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BeQuiet's Shadow Rock Slim heatsink stands 159mm tall and has a footprint of 130x74mm so it will fit most motherboards where space between the memory slots and videocard is on the tight side. The Dark Rock 3 stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 976 grams. Built around six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a large aluminum fin stack, the Dark Rock 3 is rated to heat loads up to 190W TDP. Bearing close resemblance to the Prolimatech Megahalems Frostytech tested a few years back, the Eclipse IV heatsink is a bifurcated-tower cooler from heatsink manufacturer 'X2 Products' a brand offshoot of Spire Corp. The Eclipse IV heatsink is rated to a maximum cooling capacity of 220W by its makers and at first glance has the gravitas to back that claim up.
Weighing 1,320 grams with both fans installed, Noctua's NH-D15 heatsink is big. It stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 151x161mm so prospective buyers will want to measure their case clearances first. It's six heat pipes are soldered to the nickel plated copper base plate and aluminum cooling fins; overall the fit and finish is top notch. Standing just 69mm tall, the Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler is probably the largest low profile heatsink Frostytech as tested in recent memory.
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Fri: 08/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"Cooler Master wants nothing but the best for our users, even when things aren't going perfectly. In an effort to make things easier, reduce headaches, and provide a better all-around service environment, we've upgraded our support systems.

Starting today, you'll find a new and improved ticket and Live Chat systems through our CM FanZone to make sure you're getting clear and quality support services directly from us.

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Fri: 08/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua is continuing its tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2™ mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While newer Noctua heatsinks support Haswell-E's LGA2011-3 socket out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-I2011 kit at no additional cost.

"We're determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and over the years, we've sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms", says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "With Haswell-E just around the corner, we're pleased to announce that we'll extend this offer for LGA2011-3. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don't support LGA2011 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"

Due to the heatsink mounting mechanism being identical on LGA2011-0 and 2011-3, Noctua's previous SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA2011 also support Intel's upcoming 'Haswell-E' X99 platform. The following Noctua coolers already include SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA2011 and can be used on LGA2011-3 mainboards without any upgrades or modifications: NH-D15, NH-D14 SE2011, NH-U14S, NH-U12S.

Users of older Noctua retail models that don't include a SecuFirm2™ mounting system for LGA2011 can obtain the NM-I2011 kit free of charge on Noctua's website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with the new socket. The NM-I2011 kit is compatible with most Noctua retail coolers since 2005.

The NH-L12 features a special variant of the SecuFirm2™ that needs to be updated with the new NM-IPS2 spacers in order to be compatible with LGA2011-3. NH-L12 owners can now request these spacers free of charge at www.noctua.at.

To order the NM-IPS2 spacers (NH-L12 only) or NM-I2011 kit (all other models that do not support LGA2011 out of the box), a proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both an eligible Noctua CPU cooler and either an LGA2011-3 mainboard or LGA2011-3 CPU are required. The NM-LGA2011 is also available in stores at a low service charge.

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Thu: 08/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The AeroCool Dead Silence Fans arrived Technic3D. The Fans at least 14,2 dB(A) and up to 1.200 U/min for your Case or CPU-Cooling can you see in the following Review on Technic3D."
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
Cooler Master has been off the enthusiast radar in terms of computer power supplies for a while now. It simply walked a different line than much of the rest of the field. Today however we have one of Cooler Master's second foray back into the high end with a mid-level PSU rated for operation at 650 watts.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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“Today we find a lot of AIO units flooding the market, and selecting the right one can be a hard choice with so many different styles and types readily available. We are putting three new water cooling units on the test bench from NZXT: the KRAKEN X31, X41 and, X61 AIO coolers, setup for 120mm, 140mm, and 280mm designs. Let’s see how they perform.”

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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents a new cooling solution for users seeking a low cost entry-level CPU cooler with great performance. Scythe has used the latest technologies such as the M.A.P.S fin structure and H.P.M.S. mounting system for the new Tatsumi to raise the entry-level bar higher once again. Tatsumi CPU Cooler proves that great cooling performance for latest AMD® and Intel® processors doesn’t necessarily needs to cost a fortune. The new addition to the entry-level portfolio of Scythe offers an optimum mix of high built-quality and performance for a reasonable price.

In spite of its low weight of only 450 grams (15.87 oz, incl. fan) and compact dimensions 102 x 146 x 83 mm (4.02 x 5.75 x 3.27 inch, incl. fan), great performance above the market average is provided. Tatsumi CPU Cooler achieves efficient heat dissipation thanks to the utilization of latest technology developed by Scythe over a time period of more than a decade.

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The large nickel-plated copper-baseplate matches the CPU heat-spreader perfectly and transfers the heat to the three U-shaped 6 mm copper heatpipes. Heat is being passed on to the aluminum fin structure on top, where a 92 mm case fan provides the perfect airflow to dissipate the heat. Attached Glide Stream 92 mm fan rotates in a range between 300 and 2.500 RPM thanks to PWM control and moves between 11,4 and 94,3 cubic meter per hour (6,70 to 55,55 CFM) at merely audible 7,2 to 31,07 dBA. Scythe equipped the Tatsumi heatsink with the Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure (M.A.P.S.) technology to further increase the performance and to reduce air turbulence.
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„Hyper Precision Mounting System“ (H.P.M.S.) was first introduces with the release of the popular Mugen 4. Scythe passed this very reliable and convenient mounting mechanism on to the Tatsumi. Thanks to the backplate-based mounting system it is no longer necessary to remove the whole motherboard in order to mount or dismount the CPU cooler. Socket compatibility list benefits from this amazing mounting system as well, as it provides compatibility to a huge variety of CPU sockets.

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The list includes latest Intel® motherboard sockets, such as the LGA775, LGA 1150, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 1366 and LGA 2011 as well as AMD® sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 and FM2. All required mounting clips and screws, a wrench, a multi-lingual manual and quality thermal grease are supplied in the package.

Scythe Tatsumi (model no. SCMGD-1000) is available as of today. Suggested MSRP is 21,60 EUR (excl. taxes)

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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
A relatively new brand on the PC market is the company X2 Products, with their headquarter in the Netherlands. The more interesting it will be for all readers, that we are taking a closer look at their first CPU cooler, today. Here at OCinside.de we test today the brand new X2 Products Eclipse IV CPU cooler.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Titan is a known brand in the pc hardware and accessories scene. Not only because of their massive aluminum frame fans and various accessories. Meanwhile, the Taiwanese company also produces a wide range of CPU coolers. One of them is the Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition. We will find out in this review, if it remains just as cool as the eponymous Fenris Wolf in the far north.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
NZXT is again on our test bench today with another new All-In-One a.k.a. AIO CPU liquid cooler system. This time we review the Kraken X41 that provides a single-fan radiator solution. As before we have a variable pump speed which is its new signature feature, but we truly want to know if it will handle a hot overclocked CPU.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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First introduced during the 2014 Taipei Computex, the innovator of PC thermal peripherals CRYORIG is now releasing the H5 Universal as part of a new line of single tower coolers. CRYORIG H Series will for the first time feature CRYORIG’s proprietary Hive Fin™ technology. The Hive Fin™ design allows for turbulence reduction of the airflow as well as Jet Fin Acceleration™ for faster hot air exhaust. CRYORIG’s H series will fit into the mainstream range within CRYORIG’s lineup. Similar to the high-class R1 Universal, H5 Universal will be equipped with CRYORIG’s XT140 slim profile fan for zero ram interference on Intel/AMD platforms. With a total height of 160 mm, the H5 Universal will be able to fit into almost all mainstream PC chassis setups.

“With our new H series of heatsinks, we are again trying to bring innovative solutions in improving our products. Our new Hive Fin™ design allows for improved airflow intake as well as better airflow management. Besides innovative optimizations, we truly want the H series to be a cost effect solution. We want to bring the premium build quality and detailed designs of our higher-end product lines to the mainstream user. So you’ll find a lot of CRYORIG proprietary tech from our flagship R1 and C1 series on the H5 and the later H series heatsinks. If the H5 Universal is your first CRYORIG product, you’ll be surprised by CRYORIG’s attention to performance and detail, even more so at this price range.” – Alex W. Co-Founder of CRYORIG.

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The H5 Universal CPU utilized the XL Surface Area, where the fin surface area is being extended to the back. In result, phenomenal cooling performance can be achieved compared to common Dual Tower coolers and heatsinks. H5 Universal is equipped with four pure copper heatpipes with 6 mm diameter. The nickel-plated baseplate is made of pure solid copper and uses the Heatpipe Convex-Align™ technology, which allows the heatpipes to be concentrated directly above the center of the CPU.

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CRYORIG H5 Universal Feature List

  • Proprietary Hive Fin™ Design.
  • JetFin Acceleration System™ For Faster Hot Air Exhaust.
  • Air Turbulence Reduction System.
  • Heatpipe Convex-Align™.
  • 4x 6 mm Pure Copper Heatpipes.
  • 1x XT140 140 mm Slim Profile PWM Fan With HPLN™ Bearing.
  • Patent Pending Solder-less Environmental Friendly Manufacturing.
  • Maximum 6-Year Warranty Upon Product Registration.

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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Cooler Master goes big on water cooling with the Nepton 280L all-in-one kit, featuring a massive aluminum radiator and support for 140mm fans. See if this big boy commands a big enough lead over its more modestly sized (and modestly priced) smaller sibling, the Seidon 120XL, in our review.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Enermax comes to us today with its Liqtech 240 AIO liquid cooling system for CPUs sporting healthy list of features including; copper cold plate with patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT), seamless contact radiator fins, non-permeable flexible tubing, and a fan control system offering three cooling modes.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
As an established manufacturer Cooler Master has already proved several times their experience in many product areas. For some time now, Cooler Master produces AIO water cooling systems and we have already tested their powerful Eisberg Prestige 240L cooler. The latest water cooler model is the Cooler Master Nepton 140XL, at which we will take a closer look today.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Today DaveChaos takes a look at the Liqtech 240 CPU Cooler from Enermax, including benchmark performance results."
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Low-profile CPU Coolers seem to be favored by manufacturers lately a lot more compared to the past most probably because of the somewhat recent explosion of mITX/mATX mainboards and systems in the market. I happen to be much more fond of full tower housed systems (XL-ATX/HPTX) with plenty of interior space and large components (old school i guess) but i do realize that the future lies in tiny low-power eco-friendly systems and although i don't really like the idea i think that in the end we'll all benefit from it. That being said it's not often that we get to test a much promising low-profile CPU Cooler model manufactured by someone other than the usual "suspects" in the market (like Noctua, Thermalright and be quiet!) but todays review is exactly that. So today installed on our LGA2011 test rig is the latest C1 Top-Down CPU Cooler by our friends over at CRYORIG.
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Mon: 08/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Raijintek are easily my favourite cooling manufacturer of the moment, while they may be relatively new to the market compared to the established few such as Cooler Master, Thermaltake, be quiet! and more, they’ve already make a big impact on the industry. Every single one of their products we’ve reviewed so far has been an award winner, bringing class leading performance, great overall aesthetics and bargain prices; making Raijintek one of the best all round cooling manufacturers on the market. With all that in mind, I’m expecting a lot from the two coolers we have here today, the Themis Evo Pro and the Nemesis. The Themis Evo Pro is targeted at a more budget friendly end of the market since it will only set you back a wallet friendly £27.95, but I wanted to put it against the almost twice as expensive Raijintek Nemesis to find out just how much more you get for your money; it is worth investing in one of their high-end coolers if you only need something like the Evo and of course should you want to overclock, will you need to up your budget for a high-end model like the Nemesis?
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Sun: 08/10/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the introduction of the first 120mm AIO (All In One) Liquid CPU Coolers a few years back regular users/consumers could now enter the water cooling world without the extra cost and work required when purchasing a custom kit. Of course it may have all started with the two most well-known AIO manufacturers in the world (namely Asetek and CoolIT) which in turn rebranded their solutions for a number of companies like Antec, Thermaltake and Corsair but now even more have joined up making the battle much fiercer than what it used to be. Competition is always a good thing however and so aside lower prices this has also brought forth the introduction of 240mm and 360mm AIO liquid CPU coolers which in some cases even offer performance comparable to custom water cooling kits. Thermaltake just released the Water 3.0 Ultimate a massive 360mm AIO liquid CPU Cooler but until that makes it here we decided to check their Water 3.0 Extreme 240mm AIO liquid CPU cooling solution.
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Sat: 08/09/2014Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"At the end of July AMD launched new Kaveri APU models: the A10-7800, A8-7600, and A6-7400K. AMD graciously sent over review samples on their A10-7800 and A6-7400K Kaveri APUs, which we've been benchmarking and have some of the initial Linux performance results to share today."
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Sun: 08/03/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we take a look at the Dark Rock 3 and Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU coolers from be quiet. With a name like that, you can tell (very) low noise operation is at the forefront of the manufacturer's design considerations for these solutions, but the Dark Rock coolers don't intend on compromising on thermal performance in the process. See how these heatpipe coolers for Intel and AMD processors fare against competing solutions in our review.
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Mon: 07/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Although the traditional tower type CPU Air Coolers have reached their maximum possible cooling potential based on today’s technology that doesn't mean manufacturers are just going to give up in their pursue for something better. Obviously that's always a good thing for consumers around the world especially since competition always results in even better products and lower prices but one has to wonder how long it will be before manufacturers come up with new and innovative ways of cooling. That being said for the majority of consumers even low/mid-end CPU Air Coolers are more than enough to keep their systems running at good temperatures while for the most demanding ones there are always higher performance complete water cooling kits available in the market. However there are also some CPU Air Coolers capable of meetings the demands of even the most demanding users around and according to Deepcool the Lucifer is amongst them.
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