Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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A heavy cardboard carton keeps the contents secure and the glossy finish and bold graphics give the potential customer most of the needed information to make an informed purchase. Hopefully, review sites like Tweaknews can provide the rest.
Inside, the cooler is sandwiched between contoured foam blocks, along with an accessory box containing the mounting solutions. Separate manuals are included for AMD and Intel platforms and the documentation includes warranty information and a manual update for Intel 1155 installation. We’ll examine all this in more detail as we do an installation, but I like what I see here.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
At just a shade over six and a quarter inches in height, the Fri OCK is a relatively massive cooler and sports some aesthetically pleasing shrouds for the 130mm fans. No, I didn’t mis-type. The fans are indeed 130 X 25mm units with clear blue blades. Along with the blue and red accent pieces on the shroud, the OCK has a distinctive look as well as a massive profile.
Six 6mm heatpipes exit the baseplate area and wend their way up into the aluminum fin arrays, and the copper baseplate and heatpipes are plated in, what I assume is a shiny nickel finish. Whether or not this finish will help cooling performance is open to conjecture, but it sure looks good.
Both fans are connected to a common 3-pin connector and Thermaltake has provided an in-line fan speed controller, allowing the user to tailor the speed of the formidable 130mm fans to the job at hand, but you’ll likely have to remove the side panel of the case to access the controller.