So let's start with all the major points of the Frio OCK. It is a loud cooler by average standards with the fans running at full speed, but this noise level produced the best load level efficiency of any air cooler I have tested out of the box or modified for testing. The Frio OCK is very easy to use, install, and maintain with the removable shroud and easy to use hardware with great instructions for a guide. Simplified wiring and the handy tool kit are also appreciated in this packaging. On top of this you also receive a unique looking cooler that at this time can rightfully label itself as the King.
Even at the low end of the spectrum, the Frio OCK is a bit loud for my taste, but I have been spoiled by water cooling. With the fans below 9 volts, any GPU cooler today is going to be a bit louder than this while gaming. For those in the quest to use this product as it is designed, to take overclocking to a cooler level, Thermaltake fully delivers this with the OverClock King. My one and only gripe about the cooler is that it was shipped to me improperly, and as a result, the Frio OCK took on some damage that very well may have affected its performance in our testing. All the same, I brought it all to you so you at least could get a grasp of the potential of the Frio OCK. Sort of a shame, even though the cooler took a big hit in transit, it was still designed well enough to take on all comers, even in a weakened state. Lastly, don't let the weight of this cooler scare you, the mounting is more than secure enough not to cause any damage to the motherboard from use.
The pricing that Thermaltake has suggested, a $74.99 MSRP to be exact, is well worth every penny. While there are coolers in the same bracket that can do the job of cooling 200 watts of heat from a CPU with less noise, none of the coolers I have tested come out of the box and handle our test rig with such ease. The cooler isn't grossly oversized and should fit most motherboards. I was able to even mount it to the DFI m-ATX board I use in case reviews and space is very limited between the CPU phase cooling and the Northbridge cooling. If you are on the quest for the most from any CPU, and noise isn't an issue, keep your eyes peeled for the Thermaltake Frio OCK to hit the shelves in stores very soon.
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