Thermaltake Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual CPU Cooler Review

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Introduction

Thermaltake is a well-known worldwide leader in the production of PC hardware and accessories. Thermaltake has an impressive catalogue of products that spans from PC cases and power supplies to fans, CPU coolers and accessories. With eSPORTS gaming and Lifestyle products becoming more and more popular, Thermaltake has even come out with a couple of other brands, such as Tt eSPORTS for their gaming peripherals and Luxa2 for their Lifestyle line of products.

In recent months, Thermaltake have introduced a wide-range of products geared more towards the modding and enthusiast communities. Thermaltake is all about offering users the best quality hardware while making sure it is easily customizable. Recently, they have released a number of cases in their “Core” series which are highly modular in design and offer plenty of options to customize and/or mod them. The fun doesn’t stop there though, oh no! Thermaltake has also come out with some amazing ring LED fans and a nice assortment of proper water cooling gear to aid users in being able to create the best PC possible for them.

Today I will be taking a look at something a little more toned down by way of the Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual CPU Cooler (FES14D from here on out). The FES14D is a monstrous dual tower CPU cooler that comes packing dual 140mm fans that are eagerly waiting to cool any CPU with a TDP of up to 240W! The two included fans are PWM enabled and also come with low noise cables that can reduce the noise they produce by up to 38%.

Enough of that for now, let’s have a closer look, starting with the packaging:

Packaging

As with most coolers on the market these days, the packaging for the FES14D is designed to give users all of the information they will need, ensuring this cooler will not only fit where they need, but will also meet their individual performance requirements. There is also a nice big image of the cooler on the front of the box allowing users to get an idea of what it will look like.

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The FES14D is very well protected inside the box, getting some help from a bit of foam padding.

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Getting everything out of the box and we have the FES14D heatsink, two 140mm PWM fans with low noise cables, fan retention clips and all the mounting hardware and instructions to get this cooler installed on most AMD and Intel sockets. It is also worth noting that the backplate for the FES14D is a dual design and can be used on either the AMD or Intel sockets.

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