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The Shadow Rock LP is a 75mm tall low profile heatsink rated for heat loads 
up to 130W TDP.  It's built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and 
relies on a single 120x120x25mm I've been playing with IBM's Watson Analytics, running Frostytech's test data through the wee cloud to see what it can predict. Here are some of the results. The Dark Rock TF has an upside-down pyramid sort of profile, measuring 
140x165mm at the top and 98x102mm at a height of 22mm above the CPU. It ships 
with two identical 135x25mm SilentWings fans that operate 1400RPM and move 
upwards of 68CFM at 1.85mm/H2O Scythe's Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The 
heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are 
swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four nearly-separate cooling towers. 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.
BEQUIET SHADOW ROCK LP HEATSINK REVIEW IBM WATSON ANALYTICS FOR HEATSINK TEST DATA BEQUIET DARK ROCK TF HEATSINK REVIEW SCYTHE MUGEN MAX SCMGD-1000 HEATSINK REVIEW PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS LOW PROFILE HEATSINK REVIEW
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Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"Rated at 4.0 GHz right out of the box with a 4.2GHz Turbo Boost clock speed, the Core i7 6700K is quick to start with. Enhancing that number is fairly easy and pays performance dividends if you choose to do so. I was able to get a stable 4.76GHz out of this processor without any real fuss. Overclocking the 6700K is easier now when you have the full bclock range to play with rather than being tied to specific gear ratios, like we have been in the past. My final overclock of 4.76GHz was run using the same overclocking principles that I have used for the last few years, but found that having the full spectrum back offers up some interesting possibilities, much like we had in the past."


Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: Motherboards    PermaLink
The GAMING M7 is, unsurprisingly, a motherboard for gamers. Even so, it performs more than lip-service to the idea of overclocking by adding more robust power circuitry and cooling to the basic design. It’s not quite as kitted out with heatspeaders and PCB shrouds as its bigger brother, but comparisons to the GAMING M5 certainly throw it into start relief thanks to some cool aesthetics and nifty automated overclocking tools. So, whilst you don’t see water cooling ports or ‘PCB armour’, you probably won’t feel hard done by if stretching the legs of your CPU is in your future.
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° vortez


Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
The 6th generation of Intel’s Core architecture, codenamed ‘Skylake’, is the latest in a line of CPUs which began with the Nehalem microarchitecture in 2008. Since then Intel followed a ‘tick-tock’ development strategy - alternating larger architectural revisions and smaller fabrication process nodes in each new release – which has been hugely successful in keeping them ahead of the game and the competition.
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° vortez


Tue: 08/04/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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The BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP is a 75mm tall low profile heatsink rated for heat loads up to 130W TDP. It's built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and relies on a single 120x120x25mm "PureWings 2" fan operating at 1500RPM (51CFM at 1.25mm/H2O according to manufacturer specs) to move air through a 22mm thick, horizontal nickel plated aluminum fin stack. The large fan gives the Shadow Rock LP an effective footprint of 122x136mm, with the solid copper heatspreader located asymmetrically to one side (85mm:51mm offset). The fan exhausts downward, so near by motherboard VRM components benefit from some airflow as well. Beyond that, BeQuiet's Shadow Rock LP weighs in at 395grams and features soldered heatpipe-to-aluminum fin joints for low thermal joint resistance.

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Mon: 08/03/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Xigmatek is well known for their funky PC chassis designs and today seems like it will be no exception to that. Their latest chassis, the Octans, is designed for the mini-ITX gaming market. There’s a lot of demand out there right now for smaller chassis, that are still just that little bit bigger, suitable for those that still want high-end graphics cards and other gaming hardware, but in a form factor that’s not too difficult to pick up and transport; a popular requirement for those who visit LAN gaming events.
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° eteknix


Sun: 08/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Last week, we tested the SilverStone Tundra TD02-E, which delivered great performance at a great price. With a smaller radiator, how will the TD03-E step up?
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° aphnetworks


Sun: 08/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Will the SilverStone Tundra TD02-E bring the tundra climate right into your PC?
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° aphnetworks


Sat: 08/01/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Nowadays in the market there may be a virtually unlimited number of CPU coolers but it wasn't that long ago when the only available solution people had was the quite noisy and not very good stock factory cooler (HSF). Of course back then overclocking didn't really exist and since performance benchmarks didn't really exist either (thus almost no performance competition between the few available systems) nobody really wanted more. Well i can't say with certainty if it was the increased needs in overclocking over the years or just the need many people had for "quieter" systems that actually opened the path for 3rd party CPU coolers in the market but regardless of the reason the end result is obvious to all (even though the number of available coolers may actually confuse some people). Our review today is about one such CPU Cooler and more specifically the Okeanos RC-1402 model by REEVEN.
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° nikktech


Sat: 08/01/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today at OCinside.de we published a review of the Raijintek Triton water cooling. Oh no, not a water cooler, again ! Exactly this is what some of you might have thought, reading this new review in the news. At this point, we can give the all-clear, because at least at one point, this water cooling differs greatly from previously tested water coolers. We will find out in this Raijintek Triton AIO water cooler review.
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Fri: 07/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Last week, we reviewed the Noctua NH-D15S. Now it is time for the latest C-series cooler from Noctua. How will the latest NH-C14S step up against the original NH-C14?
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° aphnetworks


Thu: 07/30/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
"The be quiet! Silent Base 800 Window Case arrived Technic3D. The 800 Window supports ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 4x 120mm or 6x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
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Wed: 07/29/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The mainstream priced low profile cooler has become an item in large demand, and it makes perfect sense that be quiet! would join the ranks given their position in the top tier of air cooling."
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Wed: 07/29/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The transformation of the NH-C14 to the NH-C14S was a very slight one. The tower simply needed to be shifted slight over, and at first glance the differences are nearly imperceptible. Thankfully the performance differences are imperceptible, as well, leaving you with simply a more compatible NH-C14. That said, the NH-C14S sits firmly atop the performance charts of top down coolers at any price. Mind you, pricing also sits atop that chart, but at $79.95 retail it is more than fair."
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° hitechlegion


Wed: 07/29/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today on our review bench is the Dark Rock TF from be quiet!, billed as the strongest performer yet in the manufacturer's lineup of silent heatpipe coolers. The TF stands for "top flow", which is evident in the design featuring two 135 mm Silent Wings fans laid flat and sandwiching no less than two differently sized heatsinks connected by six heatpipes. It looks plenty beefy, and we test to see if it has the cooling performance to match.
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° neoseeker


Tue: 07/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Scythe might not be one of the big names you hear of when it comes to air CPU coolers. Their coolers typically do not have over-the-top designs or are all that flashy, but when it comes to performance they have always been solid, and of course that is what is most important when it comes to CPU coolers. Today we will be taking a look at a rather inexpensive CPU cooler from Scythe, their Tatsumi. It is only $38.99 at my favorite online retailer and is a very compact cooler made to fit in pretty much any system. Let’s take a look and see what it can do."
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° thinkcomputers


Tue: 07/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"I’ve said it before and I guess I’m saying it again; I have reviewed a lot of AiO coolers. As the resident AiO guy at ThinkComputers if there’s a new closed loop product on the market it finds it’s way to me. As you might imagine I have seen everything from coolers that are basically bone stock, slap the company logo onto it and call it good, to very unique, well thought out and inventively engineered designs. It’s the later that keeps me going, because every once in a while a sample will come along that you can tell some love and creativity was poured into the design. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Silverstone TD02-E. While Silverstone is far from being a one-off boutique brand, their products in general carry a certain feeling of quality and pride in the design. Follow along as we find out if the TD02-E has the genes of its counterparts or if it’s simply a generic design with a logo slapped on as an after thought."
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° thinkcomputers


Tue: 07/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Building upon the multiple award winning Assassin model, the new Assassin II keeps the nickel plated heatsink, 8 heat pipe twin tower design and mirror finished copper base, but updates the two fans to the new Deepcool GF 120 and GF 140 mm editions."
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° neoseeker


Tue: 07/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Last week, we reviewed the Noctua NH-D15S. Now it is time for the latest C-series cooler from Noctua. How will the latest NH-C14S step up against the original NH-C14?
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° aphnetworks


Tue: 07/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the new LP with one 120mm Pure-Wings 2 PWM-Fan and four 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU."
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Mon: 07/27/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"The Intel Broadwell processor has a 14nm die, some microcode and memory controller changes as well as the addition of an L4 cache and the new Iris graphics processor. With a base frequency of 3.3 GHz we can’t consider it a speed bump since the Haswell 4770K has a frequency of 3.5 GHz. "
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° hitechlegion


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