My wife is starting to get sick of home ownership. There were a few brief days where we hit 80 degrees again and needed to use the air conditioner. I am a 3rd shifter, so I sleep during the day while my wife is at work. After I came home from work, I turned the A/C on before bed while the house was still cool and around 68 degrees. Well, I woke up and found that the house temperature was now 78 degrees. Needless to say, I was pissed. I ran outside to find that the A/C unit was just buzzing. The fan wouldn't kick on. I know nothing about A/C repair or HVAC standards, so I had to call a repair man down to diagnose the problem. Turns out a swarm of bugs got into the unit and blew out the electrical relays. $750 to fix, my wife was fuming.
Luckily, computers don't cost that much to keep cool. Well, unless you want to invest in phase change cooling. On top of that, there are a variety of companies and products out there that can fit nearly every budget. One of the leading manufacturers in cooling has been Arctic Cooling. They are best known for their flagship Freezer series of CPU coolers. The Freezer 64 was used for AMD applications while the Freezer 7 used for Intel. Recently, Arctic Cooling has released their next revision in the Freezer series of CPU coolers.
The latest release is the Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2. The Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 is aimed at the enthusiast market of CPU users that push their CPUs to the edge. The Xtreme Rev. 2 offers a twin tower design with 4 double sided heat pipes(8 total) and heat dissipation up to 160 watts. The Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 is cooled by a single ultra quiet 120mm PWM fan. This Freezer can be used on both AMD and Intel CPUs.