Performance and modern design
The new Freezer i35 RGB is an air cooler compatible with the new 12th generation Intel that has excellent low noise performance.
Good value for money
It does not allow to install a second fan
If I talk to you about Arctic, it will surely sound familiar to you because on the web we have already previously analyzed some of the products. Well, for today’s review we bring you the Arctic Freezer i35 RGB, an air cooler that has a silent fan with RGB light and is compatible with Intel’s new 1700 socket.
Packaging and Accessories
The Freezer i35 RGB arrives in a white and blue box that is decorated with a product photo on the front. In the rest of the box you can read what are its main characteristics and specifications as well as some QR codes.
These QR codes that I just mentioned are quite important since inside the box there is no manual or installation guide. All documentation is on the internet and it is accessible through the codes that are printed on the box. Personally, it seems like a great idea, it saves on paper and includes videos about the assembly that would not be possible otherwise.
What is inside the box is: a backplate for the socket, nylon spacers, screws and nuts, rubber washers, the anchor for the socket and a syringe with thermal paste MX-5.
Design and Construction
Starting with the basics, the Freezer i35 is a heatsink only compatible with Intel platform It has a tower design and is painted black. Its peculiarity is that the fan is part of a casing that fits into the heatsink and covers it from the top. Due to this it has overall dimensions of 91x133x158.5 mm so we must make sure that we have enough space in the box for its installation.
But first let me tell you a bit more about the heatsink itself. The Freezer i35 is made up of 54 aluminum fins 0.4mm thick They are designed to avoid fan turbulence and improve air flow through it.
These fins that I just mentioned are welded and crossed on both sides by 4 copper heatpipes of 6mm diameter to ensure good heat transfer. In turn, these heatpipes they are welded to a piece of aluminum to form the base of the heatsink.
Then this generous piece of aluminum in addition to holding the heatpipes and help in heat dissipation has the anchoring function. In it there are pre-installed spring screws to make installation easy and safe. But before talking about its installation, I’m going to talk a little about the included fan.
|Connection||4 Pins (PWM)|
|Revolutions||200 – 1700 RPM|
|Others||Integrated in housing
As I told you at the beginning, the fan included in the Freezer i35 is part of a housing that fits into the heatsink. This fan has a 12cm diameter and unfortunately much of its specifications are unknown.
However, I can tell you that it makes use of a PWM connection which allows you to adjust the spin between 200 and 1700 RPM. In addition to that, it turns out to be quite silent since, according to Arctic itself, at full power it is only capable of generating 27.7dBA noise.
Besides that it has some large translucent plastic fins that are joined on the outside by a ring. This peculiar design is used to minimize vibrations and improve indoor air flow. However, the fact that they are translucent is only useful for integrated RGB lighting on the axis.
For those who do not know, in this type of RGB lighting LEDs cannot work independently so that does not have a wide variety of colors or effects. Due to this and as usual, the Freezer i35 makes use of a 4 pin connector to connect to the board and operate the lights.
Even so, I really liked the intensity and the effect that the light creates as it passes through the fan. Next I will tell you about its assembly.
Installation and assembly
At the beginning of the review I told you that the box has some QR codes to access the documentation. Well, one of those codes takes us directly to a video installation guide very simple and intuitive.
With this guide, installing the Freezer i35 is a piece of cake. You just have to choose the correct parts for our platform and assemble them as you can see in the video. The process is extremely easy and straightforward so it is a matter of a few minutes to have the heatsink mounted.
The software that I have used for the tests is the well-known OCCT in Linpack mode and for a time not less than 30 minutes. I also wanted to test its performance with some overclocking to find out what this cooler is capable of. Then I leave you with the test equipment and the data obtained.
The truth is that I was very surprised by the performance and low noise of this heatsink. With a processor as inefficient as the 12600K you have had no problem keeping it below the threshold of the thermal throttling even with overclock.
Verdict and alternatives
The Arctic Freezer i35 RGB is an air cooler for the Intel platform that has a tower design with a modern and different look. In addition, its fan with RGB lighting has a very silent operation and thanks to the housing in which it is integrated it also obtains excellent performance.
But possibly the best of all is its quality / price ratio since the Freezer i35 RGB is priced close to € 40 and is more than enough to keep a 6-core processor like the 12600K cool. This is why I recommend it to anyone who wants a good socket 1700 compatible heatsink and does not want to spend a lot.