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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. While Scythe doesn't overtly market its heatsinks as DeepCool's Maelstrom 240 is a self contained CPU liquid 
cooling system consists of a dual fan, 240mm wide aluminum heat 
exchanger and combination pump head / skived copper waterblock. With Frostytech's synthetic thermal test platforms applying up to a 200W heat load, only we can accurately rank how the Maelstrom 240 liquid cooler stacks up DeepCool's Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 heatsink is a revised version of the original Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink, which Frostytech tested about a year back. The Lucifer K2 heatsink only differs in that it's not nickel plated and ships with a slim profile (20mm thick)120mm fan which makes the heatsink a little more accommodating on confined motherboards.
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Fri: 07/22/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Thanks to the brand new Performance 280 Starter Liquid Cooling Kit by EK Water Blocks we now know that you can still get the performance offered by larger 360mm radiators even if your case only has room for up to 280mm long ones.

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° nikktech

Fri: 07/22/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Air cooling is big business, with the majority of systems running some kind of stock or tower air cooler to get the job done, and this is perfectly fine as air is more than capable of running a systems cooling needs, at least for most people. Up from that, you’ve got AIO water coolers, offering increased cooling performance that can keep your system running cooler and quieter, as well as giving you headroom to overclock your system. However, today we’ll be going to the top level with custom loop water cooling hardware from Raijintek, taking a look at the latest components in their Atlantis series.

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° eteknix

Tue: 07/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Heatsink designs are driven by the fundamental principle that a larger surface area equates to better heat dissipation than a smaller area. Factoring in componential consent, modern aftermarket CPU tower heatsinks had to get creative to compensate and dial-in the efficiency needed, hence the rise of dual-tower cooler designs. By isolating the two ends of the heatpipe set into two …

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° modders

Tue: 07/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Reeven Four Eyes Touch is a stylish fan controller to complement computers sporting an unused 5.25" drive bay, allowing you to choose how hot or cool your build is -- literally
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° aphnetworks

Tue: 07/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The SilentiumPC Fortis 3 Malik Customs Edition Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the Fortis 3 with one 140mm PWM-Fan and five 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU."

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° technic3d

Tue: 07/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Reeven is the new kid on the block, and is attempting to break into the CPU cooling market here in North America. Without a doubt that is a tall order considering just how crowded that space is. The Justice however looks to have what it takes to be a great CPU air cooler, but it all about temperatures, noise, and install when it comes to value.
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° hardocp

Tue: 07/19/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"In a recently published article in the journal Materials Horizons, Baratunde Cola, an associate professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, highlights the potential of silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer for cooling power-hungry electronic devices. Interestingly it's not the silicon dioxide particles that do the cooling, rather the cooling occurs as the result of a nanoscale electromagnetic effect created on the surface of these 'sand' particles. This base material would typically be an insulator but using its nanopaticles with a high dielectric constant medium like water or ethylene glycol at the surfaces makes it a superb conductor."

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° hexus

Mon: 07/18/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this quick test we look at the new ML series fans from Corsair, with the ML short for Magnetic levitation. By assigning these fans an RPM below 1250 they remain silent, yet offer really proper airflow. Join us in a quick look at the fans.
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° guru3d

Thu: 07/14/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink
In its most basic form, the new Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 is a large well-made enclosure that makes good use of steel, aluminum and glass. However take a closer look and it's without a doubt one of the most flexible and customizable computer cases on the market and possibly the best full-tower of 2016.
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° techspot

Thu: 07/14/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
You’ll know Noctua they are a world-renowned cooling company. Everyone will know their normal range of cooling fans too, they have a unique colour scheme you can’t forget and cooling performance to match. A little less well-known are the Noctua industrialPPC Fan Series, a product range of fans aimed at the end-user that requires “enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection” for “industrial heavy duty applications”.
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° hardwareslave

Wed: 07/13/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Cooler Master have made some seriously good CPU coolers in the past, the clue is in their name, “cooler” and “master”, so one would think they’re pretty good at that whole cooling thing!

With their seemingly endless popularity in the air cooling market, such as the legendary 212X, as well as their high-quality AIO coolers, we have been eager to see what they come up with next. Introducing the MasterLiquid series, which features their own unique FlowOp technology, a 100% Cooler Master designed pump, a new radiator design, brand new fans and more, the MasterLiquid is one of the most interesting AIO coolers we’ve had in the eTeknix office for a long time.

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° eteknix

Tue: 07/12/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Phanteks are probably more known for their PC chassis than for anything else, including their coolers. Phanteks have an extensive range of chassis and accessories for their chassis including a range of fans. The Phanteks Evolv is probably one of the most recognised chassis out there, and still gets a lot of coverage.
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° hardwareslave

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Cooler Master is updating the Hyper line of CPU coolers with the Hyper 212X. Featuring a time-tested, single-tower design much like its predecessors, the Hyper 212X looks to build upon their success. Bringing better performance and lower noise levels to the table, this evolution on the 212 EVO could very well become the next go-to budget cooler.
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° techpowerup

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It was accepted for many years that Large CPU coolers were something you simply had to compromise with in terms of clearance, versatility and difficulty of installation. Thankfully, CRYORIG thinks it's a matter of perspective and disagrees, offering a wide range of CPU coolers of varying sizes that are very user-friendly and clearance aware. The CRYORIG H5 Ultimate is a …
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° modders

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
AMD launched a new version of the six-core FX-6350 CPU, with the Wraith cooler. Let's see if is it a good choice.
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° hardwaresecrets

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
One of the good things about AIO CPU coolers is that you do not have to worry about component clearance for the most part on your motherboard. Since memory manufacturers have all but given up making sensibly sized RAM heatspreaders the standard, AIO's have become the cooler of choice for many. While it provides plenty of clearance around the pump/block …
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° modders

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"I am a pretty big fan of Scythe CPU coolers. While the company is not all that well known here in the United States their coolers perform quite well and are priced quite aggressively compared to some of the other big name cooling companies out there. Today on the review block we have the Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler. This is a dual-tower cooler that features two of Scythe's own Slip Stream 120 mm PWM fans, six 6 mm copper heatpipes, and Scythe's Hyper Precision Mounting System. Is this the CPU cooler for your next build? Read on as we find out!"
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° thinkcomputers

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Like most case manufacturers, Cooler Master is constantly looking at the enthusiast’s to see what the next big trend in computer cases will be. Last year, Cooler Master came out with their MasterCase line, designed at making a modular case. Purchase one model, and then purchase add-on parts to modify and customize the case. With the success of that line, they are now expanding their maker series with the MasterBox, where “You Decide the Inside”. Where the MasterCase allowed for a high degree of customization both inside and out, the MasterBox looks to simplify the customization of the interior. Today, we take a closer look at the Cooler Master MasterBox 5!
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° legitreviews

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We had the Reeven Euros cooling fan review and we liked it, it’s a good fan and makes a difference to your system’s airflow. Now we have the Reeven Coldwing series, namely the Coldwing 12 and Coldwing 14. Just like the Reeven Euros, there are several models in the range, we have the Coldwing 12 RY1225S15B-RP and the Coldwing 14 RM1425S17B-P.
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° hardwareslave

Mon: 07/11/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Primochill has a well-designed kit on their hands with the Praxis WetBench. They definitely did their homework going into its design, building a viable alternative to their original version WetBench. The most drastic differences are in the Praxis' structural design with its base structure constructed of a powder coated steel frame with acrylic accents instead of the original's fully acrylic design. The steel structure, while adding weight to the unit, adds stability and strength to the structure and kit as a whole."
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° pcper

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