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Thermaltake FRIO or CM V6GT

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
After a new CPU cooler for my sig rig.

Both are about the same price. I can also get a Corsair A50 although that seems to be a step down compared to the other two.

Both the FRIO and V6GT get pretty similar reviews.

Opinions?

Thanks
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post #2 of 16
the Frio. the CM v series coolers are just awful
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post #3 of 16
CM V series are over rated. Get the Frio.

EDIT: Nice avatar, Wolowitz!
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post #4 of 16
Frio gets my vote
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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks to the three of you... enough to persuade me.

/thread

off to the shops
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Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
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post #6 of 16
Yep, the FRIO.

Fans are a bit loud at full speed, but it cools remarkably well.
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post #7 of 16
My v6gt is awesome, not overrated one bit
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post #8 of 16
Frio
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post #9 of 16
Get the Frio
post #10 of 16
Love my Frio. It can be loud, but it works.
   
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