Summary: Thermaltake's Frio overall is an excellent cooler. The price is well within reason even for someone on a tight budget. It includes mounting hardware for use on any modern CPU socket including both AMD and Intel.
Pros: Excellent performance, Built in fan control, Unique angled fin design improves cooling, Aggressive look, Back-plates included for both AMD and Intel sockets, Dual fan push/pull design, Five 8 mm copper heat-pipes, Easy to remove fan shrouds make cleaning easy, Durable Nickel plated finish, Therma...
Cons: Multiple mounting brackets for Intel sockets, Must be installed outside the case(with exception of cases with rear access to the CPU socket), Fans are a bit noisy on high
Conclusion: Even with one low-speed fan attached, the Thermaltake Frio managed to provide better cooling than the excellent Titan Fenrir (with its fan at low speed) on both Intel sockets. Better still, for overclockers who can handle the noise, the Frio was the best cooler we’ve seen for LGA1366 with both fans...
Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, and test programs. That said, the ranking produced by these tests is accurate and gives a good idea how the coolers will perform relative to one...
Pros: Very easy to install., Comes with comprehensive mounting hardware and two fans., Compact size for a high-performance cooler., Handsome appearance shows well in windowed cases., Excellent performance with stock fans.
Cons: Fiddly fan controllers require reaching inside the case, fans cannot be controlled with separate fan controller.
Overall the Thermaltake Frio is a decent CPU cooler. It provides great cooling options with just a single fan on low speeds. Unfortunately the fans included with the Frio are extremely loud on high speeds.
Conclusion: The Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a new cooler, especially if you’re overclocking your CPU. The Frio can handle the extra heat with ease while overclocking your CPU.