Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler - Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Article Index
Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler
Specifications
Installation
Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Final Thoughts:

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.
 

One of the biggest complaints I had about the original Frio was that at full speeds (2500 RPM) the fans were quite loud. The Frio OCK at full speeds isn't super quiet, but it is a big improvement over the original. The new Frio OCK fans run at 2100 RPM maximum which is considerably slower than the original and while you might not want to leave it running at full all the time, you can at least hear yourself think if you need to crank them up to full. The Frio OCK has adjustable fans so you can turn them up or down depending on what you are doing. At low speeds the Frio OCK is nice and quiet and chances are good if you are running a ~60 Watt CPU you could probable leave it on low and still achieve very decent performance numbers.
 

The build quality of the Thermaltake Frio OCK is very good which is something we expect coming from Thermaltake. I've had the chance to take a look at pretty much every Thermaltake CPU cooler over the past many years and it always seems they produce very high quality products and the Frio OCK is no different.
 

The installation of the Frio OCK is a breeze and thanks to the new way that Thermaltake is packaging all of the mounting hardware. You will have no trouble getting this cooler installed in less than 15 minutes, even if this is the first aftermarket cooler that you've ever installed.
 

As far as value goes, the Frio OCK offers you good bang for your buck. While not a cheap cooler (MSRP is $79.99) the Frio OCK offers good performance and is a very sturdy cooler. While the MSRP of $79.99 is quite a bit for a CPU cooler, it is pretty comparable to other coolers of its size and chances are good if you watch for an online sale you should be able to find this cooler for around $60 bucks which would make it a really good buy.
 

I really have no major complaints with the Frio OCK. Thermaltake has done a good job of improving on an already great product and all of the improvements that can be found on the Frio OCK make it a really good CPU cooler.
 

At the end of the day the Thermaltake Frio OCK is a winner in my books. Good performance, top quality construction, and easy installation have earned the Thermaltake Frio OCK our "Editor's Choice - Gold" award. If you are looking for a new CPU cooler than can handle everything you throw at it (and more) the Thermaltake Frio OCK might just be the cooler for you.

 

Pros:

  • Good Performance
  • Can handle up to 240 Watts of Heat
  • Easy Installation
  • High Quality Construction

 

Cons:

  • Nothing Major

 

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Gold 

 

I'd like to thank Thermaltake for sending us the Frio OCK CPU Cooler. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please post at the thread below.