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Noise Level

We measured the noise level of our coolers throughout the entire speed range of their fans. Here are the results:

Unfortunately, the Frio Advanced couldn’t impress us with its noise level, either. Its two 120mm fans turn out to be very noisy. They just can’t stand a comparison with the TY-140 of the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140, for example. For the Frio Advanced to be more or less comfortable, its fans must be limited to the minimum specified speed of 800 RPM but they are only really quiet at speeds up to 650 RPM.

Conclusion

A fourth model in the Frio series, the Thermaltake Frio Advanced can offer neither superior performance nor low level of noise. It is just a good mainstream product, like a few dozen others available in the today’s market. However, its recommended price of $58.99 is hardly competitive. We really don’t know how Thermaltake Frio Advanced is going to win its market share. The compatibility with all existing platforms and the easy installation procedure with reliable fastening have already become pretty common feature among other coolers these days. Perhaps its attractive appearance and two bundled fans may entice someone, but we are not sure it will be enough to win big. As always, the choice is yours.

 
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