At first look, we weren’t expecting a good performance from the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13, mostly because all the high-performance CPU coolers we tested so far use one or two 120-mm fans, or even 140-mm ones. With a single 92-mm fan, the Freezer 13 looks more like a value cooler.
To our surprise, the Freezer 13 performed like some good coolers with 120 mm fans, and it was not noiser than them. The price tag was in the same range, too.
In summary, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 is an excellent mainstream cooler, with low noise level and good performance, receiving the Hardware Secrets Silver Award.