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Thermaltake Frio OCK Universal CPU Cooler Review

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Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Introduction, Features, Technical Specifications

Introduction

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Performance CPU coolers have been saturating the market in bunches this year, and Thermaltake added the FrioOCK to the fray to compete against other high-end heatsinks geared toward overclockers and power PC users. We wasted no time installing the FrioOCK in our LGA 1155 teset bench to see how it stacks up against other extreme air-cooled CPU coolers!

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The FrioOCK is a universal CPU cooler that supports a variety of socket types from Intel (LGA1366, LGA1155, LGA1156, and LGA775) and AMD (AM3, AM2+, AM2). This heatsink uses a dual-tower design with six copper heatpipes to dissipate heat from the processor. The unit also sports two 130mm fans in a push-pull configuration to wisk heat away from the CPU.

Read the entire review of the Thermaltake FrioOCK Universal CPU Cooler!

 

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This heatsink can be purchased for $65.99 and includes helpful user installation manuals for Intel or AMD-based computers. This price point is more than ideal for users looking to upgrade from their stock heatsink and perform basic overclocking on their systems. I also like the size and style of the FrioOCK and it should match up well with custom PC gaming cases that want all their hardware to have an intense and intimidating look.

 

Features

Ultimate Overclocking Thermal Structure Design, support up to 240W

  • Dual tower heat-sink with 0.4mm aluminum fins provide large surface for heat dissipation.
  • 6 x 6mm-U-shape copper heat pipes for accelerated heat conduction.
  • Tower side flow design efficiently optimizes cooling performance.
  • Premium thermal grease maximizes heat transfer from the CPU into the cooler copper base for rapid dissipation

Integrated Module for Dual 130mm VR™  OC Fan  and the dazzling cover

  • Single VR control knob adjusts fan speed from 1200~2100rpm.
  • Overclocking efficiency with Starcraft II design.
  • Convenient and Tool-less design for dismantle and install the fan module.

Universal Socket Compatibility & Accessory Package

  • All-in-one back-plate design, support all Intel and AMD platform
  • Universal socket support : Intel: LGA1366, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA775; AMD: AM3, AM2+, AM2

 

Technical Specifications (taken from Thermaltake's website)

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Heatsink Dimensions   

143(L) x 136.8(W) x 158.4(H) mm

(with 2 Fans)

Heatsink Material    Aluminum Fins 

Aluminum & Copper Base
Heatpipe    6mm (x6)
Fan Dimension    130(L) x 130(H) x 25(W) mm
Fan Speed    1,200 ~ 2,100 RPM
Bearing Type    ----
Noise Level    21 ~ 48 dBA
Max. Air Flow    121 CFM
Max. Air Pressure    3.12 mmH2O
LED Fan    ----
Power Connector    3 Pin
Rated Voltage    12 V
Started Voltage    7 V
Rated Current    1.2 A
Power Input    14.4 W
MTBF    50,000 Hrs @ 40℃
Weight    1093 g (with 2 Fans)

December 3, 2011 | 04:27 PM - Posted by pdjblum

It is neither inexpensive nor reasonably quiet at higher fan speeds. It prevents the use of at least the first memory slot if used with any memory module with a heatsink, which is basically all the modules an enthusiast would choose from. And it was tested against a limited number of heatsinks; not the ones most enthusiasts are using these days, such as the noctua or a similarly priced all in one water cooler. I am outraged that it was given a gold award. I love this site for its objective and thorough and fair reviews, but this one stinks of anything but.

December 3, 2011 | 07:15 PM - Posted by tigerbalm

I just installed a Corsair A70, and it was pretty easy. It seemed a lot easier than the Cooler Master 212 (A Youtube video showed 2 people installing it). Anyway, Using Kingston Hyperx memory (fairly short profile), I was able to put in the 1st dimm slut and 3rd. I could even take it out (a little difficult after the mobo is in however). I spent $25 after rebate, and have no complaints so far. I just won't spent $50 on a cooler let alone $40...

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