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The DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink 
is a fairly large CPU cooler, very much resembling a 
passive thermal solution on quick glance due to its boxy footprint 
and widely spaced aluminum fins. The heatsink isn't a passive cooler though, 
its single fan is very much required to keep the Lucifer from becoming like its name-sake. The Raijintek Tisis is a massive dual tower CPU cooler with twin fans, five big heatpipes and a kick-ass-and-take-names kind of look to it. The Tisis is a big boxy heatsink that stands upwards of 168mm tall, weighs 1050grams and ships with two lower RPM 140x150mm PWM fans that spin at 1000-600RPM. At first glance you probably won't notice that Reeven's Okeanos RC-1402 heatsink uses two slightly different fans - a 120mm vaneaxial fan on the front and a 140mm fan in between the two aluminum fin stacks.  The 120mm PWM fan supplied with the Justice RC-1204 heatsink spins at 1500-300RPM and connects via a 4-pin PWM motherboard header. Six 6mm diameter heatpipes connect the 114mm tall aluminum fin stack to the base below. What's particularly interesting about the Reeven Ouranos heatsink is not the number of heatpipes or the fact that it's yet another 'tower heatsink'... but that Reeven's thermal engineers have decided to use a combination of 8mm and 6mm diameter heatpipes in concert.
DEEPCOOL GAMER STORM LUCIFER HEATSINK REVIEW RAIJINTEK TISIS DUAL-TOWER HEATSINK REVIEW REEVEN OKEANOS RC-1402 HEATSINK REVIEW REEVEN JUSTICE RC-1204 HEATSINK REVIEW REEVEN OURANOS RC-1401 HEATSINK REVIEW
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Wed: 01/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“The quest for silence is an ultimate goal among the elite of computer enthusiasts. Some people take this quest to the extreme in having fanless computers, but even the slightest airflow can be inaudible while making a huge difference in temperatures. That’s exactly where SilverStone comes into the picture with their new series of Ultra-Quiet PWM fans. Rather than trying to break airflow records, these tools are designed to operate at a such a low level that you won’t be able to tell if they’re spinning unless you look at them.”
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Tue: 01/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's
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Pure Rock heatsink - a 155mm tall tower cooler built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and paired with one of BeQuiet's 'Pure Wings 2' low noise 120mm fans. The Pure Rock heatsink has a relatively narrow footprint of 121x89mm so it should fit most motherboards where the memory slots are tight against the CPU socket. The heatsink ships with a single 120x25mm fan that spins at 1500RPM, moving up to 51CFM at 1.25 mm/H2O according to manufacturer specs.

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Mon: 01/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
be quiet! is a PC component brand owned by German company Listan GmbH & Co. KG, who manufactures power supply units, CPU coolers, PC chassis and chassis fans. be quiet! started out in life rebranding and manufacturing power supply units until more recent years when coolers and chassis started to appear on the market. We think most enthusiasts will know of them, and more than likely have previously owned, own or will own a Be quiet! product.
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Mon: 01/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The All-in-One liquid CPU cooler market is bursting with coolers with so many brands to choose from. In case you did not know however, most of the liquid CPU coolers are manufactured by a single company called Asetek. Not that Asetek makes a bad product, their products work fine but the fact that most are OEMed by one company means
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Mon: 01/26/2015Topic: Games    PermaLink
There’s no shortage of gaming keyboard on the market, but one brand in particular has always stood out for me personally, Cooler Master. They’ve proven time and time again that they can make a great keyboard, with excellent performance and some of the best build quality in the business, which is why I was eager to test out their very popular Quickfire Ultimate. It’s no secret that this keyboard has been on the market for a while now, but it’s still a big seller for Cooler Master and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about; although given their past successes in our reviews, I have a pretty good idea. The Quickfire Ultimate is available in a range of Cherry MX switches and LED backlighting configurations. The model at my disposal today is the Cherry MX-Brown with Red LED backlighting (SGK-4011-GKCM1). Cherry switches are world renowned for their exceptional performance and build quality, so we can expect the same high performance from them as you would in any other Cherry equipped mechanical keyboard. The keyboard packs a few interesting bonus features too, such as the 1000 Hz/1ms polling rate, full N-key rollover, high quality ABS key caps, a rubber grip coated chassis, multimedia control keys (via F-shift), Win lock and a removable braided cable.
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Mon: 01/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
You would have thought there was only a certain few ways to cool a CPU but apparently there is not. We have a second small form factor CPU cooler on test from Noctua and we didn’t hold back testing on this one either. Just like the NH-D9L it is a 95mm fan which comes in a single fan configuration, with capability of a second fan if required.."
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Mon: 01/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Cooler Master are well known for their cases, power supplies and of course cooling products and with over 20 years experience it’s no surprise that they are a market leader in all of these areas. It’s always nice to see companies that are passionate about their products designing and developing new ones and more importantly see how they compare to whats currently on the market. One of the new products from Cooler Master is the Nepton 240M and we are going to look at it today. The Nepton 240M is a closed loop AIO cooling solution which promises high performance, good quality and an excellent user experience. With more and more AIOs hitting the market it will be interesting to see how this one compares. Cooler Master have promised a lot with this one so let’s see how well it does on our test bench and see if it can hold its own.
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Sun: 01/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"A novel technology to improve the heat transfer of high-power heat sinks used in aerospace for military applications. We integrated an array of self-oscillating reeds (SORs) in between the channels of a heat sink in order to improve thermal performance.

Figure 4 shows several images of the 2.5mm x 10mm reeds before and after integration in a full scale heat sink – click for video. The reeds are fabricated using laser micro-machining techniques out of polyester because of its low density and ability to flutter using only a small amount air. The SOR is mounted and constrained as a cantilever beam. As air passes over them, they flutter creating turbulence which minimizes the boundary layer and increases the heat transfer coefficient. "

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Sat: 01/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"unlike tradition vapor chamber that spread across the base, heatpipes are connected to the heatsink for the cooler master variation."

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Sat: 01/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"The Kinetic cooler uses solid metal rotating heatsinks to dissipate heat, essentially combining fan and heatsink into one. CoolChip representatives were on hand to demonstrate that their Kinetic cooler prototype is not only quieter, but much more efficient than a traditional heatsink+fan combination of the same physical footprint. It can also be implemented anywhere where a traditional fan is used today.

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Next to the CoolChip demo bench, Cooler Master also showed off their new 3D Vapor Chamber. Compared to today’s vapor chamber designs where the heated vapor stays at the base of the cooler, Cooler Master’s new 3D vapor chamber lets the vapor rise all the way to the top of the heatpipe."

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Sat: 01/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, has unveiled a spread of highly engineered DIY liquid cooling solutions at the world-renowned International Consumer Electronics Show 2015. As part of its ‘hardcore’ spirit towards the ultimate in custom PC water cooling configuration, Thermaltake has launched the new Pacific RL240 Water Cooling Kit, a limited-edition LCS combo unit, the kit consists of CPU water block, D5 pump and reservoir, 240mm radiator, fittings, Luna 12 LED red fan, tube, coolant, and other accessories. Also, Thermaltake will release a full collection of LCS components such as D5 pump, T Series reservoirs, PT Series pump with tube reservoir set, and various sizes of radiators and fittings – compressions, fill ports and plugs, ID barbs extenders, and rotary adapters – in chrome and black, allowing enthusiasts to build up superior water cooling system from an aesthetic standpoint as well as incorporate externally-modular upgrades for their chassis. Together, these provide exceptional performance, unrivalled reliability, and styling to DIY enthusiasts.

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Fri: 01/23/2015Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
The invention of the HIS R9 290X Hybrid IceQ was likely inspired by AMD’s reference design for the R9 295X2 which featured a similar closed-loop liquid cooling system. The results are just as impressive, as we have ended up with a high-end Radeon that overclocks well and stays relatively cool while generating almost no noise.
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Thu: 01/22/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"While the Pure Rock comes in at a lower price point, it still includes an award winning Pure Wings 2 120mm fan. The PWM Pure Wings 2 offers 51 cfm at 1500 rpm, while emitting only 26.8 dB while mounted on the cooler. The body of the of the Pure Rock uses four 6mm heatpipes through an aluminum fin array with an overall height of 155mm."
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Thu: 01/22/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
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The C3 is a small case from Cooltek and it has been made from aluminum entirely. It allows the installation of mATX as well as miniITX motherboards in combination with ATX power supplies. In addition there is enough space in order to create a small HTPC, file server or even a small gaming system with "mini" cards.

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Thu: 01/22/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
"The Carbide 330R has a ton of great features, some of which is necessary to be considered a good chassis. None the less, let me cover a few major selling points and explain the difference between the Titanium and original edition. First up, having support for nearly every aftermarket CPU cooler is a major advantage. I have time and time again given advice for purchasing a cooler, only to find out that a height limit is an issue. At 175mm and a good amount of surrounding space, there isn't much that will not fit. Going along with the CPU cooler; having space up to 450mm for a single video card allows for any video card to fit. Installing a second card is limited because of the inability to remove the hard drive cage. Have no fear though, since the space is enough for any standard video card on the market today.”


Tue: 01/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
This is a neat video showing the fundamental difference in heat conductivity between solid copper and a heatpipe. Picked this up at Computex a while back. Note how quickly the top of the heatpipe increases to 56.1C in the 60seconds after submersion into the cup of hot water!

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Mon: 01/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
ID-COOLING, a cooling solution provider focusing on thermal dissipation and fan technology research and production for over 10 years, releases a newly developed Vapor Chamber CPU Cooler for Mini-ITX system: IS-VC45.

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When small PC systems get more and more power hungry and house much more top-tier hardware including the CPU, effective CPU cooling is in demand. With a vapor chamber base to draw heat immediately from the processor, IS-VC45 is able to handle TDP130W CPUs. Measuring 94×92×45mm, this cooler can fit into Mini-ITX systems easily.

High density aluminum fins are soldered to the vapor chamber base to help disperse the heat. Equipped with a slim 92mm FDB(Fluid Dynamic Bearing) fan, IS-VC45 can dissipate heat efficiently while keeping at a decent quite operation. The speed is regulated between 600 to 2500RPM with PWM function.

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Using metal screws and back plate installation, this cooler will stay safely on your motherboard. Intel Socket LGA1150/1155/1156 and Socket LGA2011 are supported.

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MSRP for IS-VC45 is $44.99. For more information about this product or any other products, you can visit www.idcooling.com.

About ID-COOLING Originally, ID-COOLING was a cooling solution provider focusing on VGA heatsink research and production for over 10 years. Accumulated extensive experience in thermal solutions, ID-COOLING releases a full set of product portfolio ranging from CPU cooler, VGA Cooler, Case fan and customized heatsinks, and SFF cases. Through years' determination in thermal design, ID-COOLING developed many innovative cooling ideas, including heatpipe, vapor chamber, cold plate technology.

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Mon: 01/19/2015Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
“The German team has updated and designed even more premium features into this generation of the Straight Power series, which make the Straight Power 10 800W CM more silent than ever and a clear ‘Best Choice’ for new systems and as a replacement in existing systems.”


Mon: 01/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"When I think of be quiet! CPU Cooler their Dark Rock Pro series comes to mind. These coolers are made to handle the highest thermal loads and are quite large. Not everyone is going to need this type of cooling and for that reason be quiet! has released the Pure Rock CPU cooler. This cooler is designed for the essential or entry-level systems to provide a great price-to-performance ratio. The Pure Rock has a single tower design that should not interfere with memory or other components, four 6 mm copper heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Let’s see what this cooler can do!"
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Fri: 01/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Today Chad takes us on a full tour of Thermaltake's latest non-interference CPU cooler, the NiC L32. Come on in and take a look."
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