Excerpt: The Thermaltake Frio is a hefty cooler in the dual-fan skyscraper tradition. With both fans attached, it’s a staggering 4.75x5.37x6.5 inches and clocks in at two pounds, 10.6 ounces. It’s not the biggest we’ve ever tested— Noctua’s NH-D14 and Scythe’s Mugen 2 share that dubious distinction—but it’s among the heaviest. Its plastic fan mounts and trim add unnecessary weight, though most of the heft comes from the five meaty heat pipes and stack of heat-dissipating fins.
Pros: Performance/price firmly in midpoint between two excellent coolers; good looks.
Conclusion: I will be absolutely honest here. As a silent PC enthusiast, we don't normally take Thermaltake seriously all the time. While it is undeniable that Thermaltake is probably one of the largest players specializing in computer thermal management components and beyond, the focus of their products are typically more value oriented rather than focusing on ultimate silence or overclocking performance.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × I admit that I have a slightly unhealthy obsession about coolers and whenever I build a system I spend a lot of time fine tuning to get the lowest possible temperatures, while achieving the maximum possible overclocks.
Summary: Globalmente buono lavoro svolto da Thermaltake con FRIO. Ottimi i materiali utilizzati, così come il “look” del dissipatore che, senza alcun dubbio, sarà in grado di solleticare il gusto dei “modders”. Ben realizzati il corpo radiante ed i supporti delle ventole. Meno interessante il sistema di montaggio che non prevede un supporto fisso, da ancorare alla scheda madre, prassi ormai consolidata presso molti produttori.