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- 23 points
- 6 months ago
Keeps everything nice and cool without any problems. Hard to beat at the price I paid for it.
- 7 points
- 15 days ago
from completed build Cluster data node "drac"
Cools nicely even with a relatively small contact area. The fan is a bit noisier than I'd like, and it's probably not appropriate for hotter Ryzen 3000's. The biggest issue I have though is that the fan doesn't run at lower than 63% PWM; I don't know if that is a sample defect or what. The effect is that temps slowly climb until the fan eventually kicks on and then it's too audible. If the case had more airflow this wouldn't be as much of an issue, but in the constrained, top-PSU MA01 it's annoying. I'll probably swap this cooler out and save it for a build where noise is less relevant.
- 6 points
- 14 days ago
from completed build ~£350 Budget AMD Ryzen Gaming Daily Driver System
As the CPU did not come with a cooler, I needed to buy one. I settled on the ARCTIC Freezer 12 Air cooler. I first heard about this from a friend. It supports processors upto 130W TDP, and considering that the CPU I chose only had a TDP of 65W, this cooler was more than ample. Being provided with Arctic MX4 thermal paste out of the box, it can keep the CPU in the low 30s while doing basic work and in the mid 60s when fully underload. The only complaint that I have is that it was a little difficult to get it all on, however besides that it is excellent. It costed £17.95 from Amazon new. This can be bought here.
- 2 points
- 9 months ago
from completed build Workstation for Occasional Video Editing
I ran the stock AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU cooler for a week or so (with the Asus fan controls set to "Turbo"), and the CPU temps were 38C idling, 56C under decent load, with a peak of 65C. I switched out for the Arctic Freezer 12 fan (same settings), and WOW what a difference - idle is typically 27C, under load is 45C, with one observed peak of 55C. And , even at full speed it's super quiet
- Intel Core i5-2500K
- GeForce GTX 560 Ti
- Intel Core i3-9100F
- GeForce GTX 1650
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600
- GeForce GTX 1080