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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, 
120mm PWM fan. The heatsink makes use of 'exposed heatpipe base' 
thermal design. Technically speaking, the Coolermaster Ergostand III supports laptops with footprints up to 15 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. 

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.
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Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua today presented its much-anticipated next-generation 120x25mm A-series fan and the complementary NA-SFMA1 adaptors that allow it to be used on 140mm based watercoolers. The new NF-A12x25 is the first fan made of Noctua’s novel Sterrox® LCP material and integrates the company’s latest innovations in aerodynamic engineering in order to achieve an unprecedented level of quiet cooling performance. While the NF-A12x25 becomes the new flagship model in the 120mm range, the classic NF-P12 will be reissued in the streamlined, more affordable redux line.

“The NF-A12x25 is our most advanced fan today. We’ve spent more than 4.5 years developing it and it’s been easily the most thorny, intricate development project we’ve completed so far,” explains Lars Strömbäck (Noctua CTO):“In order to achieve our goal of surpassing our renowned NF-F12 and NF-S12A, we went for a completely different approach and had to use a tip clearance of only 0.5mm, which poses various new difficulties in manufacturing.”

Whereas the award-winning NF-F12 and NF-S12A are specialised solutions that are either optimised for maximum static pressure or maximum airflow, the new NF-A12x25 follows the approach of Noctua’s A-series in being a true all-rounder that yields superb results in all types of usage, regardless of whether it’s in low-impedance, airflow-oriented applications such as case cooling, or high-impedance, pressure-demanding scenarios such as on heatsinks and watercooling radiators. In practice, the NF-A12x25 not only outperforms the renowned NF-F12 on 120mm based watercooling radiators, but combined with the new, optional NA-SFMA1 adaptor frames, it also offers better efficiency than many 140mm fans on 140mm based systems.

One of the cornerstones of the NF-A12x25’s next-generation performance is its record tight tip clearance (distance between the blade tips and the inside of the frame) of only 0.5mm. This highly ambitious design helps the NF-A12x25 to work more efficiently against back pressure, such as on heatsinks or radiators, by reducing leak flows through the gap between impeller and frame. Manufacturing a fan with such a small tip clearance is extremely delicate and was only made possible by Noctua’s new Sterrox® liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) material, which features extreme tensile strength, an exceptionally low thermal expansion coefficient and excellent dimensional stability.

“We have never put so much research and effort into a single fan so far, both on the level of fine-tuning the aerodynamic construction and on the level of materials and manufacturing,” says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO): “Many challenges had to be overcome, but now we’re proud with the end result and confident that the NF-A12x25 will become a new benchmark for premium-quality quiet 120mm fans.”

The NF-A12x25 will be available in a 4-pin PWM version for automatic speed control, 3-pin FLX version with Low-Noise Adaptors for three different speed settings as well as a near-silent 3-pin ULN (Ultra-Low-Noise) version. As the NF-A12x25 becomes the new flagship model in Noctua’s 120mm range, the classic NF-P12 moves to the streamlined, more affordable redux line. It will henceforth be available in 1700 and 1300rpm 4-pin PWM versions as well as 1300 and 900rpm 3-pin versions.

The suggested retail prices are as follows:
NF-A12x25 (all versions): EUR 29.90 / USD 29.90
NF-P12 redux (all versions): EUR 13.90 / USD 13.90
NA-SFMA1: EUR 11.90 / USD 11.90

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° noctua

Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Alphacool looks to strengthen their position in the liquid-cooling market with the all new Eisbaer LT series. Offering the convenience of a closed loop with the option of expansion, it features an all-copper design with sleek looks and industry standard parts.

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° techpowerup

Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

It's back to basics with a 120mm LCS, we check out the new Corsair Hydro Series H60 - a single fan 120mm AIO Liquid cooler series. No extravagant software control, just a simple enough cooler with nice capacity, low acoustics and more than adequate cooling capacity

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° guru3d

Sat: 04/28/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I’ll be comparing the performance of the Dashflow 240 against previous coolers I have tested. Dashflow 240 can sync with ASUS Aura, MSI Mystic Light, and is Gigabyte RGB Fusion Ready. For those with a motherboard without RGB sync capabilities, ID-Cooling includes a controller giving you full control over the RGB functionality of the Dashflow 240.

Thu: 04/19/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

After nearly a year from first announcing the Cu line of full copper coolers PC cooling innovator CRYORIG is now releasing the C7 Cu copper enhanced SFF ITX cooler. The C7 Cu is built from the award winning C7 architecture with one obvious upgrade, the extravagant use of copper for the whole heatsink body. By exchanging for a full copper build from aluminum has allowed the C7 Cu see improvements of up to 15% in thermal performance. The increased thermal performance without increased size is a key advantage of the C7 Cu especially in ultra-compact SFF/ITX builds where space is limited.

Aimed at solving the space limits of Small Form Factor ITX systems, the C7 Cu was set with the task of further improving performance but without increasing size or fan speed. Utilizing higher thermal conductive materials was the only answer for the C7 Cu. Copper is nearly twice as thermal conductive as aluminum but nearly three times as expensive. That’s why copper is normally only used on the most thermal critical components such as heatpipes and heatsink base plates. With the C7 Cu, CRYORIG has swapped out the aluminum elements of the C7 with pure copper. Thermal performance gains are close to 15% when compared to the original C7.

Built on the original C7 architecture, users can except to get the same features such as Zero Interference design on both Intel and AMD boards, included installation tool, and pre-installed 92 mm PWM fan with integrated anti-vibration pads aimed for SFF/ITX systems. The 92mm fan features CRYORIG’s Quad Air Intake system, with additional intakes are placed at the four corners of the fan. This allows the fan to pull air from the sides not just from the top, because in most SFF/ITX systems there’s limited space for air intake between the top of the heatsink and the case side panel.

The C7 Cu is set to release in mid to late April in Asia and late May to early June in the USA and Europe. Pricing is set at MSRP 49,95 USD (-tax) in the USA and 49,95 (vat incl.) in Europe.

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° cryorig

Thu: 04/19/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We have run m.2 Heatsinks through some of our tests, are they really necessary?"

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° tweaktown

Thu: 04/19/2018Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
AMD increases the threat against Intel with their new Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X processors."
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° tweaktown

Thu: 04/19/2018Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
AMD's new second-generation Ryzen processors are here. We run the Ryzen 7 2700X flagship through our completely revamped test suite, which features the latest BIOS, OS and software updates, as well as new tests and games. Results are very impressive and considerably reduce the gap to Intel's offerings.
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° techpowerup

Tue: 04/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Cooler Master, a global leader in manufacturing CPU coolers, computer components and peripherals, introduces its first addressable RGB all-in-one (AIO) liquid CPU coolers. The MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and MasterLiquid ML120R RGB are certified compatible with ASUS, MSI and ASRock motherboards and feature addressable RGB LEDs on both the fans and water block.

The MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and MasterLiquid ML120R RGB feature a newly designed pump with 12 addressable RGB LEDs on the water block and eight addressable RGB LEDs on each fan, capable of 16.7million color options. Users can easily customize each LED, individually, through the addressable RGB software from ASUS, MSI and ASRock motherboards, or with Cooler Master’s upcoming MasterPlus+ software for complete ambient control.

Cooler Master’s MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and ML120R RGB come equipped with a new addressable RGB LED controller for use and compatibility with non-addressable RGB components and easy lighting and mode control. A 3-in-1 addressable RGB splitter is also included in the packaging.

Exclusively designed in-house, the MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and ML120R RGB are constructed with a low-profile, dual chamber pump that separates incoming coolant from the radiator-bound heated coolant. Cooler Master’s unique pump design maximizes CPU cooling results and assists in maintaining ideal system temperatures. In addition, Both the MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and ML120R RGB feature a precision machined microchannel cold plate to quickly dissipate heat, FEP tubing on the interior and sleeved tubing on the exterior for a premium look and extended durability.

MasterLiquid ML240R RGB
Addressable RGB LED pump with 16.7 million colors
Dual chamber pump design to separate incoming and outgoing coolant
2 x MasterFan MF120R ARGB (Addressable RGB fans)
Double Layer Tubing - Inner FEP Tubing, Outer Sleeve Tubing
Low Resistance 240mm Radiator
Wired addressable RGB Controller and addressable RGB splitter cable

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120R RGB
Addressable RGB LED pump with 16.7 million colors
Dual chamber pump design to separate incoming and outgoing coolant
1 x MasterFan MF120R ARGB (Addressable RGB fans)
Double Layer Tubing - Inner FEP Tubing, Outer Sleeve Tubing
Low Resistance 120mm Radiator
Wired addressable RGB Controller and addressable RGB splitter cable

The MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and MasterLiquid ML120R RGB are available for purchase today for a starting MSRP of $119.99 USD (240mm) and $99.99 USD (120mm). "

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° coolermaster

Tue: 04/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

NZXT just super-sized their Kraken series liquid coolers, meet the x72 for cases with 280 mm radiator mounts. This new cooler is compatible with CAM software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with three 120mm PWM fans and a nice radiator to go with it, the performance is really good, next to being extremely silent, NZXT probably has got the best-LED lighting system implementation in the industry as well.

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° guru3d

Tue: 04/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

In a world dominated by closed-loop liquid coolers from Asetek, Aerocool's P7-L240 dares to be different with a custom pump design. RGB LEDs in this cooler's pump head and fans make it stand out in a system, too. We put the P7-L240 to the test with our Core i9-7980XE to see if it can beat the heat.

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° techreport

Tue: 04/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Phanteks has added a reservoir to their Glacier lineup of watercooling products. The R160, and its taller brother, the R220 come with a frosted acrylic body and a black, sandblasted aluminum heatsink on the back. Also included is an integrated pump top for the Laing DDC.
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° techpowerup

Mon: 04/16/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Cooler Master MasterAir MA610P is directly descended from the MasterAir Maker 8. It is designed for gamers and overclockers who demand ultra-low temperatures, aggressive RGB lighting, and total control over their air cooling.
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° techarp

Sun: 04/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
There is no doubt that Deepcool has been bringing some of most innovative case designs to the market in recent years. We’ve seen the likes of the Tristellar, then the Quadstellar, and now we have the Dukase Liquid. It is essentially a fairly typical mid-tower design, but with an integrated liquid cooler and flow meter. At £150, however, can it do enough to prove a worthwhile investment?
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° kitguru

Sun: 04/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Bridging the gap between AIO liquid CPU coolers and complete water cooling kits the Fluid Gaming A120 and A240 liquid CPU cooling sets by EK Water Blocks are the ideal solution for people looking to get the best of both worlds.
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° nikktech

Sun: 04/15/2018Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
Overclockers UK, based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, invited us down to investigate their de-lidding and speed-binning process. We spent a day working alongside Ian 8-Pack Parry, world-renowned overclocking guru, and the OcUK Tech Labs Team to witness the procedure first hand.
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° vortez

Thu: 04/12/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With cooling efficiency rivaling that of the legendary NH-D15 by Noctua and all-black looks the brand new Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 7 CPU coolers by be quiet! could become the weapons of choice for demanding gamers and professionals alike.
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° nikktech

Wed: 04/11/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The Dark Rock 4 is a single-tower CPU cooler featuring 6 copper heatpipes, many ceramic-coated aluminium fins and a 135mm Silent Wings fan, in the hope of achieving near-silent operation while keeping temperatures in check.

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° vortez

Wed: 04/11/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
be quiet! looks to recapture the high-end air-cooling crown with the new and improved Dark Rock Pro 4. It is a dual-fan, dual-tower design that will certainly turn a few heads. However, it won't be due to noise. Silent and powerful, this new challenger looks to dethrone Noctua's NH-D15.
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° techpowerup

Tue: 04/10/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

We test and review the be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler. Armed with totally black looks and a very silent fan, the new Dark Rock 4 might be able to impress you. It offers 200 Watts of cooling power, enough for most processors and a bit of overclocking, it, however, remains ridiculously silent.

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° guru3d

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