|Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler CLP0575|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 12 July 2011|
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Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake Inc.
The time for monster CPU coolers may be drawing to a close: the latest generation of 32nm CPUs from Intel and AMD produce much less heat and thus require less cooling, even when heavily overclocked. Still, there are a lot of very power-hungry, heat producing CPUs out there, and if you have one or are contemplating buying one, then Thermaltake's new Frio OCK cooler may be of interest to you. Benchmark Reviews takes this new product through our test regimen and compares it to the best coolers available.
Speaking of those power-hungry and hot CPUs, one good example such is the overclocked and overvolted Core i7-950 I use in my heat sink test machine.
Any CPU cooler's primary task is to cool the CPU. Since retail CPUs come with perfectly adequate coolers, the main reason to buy an aftermarket cooler is for conditions that the stock cooler can't handle...namely, overclocking. From its size alone, one would expect the Silver Arrow to be aimed at the extreme overclocking crowd.
Thermaltake Frio OCK Specifications