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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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Mon: 10/16/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

In this review we would like to present a new product from Arctic’s portfolio. The Arctic Freezer 33 (Plus) is a development of the previously tested Arctic Freezer i32/A32. Where we can find the innovations and what the cooler does in our test system, we show on the next pages.

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° ocinside

Mon: 10/16/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

When it comes to releasing relevant, high quality computer peripherals that feature RGB lighting, Corsair has cemented themselves as one of the best in the industry, with a solid lineup of RGB-capable products constantly being released. Today, we are looking at Corsair’s latest entry into the RGB fan market, the LL120 RGB case fan, which were shipped in a Triple Pack ($119.99 shipped) that includes the Corsair Lighting Node Pro...

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° legitreviews

Thu: 10/12/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Arctic has released a new heatsink for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU called the Freezer 33 TR - this cooler is designed specifically for Threadripper and has been tested by AMD and approved for all versions of 8 to 16 cores.

Says Arctic; "The CPU cooler is based on the award-winning Freezer 33 and convinces with a recommended TDP up to 200 watts. The Freezer 33 TR comes in a new design and is equipped with the especially powerful and newly developed BioniX F120 fan. The extremely silent three-phase motor convinces, among other things, through a low coil temperature and cools the up to 180 Watt of the 1900X, 1950X and 1920X processors extremely efficiently."

The Freezer 33 TR is now available in limited quantities in the ARCTIC Webshop at a price of $ 47.99. Compatibility of ARCTIC watercoolers

"For the Ryzen Threadripper processors, the Liquid Freezers 240 and 360 have been confirmed as AMD Ryzen Threadripper compatible CPU coolers up to 180 W TDP and the Liquid Freezer 120 up to 140 W TDP."

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° Arctic

Wed: 10/11/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we have Reeven’s Naia 240 AIO Liquid Cooler up for review (model RW-2401). Reeven manufactures a variety of air coolers, fans, cases, and a few other things, but this is their first foray into the all-in-one liquid cooler segment. From the looks of things, Reeven is off to a great start with this AIO unit.

Wed: 10/11/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua today presented two updates to its range of quiet low-profile CPU coolers. Successors to the award-winning NH-L9a and NH-L12, the new NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L12S models now support the AM4 socket of AMD’s Ryzen processors. Whereas the NH-L9a-AM4 stands a mere 37mm tall, which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form Factor cases that offer minimum clearance for CPU coolers, the slightly bigger NH-L12S comes equipped with the new NF-A12x15 PWM fan and combines excellent compatibility, surprising efficiency and remarkable flexibility.

“AMD has made a big impact on the market with its Ryzen architecture and the platform will become even more interesting for compact HTPC builds when the first Ryzen-based APUs are introduced next year,” says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “We’re thus updating two of our award-winning low-profile models to support Ryzen’s AM4 socket.”

The new NH-L9a-AM4 is an AM4-specific revision of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9a low-profile CPU cooler. At a height of only 37mm, the NH-L9a is ideal for extremely slim cases and, due to its small footprint, it provides 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility as well as easy access to near-socket connectors, even on tightly packed mini-ITX motherboards. The custom-designed SecuFirm2™ mounting system for the AM4 socket makes installation child’s play and, thanks to the highly optimised NF-A9x14 92mm fan that supports fully automatic speed control via PWM, the NH-L9a-AM4 runs remarkably quietly.

The new S-version of the renowned NH-L12 not only adds AM4 support but also gives more flexibility and improved performance in low-profile mode. Thanks to the new NF-A12x15 PWM slim 120mm fan, the NH-L12S provides even better cooling than the previous model with its 92mm fan. At the same time, the NH-L12S is highly versatile: with the fan installed on top of the fins, the cooler is compatible with RAM modules of up to 45mm in height. With the fan installed underneath the fins, the total height of the cooler is only 70mm, making it suitable for use in many compact cases. Topped off with a SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system for Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA20xx (LGA2066, LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3) and AMD (AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+), the NH-L12S is ideal for both Intel and AMD-based HTPC or SFF builds.

Prices and availability Both models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The suggested retail prices are EUR 39.90 / USD 39.90 for the NH-L9a-AM4 and EUR 49.90 / USD 49.90 for the NH-L12S.



General AM4 compatibility information:

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° noctua

Wed: 10/11/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we have the honor to test the brand new Arctic BioniX case fans for the product launch. More specifically, the Arctic BioniX F120 and Arctic BioniX F140 gaming fans with PWM PST, which are available in various colors. We are anxious to see if Arctic can continue their usual quality and what the fans can afford.
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° ocinside

Wed: 10/11/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

While EVGA may be best known for its graphics cards, motherboards and power supplies, the company has recently ventured into the magical world of liquid coolers. Using 5th generation Asetek hardware, the imaginatively named CLC 240 should provide good cooling, an easy installation process and – of course – RGB lighting. But how does it fare against the competition? Let’s find out.

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° kitguru

Wed: 10/11/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
This 120mm cooler is bundled with not one, but two of the company's latest BioniX fans. These are PWM blowers with rotation speeds between 200 and 1800 RPM. Colour choices for this specific model are black with either red, yellow, green or white accents. We got yellow but you can't win 'em all - this element is subjective, of course. We feel the black heatsink itself however is a nice design choice. Arctic don't appear to publicise the reasons behind the eSports moniker, but based on the mid-range pricing and available colour schemes it's presumably aimed at these such users.
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° vortez

Fri: 10/06/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Reeven has been around only for a few years however that doesn’t stop them from slowly growing their line up for the consumers. Their first attempt at liquid cooling solutions for the computer enthusiasts is called the Naia 240. The Reeven Naia 240 is an all-In-one liquid CPU cooling system that has some pretty unique features such as drainable CPU …
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° modders

Thu: 10/05/2017Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
“I found out that an overclock over 5.0GHz on all cores was not going to happen, but between 4800 and 4900MHz was the sweet spot for this Core i7 8700K. Well, after setting the load line calibration to Mode 1 and applying a voltage of 1.25v in the Click BIOS. I finally settled at 4862MHz by setting the bclock multiplier to 48 and bumping the bclock up to 101.3MHz. Not stellar when you look at the Turbo Boost clock speeds of 4.7GHz on a single or pair of cores that are lightly loaded. However, this clock speed proved stable, but did get a bit warm even with a full-on liquid cooling system. Temperatures in the 90 °C range were not uncommon in some of the more demanding loads. A bit more tuning time on the voltage would surely reduce the thermals.”

Thu: 10/05/2017Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
Intel's Core i7-8700K and the Coffee Lake family of CPUs herald the arrival of more cores at every level of the company's desktop product stack. We game, stream, and create with the Core i7-8700K to see just how it feels to dive into Coffee Lake.
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° techreport

Wed: 10/04/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If you are looking at building an AMD TR4/SP3 platform for either a Ryzen Threadripper or Epyc processor you’ll likely find yourself looking for a CPU cooler. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core processor has a default TDP of 180 Watts and a maximum temperature of 68C for proper precision boost operation and 95C before thermal shutdown. One wouldn’t expect there to be many coolers that can hand that, but there are now over 20 all-in-one water cooling solutions and at least five air cooler options that are able to handle a Ryzen Threadripper processor at stock clock speeds. Read on to see how the Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3, Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 and Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 do on a Threadripper 1950X CPU as we compare them to a liquid cooler!
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° legitreviews

Tue: 10/03/2017Topic: Computer / SFF PCs    PermaLink
CRYORIG's R1 Ultimate looks to deliver top notch cooling even the R1 Universal cannot match. Eschewing the thin fan on the Universal, the Ultimate uses two full-size 140 mm fans for maximum cooling potential. Can it overcome the competition and reign as King of air coolers or will it fall short?
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° techpowerup

Mon: 10/02/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Antec may have chosen to put silence above raw cooling efficiency but thanks to its affordable price, 50.000 hours lifetime, LED lights and still very good performance across the board the latest Mercury 360 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler is a solid product worthy of your attention.
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° nikktech

Mon: 10/02/2017Topic: Cases    PermaLink

Cooler Master's Cosmos C700P E-ATX full-tower chassis is easily one of the best, if not the best, computer cases we have ever reviewed."

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° tweaktown

Mon: 10/02/2017Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Cooler Master Cosmos has an epic legacy that stretches back 25 years so it pleases us hugely to see the Cosmos C700P uses aluminium rails top and bottom that instantly remind us of the original design classic.

Naturally enough Cooler Master has brought the design screeching up to date with a tempered glass panel and a bunch of RGB lighting features. No high end case is complete without glass and RGB in 2017 however that is only the beginning of Cooler Master’s ambitions. There are two main thoughts behind the design of the Cosmos C700P that cause a certain amount of conflict. On the one hand it has interior panels that cover the drives and cables to keep the build immaculate and to focus your eyes on the motherboard, CPU, RAM and graphics. Balanced against that you can flip the interior over to enhance the cooling so your motherboard is mounted on the left side of the case and the GPU ends up above the CPU.

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° kitguru

Sat: 09/30/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Reeven has been around only for a few years however that doesn’t stop them from slowly growing their line up for the consumers. Their first attempt at liquid cooling solutions for the computer enthusiasts is called the Naia 240. The Reeven Naia 240 is an all-In-one liquid CPU cooling system that has some pretty unique features such as drainable CPU …
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° modders

Tue: 09/26/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today, we test several brand new RGB products from Cooler Master. We examine the Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 and 140 Airflow RGB fans as well as the Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB 3 in 1 Kit including the new Cooler Master RGB LED controller. In the following review we compare the cooling performance of the fans in several constellations and with over 50 pictures as well as 2 videos we show a lot of details and the great effects that Cooler Master has successfully implemented.
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° ocinside

Tue: 09/26/2017Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"We spend time investigating and testing AMD's various hardware modes for its Threadripper CPU to see what difference they make it performance."
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° tweaktown

Mon: 09/25/2017Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Today we are reviewing the Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler, the eighth revision of a Scythe mainstay. We reviewed the Scythe Mugen MAX CPU Cooler and it scored highly. We respect Scythe, they have been around cooling for enthusiasts from the very beginning of the modern worlds view of PCs. These days, if it doesn’t have any RGB lighting or rocket thrusters, it’s not up to date.

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° hardwareslave

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