The cooler is available in a i32 version for Intel CPUs and an A32 model for AMD processors. Then there's also the Freezer i32 CO, the main difference is that the CO version has a dual-ball bearing fan, whereas the other two models have a fluid dynamic bearing fan. CO stands for Continuous Operation and makes the cooler suitable for PCs with non-stop operation like servers.
Both models feature four direct-touch heatpipes, an aluminium tower heatsink and a 120mm fan. The CO edition is pictured below.
The smaller and lighter successor of the Freezer i30/A30 is the perfect gadget for PC enthusiasts looking for an ultra-quiet but efficient solution for the CPU cooling. It is the first ARCTIC cooler which comes with the new fan controller developed in Germany.
ARCTIC cooler are well-known for optimum cooling performance at a low noise level. By semi passive performance the Freezer i32/A32 provides again a special feature. A sophisticated fan controller enables that the CPU is completely passively cooled during typical Windows operation. The F12 PWM fan only start up at a higher temperature (from 40% PWM). This does not just make the computer quieter most of the time, but increases the service life at the same time.
In active mode the improved bearing with a new alloy/lubricant combination cares for minimum noise levels at longer service life. Moreover, the lower footprint of the Freezer i32/A32 allows a problem-free installation and avoids interference with the RAM, even if there are two fans used. Due to the screw-mount onto a back-plate and a significantly lower weight compared to the i30, the cooler is, not least, absolutely safe also on the go.
And for everyone who prefer to run their computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ARCTIC has the Freezer i32 CO in the “continuous operation” edition with a specially for continuous operation optimized dual ball bearing.
QUICK FACTS Freezer i32 / A32 Semi passive CPU Cooler with 120 mm fan for Intel and AMD
Improved cooling performance German fan controller Improved Bearing Optimal compatibility through lower footprint Transport safe due to a back-plate and a lower weight MX-4 thermal compound included
Freezer i32 CO CO version with dual ball bearing for continuous operation 24/7 without the slightest compromise in performance
The Freezer i32/A32 is now available for a price of 49.99 $ – in the CO version for 59.99 $ – at ARCTIC, at Amazon and Ebay.