The Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME rev.2
The Freezer XTREME is a tower format cooler. Its design is unlike many. Instead of the fan being mounted externally on the heatsink, the fan is clipped into place in the centre of the two ’sinks. This means that rather than pushing air through the heatsink, it’s pulling it through.
Protruding from the top aluminium fin of the cooler are the raw ends of the four copper heatpipes. Many other competitor coolers have caps added to their copper pipes for added style. I don’t know about you, but I actually prefer the raw copper look.
Also from the top of the cooler you can see two gloss plastic tabs. These tabs are at both ends and when pressed, allow for the removal of the fan from the heatsink.
On the sides of the Freezer XTREME is a black plastic ‘X’ – resembling ‘XTREME’. Arctic Cooling has also sneakily added their logo to the centre of this ‘X’ for additional attention.
As you can see, all the fins on the Arctic Cooling Freezer are aluminium. Through all these fins are four copper heatpipes which dissipate heat to the fins.
The copper base of the cooler has an aluminium bracket pre-installed. For both AMD and Intel installations, this bracket is used to secure the mounting bits to.
Arctic Cooling’s favourite paste (MX-2) comes pre-applied to the copper base. This is applied very thin and evenly. Most users will not want to change this.