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Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon May 14, 2012 7:40 am

Today we look at one of the largest CPU coolers Thermaltake has released to date, the Frio Extreme. The Frio Extreme is the companies most recent addition to the Frio cooler series. The Frio Extreme is a twin tower, twin 140mm fan cooler, that Thermaltake says can handle processors rated up to 250W TDP. The Frio Extreme also sports the industries first 10-year warranty for a CPU cooler. Join us as we put the Thermaltake Frio Extreme to the test on our Intel LGA2011 test system.

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Thermaltake was aiming at the enthusiast with the Frio Extreme HSF. It is safe to say that Thermaltake hit their mark as the Frio Extreme is a solid performer. When you factor in the CPU cooling performance with the insane 10-year product warranty, it makes the Thermaltake Frio Extreme stand out from the crowd as an attractive CPU cooler for enthusiasts.


Article Title: Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review
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Re: Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

Postby jnanster » Mon May 14, 2012 8:23 am

The Seven Up can was a perfect prop, what a monster!
Thanks for the review.
Liquid cooling gets you 6 degrees, why bother.
Must be a benefit having all those extra fans in the case too (assuming they not vibrating too much :) )
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Re: Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Mon May 14, 2012 8:37 am

There are benefits to full on custom water, but if you only look at CPU temps, not so much.

The big upsides to sealed loop systems is there are no restrictions on RAM and access to the motherboard. Air cooelers like the Frio Extreme, NH-D14, Phanteks PH-TC14PE... all very nice coolers, all block most the top half of a full ATX motherboard, and have bigger foot prints than an mITX motherboard LOL

all in what you want to run, and how you want to run it.
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Re: Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Mon May 14, 2012 12:22 pm

That cooler looks big enough to push an ultralight, or at least a swamp buggy :P
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Re: Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Mon May 14, 2012 5:08 pm

Thermaltake used to be a dominant player in the PC aftermarket community. Then they fell behind with dated designs and ones that flatout didn't work. Glad to see them starting to get their act together but at a Benjamin I'd rather go with the Phanteks PH-TC14PE.
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