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The Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U is a mid-sized heatsink designed specifically for lower noise cooling of Intel Xeon processors in 3U height computer/server chassis. It's compact stature makes it ideal for rack mounted computers in a recording studio, video editing suite, operations control center... The 920gram Scythe Fuma heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a pair of aluminum fin stacks that measure 104x130x37mm (HxWxD) in size. The heatpipes are liberally soldered to a chunky nickel plated copper base plate, this plate helps to more evenly conduct heat away from hot-spot ridden multi-core CPUs. While Scythe doesn't overtly market its heatsinks as DeepCool's Maelstrom 240 is a self contained CPU liquid 
cooling system consists of a dual fan, 240mm wide aluminum heat 
exchanger and combination pump head / skived copper waterblock. With Frostytech's synthetic thermal test platforms applying up to a 200W heat load, only we can accurately rank how the Maelstrom 240 liquid cooler stacks up DeepCool's Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 heatsink is a revised version of the original Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink, which Frostytech tested about a year back. The Lucifer K2 heatsink only differs in that it's not nickel plated and ships with a slim profile (20mm thick)120mm fan which makes the heatsink a little more accommodating on confined motherboards.
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Wed: 02/03/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
All-in-one (AIO) water cooling units have brought the performance and silence of water cooling to the masses with the simplicity of installing an air cooler. AIOs offer simple installation without the need to bleed the loop. Simply attach the hardware and power cables and you are all set. Recently, water cooling component manufacturers have upped the ante a bit by …
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° modders

Tue: 02/02/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Why does it say "super slim" on the package? Because it is. The SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM does not only have a slim radiator, but also a slim fan.
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° aphnetworks

Tue: 02/02/2016Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink

As it turns out, AMD wasn’t done making announcements back at CES 2016. Today we’ve got news of some more new APUs, processors, fansink coolers, motherboard updates, and we’ve gotten our hands on an AMD Wraith cooler for some in-house testing.

In addition to the A10-7890K announced at CES, AMD also has a trio of additional APUs / processors coming down the pipeline -- the A10-7860K, the A6-7470K, the Athlon X4 845 and even a new cooler dubbed "Wraith" as well...

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° hothardware

Tue: 02/02/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We have the A40 AIO CPU cooler from the Cryorig A-Series for review today. We are not going to beat around the bush, we really like these guys, they are trying to rock the boat and the consumer always wins out in this situation. Either from Cryorig getting it right, which they are gaining a reputation for, or due to the competition improving what they do, as stated, either way you win.
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° hardwareslave

Mon: 02/01/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink
"The Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 arrived Technic3D. The MasterCase supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 6x 120mm or 6x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
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° technic3d

Fri: 01/29/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
I've always wanted to test one of these out... for the moment you'll have to make do with Phoronix's look at the Seek Thermal Imaging Camera.

"If you have ever wanted a thermal imager to get an idea for the hottest areas of your PC, look how to improve the thermal efficiency of your server room or house, or other purposes, you've likely noticed how thermal imagers are generally quite expensive. A lower-cost solution that's also very versatile is the Seek Compact Thermal, which can attach to your Android smartphone or tablet and turn it into a thermal imaging solution paired with the ease of use of being able to save the captured video or still images to your device."

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° phoronix

Wed: 01/27/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Tim Plunkett, has recently used its wealth of additive manufacturing expertise to produce a range of superior quality heat-sinks... The revamped 3D printed components possess complex internal architectures, which could not be replicated using other manufacturing processes."

"As part of the Technology Strategy Board funded SAVINGs project, Plunkett Associates turned to the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process in order to engineer the perfect heat-sink geometry. The company produced a range of 3D printed designs based on the unique characteristics of the DMLS process. Each heat-sink was first produced in virtual form and simulated using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, in order to assess efficacy.

Once virtual testing was complete, the top five heat-sinks were then built by 3T RPD using DMLS and physically tested to confirm the accuracy of the virtual tests. All five models showed a significant improvement over a standard extruded heat-sink.

The success of the heat-sink project demonstrates yet another important industrial application of 3D printing technology."

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° 3ders

Wed: 01/27/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink
be quiet! is a German company dedicated to making desktop products with exceptionally quiet operation. They are mostly known for their ventures into extremely quiet power supplies and CPU coolers from which they have had a lot of success among silent desktop enthusiasts. Last year they announced the Silent Base case line, their first attempt into entering the case market. Today, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the second case release from be quiet!, the Silent Base 600.

Tue: 01/26/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler uses a unique base design to pack in more heat pipes than any other cooler we know of in its size class. We put this cooler through our testing gauntlet to see whether more is better.

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° techreport

Tue: 01/26/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

You take any 17x17 Mini-ITX sized motherboard and use the Corsair Hydro H5 SF, what do you get ? Well how about liquid cooling a high end Core i7 on that tiny form factor ? Behold this is the first ever consumer AIO liquid cooling solution for small form factor mITX solutions. That's right, this puppy will hover over your mITX motherboard with proper cooling performance.

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° guru3d

Mon: 01/25/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Recently SilverStone blew us away by showing what the possibilities are from a design perspective with an AiO. We were so impressed that their TD02-E made our best of 2015 AiO list. While the cooler was aesthetically appealing it did leave something to be desired in the performanceequation. Today we take a look at another cooler from SilverStone, this one wholly different altogether. Designed with tighter spaces in mind, follow along as we check out the TD02-Slim and find out if SilverStone was able to pump some extra performance into a much thinner form factor."
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° thinkcomputers

Sun: 01/24/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink
This is new. "The Core P5 wall-mount chassis is designed for use in three different ways: Wall-mount, vertical, and horizontal placement. Built for customization that reflects the makers’ personality, it allows for adjustments to the look of the chassis while ensuring outstanding cooling performance. Users can hang it on the wall as decoration, take it to wherever they want and display their builds vertically or horizontally."

Core P5 wall-mount chassis enables users to build a complete high-end system, whilst supporting up to either 480mm radiator liquid cooling, or 140mm case fans, with a long graphic card at the same time, and simultaneously providing the best visual effects as well as increasing the CPU’s case modding potential. Most importantly, it has the capability to deliver an outstanding cooling efficiency throughout the entire case."

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° thermaltakeusa

Sat: 01/23/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"A new vapor chamber heat sink with maximum fin efficiency is presented. The fins are hollow, so the vapor generated at the base flows up to the top of the fins. As a result, the heat sink is practically isothermal. A prototype of the hollow fin vapor chamber heat sink was built and tested. The prototype presented 20% less overall thermal resistance than conventional pin fin heat sinks with the same mass and volume. A theoretical model for the heat sink thermal resistance was developed and the agreement between the model and the experimental data is fair."

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° scielo

Fri: 01/22/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a relatively new name in the world of high performance computer cooling, but the team has a lot of experience in the field, with many of them having worked previously at companies such as Thermalright, Phanteks, Prolimatech and more. Today we are going to look at the biggest, baddest, traditional heatsink that CRYORIG offers, the R1 Ultimate. The R1 Ultimate is designed to be used on various CPU sockets, though given it’s $89.00 price and overall scope, we expect it to be used with high end CPU’s from Intel on the X99, Z97 and Z170 platforms.
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° legitreviews

Thu: 01/21/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It may not look as great but the TD02-E AIO Liquid CPU Cooler by SilverStone retains the same excellent build quality as its predecessor the excellent TD02 and although much thinner it still manages to stay very close in performance.
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° nikktech

Wed: 01/20/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If you happen to be into water cooling and you're looking for the ideal tower then you really should consider grabbing the latest WaCoolT Black Owl by Phobya.
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° nikktech

Tue: 01/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Arctic - formerly Arctic Cooling - has 15 years of experience in PC cooling. This time we test the brand-new Arctic Freezer i32 from the Swiss company, which looks rather common at first glance. With its angular design and 120mm fan it really does not stand out of the huge mass of CPU coolers. But while testing we could find some traits which really make this cooler to something special. This i32 variant is only suitable for Intel systems, but AMD users can buy the almost identical Arctic Freezer A32.
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° ocinside

Tue: 01/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Versarien is an 'advanced engineering material group' which focuses on thermal management. The 40th Annual Electronic Products’ ‘Product of the Year’ Awards have just been announced and Versarien’s LPH00xx low-profile heatsink offering has been cited among the winners.

These awards acknowledge products capable of transforming electronics design. The magazine’s editorial team assessed thousands of entries, covering all aspects of the global electronics business. 12 different companies received awards and Versarien was unique in being the only British company to be a recipient.

Versarien’s LPH00xx series of low-profile heatsinks are targeted at passive cooling within space constrained environments. These products are based on the proprietary VersarienCu™ microporous copper foam material. The structure of this material, which consists of a homogenous distribution of tiny interconnected pores, presents a very large surface area through which superior heat dissipation capabilities can be derived. The heatsinks provide a compact and cost-effective way to efficiently cool modern high density electronic systems where ICs are packed closely together.
"This award shows that Versarien has the ability to take game-changing material technology and apply it to commercially viable products offering major operational benefits to the electronics engineering community," states Neill Ricketts, CEO and Founder of Versarien. "The combination of limited space and higher component counts have serious implications for thermal management. The LPH00xx series is helping to bring things back in engineers’ favour.”

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Mon: 01/18/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Be quiet’s Dark Rock line of CPU coolers are their high-performance line meant to handle the most extreme processors and thermal loads out there. While most of the coolers in the line are tower coolers there is one that is different, it is the Dark Rock TF. The Dark Rock TF or Dark Rock Top-Flow is a C-type cooler that features two powerful nickel-plated aluminum heat sinks and two 135 mm SilentWings cooling fans. Be quiet calls this cooler a compact cooler, but it is one of the larger C-type coolers that we’ve seen. It is supposed to offer one of the best performance-to-noise ratios in its class. Let’s get it installed and see what it can do!"
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° thinkcomputers

Mon: 01/18/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
This time we review the Frio Silent 14 tower cooler from Thermaltake. This cooler uses a 14cm fan to achieve high air flow at low noise level. We will show you how this affects the cooling and whether this design is practicable in our detailed test.
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