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Has science gone too far? Introducing Arctic's semi-passive cooling

Passive cooling, active cooling and now semi-passive cooling? What does it all mean? Read on, thanks to Arctic
By: Chris Smith | Cases, Cooling & PSU News | Posted: Sep 24, 2015 10:28 am

For a newcomer to the PC DIY market, things must be pretty confusing with liquid cooling, all-in-one cooling, active cooling and passive cooling. But wait, there's more! Introducing the Arctic i32 and A32 coolers, the first foray into semi-passive cooling by this company.




Claiming in a recent press release to "make the computer quieter most of the time" while increasing "the service life at the same time," these coolers are designed for users who never turn off their computers. The fan controller within allows your CPU to be passively cooled under normal operating circumstances, with the fan kicking in under load.


This is nothing revolutionary or too new unfortunately, it's something we've seen in video cards for quite some time. However, it's great to see it become a more normal thing in the general consumer field, helping to reduce power and noise costs for Facebook fanatics.


Check them both out for sale here.



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