CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Arctic Freezer i11

CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Arctic Freezer i11

Price:  £23.99

Technical Specification 

CPUIntel: 775,1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011/v3.  AMD: FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+
Heat pipes3x6mm Copper pipes
Fins45 0.4mm thick
MaterialsAluminium fins, Copper base
Fan Speed[email protected]
Noise Level22.5dB(A)
Air Flow74CFM
Air PressureNot given mmH2O


Up Close

The i11From Arctic comes in a small white box that has some of the clearest and detailed descriptions and images of the cooler within we think we've seen in this whole Mega test.  It's worth noting though that the i11 is for use with Intel CPUs only.  If you're running an AMD rig then you'll need the A11, or for 2011 then you'll need the i11CO

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As it's based on a 2000rpm 92mm fan the i11 is no behemoth.  It does in fact stand only 130mm tall which technically makes it quite a low profile cooler.  the heat pipes seem reasonably well spread within the fin stack, but with a slight bias to the outer edges.

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Being so small it has only 3x6mm heat pipes, however, Arctic claim these are positioned so as to be directly over the processor core beneath the IHS of the CPU. 

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Fitting the i11 is a bit of a fiddle, but only because it's anther of those where you have to screw directly  from the front into the back plate.  Once that's done though the rest of the cooler goes on just fine.  For a 92mm fan based cooler the i11 does not bad, coming 3rd in its class and beating the Cryorig M9.  

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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2016, 14:32:21

Had a quick look..
dont see any AIO's in there as a comparison.. I think it would have been nice to see atleast 1-2 of the most popular ones in there, it would just round out the comparisons a bit better imo if you also factor noise efficiency and redundancy.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:36:41

Great article, good to see my D15 is still a beast in the air cooled department.

One small thing, while reading the D15 page I couldn't help but notice something wrong.

With the front fan installed you are though limited to standard height RAM.
This is actually not the case, the fan can be positioned forward due to the design of the mounting which allows for big RAM if you have the case clearance for the fan to protrude off the cooler.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:52:00

That explains all the hype around the Cryorig lot, good prices and performance there. Great to see so many all together in one place for comparison.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:53:46

The BeQuiet coolers are meant to be tightened from the back of the motherboard, not above and between the fins. No wonder you found it hard to do.. If you are saying that poor fitting is the reason they don't perform well, then the test results are not representative of the coolers performance.Quote

10-08-2016, 15:08:21

I bought the Be Quiet Dark Rock TF for the looks for the Lian Li Q10 build - was supriced that it placed so low.

Have the Raijintek Pallas on my living room rig cooling a G3258 and I thought it was great.Quote

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