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Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Now Available

By - Source: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1475&ID=2105 | B 36 comments

Thermaltake is rolling out its Frio Extreme CPU cooler that was announced earlier this year.

The dual-tower design with two 14 mm fans uses 0.4 mm aluminum fins, a VR/PWM fan controller, as well as six 6 mm heat pipes. The manufacturer says the Frio Extreme works for CPUs up to 250 watts of power.

The fan is covered by a 10-year warranty that includes the heat sink, fans and controller. The Frio Extreme is offered for Intel LGA 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and 775 as well as AMD FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, and AM2.

The cooler is sold for MSRP $99.99. 

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    dragonsqrrl , April 30, 2012 6:52 PM
    My computer doesn't need RAM...
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    sublime2k , April 30, 2012 7:29 PM
    ViridiancrystalJust got a regular frio and I have to say, there is absolutely no need for better cooling (my FX-8120 idles around 10-12C, in a 20C room). If there is, best place to go is water. Besides, one of my ram slots is covered, the thing is HUMONGOUS!

    Yeah, there's something wrong with your sensors. Air cooling can't get your CPU temperature below ambient temperature. How does that even make sense?
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    halcyon , April 30, 2012 7:29 PM
    ViridiancrystalJust got a regular frio and I have to say, there is absolutely no need for better cooling (my FX-8120 idles around 10-12C, in a 20C room). If there is, best place to go is water. Besides, one of my ram slots is covered, the thing is HUMONGOUS!
    Below ambient, eh? Hmmmm...
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    dragonsqrrl , April 30, 2012 6:52 PM
    My computer doesn't need RAM...
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    cmcghee358 , April 30, 2012 7:04 PM
    ^ lol
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    halcyon , April 30, 2012 7:12 PM
    Well, it certainly doesn't look light-weight. I like my motherboard in one piece. ...think I'll stick with my Corsair H100. It cools good enough.
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    stingstang , April 30, 2012 7:16 PM
    2 14mm fans, huh? Damn that's a small $100 cooler!!
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    stingstang , April 30, 2012 7:17 PM
    Nothing like a product worth 33% of your processor giving you 20% more performance.
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    sublime2k , April 30, 2012 7:23 PM
    $100 is way too much and it looks like you would need some extra low profile DIMMs to fit them under there.
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    pharoahhalfdead , April 30, 2012 7:28 PM
    I paid the same price for my Vigor Monsoon III when bought it years ago. Like mine, this cooler is gonna limit which ram can be used. I'm stuck with low profile, but I also think mine might be bigger.
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    halcyon , April 30, 2012 7:29 PM
    ViridiancrystalJust got a regular frio and I have to say, there is absolutely no need for better cooling (my FX-8120 idles around 10-12C, in a 20C room). If there is, best place to go is water. Besides, one of my ram slots is covered, the thing is HUMONGOUS!
    Below ambient, eh? Hmmmm...
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    sublime2k , April 30, 2012 7:29 PM
    ViridiancrystalJust got a regular frio and I have to say, there is absolutely no need for better cooling (my FX-8120 idles around 10-12C, in a 20C room). If there is, best place to go is water. Besides, one of my ram slots is covered, the thing is HUMONGOUS!

    Yeah, there's something wrong with your sensors. Air cooling can't get your CPU temperature below ambient temperature. How does that even make sense?
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    GI_JONES , April 30, 2012 7:31 PM
    Nice veridiancrystal. You have beat the laws of nature. It is impossible for a cpu cooler to cool your cpu below room temp. Its a fan , not an air conditioner
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    Diablo666 , April 30, 2012 7:44 PM
    Let's see how it compares to the noctua nh-d14. Right now using it idling at 34-35C and max 48-50C on a i7-2600k stock.
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    CaedenV , April 30, 2012 7:51 PM
    ViridiancrystalJust got a regular frio and I have to say, there is absolutely no need for better cooling (my FX-8120 idles around 10-12C, in a 20C room). If there is, best place to go is water. Besides, one of my ram slots is covered, the thing is HUMONGOUS!

    If you were running refrigerated water cooling maybe, or 10-12c over ambient temp maybe. My hyper 212EVO (with 2 enermax 800rpm fans) gets my i7 2600 down to 21C at idle, and 40C at 4.2GHz under full load in a 20C room (and my sensors are working properly). Really, unless running monster Xeons, or highly OC'd SB-E chips what reason would you need something like this for? It's not like your case mods will help much in picking up chicks :p 

    Still, it looks nice... just not $100 nice.
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    sublime2k , April 30, 2012 7:52 PM
    Diablo666Let's see how it compares to the noctua nh-d14. Right now using it idling at 34-35C and max 48-50C on a i7-2600k stock.

    That's not all that impressive, honestly. I get the same temperatures on stock 2500K with Hyper 212 EVO. However, NH-D14 shines on higher clock speeds and that's where it mops the floor with most of other air coolers.
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    mikewong , April 30, 2012 7:54 PM
    Will it survive even a small earthquake?
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    freggo , April 30, 2012 7:56 PM
    14mm fans... that's a bit over 1/2 inch. Writers and math don't mix :-)
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    halcyon , April 30, 2012 7:57 PM
    mikewongWill it survive even a small earthquake?

    It might, but would the motherboard it's attached to?
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    clownbaby , April 30, 2012 7:58 PM
    Firstly, I wouldn't spend $100 on a bar of gold if it was labeled "Thermaltake". Everything I have owned produced by thermaltake was junk, or quickly became junk.

    $100 for any air cooler is past the point of reason when you could spend $40 on a cooler that will be within 2c and spend the balance on a better cpu or video card. The only reason to spend so much on an air cooler would be if it offered some other feature other than performance, i.e, it looked cool, was silent, or rolled and dispensed joints.

    Another note, processor idle temp isn't really relative to performance. The total thermal load of a cooling system has very little to do with the idle temp, and idle temp doesn't affect performance of a cpu. Load temps are all that really matter, and the generally accepted max temps are quite conservative in my opinion. I wouldn't recommend burning a processor at 100% at 100c for days on end, but if your daily load generally doesn't utilize 100% of the cpu for long periods of time (like most people), than an 85-90c load temp isn't going to hurt anything.
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    freggo , April 30, 2012 8:00 PM
    What's the deal with the picture links to see a larger view.
    First you get a new page with virtually the same small picture, than you click that pic to get the 'large' version at -in this case- 220px × 220px.

    Is Tom's CMS so crappy or is it caused by the writers/editors ?

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    molo9000 , April 30, 2012 8:01 PM
    stingstangNothing like a product worth 33% of your processor giving you 20% more performance.


    The reason people buy coolers like this is not performance, but performance and noise.

    $100 is a bit much, but there are people out there who'd rather spent $200 on coolers and fans than have a loud system.
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