The time I’ve spent using the Thermaltake Frio OCK has yielded positive results. The Frio OCK was definitely able to handle the heat of a heavily overclocked Intel Core i5 2500k CPU with little to no trouble at all. The fans weren’t overly loud on any setting until they hit their maximum speed. Though, it’s to be expected that when you’re moving that much air you’re going to have some noise so that wasn’t a big issue.
Thermaltake has always made reliable products and this is no exception. The build quality of the Frio OCK is remarkable. No corners were cut and as a result the performance is amazing. Managing to keep the overclocked Core i5 CPU at a mere 64 degrees Celsius on high fan speed settings and 67 degrees Celsius on low fan speed settings, the Frio OCK definitely deserves to be considered when looking at the upper class of aftermarket CPU air coolers.
The size of the Frio OCK was a concern of mine, but after spending a few hours with it I realized that it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be managed. I was initially worried that it wasn’t going to fit with my RAM heat spreaders being so large, but I was able to move my RAM over a DIMM slot and that alleviated any troubles I was having. Though, if your RAM doesn’t feature large flashy heat spreaders then you shouldn’t run into the issue I ran into.
With the Frio OCK priced at $79.99 shipped this cooler is definitely aimed more towards the upper level of enthusiast. Its performance is definitely beyond that of anything I’ve encountered in the lower or midrange segment of the market.
Legit Bottom Line: The Thermaltake Frio OCK is well designed and performs exceptionally well. It definitely manages to keep up with some of the best coolers on the market today.