Deepcool Frostwin ReviewCryonics - June 24, 2012
Category: CPU Cooling
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Let's face it; with today's processors heat is an ever increasing issue. While some of us opt for the more exotic cooling methods on the market, i.e. Phase Change, Dry Ice a.k.a Dice or even LN2 for the extreme overclocker, most people will never have need for such cooling methods in their day to day computer use. For someone looking for a mild to mid range overclock or just looking to improve the cooling efficiency of their system is where aftermarket cooler manufacturers like Deepcool, Noctua and Cooler Master come into play as most stock heat sinks offer at best minimum cooling over Intel and AMD's specifications. Aftermarket coolers offer a significant improvement in cooling, which offers the end user the ability to achieve higher overclocks and system stability while helping to increase the lifespan of their system components without having to make the move to extreme cooling methods.
Over the past couple of weeks I have had the chance to review a few of Deepcool's products like the GAMMAXX 400 CPU cooler and the UF120 case fan. This time around I will be looking at Deepcool's Frostwin CPU cooler and lets just say from the looks of the Frostwin cooler I already have high expectations for it. The Frostwin is packaged in the standard blue on white box and contains a wealth of information regarding the cooler. The front contains a single photo of the Frostwin and below that is a brief description of the cooler's features: Twin Tower Heat sink, Heat-pipe x4, Intel & AMD compatibility, with dual fan, high performance, overclocking, super silent and "modding look." On the back of the box is the Frostwin's features: Overall Dimension, Fan Dimension, Net Weight, Rated Voltage, Operating Voltage, Starting Voltage, Rated Current, Power Input, Fan Speed, Maximum Air Flow, Noise Level and Bearing Type. The right side of the box contains two photos: one of the twin tower design and one picturing the base of the heat sink. The left side of the box contains both Intel and AMD socket compatibility along with a technical diagram for the front and top of the Frostwin.
Opening the box reveals a well packaged product with the detailed installation manual just inside the top. Once you remove the top insert from the box you can see the top of Frostwin cooler with the fans already attached and firmly held in place by a foam insert. Inside the accessories box contains everything needed to mount the Frostwin on both Intel and AMD systems. Upon removing the Frostwin I can now take a look at the mounting hardware, which includes everything you need to use the Frostwin with Intel sockets LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD sockets FM1/AM3+/AM2+/AM2.
Moving on we will take a little closer look at the Frostwin cooler on the following page.