Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU Cooler
Cases and Cooling
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You may have all noticed that i haven't uploaded any CPU Cooler reviews for almost a month now and the reason behind that is the fact that most of you agreed that we should put an end to our LGA1366 CPU Cooler database and start over with an LGA2011 one. However after a full month our 3930X CPUs have yet to arrive and so since it wouldn't make sense to test some CPUs on the 3960X we have here on loan and the rest on our soon to be permanent 3930X's i decided that it would be best if we continued updating our LGA1366 database until of course the new CPUs arrive. To that end for the past week i've been working on 3 of the latest CPU Coolers to hit the market the first of which is the quite large Frio Advanced by Thermaltake.
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 like with the entire Frio line of CPU Coolers the Frio Advanced is a tower-type heatsink with two 130mm fans mounted in push and pull configuration for the maximum possible cooling efficiency. Also just like the rest of the Frio line of CPU Coolers the Advanced is quite large, however it is quite smaller than the previous Frio OCK (due to a smaller heatsink and cover) so it should be a better overall choice for people with small PC Cases. Now what's really interesting is that the Frio Advanced features slower fans than the ones found in the Frio OCK and one less heatpipe so i was quite curious to see just how well it performed compared to its larger brother and since i am also certain some of you are curious as well let's check it out.