four copper tubes are attached to the bottom of the cooling base. Each such tube contains a composition of gas evaporating at a temperature lower than that of water, and its movement while heating the processor allows the heat to be efficiently distributed to the many aluminum fans scattered to the height of the tower. From there, the function of the fan to remove the heat on the outside of the tower used in the air area. This means that the lowest processor temperature will always be close to the zone temperature as a minimum.

Unlike past designs, where the pipes were fairly concentrated along the cooling and in the head, it was decided to disperse them at a respectable distance from each other in order to achieve greater efficiency than the air passing through the fans. This means that heat dissipation is performed more efficiently than previous generations.

The fans themselves are identical on the surface and in the position, and contain a kind of incision at the end. Here too there is a game of surface area, although the effect of such a thing should be relatively minimal.

We checked the cooling system . The docking kit with which the Freezer 34 comes is made entirely of metal parts, which is a nice improvement over the plastic parts we used to get in the past. Except for the plastic docking rear, the rest is metal. The procedure is quite simple - you must screw the four bilge screws into the cross-hole holes, lay down the cooling and then secure the bridges. Another method is to secure the bridges on the cooling base in a timely manner, and then just lay everything on the processor and strengthen with the screws of the finger:

For a cooling that weighs only 603 grams, this is one of the safest systems I have seen. The weight distribution is good between the different points. One note about the docking kit - I'd love to see rings on the screw brackets to protect the motherboard itself from scratches. Make sure that the rear cross is inserted "fully" before turning on the two-sided screws that cook it.

The height of This is an 15.7-centimeter and will recommend checking the compatibility of the various packages so that you do not encounter the situation when the side door does not close after installation. The cooling temperature of a single fan is only 8.6 centimeters and there is no problem at all with compatibility In standard motherboards such as ATX and MATX standards. Using low memories will also ensure compatibility with small MITX boards.

Performance tests

The 34 Freezer We examined two different power states from his processor.

We used i7 8700K, a processor that is considered to be breads and is definitely one that is usually coupled with significant serious crowding. In one mode, we locked the processor to the continuous power consumption of 100W exactly. In the second mode, we increase the working frequency and the input voltage to increase the constant power consumption of the 150W.

No video card is used or any other component that generates noise in the system other than the power supply, which also worked in passive mode, meaning that the ventilator did not work during the test. We decided with our noise meter to perform noise normalization environment of exactly 30dbA from a distance of 30 inches and see how heat emission deals with the 34 Freezer. This type of test mainly examines the efficiency of the heat sink, the combination of noise and temperature.

To the performance tests we also threw the Noctua U12A, At a cost of about NIS 400, as well Freezer 7 Pro at a cost of ILS 120 so you can test upgrading in this way. The room temperature during the test is 25 ° C.

I remind - In ILS 120, At NIS 150, and cooling at almost NIS 400. Weak marginal productivity is a key concept in the cooling world for processors and here we can see it in full effect. As the challenge of getting rid of heat becomes difficult, we pay for it.

With a respectable temperature difference from its smaller brother, and indeed such a reputable top end of the world of cooling engineering, the Freezer 34 presents a really simple cost-benefit ratio. Its P12 fan is very efficient in pushing air to a given noise. If added In return for a little more noise, the two-fan version of 25 would probably be worthwhile, especially considering the standard cost of 40 for this fan.

If you purchase the basic version, the docking kit comes with clips that allow for additional docking of the 120 fan. Of course, if the fan is spoiled, its replacement is a simple and inexpensive procedure, so cooling maintenance is definitely possible in the future.

In conclusion, I am very happy with the product of Arctic. I think that there is certainly a worthy return in this important market share that connects the defaults with the huge iron towers. The engineering improvements made by Arctic are reflected in the test and we can definitely recommend the Freezer 34 as a good choice for those who want beyond what the cooling box can provide, or as a solution if it does not arrive In the box.

We will not rush to recommend it as a solution for monsters such as Core i9 9900K or even i7 8700K, even if it reaches normal temperatures at a simple effort because they are slightly elevated even at room temperature of 25 ° C. True, the locked core cores like Core i7 8700 or Core i5 9500, for example, would be perfect. pillbox , Dealing with a processor like Ryzen 5 2600 or even Ryzen 7 2700 is expected to be fairly easy if not put in To the equation.

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