Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler Review

Author: AkG
Date: July 19, 2010
Product Name: Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
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It certainly has been a long while since we looked at a Thermaltake CPU cooling solution yet you our readers specifically requested that we look at another, newly released one: The Frio. Considering the buzz surrounding this particular heatsink, it is understandable why such a big deal is being made of its entry onto the scene, especially when you considering the quality (or lack thereof) of Thermaltake’s past coolers.

In the past two years many things have changed in the air cooling marketplace. We have seen contenders (and pretenders) to the throne come and go along with once-great companies fall from grace. This has also led to newcomers swooping in from nowhere in order to carve out their own chunk of the aftermarket cooling pie. It seems that Thermaltake is poised to try and regain their past glories (as they were one of the very first companies to create truly wonderful aftermarket CPU coolers) with the advent of the Frio.

Even though the Frio it is still a new product, it is actually widely available in retailer and e-tailers alike throughout North America. We have seen the Frio go for as little as a $58, which is on the high end of the mid-range but considering it comes with two fans, it is actually fairly reasonably priced.

Reasonably priced or not, this cooler does have some stiff competition so it is going to be interesting to see if this cooler has what it takes to be a winner. With that first and foremost in our minds, lets get this review started!


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