Hi i just bought an arctic cooling 13pro and im watching some reviews and forums that say the coolermaster 212evo is better and cheaper on my country btw. I dont have my cooler know im getting it in a couple of days but my question is. Did i make a wrong choice? i mean i didnt buy a decent cooler for some 4.0-4.2Ghz OC on my 3570K
I'm using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 as well. The 212 EVO is actually better by some degree, but the Freezer 13 should be enough to get an i5 3570K to 4.0GHz-4.2GHz while staying relatively cool. During full load, I barely pass 60C. During gaming, temps stay in the mid to high 50s.
The 159mm tall the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro is a good thermal solution for situations where lower noise cooling is desired. Clearly though, the Freezer 13 Pro fails to rise to a significant position on either thermal performance or low noise grounds... there are 27 other heatsinks that operate with less than 45.1 dBA noise output and yield cooler thermal results. Twenty of those results are less than 159mm in height (the Top 10 are: Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme, Xigmatek Gaia, DeepCool GamerStorm, Zerotherm Nirvana NV 120, Tr Ultra 120 Extreme, Spire Gemini V2, Thermolab BADA, Xigmatek Achilles, Scythe Kama angle, Scythe Infinity.)