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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. 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.
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Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors have already expressed interest in the solutions, according to sources from the smartphone supply chain.
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° digitimes


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Raijintek are still fairly new to the consumer market, but over the last couple of years they’ve come back again and again with products that offer award-winning performance at wallet friendly prices. Following the success of their CPU coolers, Raijintek are now moving into the world of graphics card cooling, starting with the Morpheus GPU cooler which we are reviewing today. The new cooler is compatible with many of today’s latest cards ranging from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650Ti right up to the Nvidia Geforce GTX 780Ti, not forgetting of course the AMD ranges where it’ll find a comfortable home with everything from the older 78xx range, the R9 270 range and the high-end R9 290 range. It’s those higher models such as the 780 Ti and the 290X that are of particular interest, as these are high performance cards with very demanding cooling requirements; that should be some indication of how capable the Morpheus should be. Today I’ll be putting it through its paces on the Sapphire R9 270X Toxic, I’ve chosen
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° eteknix


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
There is a wide variety of fan controllers. The more important is to find the optimal control for noisy fans, which is not only functional but also visually appealing. Many controllers start with the voltage at 7 volts or look as if they had been removed from a 1990s PC - here Scythe offers an alternative. For some people here, Scythe will already be a household name in terms of great CPU coolers. But in addition to fans and coolers, Scythe also sells fan controllers so it is definitely worth a test at OCinside.de. Therefore we present today a review of the Scythe Kaze Master II 4-Channel VFD fan controller.
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° ocinside


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to take a look at the NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Water Cooling Bracket. While a ‘bracket’ may not sound particularly exciting, the G10 is an interesting proposition. Essentially, it is a mounting kit which lets you use an existing all-in-one CPU water cooling unit to cool your graphics card.
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° kitguru


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are taking a look at Thermaltake's biggest, baddest cooler, the Water 3.0 Ultimate. With 3 powerful 120mm fans bolted to a massive 360mm radiator and a higher flowing pump, this cooler could start to really close the performance gap between AIOs and custom loops while remaining user friendly. Read on to see how it performs.
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° techwarelabs


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Enermax Liqtech 120X utilizes dual fans, a chunky 120 mm radiator design, and a proper metal mounting system to challenge competing all-in-one liquid coolers.
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Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Recommended Heatsinks lists SPCR-reviewed top cooling devices for CPUs, VGA and other hot computer parts, ordered by cooling performance and low noise. Major update on 16 Sept 2014.
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° silentpcreview


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With a massive 28 cm radiator, dual 14 cm fans, lighting effects, and software to control pump and fan speeds, the NZXT Kraken X61 has the makings of a truly premier CPU cooling solution. Our review shows you how to run it super quietly while achieving great cooling.
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Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Despite being tagged in our Cooling and Graphics Cards sections, the G10 is not actually a heatsink, but a metal bracket with a fan that allows any of 27 different models of AIO CPU water coolers to be used with a variety of video cards. This arrangement promises much improved cooling over stock coolers for GPUs that peak at well over 200W, but can it do so quietly?
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Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
Although the AMD Radeon R9 290X is blisteringly fast it also has a problem with heat. Board partners solved this issue for the most part with massive heatsinks riddled with copper heatpipes cooled by a battery of fans. But what if you want a 290X that is even faster and at the same time much quieter? Seems like a dream, but HIS has been working hard to make it a reality with the HIS Radeon R9 290X Hybrid IceQ 4GB.
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° techspot


Thu: 11/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"For several years now NZXT has been reaping the benefits of listening to the computerbuilding/modding community and delivering products that they actually want. This in turn has led to one of the most loyal customer bases and served to increase the popularity of their brand. So NZXT has amassed what is essentially an all-star team of products ranging from power supplies to cases to CPU coolers and pretty much everything in between save for the bits that do the number crunching. Fortunately for us they haven’t let up yet. Today we will be checking out their newest offering in the AIO cooler category the Kraken X41. Follow along as we find out if this cooler deserves a starting position, or an eternal ride of shame on the bench."
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° thinkcomputers


Wed: 11/12/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"From the Eisberg to the Glacer to the Seidon, Cooler Master has been probably the most interesting entrant in the AiO cooling market. They have not pigeonholed themselves in the ways others have and have had a great diversity of offerings, both open and closed loop. Some have hit, some have missed, but their direction of producing better cooling has stayed true, and we have seen improvements through every successive generation."
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° hitechlegion


Wed: 11/12/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Outfitted with a ceramic bearing pump inside a high-density micro channel copper block, the liquid coolant is efficiently transferred to the aluminum fins of the radiator for maximum performance via the fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) tubing. Mount the two fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) 120mm fans and you have what looks to be a highly efficient AIO system to keep your CPU cool even during extreme gaming or heavy computing workloads."
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° neoseeker


Mon: 11/10/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
CPU Cooling may have become far more complicated compared to what it was even just a decade ago but still regular CPU air coolers hold the largest piece of the market for one single reason, their great price/performance ratio which has yet to be beaten to date by the relatively new (always compared to air coolers) AIO liquid coolers. The good news is that CPU coolers undergo minor tweaks all the time and although not very ground breaking still the slight performance boost these offer is more than sufficient enough to keep regular air coolers competitive against AIO and even custom water cooling kits. The Macho Rev.B by our friends over at Thermalright which is here with us today has undergone such minor tweaks and we're here to see what kind of performance increase one can expect because of them.
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° nikktech


Thu: 10/23/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
How is the latest cooling fan from Deepcool? We tested one out in detail to see how it performs.
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° aphnetworks


Thu: 10/23/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"From the Eisberg to the Glacer to the Seidon, Cooler Master has been probably the most interesting entrant in the AiO cooling market. They have not pigeonholed themselves in the ways others have and have had a great diversity of offerings, both open and closed loop. Some have hit, some have missed, but their direction of producing better cooling has stayed true, and we have seen improvements through every successive generation."
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° hitechlegion


Thu: 10/23/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Kraken X31, NZXT has an all-in-one watercooler in its portfolio, that comes with the a rather slim radiator and one 120 millimeter fan in the delivery. At a first look the design is looking good while you get a black radiator and a fan with white rotor. Overall we're now rather curious to find out what this cooler can do in terms of cooling and noise levels. ?
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° ocaholic


Thu: 10/23/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Many times when we get to test one of the latest CPU air coolers to hit the market i always point out that it's not really hard for a manufacturer to sit down and design one since the same basic concept has been used for well over two decades now. True the size and shape of a cooler may change but in the end performance is always tied with the total surface of a cooler and of course the supplied fan or fans that accompany it. What happens however when a manufacturer aims to release a completely passive CPU cooler? Well we've seen quite a few attempts in that field by some manufacturers but it wasn't until the excellent HR-22 (HighRiser series) by Thermalright that we really felt that you can have a small HTPC beast in your living room without having to worry about noise. Well today we'll be taking a closer look at what seems to be the successor to the HR-22 the Macho Zero
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° nikktech


Wed: 10/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to take a look at the latest all-in-one liquid CPU cooler from Cooler Master – the Nepton 240M. While Cooler Master may not be the first manufacturer that comes to mind when you think of all-in-one water coolers, they are starting to build a range of different product options in this category.
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° kitguru


Wed: 10/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the new Cooler Master Nepton 240M all-in-one water cooling system to determine if it’s performance matches the claims. We compare performance for the Nepton 240M against two other popular dual-fan liquid coolers.


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