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  • Thermaltake FrioOCK Heatsink Review
  • Thermaltake FrioOCK Heatsink Review



    OCK is actually an acronym for OverClocker King, and as the name suggests, is designed for overclocking.   The only strange thing we noticed during our overclocking tests were some higher than expected load temperatures.  The C/W number was still extremely low which can only mean that we have gotten pwned by the overclocking nemesis, warm summer weather.

    Heatsink installation went really smooth and we were really impressed with the parts box that contained everything in its own compartment.  Since we tend to swap heatsinks quite often in the Ninjalane Labs it's nice to know when we are done there is a place to put all of the parts.

    You can't really tell from the photos but the FrioOCK is quite large given that it comes with dual 130mm fans.  The downside to such a large heatsink is making sure you have clearance around your components.  In this review we used some low profile Kingston HyperX 2133Mhz modules which are standard height and fit under most tower style heatsinks.  As the photo shows the modules do fit but there isn't much room left. 
    Overall performance was very good and the C/W numbers proved that the FrioOCK can handle a decent amount of heat.  The 130mm fans are RPM controlled by a familiar variable speed dial so that you can set a maximum fan speed.  Some fan headers will allow for RPM adjustments that work in conjunction with the RPM dial.  Of course the only downside is noise and the lack of "on the fly" RPM adjustments since the dial resides inside your case.  At full RPM these fans will put out around 48dB and spin between 2100-2500RPM.  Of course all of this produces about 120CFM of airflow which is where the OCK gets its cooling power, and let's face it if you really need 240w of cooling power there will be some drawbacks.
    Good Things
    Excellent Cooling
    Blue / Red Color Scheme
    High Powered Fans
    240w Power Handling
    Great Installation Hardware
    Bad Things
    Clearance issues with certain memory combos
    Heatpipes are aligned
    No fancy lights
    Ninjalane Rating
    Thermaltake FrioOCK Heatsink Review

    Furious 5 of 5