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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.  The whole premise behind the slim-tower Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink is not overhanging memory slots - if you've built an Intel X99 based computer recently, you're undoubtedly aware that the memory slots straddle either side of the LGA2011-3 CPU socket with a little less than 20mm to spare.
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Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"We have another cooler for review and today it is a bit special (at least for me!). On the bench today is the Scythe Mugen MAX CPU Cooler, and why is that important? Well, they are a name that has been around for a very long time, and before everyone got their act together, Scythe were ahead of the game."
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° hardwareslave

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Kraken X61, NZXT has an all-in-one watercooler in its portfolio, which comes with the a rather slim radiator and two 140 millimeter fans. At a first glance the design is looking good while you get a black radiator and fans with white rotor. Overall we're now curious to find out what this cooler can do in terms of cooling and noise levels.
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° ocaholic

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes which link a large primary aluminum fin stack and smaller secondary set of aluminum cooling fins to a chunky copper heatspreader below. The 135mm PWM fans are arranged in a push-pull configuration, exhausting downwards so related motherboard CPU VRM components benefit from the cooling air flow.

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° frostytech

Mon: 05/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Hydro Series H80i GT is a closed loop cooler which adheres to the 120mm specification. This CPU cooler is supplied with two SP120L fans and is configured to offer digital functionality via Corsair LINK software – allowing the user to modify performance, noise and LED lighting.
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° vortez

Mon: 05/25/2015Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
Water cooling and graphics cards are two things that go perfectly together. EVGA's GTX 980 HYBRID combines both elements into a new card that features insane clock speeds, near silence and awesome performance.
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° hardwarecanucks

Sun: 05/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Frostytech receives a lot of questions about a where such-and-such heatsink can be purchased, so today we're listing a few north american online computer stores that have a decent selection of heatsinks for sale. European readers, please let me know what stores in your neck of the world are good when it comes to performance heatsink shopping.

Specialty Cooling Shops - just heatsinks and cooling

The Big Computer Stores

UK / European Computer Stores

Feel free to contact Frostytech with your suggestions for North American based stores, AND European heatsink retailers.

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Sun: 05/24/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Fractal Design Kelvin S24 all in one water cooler. The Kelvin Series water cooling systems are constructed from enthusiast class components. Both the CPU block and the radiator are made from pure copper, for maximum performance and an increased product life span with zero maintenance required.

Thu: 05/21/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Versa H15 is the latest case from Thermaltake, which features a compact form factor as well as space for high-end graphics card. Despite its small dimensions, there is actually enough space for a custom watercooling setup and therefore it might be a case that offers some rather interesting options. The street price of the Versa H15 in quiet interesting and is only 35 euro.
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° ocaholic

Tue: 05/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It is always great to hear about small companies making the headlines in the computer market, but we have seemed to miss a note here. Although Benchmark Reviews has been around long enough to review cooling solutions from most manufacturers in the market, this is the first time we look at a product from Cryorig; a company that has gotten a lot of momentum since it’s first release back in 2013. Today, we take a look at the Cryorig R1 Ultimate, Cryorig’s first attempt of impressing us with a product they claim is an accumulation of years of design and research.

Tue: 05/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The NZXT formula for creating the Noctis 450 appears to be quite straightforward. Take the impressive H440 (which was built primarily for low noise), enhance the LED lighting with the Under Glow strip lights we saw on the H440 Razer edition and finish the whole thing off with front and top panels that have been lifted from the NZXT Phantom.
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° kitguru

Tue: 05/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
All-in-one liquid coolers, while being an incredibly easy way to get to liquid cool your CPU, are also generally boring when it comes to aesthetics, offering not much more than a plain black radiator and pump design. However, the subject of this review seems to breakaway from the norms.
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° technologyx

Tue: 05/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Not that long ago CRYORIG sent us their flagship R1 Ultimate CPU cooler, which not only impressed us, but had a lot of cool technologies and other things we had never saw on a CPU cooler before. Now we are moving on to their H5 Universal CPU cooler, which as the name suggest is a cooler that will give you 100% memory clearance on mainstream sockets. While the R1 Ultimate was a dual-tower cooler, the H5 Universal has a single tower, but still retains much of the surface area of the R1 with its large fin design. The cooler itself features CRYORIG’s Hive Fin structure design, Jet Fin Acceleration System, Heatpipe Convex-Align System, and XT140 140mm cooling fan. Will this cooler be able to live up to the performance of the R1 Ultimate? Let’s get it in our system and find out!"
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° thinkcomputers

Tue: 05/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua today announced two new additions to its portfolio of premium-quality, quiet CPU coolers with 140mm fans. Whereas the NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15, the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14. Both the NH-D15S and NH-C14S feature an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the …
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° modders

Tue: 05/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Swedish Fractal Design already revealed its upcoming Kelvin CPU water cooling series way back at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover. At last year's Computex we saw the same prototypes again, scheduled for a summer release. Finally in December 2014 the retail versions popped up; Fractal Design added three AIO models to their Kelvin AIO line-up: a 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 as the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the latter version, the Kelvin S36. The AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this Fractal Design S36 stand out from the crowd? Time to explore the Sweed's high end product.

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° madshrimps

Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Spring signals the fore-coming of summer, but to Benchmark Reviews, it also means time for some cooler reviews. The first manufacturer in our 2015 list is SilverStone. Last week, we reviewed the SilverStone TD03-E, a 120mm all-in-one CPU cooler which served as an update to the already aging TD03. Today we take a look at it’s bigger brother, the SilverStone Tundra TD02-E, an astonishingly stylish 240 mm all-in-one CPU cooler.

Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
CPU air coolers may not have evolved much during the last few years and there's indeed not much room for improvement (some manufacturers have tried with not much success) but some models can actually offer enough cooling efficiency to rival and in some cases even surpass many AIO (All In One) liquid CPU coolers. What really stands out in the CPU cooling industry however is the continuously growing number of new manufacturers who offer competitive products at very appealing prices something which benefits consumers quite a bit since in a way that "forces" all the old manufacturers to lower their prices and further improve their products. REEVEN is a very new player in the market and today we're taking a look at one of their top CPU coolers the Ouranos RC-1401.
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° nikktech

Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Zalman has been a favorite of PC enthusiasts in the past, so it will be interesting to look at their latest offering in the case market, the Z11 Neo. The Zalman Z11 Neo Mid Tower Computer case is a new revision of the Z11 that originally came out in 2012. Read on to see how our build went in this new case.

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° legitreviews

Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate is a high-end liquid cooling system for processors. It has a 360 mm radiator with three 120 mm fans. Let's see if this huge watercooler is as powerful as it looks."
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° hardwaresecrets

Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
be quiet! is launching their newest addition to their PSU line-up: Dark Power Pro 11. And there are no launches without a competition. We teamed up with the company and have some nice prizes for you: The 850W model of the flagship power supply along with the high-end CPU cooler Dark Power Pro 3!
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° kitguru

Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Fractal Design has taken an innovative approach with the Define S. This ATX case bears a strong resemblance to the Define R5 but when you take a look inside you find … nothing. It is almost entirely empty apart from a 140mm fan at the front and another 140mm fan at the rear. At first glance there are no storage drive bays and certainly there is no optical drive bay on the front of the case, and while the design looks clean and tidy it appears to be missing something or other.
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° kitguru

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