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The Shadow Rock LP is a 75mm tall low profile heatsink rated for heat loads 
up to 130W TDP.  It's built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and 
relies on a single 120x120x25mm I've been playing with IBM's Watson Analytics, running Frostytech's test data through the wee cloud to see what it can predict. Here are some of the results. The Dark Rock TF has an upside-down pyramid sort of profile, measuring 
140x165mm at the top and 98x102mm at a height of 22mm above the CPU. It ships 
with two identical 135x25mm SilentWings fans that operate 1400RPM and move 
upwards of 68CFM at 1.85mm/H2O Scythe's Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The 
heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are 
swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four nearly-separate cooling towers. In this review Frostytech is testing the Phanteks PH-TC12LS heatsink, a top-down low profile heatsink that stands 74mm tall and weighs in at 500grams. The PH-TC12LS has a footprint about the size of the 120mm PWM fan that rests atop its black-painted aluminum fins.
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Thu: 08/27/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 is the company's first product based on an ambitious design philosophy it calls "FreeForm." We put the MasterCase to the test to see how FreeForm works out in practice.
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° techreport

Thu: 08/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are looking at a first for 'fans' of computer fans – a design from Deepcool's Gamer Storm brand which features 2-layer blades. Due to this subtle change the blades on the impellers of these fans look like the spoilers on race cars. The question is, do they have any impact? We will be looking closely at this fan.
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° vortez

Thu: 08/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Digitimes reports; "Indium Corporation will feature Heat-Spring, a compressible, recyclable, metal thermal interface material, at the IMAPS 48th Annual International Symposium on Microelectronics, Oct. 26-29 in Orlando, Fla.

The use of high-power LEDs is growing exponentially due to light quality, energy efficiency, and reliability. These attributes are directly related to design and assembly methods and materials.

Indium Corporation's Heat-Spring is a compressible interface material that provides 86W/mK of thermal conductivity using a pressure range of only 35 to 100+ psi. Heat-Spring is suitable for pick-and-place equipment and offers superior conductivity and ease of use, as compared to thermal grease alternatives. In addition, Heat-Spring will not bake out or pump out, optimizing long-term performance consistency and eliminating the rework process."

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° indium

Wed: 08/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If you happen to be an enthusiast, hardcore gamer or even a professional chances are that one of the very first things you decide on when building a brand new system configuration is the type of CPU cooler to use. Unlike in the past today there are numerous high-end solutions available in the market for all types of users both in the form of massive dual heatsink CPU air coolers and 240/360mm AIO (All In One) liquid cooling kits. However for people who are really after the best cooling efficiency money can buy the only valid options are to opt either for a 360/420/480/520/580mm custom watercooling kit or one of the quite rare, bulky and more expensive Waterchiller/Freon systems. We may get a chance to test one or more of these Waterchiller/Freon systems really soon but until then we decided to take things a step further and instead of testing yet another ready watercooling kit we went ahead and made a custom one with parts by our friends over at Alphacool.
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° nikktech

Wed: 08/26/2015Topic: Overclocking    PermaLink
We were in Cambridge over the weekend for MSI and TeamGB’s first OC Academy tour. In coordination with TeamGB overclockers and a number of sponsors, the OC Academy is designed to give enthusiasts a chance to benchmark a selection of hardware in order to promote involvement in the UK’s overclocking and benching scene. At the event was a practically limitless supply of liquid nitrogen (LN2), a group of enthusiasts keen to push the hardware in order to win a bench-off competition, as well as professional overclockers Ian ’8 Pack’ Parry and Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung looking to smash a number of world records.
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° kitguru

Tue: 08/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

DEEPCOOL is a company that built with vision of providing best thermal solutions for worldwide customers by constantly seeking for innovative breakthroughs. After the success of Lucifer V2, DEEPCOOL launches another high performance CPU cooler under its sub-brand: GAMER STORM, which with some FREE upgrades, named as LUCIFER K2.

Lucifer K2 is a new generation of Lucifer V2, it has preserved some key features from Lucifer V2 of great heat dissipation performance: fanless design, 6 high-performance heatpipes. However?Lucifer K2 has a slightly different in some detail aspects compared with Lucifer V2, features Polished Pure Copper Base and Bundled Silent 20mm Slim Fan. Also?breakthrough has been created for its special designed perfect compatibility of Memory installation.

One 120mmx120mmx20mm slim PWM fan built for a better silent level with good cooling performance. Deflected heatpipe design offers a perfect compatibility of Memory installation, all Memory slots can be used freely.

More than 1,000,000mm² devour heatsink, even the fanless equipment is capable of cooling CPU up to 130W with the help of good airflow channel inside the case. Six copper heatpipes are firmly stacked into the aluminum fins to conduct the heat quickly. The copper base with a convex shape to touch CPU closely, the gapless touch accelerates the heat transfer from CPU to the cooler efficiently.

Overall Dimension 146.5X131.5X163mm
Heatsink Dimension 140X110X163mm
Fan Dimension 120X120X20mm
Net Weight 1047g
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Operating Voltage 10.8?13.2VDC
Starting Voltage 7VDC
Rated Current 0.21±10%A(MAX)
Power Input 2.52W
FAN Speed 600±150-1800±10%RPM
MAX.Air Flow 61.93CFM
Noise 18.2?32.4dB(A)
Bearing Type Hydro Bearing 
LUCIFER K2 will be available globally on early September 2015.
MSRP: $79.99

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° deepcool

Tue: 08/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Occasionally Benchmark Reviews looks at a hardware component, and recognizes the value in discussing it beyond the standard product evaluation. Not all that long ago we tested the Cooler Master Geminii S524 Ver 2 CPU Cooler, and noted how well it performed compared to many other high-end heatsinks. We looked at the temperatures, measured the cooling performance, compared it to the original GeminII S524 Heatsink, and then gave our rating of the product. What we didn’t do is discuss the benefits of a horizontal heatsink, and how they might actually help you reach an even higher overclock on your computer system.

Mon: 08/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"While I normally find myself in the pursuit of absolute performance – especially when it comes to cooling – for some PC enthusiasts that’s not always the case. Whether it’s space constraints or maybe a massive overclock is just not needed there is always a need for smaller CPU coolers. Today we’ll be taking a look at Silverstones TD03-E. This 120mm radiator based cooler is identical to the TD02-E we’ve previously tested aside from radiator size. Coming in with the same high quality design, fit, and finish let’s see if the TD03-E provides just the right amount of cooling performance that you need."
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° thinkcomputers

Mon: 08/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Continuing on from the Noctua NH-C14S review, we have another revision of another Noctua cooler. This time the flagship NH-D15 gets the treatment in the form of the NH-D15S. The Noctua NH-C14S is a really impressive cooler and a typical Noctua design, unusual but sublime in its execution."
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° hardwareslave

Fri: 08/21/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today I’ll be taking a look at the Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU cooler, which I’ll admit straight away, it doesn’t have the catchiest name ever, but then again, I don’t know many people who’ve heard of Reeven, let alone Okeanos. Of course, all that could change soon enough, as this certainly isn’t our first Reeven review and it was only a few months back that we awarded our Editor Choice Award to the Reeven Brontes RC-1001 Low-Profile CPU cooler. We’ve seen a few products from Reeven over the years, some won awards, some didn’t, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary for any brand and, of course, I’m hoping to see an award-winning performance from the Okeanos today.
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° eteknix

Fri: 08/21/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Xigmatek may not be everyone’s first thought when you ask them to name cooling manufacturer, but they’ve been around for many years, creating some incredible chassis products, CPU coolers and more. With that in mind, I’ve got high expectations of the LOKI II. Of course, this is only a budget friendly, and rather small CPU cooler, so it’s not about to break any world records. However, the budget end of the market is fiercely competitive and not everyone needs a super high-end custom loop water cooling system; actually, very few people do. What most people need is something that doesn’t suck as bad as the stock CPU cooler that came with their chip and more often than not, they don’t want to spend a lot of money.
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° eteknix

Thu: 08/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If you are reading this, then maybe you are ready to make the jump into subzero benchmarking or just interested in a simple how to. Subzero benchmarking is where you use LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen), DICE (Dry Ice), Phase change units or even, for those daring enough, LHE (Liquid Helium). The main focus of this guide is to show you what you need to start of on LN2 or DICE. We will look at what is needed and some terminology on CPU and Graphics subzero overclocking and benchmarking.
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° technologyx

Thu: 08/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With Mini-ITX becoming ever more popular, the demand for low-profile heatsinks has exploded. Enter be quiet!'s Shadow Rock LP with a maximum height of just 75.4 mm. Its low-profile design allows it to fit where traditional tower coolers cannot.
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° techpowerup

Wed: 08/19/2015Topic: Computer / SFF PCs    PermaLink
The Raptor is a watercooled gaming system from DinoPC that combines an unlocked Haswell-E Core i7 with dual GTX 980Ti graphics cards. That’s an overclocked CPU with an extra Gigahertz of grunt and two overclocked graphics cards, each running at 1220MHz instead of the usual 1000MHz.
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° kitguru

Tue: 08/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
CRYORIG's H5 Universal is an interesting design as it offers 90% of the R1 Universal's surface area with a single 140 mm x 13 mm fan. While it may seem a bit silly to pair such a slim fan with a large heatsink, the results don't lie. The H5 Universal offers maximum memory clearance, low noise levels, and solid performance.
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° techpowerup

Tue: 08/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"When it comes to the “Big Boy’s” of air cooling cooling there are a few names that come to mind, but one that always comes up in discussions is Noctua. There are known for their massive air coolers and their distinctive brown fans. It seems every time we review a Noctua product we are impressed and each product is designed for a specific scenario. This time we have the new NH-D15S, which is much like the NH-D15 that we reviewed about a year ago. The main difference between the two is the NH-D15S has a new offset asymmetrical design that makes more room for memory and PCI-Express card compatibility. Noctua has also removed one of the two fans so you have a center-mounted 140mm cooling fan. The fact that you don’t have a fan on the front or back also helps with compatibility with memory modules. Will these changes affect performance or do we have another winner from Noctua? Read on as we take a look!"
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° thinkcomputers

Tue: 08/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Alphacool NexXxoS GPX R9 290 M01 gpu block.

Tue: 08/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The load temperatures for stock and overclock were excellent. That monster base and eight heat pipes give the Assassin II the ability to keep the heat down, and the spread between stock and overclocked load performance was a rather narrow four degrees Celsius. The overclocked load temp of 74 °C is well within the range of liquid cooling and in fact the Assassin II performed better than two of the liquid coolers I have tested. It is also quiet under a load. The fans spool up, but the sound is not annoying or excessive. Deepcool definitely has the right combination with the Assassin II.”

Tue: 08/18/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Without doubt, one of the most unusual chassis we have ever seen in the KitGuru Labs is the Deepcool Tristellar. It combines unique styling with solid engineering and the ability to comfortably integrate proper gaming hardware – for a price. But this sort of chassis shouldn’t be restricted to reviewers and those with deep pockets, so KitGuru has teamed up with Deepcool to give you the chance to win one of these impressive cases yourself, as well as a PSU and liquid CPU cooler to match!
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° kitguru

Tue: 08/18/2015Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
Using a good power supply unit in your brand new system configuration or even your old one is always the right thing to do not only because that way your system is pretty much guaranteed to function as it should and you may also save some of your hard earned money in electricity bills but also because you will never have to worry about something bad happening to your systems hardware components. Unfortunately many people seem to "judge" a PSU solely based on its output power something which really couldn't be more wrong since there are many mediocre (at best) brands out there that even carry 1KW models (some even higher than that) in their product lines (just recently a friend of mine got a 1200W model by one such company and it nearly fried his entire system). DeepCool luckily doesn't belong in that category and so today we're going to take a look at their latest DQ750 EVO Quanta 750W PSU model.
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° nikktech

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