Thermaltake FRIO CPU Cooler
Cases and Cooling
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Although i happen to reside in Greece i can't help but to have mixed feelings about the summer period. On one hand you have some of the best looking women in the world walking around with "light" clothing and the sun does allow you to go swimming and even take your top-down car for a ride, but on the other hand it is by far the worst period for technology products including everything mechanical and electronic. Luckily companies tend to agree with that assesment and so lately we see more and more dual fan CPU Coolers appearing and although push and pull configuration was something only hardcore overclockers would do a few years back now it seems to be entering the mainstream market. Thermaltake is amongst the first companies to take such a step forward with the Frio, their latest offering promising great performance and also the looks to back that up.
Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, they have been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC. Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions. With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.
Just for the record Frio is the Spanish word for cool and with a maximum cooling capacity of up to 220W this high-end cooler can be the ideal solution for some overclockers. Still as mentioned the Frio is the first dual 120mm fan solution made by Thermaltake so i really expect them to improve on the design a bit more in future versions. The size and design of the cooler is also not what Thermaltake has gotten us used to since this time it utilizes a tower type design to optimize cooling performance and a universal socket support that makes it compatible to all computer processors currently available on the market. So let's move on and see what the Frio delivers in terms of performance, and looks.