Summary: It has been quite some time since I took a look at the original Frio cooler from Thermaltake and during that time the Frio has remained a very popular pick among people looking to upgrade their CPU coolers. Thermaltake has most definitely improved on the original design with the Frio OCK and have done a good job making an already great product even better.
Pros: Good Performance, Can handle up to 240 Watts of Heat, Easy Installation, High Quality Construction
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Straightforward install; fan mount ridiculously easy to use.
Excerpt: The new cooler is called the FrioOCK. The new FrioOCK is not considered to be the big brother of the Frio is a separate identity as well as the FrioOCK. The OCK or o ver c lock k ing is quite a bit larger has six 6mm diameter heat pipes and uses two very large 130mm in a push-pull configuration to cool any beast of a CPU. And we cannot forget it weighs 1093 grams.
Conclusion: The Frio OCK from Thermaltake has made a very bold statement by claiming the title OCK (OverClocking King), but upon testing we can see that the cooler has what it takes to pull it off. With a bit of style it will keep the system looking vibrant. There are a few things however that might not be a problem for a testbench overclocker, but might be for an everyday user that just wants to use the heatsink to get the best possible performance.
Pros: Excellent cooling performance for an air cooler, Dual fans on a single plug, with controller, Stylish shroud, with good performance, Socket LGA2011 Compatible
Cons: At full speed, fans are very loud., Mounting may require removal of motherboard to install, Fans are not vibration-dampened
Summary: The Frio OCK CPU cooler is truly a great performing cooler; even with the fans on low it keeps your CPU nice and cool. If you’re looking for good looks and good performance, look no further than the Frio OCK from Thermaltake.
The Frio OCK is loud on high yes, and from what I can see there really is no need to turn up the fans at all. You can get the same performance from the cooler even with the fans on low.
Pros: +Very good cooling ability
Cons: -Very loud when fans on high, -Might not fit with large style ram
Conclusion: The Frio OCK CPU cooler is truly a great performing cooler; even with the fans on low it keeps your CPU nice and cool. If you’re looking for good looks and good performance, look no further than the Frio OCK from Thermaltake. The Frio OCK is loud on high yes, and from what I can see there really is no need to turn up the fans at all. You can get the same performance from the cooler even with the fans on low.
Conclusion: The Lich King was the master and lord of the Scourge, and he ruled over them telepathically from the Frozen Throne on top of Icecrown. Well, I guess until I killed him about a year ago, but that is beside the point. The Thermaltake Frio OCK, a strange name for a product, literally means Cold Over-clocker King (sic). So what does an undead lord have to do with CPU cooling? Absolutely nothing; however, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between the two of them.
Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to other tests since many factors will have changed. The Frio OCK is a high quality piece of equipment, and the clever pop-off fan assembly is a nice touch that makes installing the cooler that much easier.
Pros: Good cooling performance, Excellent construction quality, Easily-removed fans and shroud make mounting simple, Twin fan cables spliced together requiring only a single fan header
Cons: Plastic backplate and mount standoffs, Manual fan speed control requires opening your case to access, Some cheaper coolers offer better performance and features
Overall the Frio OCK is a powerful cooler. While it can achieve some pretty good temperatures on high fan speeds, it’s just quite annoying to have your case sound like a car engine. I recommend using the fans anywhere between low-medium speeds to get the best performance/silence ratio, unless however you don’t really care about the sound then blast the fans all the way.