Thermaltake Frio Review

Initial Impressions

Thermaltake Frio Review

Initial Impressions

It does say initial impressions at the top of the page, so what are they? I could not help thinking that the Frio looks like the love child of a Cooler Master V8 and a Thermalright Ultra. The shroud enclosing the top is very similar to the V8, and at a glance the core of the cooler does look strikingly similar to the Ultra. Following the design of two of the best air coolers around is never a bad thing in my book.

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It's nice to see a cooler not only made for a push pull configuration but also the fact it ships with two fans as well. The fans are mounted to the shroud via rubber grommets which should help suppress the noise during testing. The fans have 3 pin mounting but also have a handy dial to be able to adjust the fan speed, great for tuning your temperature needs without restarting all the time to get in to the BIOS. It's not hard to see the 5x 8mm heatpipes running through the base and up the entire length of the body.

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With the second fan fitted it does give the cooler a beefy quality feel, yet it is not large enough to cause any problems with near by RAM or mosfet heatsinks.

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So far impressions are very good, let's move on to the crucial testing.

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Most Recent Comments

18-05-2010, 05:09:02

tinytomlogan
Looking for a new CPU cooler? Its time for the Thermaltake Frio to pass through the OC3D scrutineering process.

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18-05-2010, 15:37:55

AMDFTW
shame it doesent perform very well,just wondering how much heat does the i7 chip produce over the phenom 2 as ive heard the phenoms have a lower temp when vs the i7's

18-05-2010, 15:55:48

tinytomlogan
I still wouldnt buy it though. Why would you want to when there are better performing sinks for the same money?

18-05-2010, 16:01:54

ppuff
Looks hot! Too bad it keeps your chip hot though

18-05-2010, 16:45:13

hadesan
I thought aluminum and copper reacted to each other over time...

18-05-2010, 16:55:08

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='hadesan'
I thought aluminum and copper reacted to each other over time...
Really needs water to make it bad dude

19-05-2010, 10:59:05

inspiredminduk
Looks very much like the V8
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