It’s not all Computex coverage at PC Perspective this week as not everyone took off for the Far East to cover the event, some reviewers stayed at home slaving over a a heatsink.  That was the case for Steve as he spent time finding out exactly how well the Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler performs in everyday and heavy usage.  It is a high end heatsink which means that size becomes a significant issue and this cooler is 139mm x 98mm x 165mm and weighs in at a hair over 1kg (1,042g).  The list of sockets from both AMD and Intel that are supported are rather impressive though you should check the backplate for SMDs and make sure to secure that motherboard to its tray as this cooler is heavy.  The size and weight do work to its advantage as the cooler performed quite well in testing, as you can see for yourself in the full review.

“There were a lot of good qualities about the Frio that I think will appeal to basic users and overclockers alike. The easy of installation and support for multiple CPU platforms is a huge plus in a day and age where consumers switch between different platforms frequently. The dual-fan design definitely helped the Frio score very well in our performance tests, but we would have liked quieter fans that pushed more air instead of creating more noise at higher speeds.”

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