Page 4 - Conclusion
Does the ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB prove itself capable with its lower cost when compared to your standard liquid cooler? When it came to performance, the Freezer A35 A-RGB proved to be very effective at cooling my AMD Ryzen 5600X CPU. The Freezer A35 A-RGB was able to consistently keep up with the SilverStone Hydrogon D120 ARGB, a cooler that was also proven to be very effective. While this air cooler was not able to surpass the thermals of any of the tested liquid coolers, it was still able to come decently close, which given the price difference, is impressive. The modified ARCTIC P12 PWM PST A-RGB 0dB fan included with the Freezer A35 A-RGB was very quiet, emitting relatively low noise even when under full load. The RGB LED lighting adds to the appeal. ARCTIC made the fan compatible with all motherboard lighting software to expand the horizon of customization if you ever find yourself getting bored by the default rainbow pattern. When it comes to the cooler itself, the ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB is solidly built. The tower is large, while being very reasonable in weight. The included fan is easy to remove and re-attach from the tower. The installation was simple without any difficulty at any point in the process. The clean black finish on the cooler itself looks sleek and gives the Freezer A35 A-RGB a clean look. Overall, the ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB is a solid cooler that proves going cheaper does not necessarily mean sacrificing quality. At a retail price of $42, the ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB is about the same price as the SilverStone Hydrogon D120 ARGB at press time. The ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB delivered mostly similar performance according to my tests, but the SilverStone cooler has universal compatibility and possibly has better cooling capabilities with higher TDP CPUs. Even at that, the Freezer A35 A-RGB looks better in my opinion and is an all-around solid cooler at a very affordable price.
ARCTIC provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH equal.balance Award | APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.7/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB is a solid-performing CPU cooler with neat looks to match at a very affordable price.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware, Installation
3. Test Results