”Cooler Master listened to customer feedback and incorporated some attractive braided sheathing to the cooling lines (and pump power cable). The MasterFan Pro 140 Air Balance fans can really move the air and they do so without sounding like a jet engine. Plus you get the ability to select three different speed ranges. How many fans out there can do that? So when you consider all of these features, I would agree that the FlowOp Technology does give this cooler an edge over other similarly priced units. I also have to mention that I liked the clear hardware organizing tray in the hardware kit. Installation was also a breeze.”
Ever wondered where to get a heatsink made? Came across a company called MyHeatSinks.com today that essentially fullfills that role.
The companies' website has a neat video of skivved heatsinks being cut along with tons of resources in their learning center, including this fin heatsink calculator. Fantastic resource for general understanding of modern heatsink design methods... the company even covers standard heatsink mounting hardware.
Video of Skivved Heatsink fins being cut
"MyHeatSinks is a Singapore and China-based heat sink manufacturer that design and develops high performance heat sinks, heat pipes and advanced thermal solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, MyHeatSinks have a manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. The industries we serve include semiconductor, electronics, computer, telecommunication, automotive, aerospace, LED lighting and medical equipment.
We have a highly-skilled engineering team consisting of thermal, mechanical and manufacturing engineers...many of our engineers have advanced engineering degrees and/or training certificates from Mentor Graphics (FloTHERM) and Ansys (Icepak)."
Noctua – This is a brand that you have likely heard of throughout the years, but if not, you really need to look into them more. Noctua is well known for their highly successful and high quality CPU coolers, cooling fans, and thermal pastes. It has been a while since we’ve looked at a product from Noctua, so today we’re going to take a look at a cooler that is nearly identical to one that we previously reviewed, but with a couple revisions. This particular cooler, the NH-D15S, was originally released on August 28, 2015, so it has been around for a while, but still performs like a king. Take a look!
”The MasterBox 5t is an attention getter - just walk by a row of cases at your local electronics store and you will definitely notice the red and black two-tone theme. It is not overwhelming, but you can't miss it. The red LED bar is another cool feature that makes the case stand out. Stick three 120mm red LED fans in the front and it becomes almost irresistable. And the red motherboard tray - just wow! OK, yes I am a big fan of the red and black theme. Can you guess what series of motherboards I use? If you guessed the familiar red and black ASUS ROG series, then you'd be correct. They would definitely look sweet in this case. Alright, enough on the red and black. Let's move on!”
In this review I looked at the Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t. This is a Mid-Tower case built on the popular MasterCase Series chassis and really pushes the limit on factory modded PCs. Normally a pre-mod might include a side window or maybe some decorative trim but with the 5t things have been pushed, just a little bit.
Heat does many things to metal, and none of them are good when it comes to gun barrels. Throat erosion will ultimately cause degradation of accuracy after thousand(s) of rounds are fired, but depending on how fast they’re fired heat can change your point of impact in just a few minutes. Whether you’re a sportsman, competitor, or recreational shooter, everybody wants to extend the life of their rifle and maintain the highest level of accuracy. BarrelCool, the battery-powered chamber fan tested in this article for Benchmark Reviews, was designed to cut barrel cooling time in half and promote safety.
Out in the market looking for a new and affordable dual 120mm AIO liquid CPU cooler to equip your brand new system or to upgrade your old one? If so the Kuhler H2O H1200 Pro by Antec could be the answer.
"hononic has recently announced that the HEX 2.0, its high performance small form factor CPU cooler for gaming and high performance PCs, is now available.
The HEX 2.0 is a compact, but powerful CPU cooler designed to fit in small chassis, including mini-ITX cases, while delivering cooling capacity that outperforms similarly-sized 92mm coolers and many larger air or water CPU coolers. Built with Phononic’s proprietary thermoelectric cooling technology, the HEX 2.0 measures just 125 x 112 x 95 millimeters and features unique styling via a swappable 92-millimeter fan"
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have tested the Alphacool Eispumpe VPP-755. This pump, technologically a completely new development, throws out all the old problems with the well-known D5 pumps and retains only the compatibility to all current D5 tops and brackets. The VPP755 Eispump dispenses with the spherical bearing and opts instead for a ceramic shaft that makes for quieter operation.
Cooler Master's MasterLiquid Maker 92 reimagines where liquid-cooling systems can fit by putting a pump, radiator, and fans into a footprint no larger than the typical tower cooler. We put this new idea in cooling to the test atop Intel's demanding Core i7-6700K CPU to see how it performs.
”After having a chance to play with these fans, I found that they are both silent and effective at cooling the XFX RX 480 8GB GTR video card. Using load sensing technology, the Hard Swap fans sit at a dead stop until a 3D load is applied. Even then, they are still quiet while keeping the card cool. Taking the fans out and reinstalling them either hot or when the system was shut down did not seem to change the operation of the card in any way. As a technology used to improve its brand, I think XFX hit the nail on the head with this one. Even if you want to stick with the basic black fans in the GTR or RS series cards from the factory, the technology is still pretty cool. Cleaning out the dust bunnies is much easier since you can dig out those stubborn ones hiding in the crevices without the risk of tearing up a fan blade. If you choose to go for a set of colored LED fans, XFX has you covered as long as you want red, white, or blue for your system build. The one improvement I would suggest is to sell the Hard Swap fans with RGB LEDs controlled with a lightweight application, much like several other manufacturers do at this time. This way you can really color match your card to your system.”
We test and review the be quiet! Pure Rock SLIM CPU Cooler. The cooler might not be the strongest performer on the block, but it is small, agile and intended for 'smaller' builds. Small or not, it is deadly silent but still packs enough punch to cool even a Core i7 4790K, albeit it's not an easy job for this one.
MSI’s Core Frozr L may be the motherboard company’s first CPU cooler product released but this is not in any way an amateur attempt. Frozr coolers have been used on MSI’s graphics cards for almost a decade now, with their Twin Frozr thermal design currently in its sixth generation used on the latest NVIDIA 10-series graphics cards. The MSI Core …
Cooler Master's MasterLiquid Pro 240 and MasterLiquid Pro 280 CPU coolers bring fresh thinking to nearly every part of the closed-loop liquid cooler. We put them on the bench to see if those new ideas translate into chillier CPUs.
Zalman released their first high-end mechanical keyboard earlier this year with the ZM-K700M, and it was a good first attempt, but now, the brand-new ZM-K900M is here to try and impress us. It promises to be feature-packed, with multiple RGB lighting options and no software, which is a brave move!
”My experience with be quiet! has been with its air coolers, so I am familiar with be quiet!'s reputation for quality and innovation. Now be quiet! has branched out and offers a couple lines of cases. After reviewing this case, it is clear to me that be quiet!'s experience with component design and manufacturing is evident in the Silent Base 600. The style of the case is not too flashy or over-the-top like some gaming cases can be, but it would still be right at home as a gaming case. It would also be equally fine as a work station. The style gets your attention for all the right reasons.”
Cooler Master has elaborated on the AIO concept and created a design that promises to be more efficient by separating the pump from the cold plate. In doing do they have created a pump block with two chambers and better performance.
"Not long ago we checked out Cooler Master’s newest entry in the AiO cooler segment, the MasterLiquid Pro 240. It was a really nice cooler with a brand new unique dual chamber pump design that performed admirably in the highly competitive 240mm radiator category. While truly a highly polished product with a really great design aesthetic, the Pro 240 may not be everything you are looking for as far as performance is concerned. If you find yourself thinking along those lines perhaps this next product from Cooler Master is for you? Today we’ll be taking a close look at the bigger brother to the Pro 240, Cooler Master’s absolutely newest product, the MasterLiquid Pro 280! This AiO is nearly identical to the Pro 240 but comes equipped with a 25% larger 280mm radiator. Follow along as we check this brute out and see how much of cooling punch it packs."
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 is the larger radiator version of the previously reviewed MasterLiquid Pro 240 which was released a month prior. Utilizing two large 140mm fans instead of a pair of 120's for active radiator cooling, the MasterLiquid Pro 280 should be able to cool better than its smaller sibling, while producing less noise. Most of the …