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Silverstone's Tundra TD02 CPU liquid cooler offers up some refreshing design elements for the computer enthusiast looking to assemble a system that stands out from the crowd. In place of the standard black heat exchanger we find something vaguely reminiscent of a Mac, or a Star Wars set... UPDATED! This is a review of the Silverstone Tundra TD03 self contained liquid cooling system. The Tundra TD03 consists of a waterblock with integrated copper base plate attached to a small 120mm heat exchanger via 310mm long white FEP tubing. Arctic's Liquid Freezer 120 ships fully assembled, plumbed and filled. The whole system weighs around 942grams and installs onto Intel socket LGA115x/2011(-3) processors and AMD. The Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B (SCMG-5100) heatsink is a lower-noise tower cooler standing 154mm tall and equipped with a single 120mm PWM fan. The Mugen 5 Rev B is constructed around six 6mm diameter nickel plated heatspipes which are swaged onto an array of raw aluminum cooling fins. The Gelid Tranquillo 4 is built around four 16mm diameter copper heatpipes, a stack of ~40 nickel plated aluminum fins and a very unremarkable 1600rpm, 
120mm PWM fan. The heatsink makes use of 'exposed heatpipe base' 
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Wed: 03/11/2020 Topic: Business / Industry    PermaLink
  "Taiwan-based cooling module makers including Power Logic, Sunonwealth Electric Machine and Forcecon Tec all saw their February revenues suffer wider declines both monthly and yearly compared to those of notebook ODMs in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Component makers have seen slower production resumption compared to ODMs in China, which means tight supply of components may become the next major problem of the IT industry.

Most ODMs have so far achieved over 60% of production resumption at their China factories, and component makers mostly only have less than 50%, as the Chinese government has prioritized its assistance for large manufacturers to return to work.

Power Logic remains optimistic about downstream demand and expects increased shipments for high-end graphics card cooling fan modules in the second half of 2020 when AMD and Nvidia release their new 7nm GPUs. The company's cooling fans designed specifically for 5G routers and switches will begin mass production in the second half of 2020. Power Logic is also looking to cross into some niche sectors such as AI cooling fans."

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Wed: 03/11/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  NZXT updated its Kraken series to revision 3, in this review we test the new X63 Series Liquid cooler. An AIO LCS liquid CPU cooler for cases with 280 mm radiator mounts. This updated revision CPU cooler is compatible with CAM software.
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Tue: 03/10/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Today, we take a look at two different watercooling solutions for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 from CORSAIR and EKWB. Both offer a full-cover water block with design twists of their own, and both are put through the full course of testing, including coolant flow restriction and GPU core and VRM thermal testing.
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Mon: 03/09/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  "Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has received rush orders from a long-term client for infrared thermal imaging cameras, demand for which has drastically increased in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

But Brinno said it has been unable to completely meet the client's urgent demand, as the outbreak has disrupted its supply chain partners' production in China, which has in turn hindered its own production. It said it has asked its China-based suppliers to maximize supply of components.

Brinno has been working with Vernier Software & Technology, a US-based developer of educational tablets, to develop new products. While trial production for these new products has been impacted by the outbreak, Brinno hopes to kick off volume production in the second quarter of 2020."

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Mon: 03/09/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
   The iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT by CORSAIR is the latest addition in their award-winning line of high-performance AIO Liquid CPU Coolers and it doesn’t disappoint one bit.
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Fri: 03/06/2020 Topic: Business / Industry    PermaLink
  "Taiwan-based thermal solutions providers are keenly proceeding with capacity expansions for heat pipes and vapor chambers seeking to meet robust demand for 5G handset applications though the coronavirus outbreak may temporarily weaken sales of the new-generation phones, according to industry sources.

Chaun-Choung Technology is reportedly to expand its production capacity for both kinds of heat dissipation modules at its China plants in Kunshan and Chongqing in the first half of 2020 to better tap 5G-driven business opportunities. Its peers Auras Technology and TaiSol Electronics are also moving to carry out similar capacity expansion plants, the sources said.

Except for Apple, which may continue adopting graphite sheets for 5G iPhones' cooling, other major handset vendors are expected to incorporate either heat pipes or vapor chambers into their sub-6GHz or mmWave 5G models.

Vapor chambers are 3-4 times better than heat pipes in terms of heat dissipation capability and are more expensive, and therefore may be adopted by vendors in their high-end and flagship 5G smartphones while heat pipes may be mostly applied to lower-end 5G models, the sources said.... "

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Fri: 03/06/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  We review another be quiet! Shadow Rock cooler, this round the Shadow Rock 3. With more simplified looks this cooler comes with a single radiator, one fan and takes and all that offering cooling performance up-to 190 Watts of cooling power, enough for any modern processor and perhaps a bit of tweaking as well.
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Fri: 03/06/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Alphacool goes all in on RGB lighting with their all-copper Eisbaer Aurora 360. Not only does this all-in-one liquid cooler deliver reliable performance, but it also allows for optional expansion via quick release fittings and support for the company's Eiswolf product line.
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Fri: 03/06/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Shadow Rock is a premium air cooler series from be quiet!’s range of high-performance CPU coolers. The series has been running for a number of years now and has seen various iterations of the Shadow Rock introduced, including top flow and low-profile variants as well as traditional single tower air coolers. The new Shadow Rock 3 is the latest single tower air cooler from be quiet! that offers improvements over the previous Shadow Rock 2.
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Fri: 03/06/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  It may not be their best looking CPU cooler to date but the brand new and rather affordable Shadow Rock 3 by be quiet! delivers impressive cooling efficiency with low noise levels and all that at a very attractive price point.
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Tue: 03/03/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  The latest revision is available in 3 radiator sizes, with 360mm, 280mm and 240mm, being the X73, X63 and X53 respectively. Today we’re looking at the Kraken X53, priced almost identically to several of CORSAIR’s 240mm offerings, who are arguably the one to beat in this segment.
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Tue: 03/03/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  The latest Chromax.Black line of CPU Coolers by Noctua includes the award winning NH-U12S model which is the 2nd model of that line to end up on our test bench.
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Mon: 03/02/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  "When we met up with Alphacool at CES 2020, we saw quite a few new products that were slated to release in the upcoming months. Everything from super-thin ARGB LED strips, new GPU water blocks, and even a new AIO model, the Eisbaer Aurora. Well, it’s a few months later, and we are here today with the 360mm version of the Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora CPU AIO. The Eisbaer Aurora is the successor to the Eisbaer and Eisbaer XT lines, adding DRGB lighting and multiple performance-enhancing changes to the design. Follow along as we take a closer look at the 360mm version of the Eisbaer Aurora!"
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Sat: 02/29/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Alphacool has offered its Eisbaer all-in-one CPU coolers in various forms over the years and has just released a brand-new version. The new Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora series provides a few new features over the previous versions and now includes RGB lighting areas on both the fans and the CPU block, to give it a more up to date and stylish appearance.
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Tue: 02/25/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  We are reviewing an AIO cooler from Corsair: the H115i RGB PRO XT. It’s a new version of a product that’s been available on the market for about two years the, H115i Pro. It’s a 280 mm AIO with an aluminium radiator and pump coupled into a single loop and cooled by a set of two fans (140 mm fan size).
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Tue: 02/25/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  CORSAIR adds to their Hydro X series of custom watercooling products with their second pump/reservoir combo. The all-new Hydro XD3 uses a Xylem DDC and a lower profile form factor to complement the taller Hydro XD5 that used the Xylem D5, and adds more RGB while sticking with the same excellent installation options.
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Mon: 02/24/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Deepcool has delivered a monster with the Gamer Storm Assassin III. This latest air cooler is comprised of two 140 mm fans and a massive dual-stack heatsink, leaving the ARGB lighting craze behind. Instead, Deepcool has focused on offering users maximum performance, which the cooler handily delivers.
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Thu: 02/20/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  ID-Cooling looks to dominate the entry level cooler market by giving users a traditional tower cooler with an emphasis on solid performance in the SE 224 XT Basic. Taking things a step further, they add LED lighting with the appropriately dubbed SE 224 XT ARGB. Both versions certainly gave the competition a pummeling.
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Thu: 02/20/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Perhaps the most requested CPU water block review in years, we finally take a look at Optimus Water Cooling's Foundation CPU block. With a near-rabid user base touting praises galore, we put it to the test to see if the hype and asking price is justified.
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Thu: 02/20/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Alongside the Optimus Foundation CPU block, we saw it fit to also cover the company's flagship Signature CPU block. In its second version, the Signature V2 for Intel CPU sockets features to good effect a thick unibody brass top and mounting bracket, as well as the cooling engine and other features of their Foundation block.
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