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Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000 1.5U Low Profile Heatsink Review
Nov 09, 2011 - Frosty No.2614
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


The Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000 is a really compact low profile heatsink that conforms to the 1.5U standard and measures just 40mm from tip to toe! That's not a lot of space in which to cram a heatsink capable of handling 150W heat loads... but Scythe manage it.


SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Compact Tower Heatsink Review
Nov 06, 2011 - Frosty No.2619
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Effizio Series EFZ-92HA3 heatsink is a SilenX product. The SilenX EFZ-92HA3 is a compact heatsink that's ideal for Media PCs powered by sub-85W TDP processors. It's built around two 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base.


Auras Shagon AHC-118 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
Nov 04, 2011 - Frosty No.2615
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


In this review Frostytech is testing Auras' lower noise Shagon AHC-118 tower heatsink. This CPU cooler stands 178mm tall, with a footprint of 135mm x 119mm. Weighing in at 951grams, this is one big heatsink.


Zalman CNPS11X Extreme Heatsink Review
Oct 29, 2011 - Frosty No.2617
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme is equipped with one 120mm PWM fan that rotates at 1000-1950RPM and moves air through a pair of thin aluminum fin towers set at 80-degress to each other. Five 6mm diameter composite wick heatpipes conduct heat from the copper base plate to the twin 100mm fin stacks.


Zalman CNPS12X Lower Noise Heatsink Review
Oct 25, 2011 - Frosty No.2620
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


The Zalman CNPS12X heatsink marks the first forray into exposed heatpipe coolers for its Korean manufacturer. For what I can only assume are trademark reasons, Zalman term it whole direct touch heatpipe.


Hanjung Grip100-S and Grip110-U2 Notebook Cooling Pads Review
Oct 24, 2011 - Frosty No.2618
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


For desktop replacement laptops, a little extra cooling can do wonders to keep a notebooks' internal cooling fan from spinning up to vacuum cleaner noise levels constantly. It doesn't hurt that notebook cooling pads also angle a notebook somewhat towards you so it's easier to type on as well.


Fostering Better Heatsinks - Does Zalman really use Composite Heatpipes?
Oct 23, 2011 - Frosty No.2616
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Heatpipes are among THE most important components of a modern heatsink, but not all heatpipes are created equal. Different wick structures affect heatpipe performance and if your heatsink has cheap heatpipes, the rest of the heatsink suffers. The problem is consumers can't see what's inside, you simply have to trust what the manufacturer says is true...


Xigmatek Prime SD1484 Heatsink Review
Oct 21, 2011 - Frosty No.2613
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


On the heatsink test bench today is Xigmatek's Prime SD1484 heatsink which features a few notable changes to the standard, stock tower heatsink Xigmatek offers. For starters, the edges of the aluminum fins are squished slightly to form a blunt knife edge to reduce air flow resistance - Gigabyte tried this in 2006 with good results.


NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink Review
Oct 19, 2011 - Frosty No.2612
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


In this review Frostytech is testing out the NZXT Havik 140 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 140 cooler performs pretty well as you'll shortly see.


Thermaltake FrioOCK Heatsink Review
Oct 16, 2011 - Frosty No.2611
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


The cooler weighs over a kilogram (1093grams) and comes with two 130mm fans arranged in a push-pull configuation that scale from 2100-to-1200RPM. Behind all the unncessary fan shroud is an aluminum fin tower split down the middle.


Ultra Products U12-40659 Carbon X4 Fan Power Cable Mod / Fix
Sep 17, 2011 - Frosty No.2608
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


This is a super quick how-to guide from Frostytech on modding the Ultra Products U12-40659 Carbon X4 multisocket VGA cooler fan power cable so it can be connected to a normal sized 3-pin fan header common to most videocards and motherboards.


Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Heatsink Review
Sep 15, 2011 - Frosty No.2607
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


The Freezer 13 Pro looks like a big step up from the previous model, but according to Frostytech's heatsink reference charts it works out to a ~3°C drop in temperature at full fan speed. Noise output is maintained at a reasonably quiet level, in part because the 120mm PWM fan utilizes fluid dynamic bearings, but mostly because the fan rotates at a slow speed.


Spire Gemini SP986B1-V2-2P Heatsink Review
Sep 08, 2011 - Frosty No.2606
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Spire's Gemini SP986B1-V2-2P heatsink is a minor variation on the popular Eclipse II tower heatsink design, the most notable difference being a novel bifurcated fin stack. To 'bifurcate' means to split into two... so in other words, the fin stack is split down the middle and the fin edges are closed off so air can only pass through the heatsink from front-to-back.


Thermaltake Jing Heatsink Review
Aug 02, 2011 - Frosty No.2597
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Weighing a hefty 920 grams, the Thermaltake Jing stands 161mm tall and installs onto Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3+ processors.


Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Heatsink Review
Jul 04, 2011 - Frosty No.2595
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Forged in the mountains by a one-eye'd master heatsink maker who learned the trade before the dawn of the first X86 integrated circuit, the Xigmatek SD1283 Gaia heatsink is... is... ...yet another tower heatsink built around the direct touch heatpipe technique.


Thermolab Trinity Heatsink Review
Jul 03, 2011 - Frosty No.2600
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Four 6mm diameter sintered metal wick exposed base heatpipes form the backbone of this CPU cooler while a simple bracket system allows it to install onto Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors.


Auras Shagon ARC-118 Heatsink Review
Jun 08, 2011 - Frosty No.2598
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


While the small size of the Shagon ARC-118 heatsink might make it better suited to processors with a TDP of less than 95W, no thermal limits are noted. As you'll see in Frostytech's test results, this little cooler can handle heat loads of 150W without difficulty, but is much better suited to 95W TDP environments.


Evercool Transformer 3 Heatsink Review
May 31, 2011 - Frosty No.2596
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Weighing in at 630 grams, Evercool's Transformer 3 heatsink is compatible with socket 775/1155/1156/1366 Intel CPUs and socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3 AMD processors. As with so many other heatsinks, the Evercool Transformer 3 features three exposed 6mm diameter heatpipes at the base.


Xigmatek Loki SD963 Mid-Compact Heatsink Review
Apr 30, 2011 - Frosty No.2592
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


If you take a heatsink like the Xigmatek Loki SD963 heatsink in hand and flip it over, what you'll see is an aluminum base with three deep channels cut into it.


Zalman CNPS5X-SZ Heatsink Review
Feb 12, 2011 - Frosty No.2585
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Like its forefather, the CNPS5X-SZ fills the role of a lower profile, light weight cooler that's ideally suited to sub-95W TDP processors. It's stacked aluminum fins are connected by three 6mm diameter copper heatpipes to a small aluminum base block with a thin bit of copper covering the otherwise exposed heatpipes. A single 90mm PWM fan spins at 2800-1400RPM to cool this modified tower heatsink.


Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review
Feb 08, 2011 - Frosty No.2572
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Xigmatek continues the new trend of heatpipe stacking with its latest heatsink, the S128264 Aegir. The Aegir is an exposed heatpipe base tower heatsink made to accommodate one or two 120mm fans.


Noctua NH-C14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
Feb 07, 2011 - Frosty No.2562
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


UPDATED with new support bracket details. The Noctua NH-C14 is a big heatsink for sure, but remarkably by orienting the fans and aluminum fin stack in a top-down direction, Noctua keep the heatsinks' height to just 130mm. That's a far cry more compact than your typical 160mm tall tower heatsink, but that hasn't made the NH-C14 into a slouch.


Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 (2010 Ed.) Heatsink Review
Jan 31, 2011 - Frosty No.2588
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


Though identical in appearance the Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 (2010 ed.) heatsink is actually a revised and updated version of the Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 cooler Frostytech tested in 2009. Chief among the differences is an up to date mounting bracket that accommodates the full range of Intel processors (socket 775/1155/1156/1366) in addition to the full gamut of AMD chips.


Evercool HPL-815 Low Profile Heatsink Review
Jan 28, 2011 - Frosty No.2587
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


HPL-815 is a low profile heatsink suited for use in 2U thick computer cases. It's equipped with a top mounted 80x80x15mm PWM fan that rotates at speeds of 4000-1000RPM, exhausting air downwards into a 23mm tall array of quilted aluminum fins.


EKL Alpenfohn Groß Clock'ner 2010 Edition Heatsink Review
Jan 15, 2011 - Frosty No.2578
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


EKL AG is German thermal solutions company that mostly specializes in manufacturing OEM heatsinks for the European market. The company has been making in-roads into the enthusiast market with a collection of consumer CPU coolers released under its Alpenfohn sub-brand.


Sunbeamtech Twister 120 Heatsink Review
Jan 12, 2011 - Frosty No.2569
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


the Sunbeamtech Twister 120 heatsink is built around three 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base. The heatpipes pass through the raw aluminum fins in a chevron shape.


Zalman ZM-MFC1 Combo 5-Channel Fan Controller Review
Jan 06, 2011 - Frosty No.2577
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


It accommodates one PWM fan and four 3-pin fans, enabling users to independently control the speed of each five channels with a dial rheostat.


TTIC nPowertek Hurricane NPH-105 Heatsink Review
Jan 04, 2011 - Frosty No.2570
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks


The nPowertek TTIC NPH-105 heatsink is an interesting CPU cooler because it is constructed with 6mm diameter copper heatpipes (two) and a not so common 25mm diameter copper heat column that is capable of moving a lot of heat on its own.

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