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Performance/price firmly in midpoint between two excellent coolers.
Built in fan control.
Unique angled fin design improves cooling.
Backplates included for both AMD and Intel sockets.
Dual fan push/pull design.
Five 8 mm copper heatpipes.
No PWM on the fans.
Multiple mounting brackets for Intel sockets.
Must be installed outside the case.
Fans are a bit noisy on high.
Potential dust magnet due to second fan.
Second fan required for high wattage overclocking.
Fans not thermally adjusted (3pin header).
Fan speed dials require system access to change.
By VR-Zone on August 02, 2011
Quality (30% of the total score) The quality of the Thermaltake Frio cooler is well above average. The body of the cooler is well designed and very well made, with no imperfections and/or sharp edges. Thermaltake paid a lot of attention to polishing...
By Computing on Demand on April 18, 2011
I have always considered Thermaltake to be one of the premier manufacturers of cases and cooling products; even though I haven't always been a fan of all of their products. With the loud design of many products entering the market today, it seems...
By Maximum PC on December 02, 2010
WE'RE SORRY, WE CAN'T QUITE HEAR YOU The Thermaltake Frio is a hefty cooler in the dual-fan skyscraper tradition. With both fans attached, it’s a staggering 4.75x5.37x6.5 inches and clocks in at two pounds, 10.6 ounces. It’s not the...
By Hardware Secrets on September 14, 2010
Thermaltake did a great job with the Frio. It reaches the same cooling performance of the most efficient cooler we tested so far, which means it is a true high-end air cooler. As expected on a top-performance cooler, its weak point is its noise level,...
By Overclockers Online on August 31, 2010
From the onset when I saw ‘Designed for Overclocking’ on the box it was clear the Frio was meant to perform, and with that statement on the box it better. On this front the Frio delivered as it matched the performance of other top air...
By LanOC Reviews on July 26, 2010
A reasonable price tag combined with overclocking capabilities make the Thermaltake Frio quite an attractive cooler. Physically, it's a pretty large model, which may cause restrictions in some cases. That being said, I'm a fan of it's facade...
By techPowerUp! on July 26, 2010
Thermaltake's Frio overall is an excellent cooler. The price is well within reason even for someone on a tight budget. It includes mounting hardware for use on any modern CPU socket including both AMD and Intel. With its unique new design coupled...
By Vortez on July 22, 2010
The Frio is an excellent cooler and so far I haven't really touched on its best aspect, its price. At around £40, it provides performance that's on par or slightly trailing the best air coolers out there, and considering the inclusion of...
By TweakNews on July 19, 2010
At first I was very skeptical about the Frio. Having had a few Thermaltake products before and being left slightly unimpressed by them I hoped the Frio wouldn't be the same. To my delight and surprise this particular cooler turned out to be a...
By Hardware Canucks on July 19, 2010
It has been a long, long time since Thermaltake was able to seriously wow us with a product that claimed excellent cooling performance. Granted, past products always came with enough marketing mumbo jumbo to make buyers think they were buying a cooler...
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