Monday, June 18, 2018
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ARCTIC Freezer 33 eSports Edition CPU Cooler Review

Having utilized ARCTIC’s Freezer 7 Pro and Freezer 64 Pro in previous generation builds, we were excited to take a look at their new Freezer 33 eSports Edition, as it has been a while since we took at look at any of their offerings. The Freezer 33 eSports Edition is a tower-style cooler with four heatpipes and a dual-fan configuration to keep air flowing through the heatsink. You may be wondering why this cooler comes with an “eSports” designation, and so were we when we first received the cooler. Well, follow along as we see how this cooler competes against a few opponents.

Special thanks to ARCTIC for providing us with the Freezer 33 eSports Edition to review.

Specifications

  • Heat Pipe: Direct Touch, 6 mm x 4
  • Heatsink Material: Aluminum Fins x 49, Thickness: 0.5mm
  • Thermal Compound: MX-4
  • Fan: 2 x 120 mm, 200-1800 RPM, PWM
  • Bearing: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
  • Noise Level: 0.5 Sone
  • Current/Voltage: 0.20A, +12V DC per fan
  • Maximum Cooling Capacity: 320 Watts
  • Recommended for TDP up to: 210 Watts
  • Dimensions: 123 (L) x 103 (W) x 150 (H) mm
  • Net Weight: 805 g
  • Multiple Compatibility: Intel 2066, 2011(-3)(Square ILM), 115X, AMD AM4

Packaging
ARCTIC’s black and yellow retail packaging provides a nice photograph of the cooler found inside, with a large 10-year warranty label, giving potential buyers a little ease of mind with that kind of product support. Around back ARCTIC gives us a bit of performance information compared to a few other coolers, and four major features are detailed as well; the fluid-dynamic bearing fan, multiple mounting options, transportation-safe mounting design, and an optimized fan design.

 

We were a bit surprised that there was no internal protection for the cooler, as it was simply placed inside the form-fitting box.

Included with the cooler itself is mounting hardware for AMD’s AM4 layout, long with various Intel styles. A small pouch of ARCTIC’s MX-4 thermal compound is included and has plenty of capacity for multiple uses, though we wouldn’t recommend using the opened pouch much after first being opened. Instead of supplying a traditional installation manual, ARCTIC has included a small information card with a QR code that can be used to access a digital manual. We really like this idea, as it reduces paper waste, and allows the manual to be updated on the fly.

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