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Thermaltake Frio or Titan Fenrir Evo or something else?

post #1 of 6
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Looking for a decent air cooler to do my first overclock with. Been looking at what's available and I think I've narrowed it down to the Thermaltake Frio at £42 and the Titan Fenrir at £32.

Which one should I get? I don't mind paying more for the Frio if it's going to last me longer, but it's got a bad review from at least one site (all the other sites I read gave it great reviews though). Plus I'm not sure if it will fit on my board (an Evga 780i FTW).

Or is there something else altogether I should be looking at around this price range?
post #2 of 6
They're coolers of similar performance. Personally, I'd get the Frio due nickel plated heatpipes, non-HDT base and such. It's a better make cooler. Though, the Fenrir used to be a solid budget HDT 2-3 years back.
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the advice. I'm definitely leaning towards the Frio. But do you think there's anything that can beat the Frio for the same price?

I'd love an NH-D14 but they are almost double the cost of the Frio. The only other quality coolers I can find for around the same price as the Frio are the CNPS9900-Max and the Spire TherMax II. I know the Spire is supposed to be a great cooler but I don't think the fan speed is adjustable and it comes with garbage thermal compound so I would have to spend more money on compound if I went that route.
Edited by kissenger - 10/31/11 at 4:19pm
post #4 of 6
go for V6 GT which is cheaper than FRIO and outperforms it or you can get 212 evo and make push pull
post #5 of 6
The NH-D14 is on sale at newegg right now. http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...9-shipped.html
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post #6 of 6
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That is an awesome price but in the UK you can't get one for less than £70/$110 anywhere.

I ended up getting the Spire Thermax Eclipse II for £45 based on the Frostytech review.
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