50,000,000 Elvis fans can’t be wrong. Truth be told, that may be a very conservative number. Over thirty years after his death, his former home, Graceland, still attracts over half a million tourists a year. Elvis was not just a singer, actor or performer, he was the first, and possibly last, of his kind. His prominence as a public figure worldwide was groundbreaking. No one had captivated such a large audience in so many ways and his popularity is responsible for many of the ways media has handled celebrities since, and to this day. Whether or not you like his music or films, there is no questioning Elvis’ nickname of “The King”.
Funny thing is, Elvis fans tend not to just be “fans”. Elvis fans have a tendency of living and breathing all that is Elvis. They idolize him, dress like him (no small feat, given his flamboyant tastes) and treat him as a deity. They also seem to defend him as such to no end. Want to test this out? Walk into a bar in Memphis and say “yeah, Elvis is OK, I guess”. Don’t even say you don’t like him, just be noncommittal, and watch the reaction you get. Oh, and that “King” title? You want to call anyone or anything the King, excepting Elvis, you had better be prepared to back it up.
A new challenger for the crown in CPU cooling is the Thermaltake Frio OCK, with the “OCK” standing for “Over Clock King”. The Thermaltake Frio OCK certainly has the makeup of a cooler ready to handle extreme overclocking. The Frio OCK has dual ice blue translucent 130mm fans in a push/pull configuration, encased in a black shroud with blue and TT’s classic red trim. The Frio OCK’s shroud is not only there for eye appeal, it also helps to keep air directed through the aluminum fin array and over the six 6mm heatpipes. The fin array is arranged in a twin tower formation with all sides sealed to keep the 121cfm the twin fans produce going in the right direction. The heatpipes run through a copper/aluminum base, which is polished to a mirror finish, and up the fin array in a straight line. To keep your cooling/noise ratio to your liking, the Frio OCK is equipped with dial style fan control, which can vary fan speeds from 1200-2100rpm. Thermaltake gave the Frio OCK very flexible and efficient mounting, making it compatible with Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD AM2/2+/3/3+.