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Written by David Ramsey   
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler CLP0575
Closer Look: Frio OCK Cooler
Frio OCK Detailed Features
heat sink Test Methodology
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler Review

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Inc.
Product Name: Frio OCK CPU Cooler
Model number: CLP0575
Price As Tested: $74.99 at Newegg or $78.96 at Amazon

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

Heatsink Dimension

143(L) x 136.8(W) x 158.4(H) mm
(with 2 Fans)

Heatsink Material Aluminum Fins
Aluminum & Copper Base
Heatpipe 6mm (x6)
Fan Dimension 130(L) x 130(H) x 25(W) mm
Fan Speed 1,200 ~ 2,100 RPM
Noise Level 21 ~ 48 dBA
Max. Air Flow 121 CFM
Max. Air Pressure 3.12 mmH2O
Power Connector 3 Pin
Rated Voltage 12 V
Started Voltage 7 V
Rated Current 1.2 A
Power Input 14.4 W
MTBF 50,000 Hrs @ 40 degrees C
Weight 1093g (with 2 Fans)



# RE: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler CLP0575hbsadf 2011-07-26 01:38
I don't think frio is a good name for a CPU cooler. I don't want my CPU to frio.
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# RE: RE: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler CLP0575David Ramsey 2011-07-26 07:05
Really? "Frio" means "cold" in Spanish and has connotations of cold even in English.
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# RE: RE: RE: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler CLP0575vikp 2011-07-26 13:42
He's pronouncing it wrong in his head. He's thinking FRY not FREEze.
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# RE: Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler CLP0575Pinakio 2011-07-26 04:28
Thanks Dave for the review, my friend has the original Frio on his i7 and it has arguably the best pair of fans that comes with an aftermarket cooler. I thought it would be interesting to see how much improvements the 'OCK' version brings to the table but after reading this review I agree with you that it's not worth the extra 15 odd bucks (non OCK is ~$55). But then there is hardly any surprise, you can't do much with a product which is already as good as it comes. BTW that single fan socket is a nice touch, it is only recently that motherboard manufacturers have realized the importance of number of fan headers.
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