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Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler Review

With a name like OverClock King, Thermaltake is sending the message that they have built a winner. Let's give it the ultimate challenge on our TECC and see it deserves that name.

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 18, 2011 4:54 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Thermaltake





Anyone who has gone looking for a CPU cooler knows there are a ton of choices on the market. In most instances, you the buyer, have some prerequisites to the purchase of any cooler. Things like noise level, appearance, and fit are top of the list in most instances. On the flip side of things, there are a bunch of guys who don't really care what it looks like, or if it will fit in a case, as likely they are using some sort of test bench. What matters most to these users is performance and if they can set new records with the use of a newly released air cooler.


I know there are plenty of users out there who outright doubt the name Thermaltake, and at first glance will render this cooler a farce based on the name of the manufacturer, and always refer to old issues that this company has long since dealt with. In recent months Thermaltake has dropped quite a few quality products on the market, and just to stay in air cooling terms, the Frio and Jing coolers did very well in both overclocking capabilities and low noise level cooling, respectively. For those naysayers and those who already know that Thermaltake has a good hold in the market with impressive offerings, may just have to pick up their chins from your desk after reading this review.


Today we are going to be looking at the Frio OCK. This isn't just a simple take off of the Frio that Thermaltake already presented to us, but rather a radical redesign with both a new tower design at its core, and a very cool shroud system for the fans. Taking its design cues from the game Star Craft II, this cooler is going to offer not only good to outstanding performance, but it also adds colors and designs not seen in air cooling towers to date. I say we dive right in and get a look at what the OverClock King can do and see if this King is worthy of the name and the throne.


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