The two fans included with the Frio Extreme are 1400mm x 25mm thick, and offer an adjustable RPM rating of 1200 to 1800. The PLA14025S12H fans appear to be manufactured by Power Logic with some enhancements by Thermaltake, such as the blue colored fan blades.
Looking closer at the dual tower heatsink, the first thing I noticed was the build quality. The Frio Extreme is built very well, and feels solid while working with it. This is definitely one of the larger air coolers on that market, standing 160mm tall. You will want to check the specifications of the case you use to make sure this beast will fit. The six nickle plated copper heat pipes are 6mm in diameter, and at that size will transfer heat to the fins at a very efficient rate.
The aluminum fins are all 0.4mm, and there certainly is no shortage of them, with 56 on each tower.
The nickle plated copper base of the Frio Extreme is where the quality really shows. This thing is factory polished like no other air cooler I have ever seen. The finish on this thing would make a mirror proud! There is a peel-off factory applied protective film applied to the base, keeping the finish free from blemishes during transport.
You wont be able to install the fans until the heatsink is attached to the motherboard, but I thought I would show you how that process works now. There are two spring clips for each fan that get attached to the heatsink by setting them in pre-drilled holes at the top and bottom. Once the clips are installed, you raise them to snap in place on the fans mounting holes; a simple and painless process. It’s a good idea to go ahead and install the fan clips prior to attaching the heatsink to the motherboard, getting the clips on afterwards is a little more difficult because the bottom pre-drilled holes are harder to get at. Additionally each of the fans have arrows indicting the fan blade and air flow direction.