Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

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Figure 8 illustrates the base of the cooler. The heatpipes don’t touch the CPU directly; there is a nickel-plated copper plate at the base. The base surface is so perfectly mirrored that you can actually shave using it.

Thermaltake Frio ExtremeFigure 8: Base

Figure 9 reveals the 140 mm fans that come with the Frio Extreme. They both support PWM speed control.

Thermaltake Frio ExtremeFigure 9: Fans

Figure 10 shows the Frio Extreme with the fans in place.

Thermaltake Frio ExtremeFigure 10: Fans installed

In Figure 11, you see the fan controller that comes with the Frio Extreme. It can be switched to the automatic (PWM controlled) mode, or to a manual mode, where you set the speed of the fans using the knob.

Thermaltake Frio ExtremeFigure 11: Fan controller

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Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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