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sswilson August 26, 2007 02:32 PM

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Review Comment Thread
 
Comments, critiques, general rants????

Drop them in here, we look forward to hearing from you.

If you've just dropped in without reading the review, it can be found here.... http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/hardw...er-review.html

sswilson August 26, 2007 02:37 PM

Why do a review on a two year old piece of hardware?

Some version of this cooler is always being mentioned as a good budget choice for aftermarket cooling, and it was felt that a current review would help new builders decide if this cooler was still worthy of consideration.

Misoprostol August 26, 2007 03:35 PM

I really enjoyed your review. I often recommend this cooler as an alternative to stock cooling in sub-$1000 machines.

3.0charlie August 26, 2007 03:55 PM

I have bought so many air coolers the last years (10+) that I've been building / oc'ing computers that I have lost track of the number...

But what I can say is that little cooler is the last air type I have bought, and is simply the best best bang-for-the-buck out there. As for the un-conventional harness location, I like it a lot. The extra lenght makes it easy to connect to the mobo, and the extra length can be attached to the fan shroud.

Unlike a Zalman cooler that had a very short (too short for my mobo) wire harness...

Great review!

John

sswilson August 26, 2007 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 18237)
I have bought so many air coolers the last years (10+) that I've been building / oc'ing computers that I have lost track of the number...

But what I can say is that little cooler is the last air type I have bought, and is simply the best best bang-for-the-buck out there. As for the un-conventional harness location, I like it a lot. The extra lenght makes it easy to connect to the mobo, and the extra length can be attached to the fan shroud.

Unlike a Zalman cooler that had a very short (too short for my mobo) wire harness...

Great review!

John

The length is fine, I just wish it started at the bottom of the fan shroud to allow for better cable management.

That said, it's hardly a show stopper. This cooler definately makes up for it in price/performance ratio....

When I said that there's no excuse for not including decent aftermarket cooling I meant it.... :)

magictorch August 26, 2007 04:09 PM

looks good
 
I think Im going to give this a go at that price. This looks easier to clean than my current opteron heatsink which is filtering the dust at my home nicely!

sswilson August 26, 2007 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magictorch (Post 18245)
I think Im going to give this a go at that price. This looks easier to clean than my current opteron heatsink which is filtering the dust at my home nicely!

Just be sure to order the A64 model as they don't ship with universal mounts.

This cooler has been around for quite some time, and still has some legs left to it. :)

magictorch August 26, 2007 04:24 PM

Aye Aye Captain, A64 it is
 
At that price if it works I dont care how old it is:biggrin:

3oh6 August 26, 2007 04:24 PM

good to see a review of it after all this time. when running a local computer store a while back i can't remember how many times i added this cooler (either 775 or AMD version) to builds for people. for the price you pay, you can't beat the silence it offers over stock coolers. i mean, when building a system that comes to even $400~$500 dollars, an extra $25 is nothing for how much noise it removes. it definitely gets my :thumb: :thumb:

ebdoradz August 27, 2007 07:02 PM

ive bought the AMD version fo rmy opty. and it does a better job then my bolt-throught Thermaltake cooler that had 2*92fan on it which cost me 60$

for 203$ you definatly cant go wrong

a good lapping job, and a powerfull fan could drop temp by a good 4-5C again. and this fot 10$ more


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