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In this review Frostytech is checking out the boxy BeQuiet's Shadow Rock 2 heatsink which stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 1120grams. This heatsink has a footprint of 122x122mm without a fan, 122x149mm with the supplied 1600-800rpm, 120mm PWM fan installed. 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.
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Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our comparison tables, you can find test results regarding 31 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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Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Thermaltake are back with their brand new CPU cooler; the Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual. In the past they have released some excellent products geared towards gamers and overclocking enthusiasts, boasting good value, low temperatures and low acoustics. A near silent PC is always hard to put together and normally you have to sacrifice some of the cooling power to get the PC as quiet as you would like. This cooler is set to try and tackle both problems head on, focusing on silence whilst keeping the performance that we all desire. I’ve got high hopes for this cooler and with stiff competition coming from the likes of be quiet! and the AIOs that are on the market it will certainly be interesting to see how this stacks up against the competition.
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° eteknix


Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Recently we took a close look at DeepCool’s initial offering in the AIO cooler category, the Maelstrom 120. Released under their new moniker Gamer Storm we found that although it was a decent first attempt, it left us wanting in a few areas. Mostly we were hoping for just a little more performance. Well as it happens DeepCool also offers a Maelstrom 240 AIO. This unit is the big brother to the 120, and is nearly identical aside from having a larger radiator. Could this be the answer to the performance gap the 120 left us with? Read on as we take an in depth look at the DeepCool Maelstrom 240."
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° thinkcomputers


Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Thermaltake are back with their brand new CPU cooler; the Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual. In the past they have released some excellent products geared towards gamers and overclocking enthusiasts, boasting good value, low temperatures and low acoustics. A near silent PC is always hard to put together and normally you have to sacrifice some of the cooling power to get the PC as quiet as you would like. This cooler is set to try and tackle both problems head on, focusing on silence whilst keeping the performance that we all desire. I’ve got high hopes for this cooler and with stiff competition coming from the likes of be quiet! and the AIOs that are on the market it will certainly be interesting to see how this stacks up against the competition.
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° eteknix


Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Technology industry leaders Intel and Switch SUPERNAP have partnered to bring Cherry Creek, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers that’s liquid cooled by CoolIT Systems to the University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Developed in collaboration with Intel and SuperMicro, Cherry Creek first featured live at the Supercomputing Conference 2013 and delivered 131.5 TFLOPS at only 74kW of power. Cherry Creek was cooled using CoolIT’s Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) system with an AHx35 pumping and heat exchanger component. This placed Cherry Creek 400th on the 2013 Top500 Supercomputer Sites list and 41st on the 2013 Green500 list of the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers at that time. This special computer is now housed in Switch’s Las Vegas SUPERNAP data center and available to UNLV researchers through SUPERNAP’s unique connectivity network. The Cherry Creek supercomputer gives the university and its research partners access to world-class computing power and provides for scientific discovery, the innovation of applications, and regional economic development efforts. The Cherry Creek supercomputer is seven times faster in processing data than the supercomputer currently used by UNLV researchers, owing to the combination of Intel® Xeon® processors, Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, and Intel® True Scale Fabric that Cherry Creek uses.
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Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Design-wise, the Cooler Master Hyper D92ooler Master Hyper D92 is a re-engineered Hyper N520, improving upon its design based on current system building concerns such as better RAM heatspreader clearance compatibility, better looks and improved efficiency.
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Tue: 10/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Managing the thermal performance of a graphics card is no easy task, manufacturers extensively research their cooling solutions in a bid to offer the best performance and value vs their competitors products. Most graphics cards are created equal; take the Sapphire R9 270X that we have here today, it features a chip that is pretty much the same as any other R9 270X, but it also features one of the best coolers in its class. The extra cooling performance that Sapphires’ Tri-X cooler gives, allows the card to be overclocked for increased performance. Overclocking can make the card more powerful, but this also means it’ll generate more heat and you’ll have to add a better cooler. By adding a better cooler you reduce the heat of the card and leave more room for overclocking and so the cycle continues. Overclocking is one reason for running a high-end cooler, but there are other benefits, as a more efficient after-market cooler can often run quieter than a stock cooler; lets not forget the fact that keeping your hardware from overheating can improve its lifespan. Today I’m going to be taking the NZXT Kraken G10 graphics card mount, which allows you to connect an Asetek water cooling unit directly to the GPU for improved cooling performance, and today we’re going to be doing that with the help of the NZXT Kraken X40 140mm AIO water cooler.
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° eteknix


Sun: 10/12/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to take a look at a the Arctic Accelero Hybrid II-120 GPU Cooler, an aftermarket graphics cooling solution which is designed to improve the cooling performance of your graphics card, allowing more overclocking headroom while reducing the noise level.
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° kitguru


Sat: 10/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to take a look at a the Arctic Accelero Hybrid II-120 GPU Cooler, an aftermarket graphics cooling solution which is designed to improve the cooling performance of your graphics card, allowing more overclocking headroom while reducing the noise level.
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° kitguru


Thu: 10/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"EKWB drops another block on the market. This time we received the Supremacy EVO, in Clear CSQ form for testing. Here are Chad's full thoughts on it."

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° tweaktown


Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Raijintek are still fairly new to the consumer market, but over the last couple of years they’ve come back again and again with products that offer award-winning performance at wallet friendly prices. Following the success of their CPU coolers, Raijintek are now moving into the world of graphics card cooling, starting with the Morpheus GPU cooler which we are reviewing today. The new cooler is compatible with many of today’s latest cards ranging from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650Ti right up to the Nvidia Geforce GTX 780Ti, not forgetting of course the AMD ranges where it’ll find a comfortable home with everything from the older 78xx range, the R9 270 range and the high-end R9 290 range. It’s those higher models such as the 780 Ti and the 290X that are of particular interest, as these are high performance cards with very demanding cooling requirements; that should be some indication of how capable the Morpheus should be. Today I’ll be putting it through its paces on the Sapphire R9 270X Toxic, I’ve chosen this card due to it featuring one of the best coolers in its class and it represents the level of performance your average high-end consumer is likely to purchase.
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Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Today we look at a very compact cooler in our Silverstone AR06 Review."
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° hardwareheaven


Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The Lepa LV12 CPU cooler is not only aesthetically appealing with its all black appearance, but it is also functional in removing unwanted heat from your processor."
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° hitechlegion


Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Scythe introduced the first Mugen CPU cooler in 2006 and has been improving the series ever since. Designed for the enthusiast needing a little more cooling potential in a light-weight package capable of fitting into most computer cases without interfering with standard memory modules, the Mugen Max is easily a high performance cooler."
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° neoseeker


Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Roughly 6 years ago one of my industry contacts (and also a good friend of mine now) told me that custom watercooling kits/loops were a niche product aimed mostly towards enthusiasts and serious overclockers so there wasn't much interest by readers for such reviews. Well back then i have to admit that i did agree with him mainly because such kits used to cost quite a bit (and weren't very easy to find) but nowadays between the much reduced prices of complete kits, the number of companies that make such kits and the large number of people turning towards PC case modding things have obviously changed for the best. Because of that we've decided to focus a bit more on such reviews and as promised a few days ago today with us we have yet another complete watercooling kit the NexXxoS Cool Answer 360 DDC/XT by Alphacool.
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° nikktech


Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Dead Silence Cube is the latest case from Aerocool, which in this case features a compact form factor as well as space for mATX motherboards. Despite its small dimensions, there is actually enough space for small high-end gaming systems and therefore it might bit a case that offers some rather interesting options. Apart from the fact, that there is space for high-end graphics cards you'll also be able to install an all-in-on watercooler.
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° ocaholic


Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Recently Cooler Master added a new revision of a popular product to their catalogue and today we cover it in our Cooler Master Hyper 612 Ver2 Review."
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Mon: 10/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Quote: “The overall winner of this test is the Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition, it is unrivaled in cooling performance, does its job very quiet and is not overly expensive. A cheaper alternative is the Hyper 412S, it is one of our favourites not in the least because of its affordable price. Two high-end coolers clearly stand out above the rest; the Noctua NH-U14S and the Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 3 both combine excellent cooling performance with a very low noise level. The Noctua is the better performer in terms of cooling, the Be Quiet! takes the win in noise levels and definitely wins in the looks department.”

The following coolers are tested in this review:

Be quiet! Dark Rock 3 [BK018]
Be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 [BK014]
Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 [BK017]
Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 [BK019]
Be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 [BK013 ]
Be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim [BK010]
Cooler Master Hyper 103 [RR-H103-22PB-R1]
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo [RR-212E-16PK-R1]
Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim [RR-H412-16PK-R1]
Cooler Master Hyper 412S [RR-H412-13FK-R1]
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo [RR-TX3E-22PK-R1]
Cooler Master V8 GTS [RR-V8VC-16PR-R1]
Cryorig R1 Universal [CR-R1B]
DeepCool Frostwin V2.0 [FROSTWINV20]
DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer [LUCIFER]
DeepCool Gammaxx S40 [XDC-GAMMAXXS40]
DeepCool Iceedge 400 XT [ICEEDGE 400 XT]
Enermax ETS-T40-TB [ETS-T40-TB]
Enermax ETS-T40-W [ETS-T40-W]
Gelid GX-7 Rev.2 [CC-GX7-02-A]
Gelid SlimHero [CC-SHERO-01-A]
Gelid Tranquillo Rev.2 [CC-TRANQ-02-A]
Noctua NH-D14 (Socket 2011) [NH-D14 SE2011]
Noctua NH-D15 [NH-D15]
Noctua NH-L9i [NH-L9I]
Noctua NH-U12S [NH-U12S]
Noctua NH-U14S [NH-U14S]
Scythe Ashura [SCASR-1000]
Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 [SCKC-3000]
Scythe Kotetsu [SCKTT-1000]
Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition [SCMG-4PCGH]
Scythe Mugen 4 [SCMG-4000]
SilverStone Argon AR01 [SST-AR01]
SilverStone Heligon HE01 [SST-HE01]
Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 [ARCHON SB-E X2]
Thermalright Macho Rev. A [100700717]
Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme [100700412]
Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Special Edition [100700409]
Thermalright True Spirit 90 M [100700538]


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Thu: 10/02/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"Asetek® (ASETEK.OL), the world’s leading supplier of computer liquid cooling solutions, today announced that it shipped its 2,000,000th unit in September 2014. Asetek originally designed the first sealed loop liquid cooler in 2003. Due to the inherent drawbacks of traditional kit based liquid cooling (size, reliability, leaks, cost), Asetek invented the All-In-One liquid cooler category.

Since then, Asetek liquid cooling has been adopted into a diverse range of markets. From the enthusiast segment and gaming PCs to enterprise workstations and servers, Asetek has become the most used and most reputable liquid cooling company in the world.

Asetek is the only liquid cooling vendor with an established Tier 1 PC, workstation and server customer base and is using that experience to reach the data center markets. Because much of the technology is shared between the desktop and data center products, every desktop PC liquid cooler Asetek sells serves as validation to the data center markets."

“Crossing the two million units shipped milestone is an incredible achievement that speaks to the quality of our solution as well as the trust that we have built with our customers,” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “This success propels us into new areas such as GPU cooling and the data center market where our solutions solve problems that traditional cooling cannot.”

Factory filled and sealed for maximum reliability and ease-of-use, Asetek's patented liquid coolers have been thoroughly tested and certified to operate without maintenance for over 50,000 hours."

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° asetek


Thu: 10/02/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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CoolingZone reports: "Cooler Master's heat pipe family includes 1mm thick "Ultra-slim", dual diameter heat pipes and loop heat pipes. The Ultra-slim products are focused on mobile applications where both size and performance are crucial. The dual diameter heat pipes are engineered for applications that require high performance but at a reduced weight. Applications requiring multiple traditional heat pipes can see a 25% reduction in the number of heat pipes when replacing them with Cooler Master Dual-diameter. Cooler Master is working with OEM's in LED, telecommunications, cloud computing and mobile computing with their OEM heat pipe line. "



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