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Two years ago Thermaltake Technology issued a rather good cooler they called Frio. Although not a leader in either performance or quietness, it could offer an attractive combination of both compared to other makers’ products of that time. A year later, they unveiled the overclocker-friendly FrioOCK which was highly efficient but too noisy. It was followed by the Frio Advanced we haven’t had a chance to test.

Thermaltake must have liked the word Frio so much that they decided to produce a fourth version of that cooler. The Frio Extreme (CLP0587) is supposed to be a flagship product of the series, judging by its size, specs, functionality and price. Let’s check it out right now.

Packaging and Accessories

As becomes any top-end air cooler, the Thermaltake Frio Extreme comes in eye-catching and robust packaging. The product itself is depicted on the face side of the box against what looks like the northern lights.

There’s exhaustive information about the cooler on the sides of the box. You can learn its key features and detailed specs.


The heatsink, fans and accessories are all tightly fixed within pieces of foam rubber inside the box.

With such packaging, you shouldn’t worry about some part getting damaged during transportation. The accessories include a box with fasteners and thermal grease, four wire brackets for fans, a mini-rheobus, and an installation guide.

The box with fasteners contains a back-plate, a retention plate, three pairs of steel guides for different types of CPU sockets, screws and plastic bushings.

The Thermaltake Frio Extreme is manufactured in China. Its recommended price of $95 is comparable to that of best air coolers. Its warranty period is a record-breaking 10 years.

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