The basic idea behind heatpipe heat dissipation relies on the principles of condensation and evaporation. These concepts are not alien to us since we were introduced to them in elementary school science class. Inside a heatpipe is a working fluid that turns into vapor when heat is applied through the thermally conductive surface, this vapor moves up the pipe to the cooler area and condenses back again when it has dissipated heat and the cycle continues. That is the simplified concept but heatsink manufacturers have placed a lot of time and money in improving upon that idea, creating highly efficient cooling solutions that are able to dissipate a lot more heat on a smaller surface area. One such company that has nearly over a decade of experience in improving heatsink design is Arctic Cooling.
Arctic Cooling has been expanding their product catalogue lately to include headsets, input devices, cases and other accessories, but have not shifted their focus away from creating affordable and award winning CPU heatsink coolers. They constantly improve upon existing heatsink designs and better ways of delivering thermal management solutions.
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 is compatible with all current Intel and AMD processors, providing thermal headroom of up to 200 Watts. The Freezer 13 has a solid copper base with four U-shaped copper heatpipes extending upward, diverting heat away from the processor and distributing it between the 45 aluminum fins. The Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 offers fantastic performance for the money and comes with a 92mm fan pre-installed, as well as Arctic Cooling’s MX-4 thermal paste pre-applied.