Monday, December 28th 2009

Thermaltake Ready with Frio CPU Cooler

Thermaltake seems to have finished development of its new high-end CPU cooler, the Thermaltake Frio. Designs of this cooler surfaced as early as in June this year, originally slating it for Computex 2009. After some development delay, it has finally taken shape with the disctinct black+red color scheme the company's Level 10 case comes with. The design consists of a CPU contact block from which five seemingly 8 mm heatpipes arise, conveying heat to a dense aluminum fin array which has largely rectangular fins. The array is cooled a 120 mm fan. There is provision to install one on either sides, that rotates at speeds between 1200 - 2500 rpm. The cooler supports all current CPU sockets, including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, AM3/AM2+. The cooler is now slated for CES 2010.

Source: XTReview
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28 Comments on Thermaltake Ready with Frio CPU Cooler

#1
pantherx12
I'm used to the fake stuff on highend asus boards : [
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
TheMailMan78 said:
You guys trash Thermaltake for being unoriginal with this cooler. Before yall trashed them for being to "out there" with other designs like the SpinQ. I have an idea. Why don't we wait for a review before we trash them and not just hate them because they are Thermaltake?! Gasp!

I mean a few people have already said it. "This thing looks like all the other CPU coolers out there". Well maybe TT figured out how to build a better mouse trap.
Very true... but the point of the matter is - if we each got 50p (0.79 USD??) everytime we saw the exact same similar design & also with the exact same bench results every time - we'd be able to start up our OWN plant & make them ourselves.

its a successful design thats why the market widely copycats it with minor or 'slight' variations in design from different manufacturers, but with out all that gold dust & horseshit underneath its still the same cooler with a different name.

but credit where it is due - TT have made some pretty crazy coolers in its time. but at least they were a lot more original then this already widely copied design.

the benchmarks will probably be exactly the same as the others unless they made the cooler out of different materials or if they use a different fan with the cooler.

minimal effort - maximum effect - lacluster approach

that is all
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#3
Wile E
Power User
Who really cares who did what firs? All that matters is price, performance, and fitment.
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