ARCTIC Freezer 33 eSports Edition Overview
Outside of the packaging, we see that the Freezer 33 eSports Edition features a matte black finish on the entirety of the cooler itself. From the cooling fins to the four 6mm heatpipes, the cooler has a very “stealth” look, aside from the splash of color from the fans.
Adding a bit of color are the dual 120mm fans with their yellow rings and rubber pads. The Freezer 33 eSports Edition is also available in Red, Green, and White color schemes. Each fan has nine blades which can spin between 200 and 1,800 RPM, controlled via PWM. The fans only require a single fan header to power them, as a 4-pin splitter is included.
The fans are mounted to the front and the back of the tower via a pretty standard fan clip method for easy removal and attachment.
With the fans out of the way, we get a good look at the cooling fins that surround the four 6mm heatpipes. There are not crazy fin shapes with the Freezer 33, just standard, rectangular fins up and down the cooler, save for the top fin that has a bit of a stamped design to it, in addition to the heatpipes protruding.
The base of the cooler also features the black coloring found on the rest of the cooler. On each side of the base is a threaded hole for attaching the included mounting brackets for both Intel and AMD setups. We wish ARCTIC would have treated the mounting brackets to the same matte black finish that the rest of the cooler enjoys, as the silver color throws off the look a little bit, even though they are mostly hidden by the fans.
Taking a look at the bottom of the base gives us a nice look at the copper heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU’s heatspreader. This is a pretty standard setup, and the gaps between the heatpipes are quite small compared to some coolers designs we have encountered. We would have loved to see a more polished finish to the heatpipes, but the finish is on par with other coolers.