Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler review

Thermaltake is a company very well known among enthusiasts. Ever since the founding of the company, they primarily focused on cooling related products. It might be hard to believe but today, 12 years after Thermaltake was founded, we are going to review the first CPU cooler Thermaltake designed with overclocking in mind. The name of the cooler is Frio, a word which stands for “Cold/Freezing” in Spanish; we will see if it can live up to its name in this review.

Thermaltake is a company very well known among enthusiasts. Ever since the founding of the company, they primarily focused on cooling related products. It might be hard to believe but today, 12 years after Thermaltake was founded, we are going to review the first CPU cooler Thermaltake designed with overclocking in mind. The name of the cooler is Frio, a word which stands for “Cold/Freezing” in Spanish; we will see if it can live up to its name in this review.

                                                      

Manufacturer features and specifications

 

  • Ultimate Overclocking Thermal Structure Design

    • Supports Intel Latest 6-Core Processors
    • excellent cooling capacity – supports 220W
    • 0.5mm aluminum fins with large surface for heat dissipation
    • 5 x Φ8 mm-U-shape copper heat pipes for accelerated heat conduction
    • Tower side flow design efficiently optimizes cooling performance.
  • Ultra Powerful Dual 120mm VR Fan and Eye-Catching Cover

    • 120 mm VR Fan, adjustable between 1200 and 2500 RPM max. for best overclocking performance
    • additional 120mm Fan enhances cooling performance
    • black and red cooler top add aesthetical appearance
  • Universal Socket Compatibility & Accessory Package

    • universal socket support:

      • Intel: LGA1366,LGA1156,LGA1155,LGA775
      • AMD: AM3, AM2+, AM2 
  • Premium thermal grease maximizes heat transfer from the CPU into the cooler copper base for rapid dissipation

 

Dimension

139(L) x 98(W) x 165(H) mm

Heatsink Material

Aluminum Fins 
Aluminum & Copper Base

Heatpipe

Φ 8mm x 5PCS

Fan Dimension

120(L) x 120(H) x 25(W) mm

Rated Voltage

12 V

Rated Current

0.5 A

Started Voltage

6 V

Power Input

6 W

Fan Speed

1200 ~ 2500 RPM

Max. Air Flow

101.6 CFM

Max. Air Pressure

4.2 mmH2O

Noise

20 ~ 43 dBA

Life Expectation

50,000 hrs @ 40?

Connector

3 Pin

Weight

1042 g