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We have to hand it to Thermaltake: Nearly everything about the Frio OCK is well thought out. The two 13cm fans are secured in a black, red, and blue cowling that clips on and off of the heatsink with ease, eliminating many of the installation frustrations inherent in two-fan (or one-fan) heatsinks. The mounting system—a standard universal backplate, tall posts, plastic spacers, crossbars, and spring-screw mounting clips—is packaged in a little box with all parts clearly labeled, something we hope becomes a trend. The six heat pipes go up into two separate stacks of cooling fins, which rise (with fans attached) 6 inches high and more than 5.5 inches wide and deep. The sides of the cooling fins are crimped down around the edges to form a tunnel, maximizing cool airflow over the heat fins. The Frio OCK’s two 13cm fans are mounted to a plastic shroud that slips over the cooling fins and clips into place, making the pair of fans easy to install and remove. This greatly increases ease of use, and we wonder why more cooler manufacturers don’t include this sort of thing as a standard feature. The fans on the Frio OCK are connected to a single 3-pin connector and a variable speed dial, rather than being motherboard-controlled, so you can only control them by opening up the chassis.
"Hail to the King!" appears to be the Thermaltake message when they dropped this cooler on the market. We knew we had to give it a try as we have had the original Frio and were very impressed. We also had Prolimatech's Megahalems, Thermalright's TRUE and Noctua's NH-D14, which are all excellent coolers. Any newcomer would be hard-pressed to unseat these as our personal favorites. First thing we see is the wattage as this cooler is designed to handle up to 240W. This is something of a surprise as today's top end CPU's have a TDP of 130W, which means users definitely have some headroom for overclocking if this specification is correct. This could be possible because of the 6 heatpipes on each side of the heatsink as well as the powerful fans that come preinstalled with the Frio OCK. We will be testing this in our review to see how far we can push this monster cooler. The Thermaltake Frio OCK retails for $65.99 on Newegg. First we see the box, which has an interesting space-like design. We're not sure where that idea came from, but the box design works and it has all the necessary information that a buyer will need when looking at it in a store.
Oh, the carefree days of youth; sitting around in my pj's, eating cereal and watching Sesame Street. One of my favorite bits from the show was with Grover when he would run close to the camera, then away to demonstrate near and far. My mother said I would go off my nut and laugh the entire time it was on. The same thing happens today when my son watches it, so being entertained by simple things apparently runs in the family. Today we have a new lesson about opposites that Grover could only dream of as we look at two of the newest CPU coolers from Thermaltake, the Jing and Frio OCK. The first has been designed to be as quiet as possible while the other is intended to be used for balls-out overclocking, so it should be fun to see how each compares to the other as well as the coolers already in our database. Side by side they're both fairly large tower coolers with the Frio OCK being the heaviest. Compatible with the newest sockets from both camps starting at AMD AM2 and Intel LGA775, both feature dual fans and the heatpipes along with the copper blocks have been nickel-plated. That's about as far as the similarities go, so let's split them up and see what each brings to the table.
Today we get the opportunity to see a remake of a classic and well known CPU cooler. The Thermaltake Frio, which we reviewed over a year ago, now has a successor, the Frio OCK. With a revamped dual fan design and sleeker looks, it’s sure to be a hit. The Frio OCK comes equipped with dual 130mm fans, six 6mm copper heatpipes, and a Starcraft II design. Read on further to see what else is this successor has going for it. Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the Frio OCK CPU Cooler to review. Features Ultimate Overclocking Thermal Structure Design, support up to 240W. Dual tower heat-sink with 0.4mm aluminum fins provide large surface for heat dissipation. 6 x Ø6 mm-U-shape copper heat pipes for accelerated heat conduction. Tower side flow design efficiently optimizes cooling performance. Premium thermal grease maximizes heat transfer from the CPU into the cooler copper base for rapid dissipation Integrated Module for Dual 130mm VR™ OC Fan and the dazzling Cover. Single VR control knob adjusts fan speed from 1200~2100rpm. Overclocking efficiency with Starcraft II design.
The PC aftermarket is so dynamic that it's often hard to keep up with all the new products. This is especially true with coolers in general and CPU coolers in particular. The \"King-of-the-Hill” may be relegated to \"Second-Best” in a matter of weeks as manufacturers bring new products to market. While the difference in performance may be only a degree or two, enthusiasts have proven willing to pay the premium for this increased performance. Not surprisingly, manufacturers have proven willing to bring cooling solutions to this market at an ever increasing rate. Thermaltake is one of these suppliers, with a long and storied history in the PC aftermarket with, among other products, high performance CPU coolers. This time, we'll be looking at their new Frio OCK heatpipe cooler. This is not just a rehash of their earlier Frio cooler, but has some significant differences. We didn't get an opportunity to evaluate the original, but it garnered good reviews and positive consumer reaction. I'll be interested to see what the OCK brings to the table, particularly since Thermaltake purports the OCK to mean Over Clocker King.
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