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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: 04/18/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Six years ago, we reviewed the original CM Storm SF-19. Now we have the SF-19 V2. What has changed during this time?
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° aphnetworks

Thu: 04/14/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"You’ve done it all so far, designed and built your first loop, upgraded and expanded that loop to include your GPU but still you’ve got a desire to watercool more. Well rather than building a whole new rig, there are options out there to take your watercooling to a whole new level. This is where things get sort of technically difficult and you are going to be voiding some warranties as well. After CPU and GPU blocks the next most popular would be Memory and Motherboard blocks. Both of these require you to remove the stock heat spreaders and can potentially damage parts and just as often voids your warranty. For our rig, there is no motherboard block available, instead we are going to go ahead and demonstrate how to install water blocks on your memory."
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° thinkcomputers

Thu: 04/14/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Finding white hardware components for a new PC build may not be the easiest thing to do but at least DeepCool has your CPU covered with their CAPTAIN 240 AIO liquid cooler model.
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° nikktech

Mon: 04/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Six years ago, we reviewed the original CM Storm SF-19. Now we have the SF-19 V2. What has changed during this time?
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° aphnetworks

Sun: 04/10/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Noctua's low profile NH-L9x65 heatsink stands just 64mm tall and has a very compact footprint of only 95x95mm. The NH-L9x65 is designed to cool some fairly intensive Intel sockets, along with the full spectrum of AMD processors and APUs. Compact CPU coolers can be a little tricky to install, but Noctua long ago laid down the framework of an excellent motherboard mounting system, so the NH-L9x65 is a breeze to work with."

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° frostytech

Sun: 04/10/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"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, office environment or anywhere Xeon-based computers have typically had to be relegated to the 42U rack. The NH-D9DXi4-3U heatsink stands 111mm tall and has a footprint of just 95mm square, ensuring it won't overhang adjacent memory slots or interfere with PCI Express cards. "

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° frostytech

Sun: 04/10/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

With a simple design change, Noctua has reinvented the NH-D15. The new NH-D15S has that same awful color scheme, but now features better memory and expansion-slot clearance, all thanks to its new asymmetrical design.

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° techpowerup

Sun: 04/10/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

DEEPCOOL DEEPCOOL is a company that built with the vision of providing best thermal solutions for worldwide customers by constantly seeking for innovative breakthroughs. To meet the increasingly high demand from global market, DEEPCOOL launches a newly upgraded liquid cooler series, CAPTAIN EX, under its sub-brand: GAMER STORM.

CAPTAIN EX Series is an all-in-one water cooling solution for desktop PCs, which has 120mm, 240mm and 360mm versions, all of them feature several innovative techniques, e.g., patented SS design (Separated Section), steam punk appearance,  visible liquid flow and LED lightening. Moreover, new features like upgraded high-density water micro-channel, anti-explosion rubber, unique silent TF 120 double-blade fan, as well as tooling free installation solution will bring users new exciting cooling performance.

Highly efficient liquid cooling & outstanding durability
Thanks to the application of new patented technology, every drop of coolant within the optimized self-governed circulation channel will be fully used and take the heat away in a most efficient way.  Meanwhile, with the adoption of anti-explosion rubber, which also features anti-corrosion, crush resistance and thermo stability, the safety and stability of the self-governed circulation channel will be greatly guaranteed.

Excellent performance/noise ratio & easy installation
By equipping unique silent TF 120 double-blade fan with anti-shock pad, CAPTAIN EX Series can not only offer a higher air pressure for radiator to take the heat away efficiently, but also maintain an extremely low noise environment as de-vibration rubber will absorb most operating noise.

The advanced detachable blade design and built-in 3-proof functions (Dustproof, Waterproof, Oil-leakage proof) of TF120 fan will satisfy your DIY enthusiasm to build a unique rig. What's more, upgraded tooling free installation solution, combined with 100% solid metal material clip, makes a simplified installation but a firmer structure.

Available in April, 2016 MSRP: CAPTAIN 120 EX: 79.99 USD CAPTAIN 240 EX: 109.99 USD CAPTAIN 360 EX: 139.99 USD   

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° DeepCool

Fri: 04/08/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In a world now filled with All-In-One CPU coolers, Thermaltake takes it old school with a water cooling kit that has everything you need from A to Z. If cutting your hose to length and perfecting the layout and presentation of your cooling loop appeals to you, Thermaltake makes it easy with a one stop shop.
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° hardocp

Wed: 04/06/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
AMD currently doesn't show CPU innovations ? You're wrong ! According to rumors the new AMD A11 8800 processor is build with four integrated nano fans. We show first pictures today on, but you should watch necessarily today.
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° ocinside

Mon: 04/04/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Up for grabs today we have three combos consisting of the brand new Fuma CPU Cooler, SlipStream 120 DB fan and the Thermal Elixer 2 Thermal Grease by Scythe.
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° nikktech

Mon: 04/04/2016Topic: Notebooks    PermaLink
Over the past eight years of reviewing, even with all of the different heatsinks and water cooling options we have covered there has been one constant. In nearly every build or test bench if we weren’t going with water cooling Noctua coolers have been at the top of our list. Recently as far as full sized builds go everything that wasn’t a test bench has been water cooled, but the small form factor builds have nearly all been sporting Noctua NH-L9i’s. This has partially been because I like Noctua’s low noise but more than anything the NH-L9i just kept them all cool and took up less space than even a stock cooler. Recently though I have been working on building a new Lunchbox project build, we have been collecting parts and covering them in various reviews. Well when I got everything together the NH-L9i just couldn’t handle the higher heat output that the i7-6700K was putting out. This wasn’t a big shock given the coolers 65 watt cooling rating and the heat issues that same CPU gave us even with a full sized cooler on our test bench. So this gave me the chance to test out the slightly larger NH-L9x65 from Noctua. Today I’m going to talk about how it performed and run through its features. You can also get a sneak peek at our upcoming build!
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° lanoc

Mon: 04/04/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The Fuma heatsink stands 148mm tall and features twin 120mm PWM fans arranged in push-pull configuration. Even with dual fans, it manages to maintain a relatively compact footprint of 130x130mm. Both fans operate at 1400-600RPM, moving upwards of 79CFM at 1.56mmH20 static pressure according to manufacturer specs. As with most Scythe heatsinks, the Fuma is designed primarily as a lower noise thermal solution; in our real word sound tests noise output topped out at a moderate 49.1dBA.

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° frostytech

Sun: 04/03/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Gelid are one of the most legendary cooling companies in the world and while you may not think of them first when you’re looking at a new CPU cooler, they’re the top choice for many system builders, enthusiast overclockers, and all of us here at eTeknix for our test benches, when it comes to Thermalpaste. Gelid GC-Extreme has been a popular choice for many years, and it’s with that in mind that we know that Gelid has a fair bit of knowledge when it comes to thermal performance in the PC market.
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° eteknix

Thu: 03/31/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

With the NH-D15S Noctua shows its latest high-end CPU cooler. This monster comes boxed with one 140 x 150 x 25 millimeter fan and weighing a massive 1150g. Overall this leaves us rather curious how this twin-tower cooler is going to perform.

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° ocaholic

Thu: 03/31/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The Noctua NH-C14S Low Profile CPU cooler offers good cooling performance and hey, you can use it being low profile configurable with a single fan. That makes the NH-C14S relatively low, deadly silent yet more than powerful enough product that can take on the even a Core i7 4790K as you can even overclock a bit as well.

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° guru3d

Thu: 03/31/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Anfi-Tec „drei“ cpu water block. From overclocker, for overclocker, this is the philosophy of Anfitec, the German water cooler manufacturer.

Mon: 03/28/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The name is quite a mouthful, but has Cooler Master found an optimum balance between performance and silence with their Silencio FP 120 PWM Performance Edition?
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° aphnetworks

Mon: 03/28/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today, we have published a new unboxing video of the Cooler Master Sentinel III Gaming Mouse on in German with English subtitles. The full review of the Cooler Master Sentinel III Mouse is coming soon as well.
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° ocinside

Sun: 03/27/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Japanese cooling expert Scythe extends the GlideStream series by announcing a brand new model with PWM-support and built-in fan controller. Scythe’s GlideStream 120 fan series is based on further development of the very popular Scythe Slip Stream fan series. The new GlideStream 120 PWM SC fan combines the outstanding advantages of the GlideStream series such as the “small hub & large blades” concept for increased airflow at low fan speeds and new features, including PWM support and the innovative 3-step switch.

Scythe took a very different approach when developing the GlideStream 120 PWM SC fan. The new fan offers not only the support of PWM-signal based fan control, but provides users with the unchallenged opportunity to switch between one of the three possible options for maximum fan speed. Scythe attached a 3-step switch to the fan, which limits the fan speed to either 800, 1.150 or 1.500 RPM. The PWM curve is adjusted according to the set position on the fan without the necessity to adjust the applied voltage. Thanks to this feature, GlideStream 120 PWM SC can be used for very silent operation in the fan speed range between 300 and 800 RPM and switched to more powerful mode anytime, when it is required. This way Scythe was able to combine the fan speed ranges of three different case fans in only one model without compromising the PWM support!

GlideStream 120 PWM SC utilizes the unique features of the GlideStream series, including the grooved blade design, which reduces air resistance and therefore achieving lower operating noise and the “small hub & large blades” design. Transfer of vibrations from the fan to the PC Case can be reduced thanks to the supplied insulating rubber mounters. To further ease the installation process and increase the compatibility, Scythe Glide Stream 120 PWM SC is utilizing installation holes without tunnels and comes with a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter.

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° scythe

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