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Date: July 19th, 2010
Article by: Stefan Smith (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH



The cooler its self is relatively normal in terms of size when compared to some of the larger heat sinks out there today. That is until you apply the second 120mm fan that comes bundled with the Frio. Once fitted with the optional fan the Frio becomes one of the biggest tower heat sinks on the market with a size and weight matched only by the likes of Noctua & Prolimatech.



The fans that come with the Frio are wire-sleeved using black mesh which is the same type that can be found on most PSU's and use the standard 3-pin plug to connect to your motherboard.



For the base and heat pipes, Thermaltake has chosen to use nickel plating but in doing so has lost some of the flatness that a polished copper base usually has. As you can see from the picture, the base has quite a lot of ripple due to the plating process and I would of liked to have seen a much smoother result but I doubt it will have much impact on the cooling ability.



With the pre-installed fan and the black plastic that surrounds the Frio removed you can really see the design of the cooler quite well with the heat pipes clustered at the top of the cooler in a common staggered pattern found on more recent tower style coolers.

 

 


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