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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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Mon: 03/21/2016Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
Professional system builders are usually obsessed with silence and cooling. Custom cooling solutions are some of the biggest differentiators in pre-built systems. And one of the chief selling points of aftermarket cooling gear for enthusiasts is noise output, usually listed in decibels. There are even companies, like "be quiet!" for example, that focus on noise output as a main selling point for entire line-ups of cases, power supplies, and heat sinks. CPUs and GPUs are typically what get the most attention when it comes to aftermarket cooling. Stock coolers on GPUs usually do an adequate job, but there exists a decent aftermarket for GPU coolers, usually reserved for overclockers who like to jack their GPU frequencies up as high as possible. But many users seek out aftermarket coolers to quiet down their graphics cards as well, which is what we set out to do...

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° hothardware

Sat: 03/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Picking the right cooler for your system can be tricky, but when it comes to sticking a high-performance CPU in a compact gaming system, your choices are often quite limited to a range of low-profile air coolers. Corsair is looking to solve this issue with the new Corsair H5 SF Hydro Series Low Profile Liquid CPU Cooler, an AIO unit that’s small enough to mount over the top of a mini-ITX motherboard! Unlike most AIO that must be mounted on a 120/140mm fan fitting, this cooler is a similar shape and size to a 5.25? drive and comes with a special bracket that mounts it above the CPU like you would expect an air/tower cooler to install.

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° eteknix

Sat: 03/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
At first sight, the Coolermaster Silencio FP 120 PWM fan is made for the crowd that doesn’t want bells and whistles followed by LED lighting of any kind. But after using it for a couple of months, that impression has changed a bit. At first glance, the CM Silencio FP 120 PWM looks pretty ordinary until you take a closer look at the shape of the sickle-type fan blades.
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° hardwarebbq

Wed: 03/16/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Even though they have only been around since 2013, thanks to their solid product lineup in the PC cooling arena, Cryorig has quickly become a popular company with hardcore PC enthusiasts. The Cryorig A80, which we are reviewing today, features a 280 mm radiator and is the highest performance unit in the Cryorig lineup. Read on to see how it performs when we put it to the test!

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° legitreviews

Wed: 03/16/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Reports Digitimes; "Heat-sink pipe and thermal module maker Chaun-Choung Technology has increased yield rates for all product lines to more than 90% by using automation equipment, the company said at a March 15 investors conference.

Chaun-Choung has also begun to produce micro heat-sink pipes for smartphones in 2016 and has obtained orders from South Korea-based smartphone vendors.

Chaun-Choung has expanded monthly production capacity at its factory in northern Taiwan from two million heat-sink pipes in January 2016 to 3.5 million units currently. The monthly production capacity at the company's factory in Kunshan, eastern China, can be increased from five million heat-sink pipes based on one shift a day to 7-8 million units based on two shifts a day. In addition, Chaun-Choung is setting up a factory in Chongqing, western China, mainly for production of micro heat-sink pipes and notebook-use thermal modules.

Chaun-Choung recorded consolidated revenues of NT$6.044 billion (US$184 million), gross margin of 24.59%, net operating profit of NT$801 million, net profit of NT$671 million and net EPS of NT$7.77 for 2015 and plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.50."

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° digitimes

Wed: 03/16/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

NZXT is also moving some of its AIO cooler strategy into the realm of making it smaller and more efficient. The Kraken X31 ticks that checkbox plus a few others, such as software control, variable pump speed, 16 inch tubing leads, and a six year warranty. (Place your own "Release the Kraken," joke here.)

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° hardocp

Tue: 03/15/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents the second version of its Thermal Elixer high performance thermal grease. After collecting the user’s feedback and experience with the first Thermal Elixer, Scythe engineers created an improved thermal grease solution. Thermal Elixer 2 utilizes the Pure Aluminum Particle Hybrid Technology and is based on high quality components. Thanks to this combination a significant reduction of thermal resistance to 0,013 K/W has been achieved. In spite of the improved performance, no compromise has to be made in terms of easy appliance.

Scythe was especially careful in the development process of the Thermal Elixer 2. The goal was to create an extremely powerful, yet easy to use solution that omits electrical conductivity. All the aforementioned advantages are combined in the final product. Thermal Elixer 2 offers very low dry-out characteristics and is made for long term use. The thermal grease can be used for both CPU and GPU in the temperature range from -20 to 120 degrees Celsius. Similar to the predecessor, the new solution comes in a user-friendly plastic syringe tube but offers 5 grams of thermal grease instead of 3,5 grams. There is no burn-in period required, which means that Thermal Elixer 2 is reaching its maximum potential within a short time after appliance.

The new Scythe Thermal Elixer 2 (SCTE-2000) thermal interface material solution is available as of today at the MSRP of 4,60 EU (w/o VAT/TAX)."

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° scythe

Tue: 03/15/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Swiftech's new H220 X2 AIO kit; the new model adds in LED lighting and a visible reservoir."
"...there are two potential flaws. For one if you look down from the top the design does cover up a lot of the airflow room behind the radiator. There is a gap below them so it doesn’t completely block it but I would be shocked if there wasn’t a little restriction, especially when installed in a traditional case. The other issue that concerned me was the black plastic right angled connection for the top coolant line..."

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° lanoc

Tue: 03/15/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The Arctic Freezer i30 Heatsink arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the Freezer with one 120mm PWM Fan and four 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU."

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° technic3d

Tue: 03/15/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

At a height of only 47mm, CRYORIG’s C7 is a compact cooling solution compatible across all current AMD and Intel 115x motherboards. The flexibility of this compatibility extends toward component clearance as well for the CRYORIG measures a scant 97 x 97mm square so that there is no RAM or PCI-E mounting interference. Priced at $29.99, the CRYORIG C7 also carries a 3-year warranty should it ship with a defect out of the box, lost parts or should the built-in 92mm slim fan stop working.

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° modders

Mon: 03/14/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Since the Airtop PC was announced back in January there has been a lot of interest in this passively-cooled, high-performance line of PCs by the folks at CompuLab. The Airtop isn't some low-end, passively cooled PC but rather can be equipped with a Core i7 or Xeon CPU and a discrete graphics card to deliver very capable performance while having a completely silent PC. Some have been skeptical about the cooling and performance claims of the Airtop PC, but our review sample arrived this morning and have begun testing out this very interesting PC."
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° phoronix

Wed: 03/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
To celebrate the launch, we present the revised version of the tower cooler Hyper 212X by the company Cooler Master. The Taiwanese manufacturer has long been an institution in terms of PC cooling and casing. In our test we want to focus on the new features of this version and its performance.
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° ocinside.

Wed: 03/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Last month we took a look at Reeven’s Okeanos CPU Cooler, which performed quite well. It was a dual tower cooler, today we will be taking a look at their single-tower Justice (RC-1204) CPU cooler. This cooler features a wider aluminum fin surface that carries heat away faster, six 6mm nickel-plated copper heatpipes, and a 120 mm PWM fan. From the looks of it installation should be pretty simple with this cooler as well. Let’s jump in and see if the Justice can keep our Core i7-4790K nice and cool!"
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° thinkcomputers

Wed: 03/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Reeven is a new comer to the computer cooling space, offering a wide range of coolers and fans for all aspects of the industry. The latest members of their cooler lineup, the Okeanos and Brontes coolers, offer high performance in two very different form factors. The Okeanos is a large dual radiator, dual fan cooler while the Brontes is a low profile C-shaped cooler touting compatibility across most form factors. While the Okeanos offers support for all known CPU and board types, the Brontes supports all mainstream systems with the exception of the Intel 2011-based CPUs and boards.
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° pcper

Mon: 03/07/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
”One word really sums up this cooler - Wow! Just a simple wow! Designed for low profile case applications, the Dark Rock TF hits the mark for a case of any size. You get style and performance in a fairly compact package. It looks good from any angle, and really begs to be shown off in a case with a large side window. It would be a shame to cover it up! Performance was impressively in the range of a few larger dual-tower air coolers, and not far from a few higher-end liquid coolers. The Dark Rock TF is perfect for your daily driver or an overclocked gaming rig. It easily tackled the heat generated from overclocking in my Phanteks Enthoo Primo test case, which is a very large case with plenty of airflow. I would expect to add a couple degrees for a small case with less airflow. Regardless, the Dark Rock TF proved that it is a worthy opponent in the battle against heat.”

Mon: 03/07/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our comparison tables, you can find test results regarding 48 recent air and watercoolers. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right cooler.
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° ocaholic

Mon: 03/07/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink

Z11 Neo is a mid-tower chassis which is tailored to the gamer. It’s physical appearance is aggressive with futuristic lines and LED lighting – all of which will suit those with a leaning away from the plain and mundane.

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° vortez

Sat: 03/05/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink
"If you're hunting for a creative flashy full tower enclosure, there are definitely plenty of those on the market that cater to gamers and enthusiasts. However, some folks want a bit less flash without sacrificing all the cool features... One such enclosure that fits the list is the be quiet! Silent Base 800...we have the short and sweet technical skinny to help you decide if it's your next enclosure."
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° futurelooks

Thu: 03/03/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our comparison tables, you can find test results regarding 48 recent air and watercoolers. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right cooler.
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° ocaholic

Thu: 03/03/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Cryorig A40 Ultimate AIO watercooler. The Cryorig A series is the first hybrid liquid cooler with an extra fan on the pump unit. The CRYORIG HLC Airflow Fan can be orientated in both push or pull directions. No matter where the hot spots are around your CPU, be it overclocked RAM or a high-end GPU card, or hot Voltage Regulators just point the Airflow fan in the direction you need!

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