be quiet! are one of the leading names in the PC component market. Not only do they make some of the best power supplies on the market, but they’ve also got many award-winning CPU coolers, fans, and in recent years, some stunning chassis products too. Of course, with a name like be quiet! it’s hardly surprising that many of their products are also the quietest in their respective markets, and that’s something we expect to see in their latest product, the Pure Base 600.
CRYORIG looks to improve their share of the all-in-one liquid cooler market by dominating the competition with the A80. Featuring their unique Hybrid Airflow Fan paired with a large 280 mm radiator, this interesting design might just turn a few heads.
It has been a while since we’ve had a chance to take a look at NZXT cooler, but in the past, we’ve been highly impressed with their products. Quite frankly, there hasn’t been a whole lot of innovation in the CPU cooler market, because it’s just tough to improve on something that’s already awesome. Instead, we see a lot of manufacturers adding visual improvements to the coolers to help make them stand out, but this really only helps for those who have windowed cases. Today we’re going to take a look at a trio of NZXT Kraken coolers, called the Kraken X42, X52, and X62. These coolers are updated version of the already successful X41 and X61 with a little added flare and were released just this past November.
With the MasterCase Pro 3, Cooler Master introduces a new compact mid-tower case, which is compatible with high-end components and mATX motherboard. The MasterCase Pro 3, like the other MasterCase cases, offers interesting features such as a modular HDD mounting system and a mid-plate to hide the power supply away. Overall this sounds like an interesting product and we're curious whether CoolerMaster is able to convice.
Noch Ende 2016 wurde ein neuer Kühler aus dem Hause Scythe vorgestellt, der vom Namen her eine lange Tradition hat und nun in der nächsten, der 5. Generation vorgestellt wurde. Die Rede ist vom Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Kühler. Die Mugen Serie gibt es schon seit mehreren Jahren und war bisher stets beliebt. Damit das so bleibt, hat Scythe viel Zeit in die Entwicklung investiert, um abermals die Leistung des Mugen 5 Kühlkörpers zu steigern und diesen gleichzeitig mit einem einzigartigen und brandneuen Lüfter auszustatten. Der mitgelieferte Kaze Flex 120 PWM Lüfter besticht durch geräuschreduzierende Gummiabsorber an den Rahmenecken, einem dynamischen Rotordrehzahlbereich von 300 bis 1.200 U/min und einem brandneuen FDB-Lager mit hochpräziser Abdichtung. Diese Eigenschaften garantieren einen sanften und leisen Betrieb in jedem Arbeitspunkt.
"Intel and AMD's announcements of their next-gen Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors might have some of you wondering whether you'll be looking at a total overhaul of your cooling and power supplies to accommodate the new chipsets and motherboards. Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals,has already prepared for the launch of these CPUs so you can apply your existing CPU coolers and power supplies to the upgraded chips.
Air and Liquid Cooling Compatibility
Virtually all of Cooler Master's liquid and air coolers are compatible with Intel Kaby Lake's LGA 1151 socket. For AMD Ryzen's AM4 socket, any models lacking native compatibility can be adapted using an upgrade kit.Check the list below for compatible models, and contact your local retailer or tech support to check for the availability of upgrade kits."
Thermaltake, the leading brand in PC thermal solutions, today announced the latest all-in-one liquid cooler line-ups – Water 3.0 Riing RGB 280, Water 3.0 Riing Red 280 and Water 3.0 Riing Red 140 at CES 2017 held at the Venetian Hotel Titian 2303 Suite from January 5th (Thu) to 8th (Sun). The Water 3.0 Riing Series comes with single/dual 140mm high-static pressure LED fans with a large surface radiator, high performance waterblock and pump for ultimate CPU cooling. The built-in patented Riing fan adopted PWM fan, compression blades and hydraulic bearings that guarantee superior cooling performance and quiet operation. Users can choose from Riing 14 RGB and Riing 14 Red to add style into their system. Moreover, the Water 3.0 Riing RGB 280 Series features reinforced sleeved cable that delivers the best durability and prevents the tubing from any damages. Most importantly, the self-contained design of the Water 3.0 Riing Series provides an easy installation system and a totally maintenance-free operation. The new Water 3.0 Riing Series is designed to exceed enthusiast’s expectations, and is now available on the market.
Riing 14 LED RGB 256 Colors Radiator Fan:
Featuring high-static pressure design, exceptional cooling performance and ultra-silent operation, the patented circular 256 multicolored 140mm RGB fan utilized PWM fan, concentrated compression blade, hydraulic bearings, wind blocker frame and anti-vibration mounting system. Moreover, the built-in LED ring can maintain color and brightness uniformity. The lighting is visible from all sides and angles.
Smart Fan Controller: A self-contained fan controller can switch between 5 LED modes including solid colors of red, blue, white, green or disable and cycle through 256 colors. Play/Pause functions allow users to cycle colors (color remains unchanged even after the PC has been turned off or rebooted) with speed control options reduce noise even more all from your fingertips.
High Efficiency Radiator:
Special designed 280mm large surface radiator not only doubles the cooling surface, but also supports up to 4 x 140mm fans for additional heat dissipation.
High Performance Waterblock and Reinforced Sleeved Cable:
The high performance copper base plate accelerates the heat conductivity. The pre-refilled coolant reduces any stress from liquid replenishment hassle. Additionally, cable sleeve design delivers the best durability and prevents the tubing surface from any damages and scratches.
High Reliability Pump:
The high quality and reliable pump enables the maximum amount of water circulation, keeping the copper plate continuously cool. The low evaporation tube effectively decreases the loss of coolant; therefore no refill is either needed or required.
Riing 14 LED Red Radiator Fan:
Featuring high-static pressure design, exceptional cooling performance and ultra-silent operation, the patented LED 140mm fan utilized PWM fan, concentrated compression blade, hydraulic bearings, wind blocker frame and anti-vibration mounting system. Moreover, the built-in LED ring can maintain color and brightness uniformity. The lighting is visible from all sides and angles.
Special designed 280mm/140mm large surface radiator not only doubles the cooling surface, but also supports up to 4/2 x 140mm fans for additional heat dissipation.
The high performance copper base plate accelerates the heat conductivity. The pre-refilled coolant reduces any stress from liquid replenishment hassle.
GIGABYTE at CES 2017 demo'd a 2U server with an 8GPU, 2CPU system with 24 memory modules fully immersed in a bath of a 3M Novec hydrocarbon (an inert, non-conductive fluid). Covering the CPU/GPUs was nothing more than large copper heatsinks.
"The concept for this design is a two-phase change from liquid to vapor and back, using no pumps but relying on the fact that the gas will condense and fall back into the solution and sink, causing automatic cycling. To cool the vapor as it rises through the system, a cold radiator is placed inside the sealed system.
Novec 72DA liquid is a solution of 70% 1,2-trans-dichloroethylene, 4-16% ethyl nonafluorobutyl ether, 4-6% ethyl nonafluoroisobutyl ether and trace other similar methyl variants. The liquid has a boiling point of 45ºC at very low viscosity (0.4 cP, compared to 0.89 cP for water), but also a low specific heat capacity (1.33 J/g/K, compared to 4.184 for water). "
Thermaltake, a leading brand in PC cooling solutions, today introduced Thermaltake C1000 Opaque Coolant Black, the latest in a series of C1000 non-transparent coolants that Thermaltake has launched since 2016. Highlight features on the new coolant are same as the other members in the C1000 Opaque coolant family (red/green/blue/orange/yellow/white/purple), such as made in Germany, virtually odorless, non-flammable, fully biodegradable, excellent cooling performance and easy bottle filler design, but it’s the first pure black coolant on the market. Users can also choose Pacific radiator series, Pacific reservoir & pump series, Pacific W4 RGB CPU water block, Pacific 16mm OD and 12mm OD fittings and PETG tubes to customize their liquid cooling system!
The new Thermaltake C1000 Opaque Coolant Black is celebrating its launch at Thermaltake CES 2017 held at the Venetian Hotel Titian 2303 Suite from January 5th (Thu) to 8th (Sun). The C1000 Opaque Coolant Black is now available to order at TT Premium (http://ttpremium.com/) and select resellers.
Many graphics card manufacturers now sell ‘hybrid’ cards – cards which make use of a closed loop cooler as well as a traditional blower-style fan. Rather than shelling out the extra cash for one of those cards, however, Arctic think you should buy their Accelero Hybrid III-140 kit. It is designed to offer the same hybrid experience, but can cater to a much wider array of graphics cards.
"EK Water Blocks confirms that all of its current CPU water blocks will fully support the latest AMD Socket AM4 series processors (Ryzen CPUs and A-series APU codename Bristol Ridge) as the additional free upgrade. The mounting hole pattern of Socket AM4 is a little bit different from the old AMD Sockets (754, 939, 940, AM2(+), AM3(+),FM2(+)), meaning the old mounting plate is not compatible with Socket AM4.
"AMD's AM4 socket will indeed be using a new mounting solution, with the new socket using a 90mm x 54mm mounting solution instead of AMD's traditional AM3+/AM3/AM2/FM2/FM2+ 96mm x 48mm mounting solution."
"AMD sockets AM4 is a Pin Grid Array socket with zero insertion force. It maintains the same locking mechanism as the previous generation and takes up exactly the same area as AM3+, measuring in at 40x40mm. One of the most significant changes however is the number of pins. AM4 supports 1331 pins which is a very significant increase over the 942 of AM3+ and quite a bit more than Intel’s LGA1151. All AM4 APUs & CPUs featured integrated southbridges and natively support significantly more PCIe lanes & USB devices than before.That in addition to AM4’s cross-compatibility feature have been the primary drivers of the hefty 40%+ growth in pin contacts from AM3+ to AM4. To accommodate this the number of traces going in and out of the socket has also increased dramatically. This has unfortunately necessitated and adjustment of the socket’s cooler/heatsink mounting holes. Effectively breaking compatibility with all previous generation coolers for AM2, AM2+, AM3 & AM3+."
Hardware Labs has been a mainstay in the PC DIY watercooling industry for over 15 years now, with an emphasis on radiators for different needs. Today, we take a look at the new Nemesis GTR 360 for those who want the best possible thermal dissipation performance from their radiators.
Cooler Master's MasterLiquid Maker 92 is a unique liquid CPU cooler that fits all of its parts into one cluster atop the processor, and does it with a clever, hinged construction that allows it to be switched from an upright to a horizontal position at will. While the Maker 92 only occupies about as much space as a large tower air cooler in its upright position, the ability to fold it down provides both enhanced clearance and the option of directing airflow down to help cool motherboard components. But the big question for this cooler is just how effective can a closed-loop system be when it’s this compact? We’re about to find out!
"AMD today announced 16 cutting-edge high-performance AM4 motherboards from five manufacturers. In addition, AMD exhibited Ryzen processor-based "extreme performance" PC designs from 17 top system integrators across the globe as well as innovative third-party CPU cooler designs, demonstrating a ready and robust ecosystem for Ryzen CPUs. AMD also expects Ryzen-based designs from all top global PC OEMs, with more information on systems to be revealed at launch.
AMD and its motherboard partners today debuted a wide array of new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon two upcoming desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors: the X370 and X300. X370 chipset-based motherboards are designed for those who need the most performance, cutting-edge features, and superior I/O connectivity from their PCs including support for overclocking1, and dual graphics. For users looking for performance in a more compact size, the X300 chipset also features an AMD Ryzen-ready AM4 socket while utilizing the mini-ITX size ideal for small form factor PCs.
For enthusiasts and PC builders focused on a premium, quiet, and effective cooling solution or wishing to overclock, AMD is working with 15 top cooler manufacturers and vendors to create an array of aftermarket CPU coolers for AM4 processors. For ultra-quiet air cooling, Noctua will offer both its NH-D15 and its slimmer counterpart the NH-U12S. In, addition, EKWB will offer AM4 support for its custom water cooling solutions.
AMD Ryzen processor-based PCs, AM4 motherboards, and compatible cooling solutions are expected to be available in Q1 2017.
We review the very impressive NZXT Kraken 62 Series Liquid cooler. An all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for cases with 280 mm radiator mounts. This updated revision CPU cooler is compatible with NZXT CAM software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor.
We are often told by online pundits that you have to use a static pressure fan for your heatsink or radiator, and that you have to use an airflow fan to intake or exhaust air from your chassis. In another fact-finding mission, I want to find out if the first claim is true – does it really matter if you want to put an airflow fan on your heatsink, not a static pressure model?