Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET X7 Air Cooler Review

Introduction

Photo credits: Aisberg heating plant

Today we will use our new Air Cooling test platform for the second time. This platform is based on the Ryzen 7 2700X processor with a manufacturer’s stated TDP of 105W. This is a reasonable usage that we will likely see in some of today’s more advanced air-cooled CPU coolers. On the test bench today is the Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET X7 Dual, part of the IceSLEET series from Iceberg Thermal.

Iceberg Thermal Iceberg X7 Double View

Iceberg Thermal’s IceSLEET X7 dual cooler is an air cooler suitable for various sockets such as LGA775/115x/1200/1366/2011-0/2011-3/2066 and AMD AM2(+)/AM3(+)/AM4/FM1/FM2(+). While it covers most high-performance desktop processors, it is not compatible with the Threadripper TR4 socket (which is probably a good thing given its maximum power dissipation of 225W).

Radiator

Image courtesy of : Aisberg heating plant

Iceberg Thermal’s IceSLEET X7 Dual uses what Iceberg Thermal calls an oversized heatsink, which covers the chipset for maximum heat dissipation. Add to that the heat pipe architecture with wide sweep curves that enhance the performance of your PC.

The heat sink consists of a nickel-plated interface and copper cooling tubes with aluminum fins. The IceSLEET X7 Dual has seven heatpipes with a diameter of 6 mm.

Image courtesy of : Aisberg heating plant

The fins of the IceSLEET X7 Dual have a unique layout and design, as shown above.

The second unique part of the design of the IceSLEET X7 Dual are the fins themselves. In this case, Iceberg Thermal has chosen a design with 98 slats of 0.4 mm thickness. These fins are spaced 2mm apart, which Iceberg Thermal describes as a better balance between airflow and surface contact. In total, the heatsink with fans weighs 1158 g. So if need be, you can beat someone to death with this HSF.

Fan

The included fans are very similar to Iceberg Thermal’s IceGALE line. The fans that come with our heatsink today are 120mm and 140mm. These FDB fans have a current rating of 0.20 A for a 120 mm unit and 0.23 A for a 140 mm unit. The specified MTTF is > 150,000 hours. The fan supports speeds of 500 to 1850 rpm for the 120 mm model and 500 to 1600 rpm for the 140 mm model, with a specified noise level of 0 to 38 dB(A) thanks to the Auto START/STOP function. The maximum specified airflow is 76 CFM for the 120 mm fan and 96 CFM for the 140 mm fan at a maximum static pressure of 2.8 mm H2O for the 120 mm fan and 2.65 mm H2O for the 140 mm fan. Finally, these fans use a 4-pin PWM connector.

The ready-to-use HSF can be decorated with any RGB pattern thanks to the integrated ARGB RGB synchronizer. Even without the vulnerable hard drive lighting, the IceSLEET X7 Dual’s chassis is definitely different from what we usually see. But the question would be: Is it good any other way?

Let’s move on to the test setup and installation of the Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET X7 Dual.

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