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BeQuiet's Shadow Rock Slim heatsink stands 159mm tall and has a footprint of 130x74mm so it will fit most motherboards where space between the memory slots and videocard is on the tight side. The Dark Rock 3 stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 976 grams. Built around six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a large aluminum fin stack, the Dark Rock 3 is rated to heat loads up to 190W TDP. Bearing close resemblance to the Prolimatech Megahalems Frostytech tested a few years back, the Eclipse IV heatsink is a bifurcated-tower cooler from heatsink manufacturer 'X2 Products' a brand offshoot of Spire Corp. The Eclipse IV heatsink is rated to a maximum cooling capacity of 220W by its makers and at first glance has the gravitas to back that claim up.
Weighing 1,320 grams with both fans installed, Noctua's NH-D15 heatsink is big. It stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 151x161mm so prospective buyers will want to measure their case clearances first. It's six heat pipes are soldered to the nickel plated copper base plate and aluminum cooling fins; overall the fit and finish is top notch. Standing just 69mm tall, the Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler is probably the largest low profile heatsink Frostytech as tested in recent memory.
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Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Noctua redux fans come in four sizes and five form factors – the NF-R8 redux, the NF-B9 redux, the NF-S12A redux, the NF-P14r redux and the NF-P14s redux. Each of the redux fans has an SSO bearing, and as we shall see, except for their colors they are identical to their non-redux predecessors. All of the redux fans come with 40 cm (8 inch) power cords.
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° vortez


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua are one of the best CPU cooler manufacturers around, their CPU coolers have pushed air cooling to new highs over the last few years and most importantly, their NH-D14 was and still is one of the best on the market. The rule generally goes that if something isn’t broken, it doesn’t need fixing, but the NH-D14 is getting a little older now and the competition from companies like be quiet! and Thermaltake (to name but a few) means that Noctua have to do something to stay relevant. The NH-D15 is based on the NH-D14 design, but brings with a it a few tweaks and improvements that Noctua hope will help them compete with many of the newer rival products. Noctua are a premium brand, and as a consequence, their products are often quite expensive. Price around £75 the NH-D15 costs about the same as most mid range AIO water coolers, many of which offer some pretty incredible performance figures in terms of CPU cooling and overall acoustic performance, so there is no doubt in my mind that the NH-D15 has got its work cut out. That being said, there may be a lot of benefits to water cooling, but the same is true of air cooling, not forgetting that fact that there are still those loyal to air cooling, or that are too afraid to dabble with liquid cooling. On top of all that, not all chassis have room for a radiator, so it will be very interesting indeed to see how the NH-D15 stacks up against its air and water cooled rivals, especially within such a premium price bracket.
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° eteknix


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Noctua NH-D14 seems to be a tough act to follow when it comes to air cooling, but the new NH-D15 looks to tower over its well-received predecessor... in every possible way! We compare the performance of these mammoth air coolers to see how much more Noctua can improve a successful product with the NH-D15.
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° neoseeker


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to look at an exciting new cooler from Noctua – the NH-D15. Unfortunately to some technical issues, our review of this has been delayed for some time now. The Noctua NH-D15 slots in at the top of their range of coolers – above the critically acclaimed NH-D14 which we dubbed the ‘Austrian Sandwich’.
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° kitguru


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the NH-D15, Noctua once again takes their place, leading our charts. This cooler offers unprecedented cooling performance that makes all-in-one liquid coolers seem weak, especially considering that it does so while remaining whisper quiet.
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° techpowerup


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua NH-U12S is a tower-type CPU air cooler with 158mm in height. The cooler is designed with 45nm fin depth to ensure that the cooler does not block any of the DIMM slots for installing memory kits- with or without tall heatspreaders. The height of the tower cooler is also designed in a way to ensure it fits in most cases. As usual, Noctua comes with its well-known SecuFirm2 mounts for Intel LGA 2011 and 115x sockets, along with AM3+, AM2+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+ AMD socket compatibility.
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° hardwarebbq


Sun: 07/20/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The giganormous Noctua D-series heatsink gets a new revision. Will it take home another win?
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° aphnetworks


Sun: 07/20/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The giganormous Noctua D-series heatsink gets a new revision. Will it take home another win?
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° aphnetworks


Sat: 07/19/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“Today’s high demanding games can cause serious heat issues with improperly cooled graphic cards, so what do we do when they start to overheat? Look into water cooling? Not if your graphics card uses a non-referenced PCB. The question is, what other options do we have in order to better cool the GPU and memory? Arctic has a solution with the Accelero Xtreme IV 280(X), which is an upgraded air cooling solution that cools the GPU and memory utilizing 5 heatpipes and a custom rear heatsink.”
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° pureoverclock


Sat: 07/19/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"It's been some time since our last sample of this nature, but now V3 Components is trying its hands at thermoelectric air cooling. Let's take a close look."
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° thermoelectric


Fri: 07/18/2014Topic: Cases    PermaLink
The Enthoo Primo was Phantek's first entry into the case market, and the company is now throwing the line's smaller brother into the frey: the Luxe. It features the same look, an interesting feature set, and comes in either black or white, along with some nifty lighting element.
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° techpowerup


Fri: 07/18/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Thermaltake is shaking things up with their non-interference line of CPU coolers which includes the NiC C5. This single-tower, dual-fan offering not only beats the heat, it also offers unobstructed access to all DIMM slots. So if you like stylish memory kits with tall heatsinks, Thermaltake's NiC C5 has you covered.
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° techpowerup


Fri: 07/18/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"If you are on a tight budget, but you still need cooling, the V20 is your best bet. If you love your music (or in-game music) and can deal with something that is at least 300% better than your laptop speakers, while also keeping your laptop cooler than the V20, the SP will suit you. If you are a heavy gamer on your laptop and it is screaming all day long, the TM will reign it in. I never imagined that one of these coolers would ever perform so well. All three of these coolers stand the test of time under Thermaltake's banner and I would gladly recommend them to any and all.”


Thu: 07/17/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"Hewlett-Packard has introduced a new supercomputer server system cooled by warm water. HP describes its Apollo 8000 as “the world's first water-cooled supercomputer with dry-disconnect servers, delivering liquid cooling without the risk.”

The technology is based on work HP did with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) on the Peregrine supercomputer.

Water cooling is 1,000 times more efficient than air. According to HP, compared to air-cooled systems the Apollo 8000 can provide up to 4 times more teraflops per sq ft, 40 percent more FLOPS/watt and save more than 3,800 tons of CO2 annually."

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° gcn


Thu: 07/17/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The fans I compared to the Pure & Silent Wings 2 are be quiet!'s direct competitors. The Noctua and Phanteks fans in the comparison are all meant to be very quiet at max RPM's and they are for the most part. The be quiet! fans do not out perform them in sheer power, but they do beat them where it counts: Noise to air ratio. The Silent Wings 2 have the highest airflow to noise ratio of any fan I have personally seen or used. They are more than enough to keep a CPU cool under decent overclocked settings while adding nothing to the accumulated noise. The competitors are noticeable when there are no other noise producing components in a system. In the event that you don't want noise unless you are gaming or otherwise noise occupied, there are PWM versions of the Silent and the Shadow fans allowing silence to occupy office work for those of more sensitive hearing and keeping everything cool when stressing the computer with gaming.”


Wed: 07/16/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“Aftermarket CPU Air Coolers flood the market with many options and styles today. With the vast number of options, we know that competition is fierce. Today, we are going to be looking at the Enermax ETS-N30 CPU cooler that was designed for the mid-range users who aren’t looking to spend a great deal of money. The Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Air Cooler sports a 92mm blue LED fan with a copper based heatsink that not only looks good, but also fits the bill for those in a budget crunch. Let’s take a look at the Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Cooler and what is has to offer.”
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° pureoverclock


Wed: 07/16/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“Today we are looking at two liquid cooling units from Enermax that recently joined in on this market. We have the Enermax Liqtech 240 and Liqmax 120S AIO cooling units on the test bench. While choosing AIO units should be based on cooling performance, sometimes we find that aesthetics and software can be a deciding factor as well.”
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° pureoverclock


Wed: 07/16/2014Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue in the new boards. Since then though Intel launched (along with some lower spec models) the Core i7-4790K, a model which sits at the top of their mainstream platform. Today we see how it compares to various other models when installed on Gigabytes Z97X Gaming 5 and paired with PowerColors new dual core 290X Devil 13."
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° hardwareheaven


Wed: 07/16/2014Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
The Noctua NH-D15 is firmly footed in the excellent performance of the NH-D14 model. The NH-D15 is not a "new" air cooling technology but rather an evolution of the old. The new claim to fame with this heatsink unit is that it has an expanded heatpipe layout, plus some other bells and whistles that Noctua hopes make it king of the hill.
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° hardocp


Wed: 07/16/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Apogee XL CPU Block, Swiftech is looking to cover all of the angles consumers are looking for in a new liquid cooling component. While Swiftech has historically used rather subdued styling, the Apogee XL features a unique design implementing an LED logo and design with four included color changes and is available with black or clear polycarbonate body."
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° swiftech


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