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In this review Frostytech is testing the Phanteks PH-TC12LS heatsink, a top-down low profile heatsink that stands 74mm tall and weighs in at 500grams. The PH-TC12LS has a footprint about the size of the 120mm PWM fan that rests atop its black-painted aluminum fins.  The whole premise behind the slim-tower Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink is not overhanging memory slots - if you've built an Intel X99 based computer recently, you're undoubtedly aware that the memory slots straddle either side of the LGA2011-3 CPU socket with a little less than 20mm to spare. On the review bench today we have Scythe's Ashura 
heatsink; this is a fairly standard tower cooler equipped with a 140mm 
fan. The Ashura cooler stands 162mm tall, making it suitable 
for full tower cases where AIO liquid coolers are often too 
bulky. The NH-U9S heatsink stands 125mm tall and has a square footprint of 95x95mm. Weighing 618grams, the heatsink is built around five 6mm diameter heatpipes which are soldered to the aluminum cooling fins and copper base plate in typical Noctua fashion. By doing away with the heatsink heatspreader, inconsistencies in the solder bond between heatpipes and copper base plate are omitted. The exposed heatpipe base approach also lightens things up, the 160mm tall SE-214X weighs a modest 740grams. In addition to the copper heatpipes there is the aforementioned vertical aluminum rod going down through the center 
of the fins.
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Mon: 04/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Quote: The Hydro H110i GT is meant to be Corsair's newest flagship CPU cooler and with a pair of high performance 140mm fans, it attains some amazing numbers.

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° hardwarecanucks

Sun: 04/12/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink stands 161mm tall and weighs 740grams. It's built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes, a chunky nickel plated copper heatspreader and two black painted aluminum cooling fin towers, each 19mm wide. At the center of the heatsink is a 140mm PWM fan that operates at 1600-500RPM, producing upwards of 47dBA according to our real world noise measurements. The fan itself moves 68CFM at 1.62mmH2O, according to manufacturer specs.

Phanteks' PH-TC14S heatsink installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 and Intel LGA2011/1366/115x/775 processors. Retail price is around $49USD/CDN.

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° Frostytech

Sat: 04/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“With advances in pump, radiator, reservoir and fitting designs, things have gotten to the point where almost anyone can create and install a custom cooling solution specific to their system. XSPC is one of the handful of pioneering companies that made custom liquid cooling so commonplace today. The new X20 420 Single and Twin pump BayRes may save on space and and your hard earned money.”
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° pureoverclock

Sat: 04/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
A touchscreen fan controller with smartphone connectivity? Let's see if innovation has brought the BitFenix Recon to the next level.
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° aphnetworks

Sat: 04/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Manufacturers have been building factory overclocked components for a little while now. Asus, EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte all have GPUs that boast higher than reference clock speeds.With higher clock speeds, comes more heat. To deal with the extra heat, fans ramp up and more noise is generated. For the most part, more noise isn't too much of an issue for …
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° modders

Sat: 04/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
„The Grandis XE1236 is the pinnacle of SilentiumPC CPU cooler lineup. This dual-radiator monster offers stellar cooling potential for the hottest processors on the market. The performance comes from massive heat dissipation area and the XE Technology, an additional solid copper heat spreader that transmits the heat from the CPU more efficiently to all six F6mm U-shaped heat-pipes unleashing their full potential.“

Fri: 04/10/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
When Cooler Master first got the idea to use noise-reduction material inside a chassis, more than 7 years ago, it unfortunately went with the name Sileo. Changing the brand to Silencio was a smart move and now, in 2015, we have a new range of quiet chassis under the KitGuru studio lights with Chris Gough from Cooler Master to explain the latest features.
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° kitguru

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

At CES 2015, Corsair announced that in the first quarter of 2015, they were updating their AIO liquid coolers with a higher efficiency radiator, and a new design. The Corsair Hydro H80i GT is Corsair’s smalled AIO liquid cooler and can be found online under part number CW-9060017-WW for $99.99 with free shipping. It features two 120mm fans, a 49mm thick radiator, Corsair Link compatibility, fabric mesh covered tubes, lower cost and a five year warranty from Corsair. If a larger AIO liquid cooler is preferred, Corsair also updated their 240mm system with the H100i GTX, it costs a little more at $119.99 with free shipping.

Today, we will be focusing on the Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT, recently Legit Reviews took a look at the H100i GTX.

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° legitreviews

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"For almost two decades now Asetek has been building cooling products that help increase CPU speed and performance. The Danish company specializes in liquid cooling solutions for everything from data centers to your home gaming rig. You may not realize it, but you might know them very well from the excellent AIO coolers that are sold to other companies to be rebranded. Today we are going to take a look at four of their AIO coolers, the 510LC, 550LC, 570LX, and the 591LX. All four coolers under the Asetek brand are all used in pre-built machines by companies like CyberPowerPC and iBuyPower."

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° thinkcomputers

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Raijintek might sound like a new player in the cooling game but from what they have shown so far, they are far from amateurs. With German design and Taiwanese production behind them, Raijintek offers a new balance of affordability and performance that rivals much larger and established companies. Seeing an opportunity in the enthusiast cooling segment, Raijintek aims to leave …

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° modders

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Raijintek might sound like a new player in the cooling game but from what they have shown so far, they are far from amateurs. With German design and Taiwanese production behind them, Raijintek offers a new balance of affordability and performance that rivals much larger and established companies. Seeing an opportunity in the enthusiast cooling segment, Raijintek aims to leave …

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° modders

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

All in one (AIO) liquid CPU cooling solutions have been around for quite a few years now (made primarily by Asetek and CoolIT) and as we all know are gaining ground against regular CPU air coolers since in most cases these are easier to install, offer zero clearance issues with memory modules and mainboard components and of course perform and look better. However although the high-end 240mm models made their appearance shortly after the mid-end 120/140mm models it wasn't until somewhat recently that we witnessed the release of the very first ultra-high-end 360mm models like the Water 3.0 Ultimate by Thermaltake and the H320 by Swiftech.

DeepCool also launched their own 360mm AIO model as part of their brand new CAPTAIN series and it so happens that today we have it on our test bench.

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° nikktech

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The range of headsets from Element Gaming are named after Nobel gases and the first we take a look at the Neon 300. Being an entry level product, there is glossy plastic, in this case it is black complimented by a mid-blue colour, similar to the blue LED lighting seen on many keyboards. What the price level doesn't tell you is that the Neon 300 has 50mm drivers driven via USB as well as offering a colourful LED lighting effect. Though the actual products are made by a Chinese OEM that are used by various other brands, it would appear that this OEM are able to cater for third party specifications and design allowing for variation.
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° vortez

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In the world of PC cooling few names carry as much weight as Noctua; an Austria based cooling technology company, which specializes in high-end air coolers and fans. You may even consider them the BMW of PC cooling. Their former flagship air cooler: the NH-D14 holds high regard with PC enthusiasts and overclockers everywhere. So naturally when they approached us to do a review of the cooler replacing that highly successful model: the Noctua NH-D15, we jumped at the opportunity!
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° technologyx

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua is a well known player in the enthusiast market for highly efficient, low-noise CPU cooling solutions. The latest additions to their lineup, the NH-D9L and NH-U9S, are smaller than the typical coolers we've reviewed here at PC Perspective in recent times. However, Noctua again proves their design prowess with the fact that these coolers held up to the rigorous demands of our testing at both stock and overclocking settings. And we all know that the Haswell and Haswell-E processors put major pressure on the cooling solution as the core speed and voltage is increased. Both coolers come standard with Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting mechanism, ensuring a secure mount between the cooler and CPU.
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° pcper

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"I went into this review with certain hopes. It had been quite a while between model updates from Corsair, and there had been some releases not made by CoolIt or Asetek that had shown some improvements recently. This had me expecting something fresh, and when the initial photos of the units were released I was very impressed."
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° hitechlegion

Thu: 04/09/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"The AMD A10-7800 is a mainstream desktop CPU (or APU, as the manufacturer calls it), altough it is one the most expensive processors available for the platform FM2+. The A-series 7xxx CPUs are codenamed "Kaveri", and they are more energy-efficient than the previous generation, "Richland". The A10-7800 has a 65 W TDP, which can be lowered to 45 W (at expense of a lower maximum clock rate), if the BIOS of your motherboard supports this option. The A10-7800 is based on a microarchitecture called "Steamroller" and, as mentioned, it uses the FM2+ socket."
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° hardwaresecrets

Mon: 04/06/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Raijintek is upping their game by entering the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler market with the Triton. Not content with off-the-shelf, self-contained units, they have instead entered the market swinging with an expandable system. Customizable and to be had for a sweet price, the competition might be in for a world of hurt.
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° techpowerup

Mon: 04/06/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The evolving PC market moves towards yet smaller and faster Computer systems. Scythe reacts to the trend and offers its most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler, which is focusing on small PCs and Mini-ITX based chassis. Kodati supports the latest platforms of both AMD® and Intel®. Scythe introduces the simplistic E.I.S mounting system with the Kodati, which allows fast mounting without the need for a backplate.

The CPU cooler is amazingly compact with the dimensions of 82,5 x 95 x 34 mm (3.25 x 3.74 x 1.34 inch) and low weight of mere 180 grams (6.35 oz). Thanks to its height of only 34 millimeters and the fan being mounted between the heatsink and the baseplate, it is possible to use the Kodati even in really slim chassis where other heatsinks won’t fit.

CPU-Heat is being passed from the copper-baseplate to the aluminum fin-structure using two 6 mm copper-heatpipes. Both the heatpipes and the baseplate have been nickel-plated. Scythe supplies the Kodati CPU cooler with a preinstalled Slip Stream Slim 80 PWM fan. The 80-millimeter fan can be controlled by the motherboard, thanks to the PWM-function, in the range from 800 and 3.300 RPM. Hence allows the fan to move between 6,0 and 24,82 cubic feet per minute (10,2 ~ 42,2m³/h) at a low noise level from 8,2 to 32,5 dBA.

Compatibility to a big variety of sockets has always been a strong point of Scythe CPU Coolers. The new Kodati supports the Intel® sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156 and LGA1366 as well as AMD® sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+. Scythe suggests a maximum TDP of 65 watts for the Kodato CPU Cooler. In case of well-cooled PC case environments, CPUs with a maximum TDP of 88 Watt can be cooled as well. The new „Easy Installation with Screw“ mounting system has been developed especially for the Kodati, to allow easy mounting without the need of a backplate. All required mounting clips, as well as the user manual and thermal grease are supplied in the Kodati package.

Scythe Kodati CPU Cooler (Model no. SCKDT-1000) is available as of today, whereas the suggested retail price is 18,00 EUR (excl. Taxes).

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° etonix

Mon: 04/06/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
Where is Intel Broadwell? Hardware Editors Leo Waldock and Luke Hill discuss Broadwell which is due to be replaced by Skylake in a few months' time. The snag is that Intel hasn't yet released the laptop and desktop versions of Broadwell so the clock is ticking. Or is it tocking?
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° kitguru

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