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Fordy 28th January 2011, 08:28 Quote
Woah. So nearly ordered a Frio a couple nights ago.

Need to see temp comparison before deciding - but hopefully it'll push the old Frio's price down too!
Cthippo 28th January 2011, 08:35 Quote
Does anyone else see the irony in a CPU cooler that looks like it's called fry?

As in "Fry yo CPU"? :|
Sketchee 28th January 2011, 08:48 Quote
The styling looks a bit better than the frio... but still doesn't look good :|

blue, red and grey?? gonna look a bit cheap and tacky on a lot of boards
thetrashcanman 28th January 2011, 09:24 Quote
looks like its come straight out of a tron film :|
SchizoFrog 28th January 2011, 09:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by thetrashcanman
looks like its come straight out of a tron film :|

I would have to say that anything that came from the TRON design team would look a hell of a lot better than this. What is with all the dodgy plastic? It's a no go for me.
Phalanx 28th January 2011, 09:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cthippo
Does anyone else see the irony in a CPU cooler that looks like it's called fry?

As in "Fry yo CPU"? :|

I pronounce it "Free-Oh" rather than "Fry-Oh".
red4our 28th January 2011, 10:39 Quote
I'm with Schizofrog on this. Too much plastic, really tacky look. Give me shiny fins any day!! ;)
law99 28th January 2011, 11:13 Quote
It looks funny.
Waynio 28th January 2011, 11:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by red4our
I'm with Schizofrog on this. Too much plastic, really tacky look. Give me shiny fins any day!! ;)

Me too.
t5kcannon 28th January 2011, 12:18 Quote
Looks nice :)

Question for me is will it offer clearance of all ram slots on a asus p8p67 pro? Currently the frio covers the nearest ram slot (using corsair vengeance). With two sticks of ram this is no problem, since on the asus board (according to the manual) you need to populate the 2nd and 4th closest slots first. However, it would be nice to have the option of using all slots.
ledbythereaper 28th January 2011, 12:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by t5kcannon
Looks nice :)

Question for me is will it offer clearance of all ram slots on a asus p8p67 pro? Currently the frio covers the nearest ram slot (using corsair vengeance). With two sticks of ram this is no problem, since on the asus board (according to the manual) you need to populate the 2nd and 4th closest slots first. However, it would be nice to have the option of using all slots.

Same on my Gigabyte P55A-UD3, Frio covers the first RAM slot and is possibly pushing a DIMM in the second slot back.
mpr 28th January 2011, 12:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by t5kcannon
Looks nice :)

Question for me is will it offer clearance of all ram slots on a asus p8p67 pro? Currently the frio covers the nearest ram slot (using corsair vengeance). With two sticks of ram this is no problem, since on the asus board (according to the manual) you need to populate the 2nd and 4th closest slots first. However, it would be nice to have the option of using all slots.

I run mine with only a single fan. Even though my RAM is low profile... I find it's cooling capacity isn't overly affected by more than 2ish C under load. I am however currently running a stock 950 so it may be a bigger issue with a bit of tuning to handle.
kosch 28th January 2011, 12:59 Quote
I'm hoping they made the fan speed cables a bit longer with this generation as thats the only thing I find annoying about the Frio installed on my Sabertooth. Looking forward to seeing whats what though :)
WildThing 28th January 2011, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cthippo
Does anyone else see the irony in a CPU cooler that looks like it's called fry?

As in "Fry yo CPU"? :|
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Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
I pronounce it "Free-Oh" rather than "Fry-Oh".

Me too, and I'm pretty sure that's how it's meant to sound given that "Frio" is Spanish for "Cold".
Kasius 28th January 2011, 14:01 Quote
Aesthetically is looks much better than the Frio which i'm on the cusp of ordering, i really want this to be good so i can get one of these instead :). Need temp figures and to know whether the fans are interchangeable
Jqim 28th January 2011, 15:29 Quote
The design of this is what is giving pc nerds a bad name. Its fugly and plastic like somthing a chav would put in his car.
Phalanx 28th January 2011, 15:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jqim
The design of this is what is giving pc nerds a bad name. Its fugly and plastic like somthing a chav would put in his car.

Said one stereotype to another ;)
Jqim 28th January 2011, 16:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jqim
The design of this is what is giving pc nerds a bad name. Its fugly and plastic like somthing a chav would put in his car.

Said one stereotype to another ;)

.......*deep thought*............. yeah but obsessing over the asthetics and fine tuning a car is so completly different to obsse.ss.s..ing.....
but ... *sigh*
Kasius 28th January 2011, 16:34 Quote
Just seen the FrioOCK video from Thermaltake on youtube, i lol'd so much..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q-so_n_3pM
Nexxo 28th January 2011, 16:45 Quote
Am I the only one who thinks it looks a bit like a Portal Companion Cube?
Jipa 28th January 2011, 16:47 Quote
Cooler preview? Seriously? How much did they pay you?
rollo 28th January 2011, 18:06 Quote
running duel fans on the frio is about 5c better at 4ghz it will depend on your chip if using the i7 series for if you can get away with it or not

enough the frio on high fan setting is unbearable so its basically can you make do with 2 low spinning fans or 1
Fingers66 28th January 2011, 18:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kasius
Just seen the FrioOCK video from Thermaltake on youtube, i lol'd so much..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q-so_n_3pM

Gawd that is a tacky vid, at least I now know that OCK stands for OverClocker Kings...

BEYOND THE LIMITS
OFF INTO NEW SPHERES
UNEARTHLY MIGHTY
SHATTERING PERFORMANCE
BRUTE CHILLING FORCE

The icing on the cake was the anaemic dude, wearing what looks like a Roman soldier outfit, on the deck of a spaceship...

Man that is a seriously naff video.
Fordy 28th January 2011, 18:38 Quote
Worst promo vid I've ever seen - I'm sure they dug it out of '80s archives?
Rustynutts 28th January 2011, 18:54 Quote
Look's like optimus prime lost his rubik's cube :)
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