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By doing away with the heatsink heatspreader, inconsistencies in the solder bond between heatpipes and copper base plate are omitted. The exposed heatpipe base approach also lightens things up, the 160mm tall SE-214X weighs a modest 740grams. In addition to the copper heatpipes there is the aforementioned vertical aluminum rod going down through the center 
of the fins. On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's 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 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.
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Sun: 01/04/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"Coolermaster's Nepton 240M utilizes a 277x120mm aluminum heat exchanger that measures 28mm thick. The 'Silencio' is a novel high-pressure fan that spins at 2400RPM-800RPM to drive up to 76CFM at 4.8mmH2O air pressure, according to manufacturer specs. Connecting the heat exchanger to the Nepton 240M's waterblock is a 310mm length of 13mm O.D. corrugated Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) tubing."

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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 140mm PWM fan is made by Deepcool with a rubberized frame so it sits comfortably against the aluminum fin stack without any rattling noises.

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At first glance you probably won't notice that Reeven's Okeanos RC-1402 heatsink uses slightly different sized fans - a 120mm vaneaxial fan hanging off the front and a 140mm fan in between the two aluminum fin stacks. The difference in fan size is an effort to assure airflow through each fin tower is roughly equalized. Using matched fans in a dual tower heatsink is always somewhat counter productive as the internal fan has to deal with the obstruction in front of it which negatively affects airflow and RPM. In the case of the Okeanos heatsink, both fans operate at nearly the same speed range, the 120mm unit rotating at 1800-300RPM and the 140mm PWM fan at 1700-300RPM.

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Fri: 01/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Tower heatsinks are one of the most popular offshoots from the evolutionary heatsink tree; from a users' perspective they're also a lower cost alternative to the expensive all-in-one liquid cooling solutions so prevalent right now.

In this review Frostytech will be testing the Reeven Justice RC-1204 heatsink, a 162mm tall tower CPU cooler with a 125x100mm footprint. Weighing in at 930grams, the Justice RC-1204 comes with a single 120mm PWM fan that spins at 1500-300RPM and moves upwards of 82CFM according to manufacturer specs.

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On the test bench today is Reeven's Ouranos RC-1401 heatsink, a 160mm tall tower cooler that uses half a dozen heatpipes to conduct heat energy away from a solid copper heatspreader to a large aluminum cooling fin stack. The heatsink ships with a 140mm PWM fan whose orange impeller spins at 1700-300RPM. Reeven's Ouranos heatsink weighs in at 1030 grams and accommodates Intel socket LGA2011-3/2011/1366/115x/775 processors and the full range of AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs.

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Fri: 01/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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In this review Frostytech will be testing the Reeven Hans (RC-1205) heatsink, a 151mm tall tower cooler built around the usual mix of heatpipes, aluminum fins and a weighty copper base. Reeven a relatively new Taiwanese thermal solutions brand, though judging by the box art and company address, it appears to be mainstream-geared Scythe Co. Ltd. off-shoot. Reeven ship the Hans RC-1205 heatsink with a single 120mm PWM fan that operates at 1500-300RPM, shifting between 17CFM - 82CFM according to the manufacturer specs.

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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 about it. It also has a pretty major design flaw which we'll get to in a moment.

The Tisis stands upwards of 168mm tall, weighs 1050grams and ships with a pair of 140x150mm PWM fans that spin at 1000-600RPM to drive up to 70CFM air through the unit. As you'd expect, Raijintek's Tisis heatsink is compatible with Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775 Core i3/i5/i7 processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 chips.

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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Beginners Guides    PermaLink
Our third quiet mini-ITX gaming build guide features the widely acclaimed BitFenix Prodigy, a largish chassis that can accommodate a variety of larger components.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We have tested a number of quality GPU coolers in previous months, including both air and liquid cooled models. We are excited to see how the Raijintek Morpheus compares to other models from more established players in the market. We are particularly interested to see how it compares to the Accelero Xtreme IV, the flagship cooler from Arctic Cooling.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
If you’re a regular reader here at KitGuru, then you know that one of our favourite things to do is put some of the world’s best hardware up for grabs for those willing to perform some simple task. Well today is no different, as we’ve teamed up with the fine folks over at be quiet! to offer their latest range of Straight Power 10 power supplies for you to win. All you have to do is answer one of those oh-so-simple questions.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Although this is Be Quiet!'s first case the company not only applied what it learned about high-quality cooling and fan solutions in the past, it also brought in world renowned case experts. The Silent Base 800 was designed in-house from the ground up emphasizing form over function with a goal of achieving the best cooling performance possible at ultra low noise levels while still offering ample space for high-end components.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
be quiet! are an industry leader when it comes to creating high-end components. They’ve won countless awards from technology publications around the world for their ultra-quiet, high-performance CPU coolers, fans and power supplies; a fair few of those awards came from us here at eTeknix. It’s with this award-winning performance in mind that I’m extremely excited about the product we have in for review today; the very first be quiet! chassis. The be quiet! Base 800 is their first attempt at the chassis market and while there are plenty of chassis on the market to choose from already, be quiet! are eager to show the world what they can do. Naturally the clue is in the name, be quiet! are dedicated to creating computer components that run super quiet; their chassis looks set to continue that trend. Equipped with Silent Wings fans, anti-vibration fittings, dust filters, sound dampening materials and durable panels, the Base 800 looks set to be one of the best chassis’ on the market. So let’s get right to it and take a closer look at what it has to offer.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Peripherals    PermaLink
CM Storm hardware made a very good impression- from its performance to its built quality. I’ll be honest, CM Storm tend to be under-rated products, hidden away below piles of similar products made by other brands. CM made an impression that they listen to people’s feedback. That’s the impression that I’ve got from Rapid-i mechanical keyboard. …and then comes CM Storm Novatouch TKL.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Thanks to mini-ITX motherboards, AIO coolers and low-profile CPU coolers, modular/semi-modular power supplies and even SSDs, case manufacturers can make significantly smaller-yet-space efficient case designs. CM Elite 130 is a case that meant to be small and compliment the mini/low profile components that it can house within. One has to be honest, case makers tend to keep such cases up for a premium price. Its another story when such premium could be justified. BitFenix made Colossus mATX- a pretty large case, but still something you’ll love to keep on your desk rather than hide it away from some corner.
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Thu: 01/01/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Closed-loop (All-in-One) CPU water coolers seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but they’re far from identical to each other. Each cooler will serve its purpose, whether you’re cooling an HTPC or your monster gaming rig. AIO coolers become the ultimate cooling solution to those who want to toy with their system, or just cool it more efficiently than what air can, but don’t really want to mess around with building a custom water cooling loop. Cooler Master is a well-known player in the cooling market, and today we’re going to take a look at their 280mm Nepton 280L AIO cooler, which was released earlier this year.
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Wed: 12/31/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

When CES 2015 drops next week, you're going to start hearing the term "3D Vapour Chamber" being talked about by the Cooler Master gang, a lot. Before the chaos of CES is unleashed, let's take a moment to examine one commercially available 3D Vapour Chamber technology and explain how it differs from everyday heatpipes and vapour chambers currently used in heatsinks.

For starters, a standard heatpipe would be considered a 1-dimensional heat transfer device - a 1D vapour chamber if you will. This is because in a heatpipe, heat is transferred along the length of the tube; the X axis.

The current crop of flat vapour chamber plates (single or multi-stage) can be considered 2-dimensional heat transfer devices. These devices conduct heat energy in the X axis and Y axis - which is why vapour chambers make absolutely excellent heat spreaders compared to a solid chunk of copper or aluminum metal.

A "3D Vapour Chamber" is conceptually like taking a flat vapour chamber plate and combining it with many heatpipes. Everything is joined together so heat energy can transfer in all 3-dimensions; across the X axis, Y axis and Z axis.

This is one example of what a 3-dimensional vapour chamber looks like, when formed into a 384 well PCR microwell plate for analytical research of liquid samples in a clinical diagnostic testing laboratory.

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INHECO Industrial Heating & Cooling GmbH out of Germany makes what it terms the "Vapour Chamber Mount (VCM) Technology". The specs are tantalizing:
  • Thermal conductivity >3000 [W/mk] vs. silver ca. 430 [W/mK]
  • Conductibility of temperature VCM® > 2300 [10-6 m2/s] vs. silver ca. 174 [10-6 m2/s]
  • stable well-to-well uniformity within one or two seconds vs. up to 15 seconds with current silver mounts

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Another variant from Thermacore applies the "3D Vapour Chamber" nomenclature to a series of 2-dimensional vertical vapour chambers joined at right angles to a base vapour chamber. The prototype below was tested up to 1250 Watts, the complete report is available here.

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Mon: 12/29/2014Topic: Site News    PermaLink
Every now and then I wonder who reads Frostytech - in the past I've seen geographic locations from truly remote locations like Antarctica (btw, if you're in Antarctica now and reading this, say hi!) and possibly even once, the International Space Station... though I can't back that one up with stats. Today, out of curiosity I looked in on Frostytech's Google Analytics stats... and sure enough, in the past year we've received two visits from North Korea!

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Those sessions spanned about 4 pages, so perhaps Frostytech's heatsink reviews didn't pass muster or the individual wasn't fluent in English. Still, just when you think the internet is old hat, you're reminded that words written here can be read anywhere on the globe. That's still pretty amazing.

Happy 2014 everyone, here's to a great 2015!



Mon: 12/29/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Revolution is an interesting word. On one hand it can mean a sweeping change and a dramatic break from a pattern but it can also mean a circular loop trapped in an orbit; traveling far but returning to where it started only to repeat the voyage once again. With every exciting new product announcement, an enthusiast expects it to be …
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Mon: 12/29/2014Topic: Cases    PermaLink
mATX and mITX systems may be quite popular nowadays especially amongst people who are looking to build an small and silent HTPC system but most of the people i know who build new systems or upgrade old ones still strongly believe that midi and full towers are the way to go. Personally many of you know that i always prefer our systems to be housed inside the largest PC cases possible since i enjoy swapping hardware components with ease. However lately we've seen quite a few midi towers that have very little to be jealous from full towers not only in terms of interior space but features as well. Today with us we have one such midi tower and more specifically the brand new Core V51 by Thermaltake.
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Sun: 12/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
While all in one liquid cooling units continue to dominate the high end CPU cooling space, there is still plenty of room left in the market for a good old fashioned air cooler. Today we will be taking a look at the Frio 14 from Thermaltake. This CPU cooler promises minimal noise output at an affordable price but, does it deliver? Let’s find out…
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