|Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 03 May 2010|
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Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler Review
The factor many car buyers consider most important, studies have shown, is styling- whether the person being asked will admit it or not. Practicality, performance, and even price are secondary considerations. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does point out how important styling is in many people's purchase decisions. Especially in a crowded marketplace, styling can help distinguish one product from its competitors. Thermaltake's new Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler makes a bold styling statement, but can it back it up with performance? Benchmark Reviews puts this cooler through the paces with an overclocked and overvolted Core i7-920 processor to find out.
Vendors of aftermarket CPU heatsinks face an uphill battle: most retail CPUs are delivered with a heatsink from the manufacturer, and any pre-built computer will of course have one, so the demand for an aftermarket unit is always going to be only a tiny fraction of the total computer market in terms of quantity. Aftermarket CPU coolers are the province of overclockers, and although performance is the primary consideration, other factors such as price, noise, and aesthetics can come into play as well. Thermaltake's previous CPU cooler designs often seem to have favored radical appearance over actual performance. The Frio is their current top-of-the-line cooler, and text on the box assures us that it's "Designed For Overclocking."
Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.
Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.
With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.
Features & Specifications
Ultimate Overclocking Thermal Structure Design
Ultra Powerful Dual 120mm VR Fan and Eye-Catching Cover
Universal Socket Compatibility &Accessory Package