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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, 
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Thu: 01/23/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Noctua has released the NH-L9a-AM4, a low-profile quiet CPU cooler for AMD’s Ryzen-based HTPCs and Small Form Factor (SFF) builds. Thanks to the same proven heatsink design and NF-A9x14 PWM fan as the original NH-L9a-AM4, it stays true to the same successful formula of fusing a height of only 37mm with strong performance and excellent quietness of operation, as well as 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, the version, with its black fan and black coated heatsink, combines these assets with a sleek stealth look.

“AMD’s Ryzen platform has become more and more popular over the last few months, not only for high-end builds but also for compact HTPCs and Small Form Factor systems”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “We’ve already introduced the black NH-L9i low-profile cooler for Intel in October, but now we also want to give design-conscious AMD users a new option with the black version of NH-L9a-AM4!”

Recommended by more than 50 international hardware websites and magazines, the NH-L9a-AM4 is renowned as being one of the best low-profile coolers for AMD Ryzen CPUs and APUs such as the popular 3700X, 3600, 3400G or 3200G. Due to its slim 23mm heatsink and the NF-A9x14 low-profile fan that measures only 14mm in thickness, the cooler stands a mere 37mm tall, which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form Factor cases that offer minimum clearance for CPU coolers. Thanks to its compact footprint that fully complies with the socket keep-out zones specified by AMD, neither the heatsink nor the fan overhang the RAM, so the cooler provides easy access to the slots and is fully compatible with tall memory modules.

The new version is identical to the regular model except for the colour: featuring a black coated heatsink, a black fan with black anti-vibration-pads, black fan screws and black mounting parts, it is literally black from head to toe. Thanks to thoroughgoing optimisations of the coating material and process, the model provides the same renowned quiet cooling performance as its regular, non-coated counterpart.

Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2 low-profile mounting system for AMD AM4, Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-L9a-AM4 is a premium choice for customers who seek an ultra-compact heatsink that looks just as great as it cools."

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° noctua

Thu: 01/23/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  "All-in-One (AIO) liquid coolers have been around for years, helping DIY PC enthusiasts move into the next realm of component cooling and system silence. And while many companies have started to shift their focus on AIOs to the cosmetic side of things via RGB pumps and fans, ARCTIC has kept their focus on device performance and value. With the Liquid Freezer II 240 AIO, ARCTIC has completely redesigned their pump for maximum performance and low noise output. Equipped with a few unique features, the Liquid Freezer II 240 is next up on our new liquid cooling test bed, so let’s take a closer look!"
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° thinkcomputers

Thu: 01/23/2020 Topic: Motherboards    PermaLink

We get back to the wacky world of motherboard monoblocks with a look at EKWB's solution for the MSI MEG Z390 Ace. Offering CPU and VRM cooling in a single block, monoblocks today aim to be more for aesthetics than performance, and the EK offering adopts a clear top with integrated dRGB lighting and their EK-Supremacy cooling engine.

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° techpowerup

Wed: 01/22/2020 Topic: Cases    PermaLink
  The Gamer Storm Macube 310P combines the passion Deep Cool has for understated yet unique design elements with the drive to offer a price tag that makes it appealing to the masses. With its all-steel exterior and surprisingly functional features at US$80, the Macube 310P is in a great position to do so.
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° techpowerup

Thu: 01/16/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Today, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Arctic: the LIQUID FREEZER II 280. The series has been introduced on the 9th of December this year. Arctic is no “newbie” in the AIO segment of the market. It’s already been four years since they announced the Liquid Freezer I series.
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° guru3d

Thu: 01/16/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Since AMD launched its Threadripper 3000 processor series at the end of 2019, we have heard many discussions about how much of a struggle it is to keep the operating temperatures of the new high-end desktop CPUs under control. With the flagship Threadripper 3990X processor set for release next month, the struggle will be highlighted even more as the 64 core SKU comes in with its 280W TDP.

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° kitguru

Tue: 01/14/2020 Topic: Cases    PermaLink

Thermaltake has released the Level 20 HT Snow Edition Full Tower Chassis. Distinctive from most cases on the market, the Level 20 HT/HT Snow Edition full tower chassis is specially constructed to continue the legend of the Level 20 series case family. It features four durable 4mm thick tempered glass windows, two preinstalled 140mm standard fans on the top, and is designed with outstanding system ventilation. The chassis is a premium choice that inhabits a vertical mount design and expansion capabilities for massive custom liquid-cooled systems. The Level 20 HT/HT Snow Edition takes our latest case innovations and wraps them in an ultra-modern style that’s utterly unique in the case market today. Stand out from the crowd with the Level 20 HT."

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° thermaltake

Tue: 01/14/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

ID-COOLING has released the SE-224-XT Basic CPU air cooler which features 4 direct-touch copper heatpipe, 120mm PWM fan and newly designed mounting mechanism.

This cooler is designed to cool those processors with a TDP under 180W. With a dimension of 120x73x154mm, this cooler is basically compatible with all regular ATX cases.

The included standard 120x120x25mm fan has 8pcs rubber dampeners on all corners of both sides, running at 700 to 1800rpm with PWM support while pushing 76.16CFM air at maximum speed, noise level measured 15.2 to 32.5dB(A). An extra fan clip set is included for a push-pull configuration.

The bundled thermal grease is named ID-TG25, which has a thermal conductivity of 10.5W/m-K. The heatsink installs onto Intel LGA2066/2011/1150/1151/1155/1156 and AMD AM4 sockets. MSRP for SE-224-XT Basic: 27USD"

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° idcooling

Tue: 01/14/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Thermaltake has launched several water-cooling components at CES 2020. These include CPU/VGA water blocks, a pump/reservoir combo and radiators.

Thermaltake custom liquid cooling components are produced with rigorous validation to ensure the highest reliability and stability, all the components are designed to work best with the Thermaltake chassis, fully supported with TT RGB PLUS software for vivid RGB lighting customization."

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° thermaltake

Tue: 01/14/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Thermaltake has released the Floe RC360 / RC240 ARGB all in one liquid CPU & RAM cooler kit - combining RAM with AIO liquid cooling, which is compatible with Thermaltake memory modules. Thermaltake took a leap on exploring more possibilities for providing a powerful cooling solution for memory modules. Floe RC360 / RC240 ARGB all in one liquid CPU & RAM cooler kit allows users to maximize their overclocking performance, granting users the ability to equip a high-quality all-in-one cooling system including a water block, radiator, an ARGB controller, 3 airflow 120mm fans on the RC360 version and 2 airflow 120mm fans on the RC240 version. This provides the user with superior cooling performance, longer lifespan and stability.

Other than that, Floe RC360/RC240 can be synchronized with ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, Biostar VIVID LED DJ and ASRock Polychrome, which supports motherboards equipped with 5V addressable RGB headers, allowing users to control the lights directly from the RGB lighting software. "

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° thermaltake

Tue: 01/14/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  After we've recently tested the Assassin 3 aircooler from Deepcool, the 240mm AIO Castle 240EX follows today, which wants to score with special aRGB lighting and Deepcool's exclusive anti-leak technology. In the following test on we will find out how the water cooling performs and if the optics are convincing. As always with new videos and sound samples.
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° ocinside

Mon: 01/13/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Without properly managing heat, our electronic systems would destroy themselves or conversely, we'd be severely limiting our computing capabilities. This article will touch on the basic science of heat, how and why it is generated in electronics, and the various methods we have developed to control it.
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° techspot

Thu: 01/09/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  The Reeven Justice II RC-1207 is an excellent choice for getting great cooling performance while staying quiet.
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° aphnetworks

Wed: 01/08/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"ID-COOLING today announced SE-234-ARGB CPU air cooler, featuring Addressable RGB Lighting on both the heatsink top cover and fan, 4 direct-touch copper heatpipes, 120mm PWM fan and newly designed metal-mecha mounting system.

This cooler is designed to cool those processors with a TDP under 200W. With a dimension of 126x88x154mm, this cooler is basically compatible with all regular ATX cases. The whole heatsink body has a black coating for stealthy looking.

Both the top cover and fan has addressable RGB lighting. Their ARGB cables are connected into one header, which can then be connected to motherboard 5V 3pin ARGB header from Asus Aura, MSI Mystic Lighting, Gigabyte RGB Fusion and AsRock Polychrome Sync. For non ARGB motherboard users, there’s an internal cable controller for multiple RGB lighting effect.

The included 120x120x25mm fan adopts 2ball bearing for durability and long lifespan. It has 8pcs rubber dampeners on all corners of both sides, running at 900 to 2000rpm with PWM support while pushing 56.5CFM air at maximum speed, noise level measured 16.2 to 31.5dB(A). An extra fan clip set is included for a push-pull configuration.

The bundled thermal grease is named ID-TG25, which has a thermal conductivity of 10.5W/m-K.

The newly designed metal-mecha mounting system provides secure insallation of the cooler. With a full set of metal mounting brackets, SE-234-ARGB is compatible with all mainstream CPU sockets, including Intel LGA2066/2011/1150/1151/1155/1156 and AMD AM4.

MSRP for SE-234-ARGB: 40USD/37EURO(Excl. VAT). "

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° idcooling

Wed: 01/08/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Cooling, Gaming Gear and Enthusiast Memory solutions, released the new Riing Quad Radiator Fan Series to elevate the aesthetics of a custom PC build. The Riing Quad comes in both black and white colors, available in 120mm and 140mm sizes, each of the Riing Quad fan features four light-loops lit by a total of 54 individually addressable RGB LEDs, delivering stunning visuals from every angle. The Riing Quad RGB fans are supported by the NeonMaker light editing software and TT RGB PLUS software, capable of controlling the lighting for up to twenty fans at the same time.
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° thermaltake

Wed: 01/08/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Enermax looks to assert its dominance in the all-in-one liquid cooler market with its LIQMAX III ARGB 360 mm offering. It offers exceptional cooling performance, acceptable noise levels, and a plethora of lighting modes. As such, it manages to deliver in more ways than one.
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° techpowerup

Wed: 01/08/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  The Signum SG1X TG RGB from SilentiumPC has to assert itself in the wide range of RGB ATX enclosures with tempered glass. It scores with a large side panel and front panel, four pre-installed RGB fans, an stylish design, good workmanship and clever interior. In today's review on we will see how the SilentiumPC Signum SG1X TG RGB performs.
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° ocinside

Tue: 01/07/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
  Today we test on the all-in-one water cooling Liqmax III 240 RGB from Enermax. It is technically nearly identical to the recently tested Enermax Liqmax III 120 RGB, the difference is the larger radiator with two fans. We will see how much the difference in size of 240 compared to 120 is noticeable in practice on the same test system.
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° ocinside

Tue: 01/07/2020 Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
   "Liquid cooling is nothing new for SilverStone; they have been supplying PC builders with all-in-one (AIO) solutions for years. With the introduction of ARGB LEDs into more and more products, it only makes sense that they would make their way into SilverStone’s AIO coolers. In this review, we will be taking a look at the SilverStone PF240-ARGB, a 240mm enclosed-loop liquid cooler for your CPU. As the name implies, this AIO comes with a 240mm radiator and associated fans, and multiple ARGB lighting accents. Follow along to see how it performs!"
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° thinkcomputers

Tue: 01/07/2020 Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
  We got our hands on a laptop with AMD's new Ryzen 5 Mobile 3500U Zen+ CPU/APU. We examine the CPU performance in a ton of benchmarks. How fast is it really?
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° thefpsreview

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