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Thermaltake Frio Overclock King TT OCK 1155 CPU Cooler Review
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Written by Andrew McMaster   
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frio ockMost people today don't buy an aftermarket CPU cooler. Why? Well for the average computer user there is not much a need as usually only people who work with and heavily use a computer need better cooling solutions. Computer enthusiasts and gamers alike though know about how great cooling gives better performances out of their CPU's by allowing it to work more efficiently. Those who push their computers by overclocking it know how hot their machines can get so to meet this problem Thermaltake developed a new CPU aftermarket cooler called the Frio OCK. How much will The Frio OverClocker King help? Find out in the review below.

 

Provided by: Thermaltake

Price: 78.96

Closer Look:

 

Specifications and Features:

 

Compatibility    Intel® Latest Sandy Bridge & 6-Core Processors
Intel® Core i7 Extreme (Socket LGA1366)
Intel® Core i7 (Socket LGA1366 & LGA1155/1156)
Intel® Core i5 / i3 (Socket LGA1155/1156)
Intel® Core 2 Extreme / Quad / Duo (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Pentium & D / 4 (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Celeron & D (Socket LGA775)

AMD® Latest Llano & 6-Core Processors
AMD® Llano Processors (Socket FM1)
AMD® Phenom II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (Socket AM3/AM2+)
AMD® Phenom X4 / X3 (Socket AM3/AM2+)
AMD® Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 (Socket AM3)
AMD® Athlon 64 & FX / X2 (Socket AM2/939)
AMD® Sempron (Socket AM2/939/754)

* Supports All CPUs up to 240W TDP

Heatsink Dimension   

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)

 

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 Ø6 mm-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

Testing Setup:

Testing:

Testing done at an ambient room temperature of 24

  Stock Cooler
Frio OCK CPU Cooler
Idle
 2926
Load 60 38

 

 

Conclusion:

The Frio OCK provided some great cooling, I was thoroughly impressed. Installation was relatively easy and within a matter of minutes I had it up and running. Most of the time I might suggest having the fan setting turned down a bit if you don't want to hear a fan all the time. On high you can still get used to it as it is not screaming loud but its more noticeable than say a regular OEM cooler. Now when you look at the results of the testing you can see gamers get good cooling setups. On load I dropped my temperature by 22 degrees! Very noteworthy indeed. The idle wasn't too much of a difference but a lower temperature nonetheless.

So would I recommend it? Yep, its a great CPU for a fair price, you get exactly what you need out of it.
 

Pros:

  • stylish
  • great cooling
  • comes with fan speed control
  • easy to install

 

Cons:

  • slightly noisy on highest setting
  • have to take off side panel to get to fan control

 


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