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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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Sun: 06/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Along with the Liqmax 120S and the Liqtech 120X, Enermax also offers a dual 120mm radiator solution this time following the Liqtech design influence."
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Wed: 06/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
ith every contest there are winners and there are losers. However, when it comes to CPU cooler ANY of the coolers listed above will do a good job of keep the CPU cool and going for years to come.
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Mon: 06/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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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 Shadow Rock Slim heatsink weighs 730 grams and is constructed around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes onto which are swaged raw aluminum cooling fins."

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Mon: 06/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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"In this review Frostytech is checking out the boxy BeQuiet's Shadow Rock 2 heatsink which stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 1120grams. This heatsink has a footprint of 122x122mm without a fan, 122x149mm with the supplied 1600-800rpm, 120mm PWM fan installed."

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Mon: 06/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Enermax is most well know to computer hardware enthusiasts for a long standing tradition of building some of the world's best computer power supplies. Enermax comes to us today with its first All-In-One CPU water cooler, AKA, an AIO cooler. This cooler looks very promising as it hits all the right check boxes with a quality build.
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Thu: 06/05/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this review we check out the new Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooer. The new flagship product from Noctua is huge in both size and performance. The successor for the NH-D14 premium CPU cooler has a six heatpipe dual radiator design to improve on cooling performance and noise levels. Obviously what catches the eye is that dual radiator allowing you to use one or even two 140mm fans (included).
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Thu: 06/05/2014Topic: Cases    PermaLink

Right now at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Deepcool is introducing a collection of nifty new products. Since you can't walk the massive Computex trade show floor, here's a quick sneak peek - from the top of the list, we have this steampunk inspired ATX chassis called the Deepcool Steamcastle.

DeepCool STEAMCASTLE Chassis

- Unique post-modern steam-punk style appearance design, very impressive
- Side-window and top 4 turbo-type air out-taking holes,
excellent for PC modding and gaming
- Horizontal structure, perfect for top-performance or big-size air cooler
installation, ensures a great cooling performance while keeps no extra
vertical pressure to the motherboard (compared with tower-type ATX case)
-Two-layer horizontal structure, excellent for heat dissipation & compatibility
- 2 USB 3.0 +2 USB 2.0 Ports
- 120mm fan (rear side) pre-installed
- Compatible with Micro ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
- Support long VGA Card installation up to 320mm length
- Top panel supports max 240mm water cooler installation
- 2 grommets on the rear are ready for building external water-cooling system
- Tool free installation design for 2.5"/3.5" SSD/HDD
- Independent two 2.5" drive-bays support SSD RAID build-up
- Black, yellow, white, red colors available

The Steamcastle comes in a few other colours, yellow rocks!

New Deepcool All in One Liquid Coolers

DeepCool Maelstrom 120K Liquid Cooler
FEATURES
1. Powerful pump with unique closed impeller
2. Long lifetime ceramic bearing
3. 0.2mm high-density water micro channel
4. 120mm ultra-thin PWM fan
5. Compatible with all sockets of Intel & AMD.
6. Bionic LED breathing light. (the Gamer Storm Logo)


DeepCool Maelstrom120 Liquid Cooler
FEATURES
1. Powerful pump with unique closed impeller
2. ceramic bearing
3. 0.2mm high-density water micro channel
4. 120mm 100% rubber-covered PWM fan.
5. 3-proof detachable fan build-in FDB bearing.
6. Compatible with all sockets of Intel & AMD.
7. Bionic LED breathing light. (the Gamer Storm Logo)


DeepCool Maelstrom 240 Liquid Cooler
FEATURES
1. Powerful pump with unique closed impeller
2. ceramic bearing
3. 0.2mm high-density water micro-channel
4. 240mm luxurious aluminium radiator.
5. 120mm 100% rubber-covered PWM fan.
6. 3-proof detachable fan build-in FDB bearing.
7. Compatible with all sockets of Intel & AMD.
8. Bionic LED breathing light. (the Gamer Storm Logo)


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Fri: 05/30/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Zalman are showcasing a couple new self-contained liquid coolers today - the curiously named SKADI LQ520 and SKADI LQ510.
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The LQ510 is based on a 40mm thick aluminum radiator and a single 120mm fan that spins at 1000-2300RPM.
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The SKADI LQ520 is built around a 40mm thick aluminum radiator as well, but this heat exchanger is 272mm wide (dual 120mm fan) and equipped with twin 120mm PWM fans. Both AIO's use the same copper/micro-skived-fin liquid CPU block design with integral pump.

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Tue: 05/27/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua has expanded its fan lines into industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) for industrial heavy duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection and the Redux line for price-conscious users.

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"At about 3/4 of the price of our standard models, the Redux line is ideal for all those looking for a more affordable entry into the world of premium quality quiet cooling. The industrialPPC fans fulfil our industry client’s requests for high speed models that are suitable for use in challenging environments. Last but not least, the introduction of the two new product lines allows us to respond to the recurring demands for Noctua fans in different colors."

Redux fans come in a light/dark grey colour scheme, the industrialPPC models come in an all black design.

The redux edition comprises both 4-pin PWM and 3-pin versions of NF-P14, NF-S12B, NF-B9 and NF-R8. Altogether, there will be 13 redux models with speeds ranging from 700 to 1700rpm.

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The industrialPPC line features ruggedised 2000 and 3000rpm versions of the award-winning NF-F12 and NF-A14 fans. Thanks to the outstanding aerodynamic efficiency of these designs and the use of a novel three-phase motor, the industrialPPC versions provide superior airflow and pressure capacity while keeping noise levels and power consumption moderate as against comparable high-speed fans. Their fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction and certified water and dust protection (up to IP67) make the industrialPPC fans an ideal choice for highly demanding applications that require superior flow rates and ultimate dependability..

Prices and availability All redux and industrialPPC models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The manufacturer suggested retail prices are as follows: redux 140mm: EUR 15.90 / USD 19.90 redux 120mm: EUR 13.90 / USD 17.90 redux 92mm: EUR 11.90 / USD 15.90 redux 80mm: EUR 10.90 / USD 14.90 industrialPPC 140mm IP52: EUR 26.90 / USD 29.90 industrialPPC 140mm IP67: EUR 29.90 / USD 34.90 industrialPPC 120mm IP52: EUR 24.90 / USD 26.90 industrialPPC 120mm IP67: EUR 29.90 / USD 34.9 Accessory sets: EUR 5.90 / USD 7.90


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Tue: 05/27/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"While Taiwan-based cooling module makers have been developing 0.6-0.8mm ultra-thin heat-pipes for smartphones, China-based makers have brought continued competitive pressure through upgrading technology and are expected to surpass Taiwan makers in two years, according to sources from cooling module makers.

Production of notebook cooling modules in 2014 are also mostly being done by China makers.

Japan-based cooling module maker Furukawa has outsourced close to 50% of its shipments to China and the outsourcing is also expected to assist China makers advance their technology, the sources added."

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Tue: 05/27/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

For Immediate release: 21.05.14 Alphacool International GmbH, Germany announces internal testing results of the new GPU cooler. After the announcement of the custom GPU service Al phacool have been busy testing the final prototypes in the Alphacool TestLab. Below you can see the new solution fitted on the Sapphire 280x (Production version will have anodized black heatsinks).

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In order to get accurate test results Alphaccol has invested heavily in a fully temperature controlled TestLab room. Below you can see the Alphacool TestLab setup, to remain un-biased Alphacool test their products with a variety of other brands.

In the tests for the Sapphire 280x Alphacool used the TestLab to find the temperature differences between the stock cooler and the new custom cooler. The tests were ran with the card fully overclocked with the ambient temperature set to 20c.

Below you can see the results from the initial tests that provide very good results against he stock cooler. Alphacool will be releasing the card and cooler use d to interested media partners for standalone testing at request.

Below you can see the results from the initial tests that provide very good results against he stock cooler. Alphacool will be releasing the card and cooler use d to interested media partners for standalone testing at request. The test was also ran at an ambient temperature of 30c recording a temperature of 54c on the GPU and 7 6c on the mosfets with the watercooler. The stock cooler failed on this test and began to throttle the GPU not giving us an accurate reading. Test Setup: CPU Cooled – Alphacool CPU Block GPU Cooled – 280x Custom Coooler Alphacool 240 ST Radiator (30mm thick) Alphacool D5 Bay Res and Pump

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Fri: 05/23/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's Dark Rock 3 heatsink; the "little brother" to the dual-tower Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler Frostytech recently put through the thermal wringer. 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 by the manufacturer.
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Mon: 05/19/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
LarKooler was established in 2009 to manufacture cost-effective PC cooling solutions. MadShrimps reviewed their first entry in to the DYI in the end of 2009; while it was not the most high end or best performing kit out there, the total picture was right on track with LarKooler's main objective: provide good cooling performance at an amazing bang for buck ratio. Since a few years AIO units took over a big part in the cooling business, with the most successful being the Corsair Hydro series. Ease of installation is their main trademark, however as most of these are closed loop, there is no option to integrate extra components in the cooling loop. The latter is the strong point of the DIY kits besides being versatile to add extra components they also provide awesome cooling performance at a low noise ratio. The SkyWater 330 kit today is one of those ready to build kits, however price wise it retails at a similar price as the high end 240/280 AIOs. Million dollar question can it beat those in raw performance figures ?
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Sun: 05/18/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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We have already seen the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 stamp its authority on the high-end air cooler market. Now the company is aiming for another fight with its single tower Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler. Can a balance between cooling performance and noise make the Dark Rock 3 a worthy contender?

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Sat: 05/17/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

This is new.

CapTherm Systems have built what looks like a loop thermosyphon CPU cooler featuring a window to display the coolant boiling. Wonder if it performs better than this did.

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Thu: 05/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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The Noctua NH-U14S is designed with to be a slimmer-bodied heatsink with superior RAM compatibility compared to the dual-towered NH-D14.

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Thu: 05/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
On the cooling test bench today we have something pretty special, the NoFan CR-80EH. The latest cooler from NoFan, a completely passive CPU cooler that obviously promises silent performance for your computer, but it’s also the newer, more budget friendly model of their previous fan-less CPU cooler, the CR-95C which we reviewed two years ago. We were really impressed by the performance of the previous model, it kept our CPU well within the safe zone for your average user and of course it didn’t without making so much as a whisper of noise. When it comes to building a HTPC, a silent build can be an incredible tool at your disposal, but it’s hard to get the components right. Passive components still need airflow to get the heat out of the chassis and keep the system from overheating, but with careful consideration you can have a rig that won’t be humming away in the corner while your watching your favourite movies, leaving you to enjoy the show, not the ambient noises. Prices at just under £40 the CR-80EH is far from expensive, but while I’m certain that I would be able to find many coolers in this price range that offer much better cooling performance, I doubt there are any that will be as quiet. Cooling performance is still important of course, no one wants to cook their CPU in a hurry, but not everyone is trying to overclock the brains out of their system. So long as the CR-80EH can keep a stock i5 within the safe zone, I’ll be happy, but I would be foolish to think this will be enough to cool a heavily overclocked chip… but we’ll find out about that shortly.
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As you can see from the specifications, the cooler is quite large, but no so much that it shouldn’t find in most PC cases. It can handle up to 80W, which should be ok for newer high-end or older midrange chips, but keep in mind that some of the older AMD hardware for example can require 125W coolers.

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Summary: The Raijintek THEMIS Evo performance is undeniable as displayed in the benchmark results, a fact that is made even sweeter by a $40 USD price tag.


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Just like the previously reviewed THEMIS Evo, the Raijintek Pallas showed incredible thermal control at a very good price point. Considering that it can go toe-to-toe with larger tower-style coolers, the Raijintek Pallas is not a typical low-profile cooler just for HTPC use. The design and the build quality is also impeccable with detailed touches not just for aesthetic reasons but for practical functionality as well.

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Thu: 05/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
When it comes to CPU coolers there are no shortage of options, in fact it can be quite a headache trying to find the right one for your system. With water cooling now cheaper than ever, and air cooling still pushing forward with innovative designs that have pushed performance up and prices down, not to mention the wide range of sizes, shapes and a dozen other factors that can make each one unique from the last. be quiet! have one important focus on their coolers that sets them apart from the crowd, and they’re already a world-renowned brand for their ultra quiet performance products. It’s their ambition for quiet performance that has earned them a solid reputation among system builders, gamers and many other sections of the PC building / owning world. Offering up some of the quietest products on the market has long been their goal and they’ve succeeded time and time again, especially since their quiet performance is often backed up by superb cooling capabilities, pretty much the two best qualities you could ask for from a CPU cooler.

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