Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Arctic Cooling
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Yes, that's right, the Freezer 13 Pro comes with two fans. There's the main 120mm unit that does the heavy work and a little 50mm fan at the base to cool other components near the socket. Four 8mm copper heatpipes soldered to the copper base and aluminum fins result in a cooler with the following dimensions: (LxWxH): 134 x 96 x 159mm
Weighing in at a bit over 1Kg., the cooler is rated for 300 watts, more than enough for the vast majority of user's needs these days. Arctic promises quick, robust installation and pre-applied thermal compound, making the cooler ready to install right out of the box. So, what's this “cross blow” cooling feature?
Well, it's a small, 50mm fan incorporated into the base design that distributes air in a radial pattern to cool components adjacent to the socket. Tower coolers have traditionally outperformed the down-firing designs, but were somewhat lacking with respect to cooling other components. Now, it seems Arctic has incorporated a solution into the Freezer 13 Pro. We'll see how it works later.