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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.  The whole premise behind the slim-tower Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink is not overhanging memory slots - if you've built an Intel X99 based computer recently, you're undoubtedly aware that the memory slots straddle either side of the LGA2011-3 CPU socket with a little less than 20mm to spare. On the review bench today we have Scythe's Ashura 
heatsink; this is a fairly standard tower cooler equipped with a 140mm 
fan. The Ashura cooler stands 162mm tall, making it suitable 
for full tower cases where AIO liquid coolers are often too 
bulky. The NH-U9S heatsink stands 125mm tall and has a square footprint of 95x95mm. Weighing 618grams, the heatsink is built around five 6mm diameter heatpipes which are soldered to the aluminum cooling fins and copper base plate in typical Noctua fashion. By doing away with the heatsink heatspreader, inconsistencies in the solder bond between heatpipes and copper base plate are omitted. The exposed heatpipe base approach also lightens things up, the 160mm tall SE-214X weighs a modest 740grams. In addition to the copper heatpipes there is the aforementioned vertical aluminum rod going down through the center 
of the fins.
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Thu: 04/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Japanese cooling-expert Scythe announces the third version of its Kama Thermo thermometer, featuring two individual temperature channel. Unlike its predecessors, new Kama Thermo 3 comes in a solid aluminum chassis, which benefits the sturdiness and lifetime.

The Kama Thermo 3 comes with a built-in screen, which displays the temperature values of two individual temperature sensors both in degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the application, users are able to connect one or two temperature sensors on the rear side of the thermometer. Scythe offers an alternative power source, by adding a USB connector to the rear side of Kama Thermo 3. The alternative power source activates the blue screen illumination in addition. The backlight is deactivated when used with the integrated Button-Cell Battery, in order to allow a long-term stand-alone operation of the thermometer.

Scythe Kama Thermo 3 suits many different applications from measurement of temperatures of PC component to general use in the household thanks to its compact dimensions of 53.5 x 30.5 x 20.5 mm (2.11 x 1.20 x 0.81 in) and lightweight of 35 grams. Wide measurement range from 0 to 100 degrees Celsius (32 to 199,9 degrees Fahrenheit) and the accuracy of 1 degree Celsius (1,8 degree Fahrenheit) are making the thermometer a really useful tool for every purpose and situation. Values are refreshed in the interval of 2 seconds. Kama Thermo 3 is supplied with a built-in button-cell battery, a multi-lingual manual and two temperature sensors.

Kama Thermo 3 (model no. TM03-BK) is available as of today for 8,30 EUR from retails and etailers (excluding Taxes).

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° Scythe

Thu: 04/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Wir fahren fort in unserem Round-up um kompakte Wasserkühlungen. Heute präsentieren wir Raijinteks Triton – eine All-in-One-Kühllösung, welche unter Beweis stellt, dass auch mehr möglich ist. Neben einem vorbefüllten Gesamtsystem, welches simpel zu verwenden ist wie ein Luftkühler, gibt es nun hier erstmals mehr. Wir prüfen in unserem Test, was die Triton-Kühlung auszeichnet und wo ihre Schwächen liegen.

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° ht4u

Wed: 04/01/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to take a look at one of the latest all-in-one water cooling units from Corsair, the Hydro H100i GTX. This model has been designed to build on the success of the existing Corsair H100i which has proved a massive hit with gamers and enthusiasts worldwide.
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° kitguru

Tue: 03/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It’s an undeniable fact that the H100i Liquid CPU cooler, which was released two years ago already, was an absolutely giant success for Corsair and continues to be today. Corsair is good at what they do and they will continue to build on their success. Recently Corsair announced and released a refresh of three coolers in the very successful Hydro series, including the H80i GT, H100i GTX, and the H110i GT; we’re going to shift our focus strictly on the H100i GTX for this review. This extreme performance cooler features updated features and design, implementing new ideas that they’ve learned and developed since then. Today we’re going to take a look at this cooler and see how it compares to the original H100i and several other coolers.
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° legitreviews

Tue: 03/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
AIO Liquid CPU Coolers may be in the spotlight lately due to the fact that many manufacturers have released several new models but judging by your emails and FB messages it seems that normal CPU Air Coolers are not going anywhere anytime soon. Sure the high-end models are larger which may result in clearance issues with other components and no one can deny that in some cases they are harder to mount compared to AIO Liquid CPU Coolers but at least in terms of performance many CPU Air Coolers still hold their ground while being more affordable and for many consumers out there that's what really matters. The Ashura CPU Cooler by Scythe has been in the market for quite a while and since we recently started working with them again we decided to take it for a spin and see if it too can hold its ground.
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° nikktech

Tue: 03/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
While Noctua’s new NH-U9S and NH-D9L were designed to comply with rack mount system standards, their low profile and horizontal airflow make them a natural choice for SFF and HTPC systems where CPU cooler space is limited. The Noctua NH-U9S meets 4U standards at 125mm tall, while the NH-D9L takes it a step further to meet the 110mm requirement of 3U standard."
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° hitechlegion

Tue: 03/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We review the Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU cooler, an updated version of the N520 originally released in 2009. The Hyper D92 remains similar in appearance, but features a number of improvements which will allow it to handle the heat from current Intel and AMD processors.
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° neoseeker

Tue: 03/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our comparison tables, you can find test results regarding 47 recent air and watercoolers. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right cooler.
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° ocaholic

Sat: 03/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Certain limitations are obvious for vertically-challenged heatsinks such as limited thermal management capability but their small size allows for a more flexible compatibility when it comes to fitting in tight spaces. This is why the stock Intel CPU cooler is the default go-to cooler in a DIY SFF/HTPC with its 45mm height. Unfortunately, it is generally louder and not particularly …
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° modders

Sat: 03/28/2015Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
Every single aspect of the Gigabyte WaterForce graphics system is epic. Inside the wheeled suitcase (yes, really) you’ll find three water cooled GTX 980 graphics cards, an aluminium casing that sits on top of your PC case to accommodate the three radiators and a handful of accessories.

The idea behind WaterForce is that 4K gaming requires multiple high end graphics cards, however installing a cluster of GTX 980s will give you problems with heat build-up. After all, the 600W+ of power has to go somewhere and the middle graphics card is packed in tightly while the upper graphics card suffers from the physics that says ‘heat rises.’

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° kitguru

Sat: 03/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
CRYORIG is a relatively new name in regards to cooling products and most of you won’t have seen the R1 Ultimate that was released last year. It was quite an impressive product especially as it was their first, however, it wasn’t very common in the UK. Most of the people from CRYORIG have previously worked for other large companies such as Phanteks and Thermalright so they do have a lot of experience even though they only officially founded in 2013. We hope that this experience isn’t wasted and that they bring us some more products that can bring even more competition to the cooling market.
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° eteknix

Sat: 03/28/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Aquila is the latest case from Xigmatek, which features a compact form factor as well as space for mATX motherboards. Despite its small dimensions, there is actually enough space for small high-end gaming systems and therefore it might be a case that offers some rather interesting options. Apart from the fact, that there is space for high-end graphics cards you'll also be able to install an all-in-on watercooler. In order to make the case more silent, Caseking supplied and installed high quality noise dampening panels, which promises very silent operation.
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° ocaholic

Fri: 03/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

ASSASSIN II retains key features of the first generation: Nickel-plated heatsink, 8 high-performance heatpipes and mirror finished copper base.

Also technological upgrades have been put on the newest CPU cooler, asymmetric twin-tower design offers great heat dissipation efficiency, and new flagship fan GF140 for excellent performance-noise ratio. It would be the best air cooler from DEEPCOOL, the 20 years' PC cooling company has ever built, and it is definitely on the top tier of aftermarket CPU cooler.

Asymmetric Heatsinks & 8 High-performance Heatpipes - Twin-tower heatsink with optimal heatpipe array ensures the ultimate cooling performance; the sound bend design enhances thermal efficiency. Asymmetric twin-tower heatsink with shark teeth shape provides massive airflow.
Dual FDB bearings and rubber-covered fans with PWM function result in longer lifetime and lower noise level. In addition, both fans are 300RPM Min., which offers a perfect and absolute quiet operation.
The mirror finished base ensures heat spreads evenly to all heatpipes, and after being nickel-plated, the whole cooler is corrode-proof.

Overall Dimension 143X158X167mm
Net Weight 1479g
Fan Dimension 140X140X26mm120X120X26mm
Fan Weight 173g152g
Fan Speed 300±150~1200±10%RPM 300±150~1400±10%RPM
Rated Current 0.11±10%A(MAX)0.09±10%A(MAX)
Power Input 1.32W1.08W
Max. Air Flow 70.08CFM68.06CFM
Noise 17.8~26.5dB(A)17.8~27.3dB(A)
Rated Voltage 12VDC
Operating Voltage 10.8?13.2VDC
Starting Voltage 7VDC
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Sockets LGA2011 -V3/LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2.

ASSASIN II will be available globally on early April 2015.
MSRP: $89.99

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° deepcool

Thu: 03/26/2015Topic: Motherboards    PermaLink
Water cooling is a great way to remove heat from PC components. There are various types of water or liquid cooling solutions available such as the popular All-in-One (AIO or Closed loop) units, DIY liquid cooling kits, as well as fully customizable water cooling loops. As the name implies, a custom loop option is highly configurable and allows users to...
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° Mod

Wed: 03/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Pre-built all-in-one water coolers for today’s hot running CPU’s are all the rage offering good cooling with none of the hassle of custom loop water cooling. Days gone by about all that was to be had been single radiator 120mm single fan that were little better than mid range air cooling systems. Things have changed with the introduction of the SIlverStone Tundra TD03-E all in one liquid cooler. The SilverStone TD03-E is a single radiator with two PWM fans water cooling solution that will have you raising your eyebrows wondering how it cools so well.
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° bjorn3d

Wed: 03/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our comparison tables, you can find test results regarding 44 recent air and watercoolers. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right cooler.
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° ocaholic

Mon: 03/23/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Cooling capacity is dependent on air flow and the Ultimate has you covered. You have close to 300CFM of air at your command, so expect to notice the fans when you crank up the heat and with a cooler this size, a little fan noise just goes with the territory. Thermaltake has refined a few components to make the installation about as easy as it can be. The low profile Asetek pump looks good and is quiet. Even at a 4.5GHz overclock, the Ultimate still has some thermal room if your chip can handle a higher overclock.”

Mon: 03/23/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we spend time getting acquainted with Noctua's NH-D9L CPU cooler. It may not set any temperature records, but it has plenty of solid features."
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° tweaktown

Sat: 03/21/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Noctua NH-U9S is a tall cooler with a small 95x95mm footprint for greater case, RAM and PCIe compatibility, even on micro ATX and ITX motherboards. We put put it to the test to see if its asymmetrical heatsink design featuring 5 heatpipes makes for improved cooling performance that can stand with the cooler's bigger brothers.
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° neoseeker

Thu: 03/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
After my recent review of the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX I felt that I wasn’t quite done with the review. What good is a case designed for watercooling with all air cooling installed? And aside from that travesty, I felt that in order to properly test Phanteks’ made for watercooling mini-ITX case I should actually do a proper install. With that in mind follow along with this guide as I install a full custom loop in the Enthoo Evolv ITX."
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° thinkcomputers

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