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Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review - Noise Level Results

Now that we saw what their AIOs can do, let's move back to air cooling and see the Thermaltake Frio Extreme this time.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 12, 2012 2:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Noise Level Results

 

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Just slightly better than average results is where the 38 dB rating I got with 7.5V to these 140mm fans. This isn't bad at all and is only slightly audible from three feet away with my open air test bench.

 

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When these fans spool up with 12V applied to them, they weren't all that bad and read 54 dB on my meter. I really think this could have been lower though as this cooler allows the fans to rattle the fins.

 

A simple strip or a few pads could bring these levels right down and offer great performance and near silence even abusing the system as I do.

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