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Freezer i30

Intel CPU Cooler for Enthusiasts

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USD 29.99
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Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler with Massive Overclocking Headroom
Cooling performance: ++ (very good))
Noise level: ++ (very good)
Mounting: + (good)
(07/12, p. 147)
"Exceptional thermal capabilities..."
"Best-performing air cooler ..."
Superior Cooling Perfomance
An interchangeable 120 mm PWM fan in combination with 4 direct touch heatpipes and a 48-fin heatsink enable the Freezer i30 to deliver outstanding cooling performance and improve heat dissipation from the CPU. According to the test results from Hardware Secrets, its superior cooling performance surpassed the stock cooler and similar models by up to 34 degrees.
Cooling Performance on Intel Core i7-4960X (Overclocked)

Freezer i30 (at 1,350 RPM)
Boxed Cooler (at 2,020 RPM)

Low Noise
The test in Tom's Hardware has shown that the Freezer i30 is the quietest cooler in their roundup. Thanks to the PWM control, the fan speed adjusts according to the CPU temperature and thus the noise level remains at an absolute minimum which qualifies it as a silent cooler. Click here to see how the PWM control settings can be changed according to your performance and noise preference.
Noise Level on Intel Core i7-4960X
Freezer i30 (at 1,350 (RPM)
0.3 Sone
Boxed Cooler (at 2,020 RPM)
1 Sone
Sturdy Mounting Mechanism
There is no need to worry about the weight of this muscular, yet gentle cooler. The Freezer i30 is using a durable steel mounting clip and comes with a bundled back-plate*. As a result it has an excellent mounting stability and is fully transport-proof.

* For Socket 2011, it is compatible with the existing back-plate
Direct Touch Heatpipe Heatsink
Rubber Vibration Absorbers
The Freezer i30 heatsink consists of 4 double-sided direct touch heatpipes, 8mm in diameter. A patented process (20 2011 000 71.8) allows us to pack the heatpipes without gaps and thus increase the contact surface and achieve better flatness by precision machining - both leading to an improved heat transfer.
4 Mounting Directions
Interchangeable Fan
Intel Socket
1151 1150 1155 1156 2011-v3 2011 1366 775
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes* No No
* SQUARE ILM (80 x 80 mm spacing) only

Max. Cooling Performance:
320 Watts
Recommended for TDP up to:
160 Watts

Direct Touch heatpipe Ø 8 mm x 4 (double-sided)
Aluminum fins x 48 (Thickness: 0.5 mm)

120 mm
Fan Speed:
400 - 1,350 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
74 CFM / 125.7 m³/h
Noise Level:
0.3 Sone @ 1,350 RPM
Current / Voltage:
0.24 A / 12 V
Power Consumption:
2.64 Watts
Size & Weight

Packaging & Box Content

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"Leaves no Room for Criticism"
The new Freezer i30 is an inexpensive tower cooler. In addition to the low price the build quality, installation and cooling performance can convince as well. Also the noise generation of the 120 mm fan leaves no room for criticism. Given the fair price and the performance we give a buy recommendation.
"In fact, the performance of Freezer i30 is quite impressive compared to other coolers, especially if you consider that it is about $30 cheaper than other coolers."
"ARCTIC F12 120 mm provides good air circulation, which is able to operate at a speed of 400 - 1350 rev. / Min. What's more interesting, even at top speed it's barely noticeable. Installation is simple enough even for beginners."
"Overall, the cooler shows a good performance, silent operation, easy installation and an excellent build quality. Therefore, we award the ARCTIC Freezer i30 with a final score of 9.5/10 points."
Walking or a few degrees warmer, but the Freezer i30 is a lot quieter than the competitor Cooler Master Hyper 412S. That is much more important than a small cooling difference under load.
"Built with 48 fins, the heat can be easily blown away with this cooler using its four 8mm heatpipes and 12cm fan."
"At full speed, the fan is very quiet. The PWM technology is simply phenomenal, making the Freezer i30 almost inaudible, especially at 400rpm, where we couldn't hear any background noise from the motor at all."
The Arctic i30 CO is designed for enthusiasts and after fitting it to my machine it performed brilliantly.
"We can say that the ARCTIC Freezer i30 is a good CPU cooler, well built and pretty quiet."
Traficantes de Hardware
According to my results, I recommend this cooler to anyone who wants a small, quiet and reliable cooler for little money
"Freezer i30 is relatively a large refrigerator in the form of a tower whose aluminum body has four hot water tubes. They are in direct contact with processor (ie refrigerator no classical base), which should improve heat transfer.... [more]
Bug Labs
Very stable mount, Easy installation ,Quality thermal compound ,Efficient cooling, Silent work, Reasonable price
Navigator of Gaming World
The i30 performs better than Be Quiet’s offerings that cost over 50 per cent more, as well as the cheaper Gelid Tranquillo Rev2.
Custom PC
"For people who seek for silence, this is a good fit."
The new Freezer i30 is an inexpensive tower cooler. In addition to the low price the build quality, installation and cooling performance can convince as well. Also the noise generation of the 120 mm fan leaves no room for criticism. Given... [more]
"The Freezer i30 is the strong, silent type, able to withstand plenty of heat. The build quality is excellent, even if it is priced for the mainstream segment. Installation was swift and the mounting kit doesn't apply too much... [more]
Hi-Tech Legion
"We can say that this i30 is one of the best heatsinks that we have tested when it comes to air cooling performance. With its truly affordable price, it's the best option for air cooling, an excellent product."
Sabios del PC
"The Freezer i30 offers great performance to price ratio with a simple installation process. The PWM fan is so quiet and barely noticeable."
07/12, p. 147 Cooling performance: ++ (very good) Noise level idle/ CPU load: ++ (very good)/ + (good) Mounting: + (good)
Custom PC
"Brilliant performance"
"Bottom line, the 162mm tall Freezer A30 heatsink offers good cooling without much of a noise penalty."
Frosty Tech
"The performance of the Freezer i30 is astounding, can't find anything better than this within this price range."
"ARCTIC's i30 and A30 are extremely quiet and they cool my processor better than any other of our coolers in comparison."
"A good balance between competitive cooling performance and low noise operation makes the i30 a good choice for budget-conscious users looking to upgrade to a mid-range CPU cooler. The Freezer i30 is a good choice for low noise... [more]
"The sound emission is really very low, thanks to the fan ARCTIC F12. The ARCTIC Freezer i30 is one of the quietest coolers ever."
HW Master
"The i30 is able to keep the temperatures at safe levels under full load. It is a solid choice for someone looking to do some overclocking without spending too much money on cooling."
"Excellent performance without compromising noise! Great!"
"It's a very flexible solution that allows you to exploit the capabilities of your CPU."
Tech Labs.by
"An excellent choice for those who want performance while maintaining a low level of operational noise."
Inside Hardware
"Freezer A30 is able to give you the silence that you need without sacrificing the performance that you are accustomed to with any ARCTIC product. I highly recommend the ARCTIC Freezer A30 to anyone, whether they are just looking for a... [more]
Elite PC Reviews
"The Freezer A30 is equipped with a low-noise fan and it runs almost inaudible from a distance of 1 meter. This CPU cooler can efficiently dissipate heat away from the processor. It is very easy to install and the fan can be replaced... [more]
"The Freezer A30 is an enthusiast-grade CPU cooler for the AMD socket FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+ and AM2. Patented technologies, direct touch heatpipes, precision machining, a fan vibration absorption and a brand new mounting system offers... [more]
Device Unknown
"Aside from the simple installation, it's silent, powerful, and looks great. The kicker is a six year limited warranty."
"The Freezer i30 has showed how well it can cool."
Vidi Magazine
"Under load, the Freezer i30 really shone, dropping the temps by 20°C compared to the stock cooler. If that's not impressive enough, the Freezer i30 also managed to do it while pumping out fewer decibels. When you consider the... [more]
Computer Power User
"The i30 took third place in a roundup out of 14 major cooling brands, such as Cooler master, thermaltake, Corsair."
Tom's Hardware Guide
"Solid tower cooler at a reasonable price."
PC Gameshardware
"ARCTIC's i30 and A30 are extremely quiet and they cool my processor better than any other of our coolers in comparison."
"First and foremost I want to reiterate how much I love the styling of this cooler. As far as installation is concerned, the entire process was a breeze. It's very quiet during operation, idle or load. This is definitely rare for... [more]
Custom PC Review
"The ARCTIC Freezer i30's result in our LGA1155 system was nothing short of excellent. It was the best-performing air cooler on test with a load delta T of just 39°C.The Arctic Freezer i30 was quite a result for the books.... [more]
"The cooler is compact and well-made, and put in a brilliant performance in our LGA1155 test system, outpacing both the BeQuiet Dark Rock Advanced and the Gelid Tranquillo Rev 2. The Freezer i30 performs better than Be Quiet's... [more]
Custom PC
"ARCTIC has built a heatsink (Freezer i30) with both quality and a balanced ratio for performance/noise. We have no doubt of recommending the i30 to overclockers. The benchmark results showed excellent performance of the Freezer i30... [more]
Hardware HD Blog
"Equipped with a relatively quiet fan, the noise at maximum speed is audible but not annoying at all.The heatsink itself is well designed and executed."
PC Foster
"The ARCTIC Freezer i30 is a high quality product with a very good price/ performance ratio. The Freezer i30 is the right choice for everyone who is looking for an inexpensive and good cooler."
Radeon 3D
"i30 performs admirably, and comes fairly close to matching cooler master's new high-end cooler, it is also much cheaper than it. The MX-4 thermal paste is also a nice touch, is much better than the paste which ships with many... [more]
Tech Kings
"The sound emission is really very low, thanks to the fan ARCTIC F12."
Xtreme Hardware
"Excellent cooler, although very similar to 13 Pro. The performance and sound is also sligthy better than it's predecessor. Great cooler overall."
Real World Labs
"The i30 effortlessly coped with cooling an overclocked CPU at an extremely low noise level."
The most quiet cooler in the round-up on maximum fan speed.
Tom's Hardware.de
"Freezer i30 features a giant fan, the fan was completely silent."
Komputer for alle
"Versatility, good performance, low noise level, reasonable price tag, and great overall quality make the Freezer i30 a great choice."
"The ARCTIC Freezer i30 is the most silent 120mm fan cooler I have ever tested. It is literally so quiet you forget it is there!"
"ARCTIC has produced a solid cooler at a very competitive price. We are glad to see a trend of offering great value to the overclockers."
"The Freezer i30 is definitely a quality product! It is perfect for those who want to get into overclocking without spending too much money."
"In use the Freezer i30 is relatively quiet, with the single 120mm fan hardly audible over the general hum of the room. It is well made and put together."
Overclocking 3D
"It is a great product and very versatile product as it fits three different types of socket and countless types of CPU's. We are very happy with the results as Freezer I30 performed very well during testing under both stock speed... [more]
"The cooler itself though is whisper quiet in operation, and the fan was only really noticeable when the CPU was being pushed during overclocking."
"The ARCTIC Freezer A30 is an affordable CPU cooler with good performance for AMD systems."
"It's an inexpensive CPU cooler, which has a good appearance. Good cooling solution with low noise for a small price tag."
"Easy installation, low noise output and great efficiency. The cooler did great in our comparison test while costing only half the price compared to other coolers."
"This Freezer A30 offers a good performance and is quiet. The A30 offers a really nice look with a more attractive price compared to Prolimatech Megahalems."
DV Tests
"Ease Of Use - Easy to install. The Freezer i30 wins during our sound level test."
"As shown in the test result, the Freezer i30 performed well in almost all disciplines. The noise level of the virtually silent fan is outstandingly good and that's the reason ARCTIC Freezer i30 earns itself a gold award."
"Good quality and performance, fair price and remarkably low noise level."
Technic 3D
"The ARCTIC Freezer i30 is a well designed product which has been created from the ground up to deliver excellent cooling proficiency in an overclocked environment. At these prices we have no hesitation recommending the product to our... [more]
"Freezer i30 is operating very quietly even we set it to maximum fan speed. In general, mounting is unlikely to cause any difficulties, the cooler can be mounted in four directions, directing the airflow according to the configuration... [more]
"Excellent cooling capacity, and suitable for overclockers. The noise level is minimal, and available for a great price."
"Freezer i30 is one of the best performing coolers in its price range!"
Komp'uternaya gazeta
"With the Freezer A30 ARCTIC has released a very powerful and quiet cooler, which is also suitable for Overclocking."
Mod your Case

"I am pleased with i30's quality, low price, long warranty period and low noise level, especially at low speeds. Even at its low speed, it is strong enough to cool down the CPU during... [more]
"There was no noise coming out while the fan was spinning, a joy for those looking for quiet desktop builds, but still desiring powerful cooling."
Good Quality for a reasonable price
"The thing i like the most is the (F12) PWM fan, which is really quiet. Even at its maximum speed, it's still very quiet compared to other heatsinks. ARCTIC is known for offering products which are in a very good balance of... [more]
Hi-Tech Legion
"It is a wonderful fan with good cooling performance, low noise level and high durability. This cooler is designed for quiet fan operation. With its high compatibility, it will fit in most cases. It's so silent that even at its... [more]
"Freezer i30 is a large heatsink with great power!"
For MobileS
"It's quiet and efficient and also has a model that fits the AMD sockets, which is called A30. In any case, our hero fulfills every penny spent on it."
Zhelezo (IRON)
"The ARCTIC A30 is a product for those who are searching for a quiet system and want to get more performance from their systems by overclocking."
The Overclock Hole
"Freezer i30 is an excellent product with a great looking design, affordable price and above all, quiet operation."
"Very good performance for a cooler in this price range."
"The ARCTIC A30 has a good quality/price ratio, making it a good choice when considering a computer cooler."
"This cooler performs much better than the stock cooler (even Intel) and they are quiet even when running at full speed (think whisper level), they can be even quieter when run at a very low speed with PWM support. This is an upgrade... [more]


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The LGA 2011 socket of my motherboard looks different. Will it fit my Freezer i30 ?

There is a chance that the Intel LGA 2011 socket on your motherboard looks different from the others (see example below). Please ensure that there is a metal plate around the screw holes (see left), otherwise damage to the motherboard may happen during the installation.



Special case

The PC is reporting a low fan speed during booting.

Your PC may send you a CPU Fan Speed warning when starting the PC if the fan speed is lower than the default minimum value. If you do not wish to receive this warning in the future, you may enter the BIOS to reset the minimum value or disable the function completely.

As shown in the example below, you can adjust the settings under Power -> CPU Fan Speed warning. By setting the value to 800 RPM, you should avoid any warnings of this kind in the future.


Intel LGA 2011(-3) compatibility (square / narrow ILM)?

For the socket LGA 2011(-3), Intel specifies two different formats: SQUARE ILM & NARROW ILM. Please note that Freezer i30 is compatible to LGA 2011(-3) refer ONLY to mainboards fitted with SQUARE ILM (80 x 80 mm spacing).


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