Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup - Thermaltake Frio Extreme HSF

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Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup
NZXT Kraken X31 LCS
NZXT Kraken X41 LCS
NZXT Kraken X61 LCS
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro LCS
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate LCS
Thermaltake NiC L32 HSF
Thermaltake Frio Extreme HSF
Thermaltake NiC C5 HSF
Fall 2014 Cooler Performance
Final Thoughts

 

Thermaltake Frio Extreme:

This cooler is no slouch when it comes to cooling a CPU and if you want great performance but don't want liquid inside your system, this cooler could be one of the choices that you turn to. The Frio Extreme is a dual-tower heatpipe-laden cooler that has a thermal rating of 250W. If you have a crazy hot CPU and are pushing overclocks to some pretty impressive speeds, the Frio Extreme will be able to handle the load.

Thermaltake Frio Extreme

Thermaltake Frio Extreme

 

The Frio Extreme comes with everything you need to install on current AMD and Intel platforms and there is even a module/controller that can switch the fans from PWM to VR regulation. For this review we decided to leave this out and treat the cooler just like every other cooler and control the fan speed through the motherboard settings.

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Heatsink Bundle

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Heatsink Bundle

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Accessory Bundle

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Accessory Bundle

 

The Frio Extreme has two large fans and if you want to take advantage of the massive cooling performance, be aware that it won't be the quietest cooler in our roundup. With both 140mm fans spinning up to ~1800rpm this system can move well over 200cfm of air. We will be running this cooler at full speed (as with all of our other coolers) to find out the maximum performance of each of these for this roundup.

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Profile

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Profile

 

One thing you'll have to keep in mind with this cooler is that it is LARGE. Make sure that you have enough room in your case to fit this beast. If you want to check out all of the features and specifications of this cooler, please be sure to check the product page here.

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Installed

Thermaltake Frio Extreme Installed

 

On the next page, we’ll look at the last entry to the roundup before we show how they all stack up.