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UPDATED! Silverstone's Tundra TD02 CPU liquid cooler offers up some refreshing design elements for the computer enthusiast looking to assemble a system that stands out from the crowd. In place of the standard black heat exchanger we find something vaguely reminiscent of a Mac, or a Star Wars set... UPDATED! This is a review of the Silverstone Tundra TD03 self contained liquid cooling system. The Tundra TD03 consists of a waterblock with integrated copper base plate attached to a small 120mm heat exchanger via 310mm long white FEP tubing. Arctic's Liquid Freezer 120 ships fully assembled, plumbed and filled. The whole system weighs around 942grams and installs onto Intel socket LGA115x/2011(-3) processors and AMD. The Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B (SCMG-5100) heatsink is a lower-noise tower cooler standing 154mm tall and equipped with a single 120mm PWM fan. The Mugen 5 Rev B is constructed around six 6mm diameter nickel plated heatspipes which are swaged onto an array of raw aluminum cooling fins. The Gelid Tranquillo 4 is built around four 16mm diameter copper heatpipes, a stack of ~40 nickel plated aluminum fins and a very unremarkable 1600rpm, 
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Tue: 04/16/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Noctua NH-U12A is the 5th generation of the very popular and award-winning NH-U12 CPU Cooler released back in 2005 but is it the best one yet?
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° nikktech

Tue: 04/16/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"If you are after some wicked lighting customization on a RGB fan kit, then ID-Coolings ZF-12025 TRIO simply can't be missed."
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° tweaktown

Fri: 04/12/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"It's a well-known fact that polymer's thermal conductivity is very low (a hundred times lower than metal's) and significantly limits heat transfer. Hollow fibres have a very thin wall (0.05-0.1 mm in thickness) so heat is transferred through the fibre wall effectively. Moreover, hollow fibre's small outer and inner diameter ensures superior convective heat transfer. The graphs show that convective heat transfer coefficients rise when the tube diameter decreases. Tests with hollow fibres confirmed high values of heat transfer coefficient: values up to 450 W/m2K were observed for liquid-to-gas and up to 2100 W/m2K for liquid-to-liquid applications, respectively."

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° heatlab

Fri: 04/12/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Researchers at South Ural State University have patented a heat exchange device with elements developed using polymeric hollow fibers. Polymer fibers exhibit a branched surface for heat exchange. Put differently, it is a bundle of several hundred small plastic pipes through which water flows. Different polymers — such as polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyamide, and so on, are used for making the fibers.

The material, length, diameter, and the number of fibers can be chosen based on the particular application. The hollow fiber bundles have low weight and are compact, thus considerably simplifying installation and maintenance. Moreover, the heat transfer process is accelerated to a large extent."

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° azocleantech

Fri: 04/12/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

This is new.

A UK engineering firm named ACPI have invented a novel new approach to heat transfer, called Foil and Slot Thermal Transfer (FASTT).

"The core of ACPI's technology comprises solid foils passing slowly through a slotted thermally conductive base. Heat is absorbed as the foils pass into a conductive zone and rejected in a convective transfer zone."
"The size, number and arrangement of the foils can vary according to the application... ...the foils can be polymeric, metallic, ceramic or composite. The slotted thermally conductive baseplate(s) can also be varied in number, material composition and number of fins/slots... Multiple stacked foils increase the surface area over which heat transfer and dissipation to air can be achieved. The gap between the foils and the slots determines the thermal resistance from the foil and the slot."

The root of the technology - heat transfer between very two very closely spaced, but not touching, plates - kind of reminds us of the underlying principle to the Sandia cooler; Though of course, the Sandia cooler is functionally quite different.

ACPI have a couple images of prototypes on their small website, one resembling a typical round fan heatsink and a second very novel linear heatsink. According to the company the first prototype achieved a performance of 815W. The linear form prototype, comprised of a reciprocating pack of polymeric strips, achieved 135W.

Conceptually, it sounds like ACPI's technology is roughly akin to moving a heat spreader constantly over the entire surface of the cooling fins, which are then convectively cooled to the ambient air (or gas) environment. Put another way, the heat transfer mechanism sort of reminds us of slowly moving a bright light back and forth over a strip of glow in the dark tape to get it to light up... if light was the heat energy. :-)

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° acpilimited

Wed: 04/10/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Navis RGB 280 is the current flagship in the AIO line of liquid CPU coolers by SilentiumPC and it just landed in our lab.
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° nikktech

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The Thermaltake WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooling DDR4 memory is a DDR4 memory module integrated with liquid-cooling solutions. This is the world’s first two-way cooling DDR4 memory that comes with its own 16.8 million colors software-controllable water block. The WaterRam RGB offers ultimate flexibility for cooling options, with the exclusive liquid cooling technology, Thermaltake lowers the temperature of the RAMs by 37% compared to traditional natural passive cooling solutions, which ensures stable and instant performance and longer lifespan.

While WaterRam RGB ensures peak performance, it is also gorgeously built with 12 high lumens addressable LEDs of 16.8 million colors that can be controlled by the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem and sync with motherboards from ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI and AsRock that have a 5V addressable RGB header. The WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooling Memory was crafted for excellence and takes your system to a whole new level!"

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° thermaltake

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"DEEPCOOL has just introduced an exciting new smart fan set featuring frameless fans with RGB lighting and a WIFI compatible controller.

The Deepcool MF120 fan set includes three fans with vibration damping capabilities, and also gets a front side features a seamless all-in one skeleton frame made with 100% aluminum alloy. Its unique frameless design together with double-layer blade can generate positive air pressure and deliver maximum airflow with zero hindrance from the fan structure. The PWM fans can be active between a silent 500 rpm up-to a hefty 2200rpm. These are Fluid Dynamic Bearing fans."

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° deepcool

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"CRYORIG announces new M.2 cooler Frostbit and RGB enhanced C7 RGB CPU Cooler. CRYORIG’s Frostbit is not only the industry first aftermarket M.2 NVMe SSD cooler with dual heatpipes, it allows full adjustment of the Secondary Heatpipe and large volume Heatsink. The C7 RGB is based on CRYORIG’s award winning ITX cooler C7, with a 12v RGB lighting enhanced 92 mm fan.

The Frostbit is the first aftermarket M.2 cooler using the heatpipe technology. It’s Dual Stacked Heatpipes work cooperatively to form a massive heat dissipation surface. The First 1 mm Ultra-Thin Heatpipe spreads heat from components into the Primary Heat Spreader. The Secondary Heatpipe is then attached to draw heat further into a large volume Heatsink. The Frostbit’s Heatsink can also be adjusted to fit different PC setups. The Secondary Heatpipe’s angle can be manually tilted to either side to avoid interference with the GPU or a large CPU coolers.

Based on one of the best ITX coolers on the market, the C7 RGB adds 12v RGB lighting to an already stellar performer. With the C7 RGB being a top-flow cooler, once lit up the C7 RGB becomes the lighting center piece of any ITX build. The C7 RGB lighting system is built on standard 12v RGB LEDs integrated in its 92 mm PWM fan. Simply plug in the Fan RGB header into either a 12v RGB port on the mainboard or any 12v RGB lighting controller. It is compatible with all major 12v RGB controllers and boards."

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° cryorig

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Thermalright presents the Silver Arrow TR4, a high-performance special edition of the innovative Silver Arrow IB-E, designed exclusively for AMD's new Threadripper-CPUs.

More power, less size. By mounting the TY 143 PWM-fan centrally between the two cooling towers, Thermalright manages to maximise the cooling capacity while minimising the space requirements of the cooler. With unrestricted access to the RAM and the upper PCIe slot, it also does not protrude beyond the standard ATX motherboards.

Even at its maximum fan speed of 2,500 rpm, the Silver Arrow TR4 operates at similar sound levels as comparable compact watercooling solutions with identical settings. The extremely wide control range of the fan from approx. 600 to 2,500 rpm also allows comparatively quiet operation under normal load.

The new Silver Arrow TR4 with its maximum cooling power of up to 320 Watt has sufficient power reserves, even for the 2nd generation of AMD's Threadripper-CPUs.

The significantly larger, high-gloss nickel-plated base plate meets the requirements of the current and upcoming AMD CPUs. The Silver Arrow TR4 is a cooler of the highest quality for CPUs of the high-end class.

Please note that the Silver Arrow TR4 is designed for the AMD Threadripper CPU Socket TR4 only. "

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° thermalright

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Alphacools neue Schnellkupplungen mit dem Namen "Eiszapfen" sind der nächste Baustein in der "Eis"-Serie. Hohe Qualität und beeindruckende Eigenschaften machen jede Wasserkühlung wieder um ein Stück hochwertiger und praktischer!

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° alphacool

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Mit der Alphacool Eisbaer Solo bietet Alphacool eine kompakte, aber leistungsstarke Grundlage für kleine Kühlkreisläufe. Die Basis für jede Wasserkühlung ist der CPU-Kühler und die Kombination aus Ausgleichsbehälter und Pumpe. All das vereint die Alphacool Eisbaer Solo in einem Produkt.

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° alphacool

Mon: 04/08/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Cooler Master has provided an overview of the company’s upcoming thermal solutions including a new All-in-One (AIO) CPU cooler, three new air coolers and a new fan series.

Cooler Master will expand on the MasterAir series, with three new air coolers in varying form factors. The MasterAir MA610M will feature a dual-tower heatsink with a new SF120R fan sandwiched between the two towers for ample airflow. The six copper heat pipe design and enlarged fins work in tandem to ensure maximum heat dissipation and maintain stable CPU temperatures.

The Addressable RGB lighting, decorative black top plate and black coating of the MA610M provide users with customization and an aesthetic appeal for any build.

Expanding upon the previously launched G100M, the new G100M v2 will feature the same top down cooling as its predecessor, but with an elongated and narrowed design to eliminate RAM clearance issues. The G100m v2 will utilize Cooler Master’s two phase heat column technology, with a seven times larger circumference compared to standard heat pipes, for a more rapid heat transfer over a smaller surface area. Mounted atop the uniquely designed G100M v2 is an ARGB fan and ring for an added visual appeal.

The G300P will be Cooler Master’s next small-form-factor (SFF) air cooler. With an ultra-low profile of 39.5mm, embedded heat pipes and 92mm fan, the G300P will provide users with ample thermal performance in compact form. Other proposed features of the G300P include RGB lighting.

Unveiled for the first time at Computex 2018, the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage will be Cooler Master’s new pro-level AIO cooler. Equipped with a mirror like pump cover that enables users to see into the operation of the impeller when illuminated by the ARGB lighting. When lighting is disengaged, the reflective cover displays the hexagonal Cooler Master logo.

The new Cooler Master SF series of case fans are designed with a square fan frame for more direct airflow and pressure. The new square shape of the SF series provides more surface coverage on AIOs and air coolers. The SF120R will be available in both RGB and ARGB models. The newly designed SF120P and 240P ARGB fans will be designed with milk-white fan blades and external rim for a brighter reflection of light; with the 120 model having 24 Addressable-RGB LEDs and the 240 model having 52 Addressable-RGB LEDs. The SF240P ARGB will be designed with an aperture frame, with two fans integrated into the frame to reduce vibration and wires needed for lighting.

In addition, Cooler Master will introduce its new flagship case fan the SF120M. Designed with performance in mind the SF120M utilizes Cooler Master’s Industrial Fan Structure, which decreases the flex of the fan blades while ensuring a quiet operation with maximum airflow. The Double-Ball Bearing decreases friction between the fan and its bearings which further enhances performance.

In addition, Cooler Master will release the Hyper 212 RGB and MasterLiquid ML240R RGB Phantom Gaming Editions, in collaboration with ASRock. Both coolers will sport the signature aesthetics of the Phantom Gaming series shared throughout the entire product line of ASRock graphics cards and motherboards."

MasterAir MA610M: May 2019 for a starting MSRP of $89.99.
MasterAir G100M v2: June 2019 for a starting MSRP of $49.99.
MasterAir G300P: June 2019 for a starting MSRP of $49.99.
MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage: March 2019 for a starting MSRP of $139.99.
MasterFan SF120R RGB: February 2019 for a starting MSRP of $19.99.
MasterFan SF120R ARGB: February 2019 for a starting MSRP of $24.99.
MasterFan SF120/240P ARGB: February, 2019.
MasterFan SF120M: April 2019 for a starting MSRP of $29.99

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° Coolermaster

Sun: 04/07/2019Topic: Tradeshows / Events    PermaLink
Cooler Master serves us an experiment it's had simmering on the back burner for quite some time. Join us to see if we like what the company's cooked up or if we think it should throw out the recipe.
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° techreport

Sat: 04/06/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
You’d be excused for confusing the Deepcool Captain 240 EX with the new Captain 240 PRO, as both share the same distinct CPU block aesthetic. There is a more noticeable difference in price, though, given the Captain 240 PRO retails for £119.99, making it almost £30 dearer than current pricing of the Captain 240 EX. The Captain 240 PRO does have more features to justify the higher price, however, including the addition of addressable RGB LEDs, and interestingly an Automatic Pressure Relieving system designed to prevent leaks.
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° kitguru

Fri: 04/05/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Fans of Antec might have come across the Mercury range of AIO CPU coolers previously, but when testing the original Mercury 240 at KitGuru we were left wanting a little more for the £80 asking price. Antec has since responded with an updated version, scrapping the previous model’s temperature reactive LED lighting for user configurable RGB lighting.

With the RGB trend showing no signs of slowing down, maybe just the upgraded lighting will be enough to breathe new life into the Mercury 240, but it will be interesting to see what else the new model might have up its sleeve considering the £94.99 asking price.

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° kitguru

Fri: 04/05/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The NH-U12A utilises Noctua’s epic NF-A12x25 120mm cooling fans, one either side of the heatsink; our review of the fan proved it to be the best fan we’d ever tested, and almost a year on, we’re yet to see anything better. We’ve not seen these fans attached to a Noctua cooler yet so we’ll be interested to see how these get on.
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° vortez

Fri: 04/05/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"Intel takes another swing at AMD with Cascade Lake CPUs with 56 cores."
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° tweaktown

Thu: 04/04/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If you have come across Alphacool in the past, it’s probably because you have some experience with custom water-cooling, rather than AIO coolers. For a while now, Alphacool has been introducing products under its Eisbaer range which are aimed at bridging the gap between maintenance-free AIOs, and custom loops. These pre-built, pre-filled units share a lot in common with custom water-cooling loops, primarily in that they can be disassembled or expanded. With the Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme priced at just under £230, is it worth the money?
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° kitguru

Sun: 03/31/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

ID-Cooling seeks to dominate the competition with their latest and greatest all-in-one liquid cooler, the Auraflow X 240. This RGB LED-equipped offering not only delivers solid performance, but also manages to deliver best in class value when looking at RGB-equipped liquid coolers.

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° techpowerup

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