Heatsink Reviews and Analysis
> GO < Search
TOP 5 BEST Heat Sinks     SEARCH     News     Reviews    
Follow Frostytech on FacebookFrostytech News RSS FeedFollow frostytech on Twitter
° Reviews and Articles
° Breaking News
° Mfg's Index
° Top 5 Heatsinks
° Top 5 Liquid Cooling
° Top 5 Low Profile   Heatsinks

Top 5 Heatsink Charts

NoFan Computer
   - or - Top 5 Heatsinks?
Quickly find the best Heatsinks for...
° Intel CPUs
° Quiet Running
See all Noctua heatsink reviews available [X]
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.
 What's New In Heat Sinks?
Follow Frostytech on Facebook Frostytech News RSS Feed Follow frostytech on Twitter
Thu: 10/29/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. ATS, now uses advanced die casting technology to produce heat sinks that cool stadium lighting and other large scale outdoor lighting systems. At the site of the 2015 Super Bowl (XLIX) in Glendale, Arizona, cast metal heat sinks from ATS helped cool the high output LED lighting around the University of Phoenix Stadium.

The University of Phoenix Stadium was the first NFL field to be lit using only LEDs. The new lights draw approximately 310 kilowatts of energy compared with the 1,240 kilowatts required by the stadium’s former halide system, a savings of about 75%. To realize these benefits, the LEDs needed a thermal management solution that could meet the cooling needs of the lighting as well as perform in the high heat of Arizona. The solution was a custom, 2-part, die cast aluminum heat sink designed by Advanced Thermal Solutions. Die casting allowed the heat sink to meet exacting tolerances required in the lighting design. Painted and installed, the aluminum sinks fit the stadium’s modern design look while providing the essential cooling solution. With advanced die casting processes, larger heat sinks can be produced to bring thermal management to modern heat problems. An ATS die casting was used to create the heat sink structures used on LED-based city street lights in an urban setting. Another ATS die cast sink helps cool an LED canopy lighting system for gas station fuel pump areas. The stated needs for this passive heat sink included proper functioning in the presence of hornet nests. Die casting can yield complex, precise, rigid cast parts with smooth surfaces that don’t need intense secondary machining. The casting process allows for much higher aspect ratios while fulfilling the requirements of small inter-fin spacing. Die casting is a practical way to produce high volumes of precision parts, especially for large solutions in applications that require unique shapes for accommodating the electronics.

Full Story: 
° qats

Thu: 10/29/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Most people we know may be serious gamers, overclockers, enthusiasts and professionals who are pretty much always after high-performance when it comes to their PCs but there are also quite a few who are just looking to build a cost-effective system which they can use as an HTPC or just for basic functions like downloading, web surfing and casual gaming. With that into account PC case manufacturers have focused a lot lately in the design and manufacture of small m-ITX and m-ATX PC cases (even 3 liter ones) which as expected really are nowhere near as spacious as regular ATX compatible models and thus require to be fitted with low-profile hardware components. Noctua is one of the very few manufacturers to have released a good number of m-ITX and m-ATX compatible CPU coolers recently and today with us we have their latest NH-L9x65 model which is based on their award winning NH-L9.
Full Story: 
° nikktech

Sun: 10/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Founded in 2013, Cryorig are a company you may not have heard of just yet, but they seem to be trying to make a big splash, as every new company would. A major difference seems to be that they have actually been around, or in the making since the early 2000’s, a little like ourselves. They have stated openly on their website that members of staff have directly, or indirectly, worked for brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks.
Full Story: 
° hardwareslave

Wed: 10/21/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Slim is in but large air coolers refuse to be fat-shamed out of relevance, adapting smarter implementations to ease their installation to match the convenience of smaller heatsinks. The Noctua NH-D15 released last year is one such cooler, fighting back against the trend of All-in-One liquid cooling systems and winning the hearts of many who prefer a more silent solution. …
Full Story: 
° modders

Tue: 10/20/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Nanoxia's Deep Silence 5 is the second-biggest chassis in the "DS" line of enclosures. It comes with affordable pricing, a long list of functional features and has the ability to swallow a huge XL-ATX board as well.
Full Story: 
° techpowerup

Tue: 10/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The Enermax Liqtech 120X and Liqmax II 120S arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the CPU-Cooler with one or two 120mm Fan and 120mm Radiator compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670k CPU."
Full Story: 
° technic3d

Tue: 10/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we will test the Enermax ETS-T40F-BK tower cooler on You find countless CPU coolers, at the moment 310 of 675 total listed models have the so called tower design. This makes it hard for the consumer to choose the right one and for the manufacturer to stand out against others. We will check closely if Enermax achieved that with its model ETS-T40F-BK. In this cryptic label the F stand for fit and the BK for black, we will clarify what that means for you later in this review.
Full Story: 
° ocinside

Tue: 10/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Not that long ago we took a look at Noctua’s NH-D15S CPU cooler. It was a revised version of the original NH-D15 which was made to be more compatible with memory modules and PCI-Express cards. Well Noctua has done the same thing with their flagship C-type cooler as well. Today we are going to be checking out the NH-C14S, which is a new revision of the award winning NH-C14 that offers better memory clearance, an offset design that gives better clearance for PCI-Express cards, and offers both a low-profile mode and a high clearance mode. Will these changes affect how well the cooler performs? Or do we have another winner on our hands? Let’s get this cooler installed and see!"
Full Story: 
° thinkcomputers

Tue: 10/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The SilverStone Tundra TD02-LITE is thinner and priced lower than the TD02-E. But how will it compare in performance?
Full Story: 
° aphnetworks

Tue: 10/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at 3 different Noctua fans on Corsair H80i GT. All in one watercooler are currently very popular, but the installed default fans are not allways the best choice. We’ve tried 3 alternative fans from Noctua, was there an improvement?

Thu: 10/15/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Scythe is looking for a stealth kill on the competition with their new Ninja 4 CPU cooler. Featuring a massive Tower, it can run semi-passive or with dual fans. Versatile and deadly, it looks to beat the heat and the competition.

Tue: 10/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Not every big problem requires an equally big solution. Sometimes all the change required may seem miniscule but when executed correctly, can result in great gains and improvements. This is the approach Austrian CPU cooling expert Noctua has taken with their latest high-end C-type cooler offering: the NH-C14S. Noctua's products are generally held in high regard but they also tend …
Full Story: 
° modders

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Riing 12 and 14 LED Radiator Fan Series, patented LED ring radiator fan fitted to enhance static pressure that produces impressive cooling performance with an optimized fan blade design. Hydraulic bearings for silent operation guarantee ultra-low noise. In addition, an anti-vibration mounting system strengthens the stability during operation. The patented LED Ring maintains color and brightness uniformity, available in four colors: blue, red, white, and green to add style to the chassis, allowing users to not only build up an aesthetically superior liquid cooling system but also incorporate externally-modular upgrades for their chassis.

Compared to the standard case fan, the combination of three Riing 12 radiator fan and RL360 radiator (Outlet and inlet water temp. are 49? and 44.5? in respective, ?T= 4.5?) decreases around 2? by delivering 40% better cooling performance.
Custom designed for high-static pressure requirements of demanding applications such as radiators, the Concentrated Compression Blade (CCB) is engineered to focus the inner weaker circle of air outwards, allowing the outer section to pressurize and compress the air.
The wind blocker frame is designed to work with the Concentrated Compression Blade’s (CCB) pressure mechanism by directing airflow towards the middle section of the blade, thereby creating a compression effect and blocking any pressure from escaping. This reduces the blade’s noise and vibration, creating a perfect balance between power and sound.

The hydraulic bearing self-lubricates with a high quality, friction-reducing substance which lowers operating noise and improves efficiency. The seal cap prevents leakage of the lubricant, and improves the lifespan of the unit. The LNC (Low-Noise Cable) can reduce the noise level around 21% to 24%.

In-mold injection anti-vibration rubber pads provide hassle-free usage for 80% protection coverage, including all four corners. Riing 12 and 14 LED Radiator Fan Series is available with different LED versions (red, blue, green, and white), adding cooling aesthetics to the chassis.

Full Story: 
° thermaltake

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Notebooks    PermaLink
DEEPCOOL, the leading manufacturer of desktop CPU cooler, DC case fan and Notebook cooler, officially released its first ideal Macbook cooler – U-HUB. U-HUB is a notebook cooler that supports notebooks with a maximum screen size of 15.6 inches and includes pure aluminum panel.

The cooler offers ergonomics angle design, one USB3.0 input port and four USB output ports. The cooler also combine white and grey in colors, offering an aesthetic appreciation, it is an ideal partner for your Macbook.

- 3mm aluminum panel with anodizing and sand blasting surface treatment, providing cooling sensation while using
- One USB3.0 input port and four USB3.0 output ports ensure superb fast data flow, an efficient partner for Ultra book.
- MSRP: $49.99

Full Story: 
° deepcool

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Water 3.0 Ultimate, an All-In-One liquid cooling system with an large 360mm radiator design especially to support the desires of enthusiasts. Equipped with power as well as performance, Water 3.0 Ultimate is top of the line liquid cooler, compatible with universal socket type. When choosing a highly-efficient liquid cooler to control any escalating CPU temperatures, gamers definitely take easy, clean, and low-maintenance setup in consideration. And Water 3.0 Ultimate can be their best choice! The new Thermaltake All-In-One LCS Water 3.0 Series is designed to exceed user expectations. One simple upgrade allows users to enjoy a better cooling performance with superior CPU protection.

The high performance copper base plate accelerates the heat conductivity. Additionally, the pre-refilled coolant reduces any stress from liquid replenishment hassle.

The specially designed 360mm large surface radiator not only doubles the cooling surface, but also supports up to 6 x 120mm fans for additional heat dissipation.

The triple 120mm PWM fans provide an instantaneous cooling function. The powerful PWM controlled fan speed is between 1000~2000rpm, reducing the radiator heat from the chassis to maximize cooling off performance.

The high quality and reliable pump enables the maximum amount of water circulation, keeping the copper plate continuously cool. The low evaporation tube effectively decreases the loss of coolant; therefore no refill is either needed or required.

The Water 3.0 Series- Water 3.0 Ultimate, Water 3.0 Extreme, Water 3.0 Pro and Water 3.0 Performer feature the latest cooling performance technology from Thermaltake, providing a simple installation system, and a totally maintenance-free operation. The Water 3.0 Series is easy to install and requires the minimum amount of space in the chassis.

Full Story: 
° thermaltake

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Ultimate Air-Cooling Solution: With dual fans and 6 x F6mm solid-copper heat pipes, the Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual accelerates heat transfer from the CPU onto the copper base for a faster dissipation.

Dual PWM Fans: Two 140mm PWM fans are fitted to produce high air flow in silence, with speeds up to 1200RPM. LNC (Low Noise Cable) can reduce the noise level by up to 38%.

Dual Tower in Aluminum: Optimized dual tower 0.4mm aluminum fins are designed for both a distinctive look as well as performance. The tower-side flow design optimizes cooling performance by increasing the connection between hot and cold air.

Mirror-Finish Copper Base: The copper base makes a perfect contact with the CPU, ensuring fast and efficient heat dissipation. 6 x F6mm solid copper heat pipes dissipate heat effectively, enabling maximum heat conductivity.

Full Story: 
° thermaltake

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Non-Interference Cooling Design: Frio Silent 14 solves the co-existing problem on high performance RAM and CPU coolers, it achieves the best RAM clearance allowing user to easily install high-end overclock RAM with CPU coolers.

Performance Optimized Design: Optimized 0.4mm aluminum fins are designed not only for distinctive looks but also for rapid heat dissipation. Tower side flow design optimizes the cooling performance.
Heat Conductivity: 3 x F8mm solid cooper heat-pipes dissipate heat effectively allowing maximum heat conductivity. Heat-pipes are in Direct Contact with the CPU to ensure fast and efficient heat dissipation.

PWM and LNC in One: A 140mm PWM fan is fitted to enhance airflow to produce impressive cooling performance up to 1400RPM/1200RPM. LNC (Low Noise Cable) can reduce 38% noise level.

Full Story: 
° thermaltake

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Non-Interference Cooling Design: Frio Silent 12 solves the co-existing problem on high performance RAM and CPU coolers, it achieves the best RAM clearance allowing user to easily install high-end overclock RAM with CPU coolers.

Performance Optimized Design: Optimized 0.4mm aluminum fins are designed not only for distinctive looks but also for rapid heat dissipation. Tower side flow design optimizes the cooling performance.

Heat Conductivity: 3 x F8mm solid cooper heat-pipes dissipate heat effectively allowing maximum heat conductivity. Heat-pipes are in Direct Contact with the CPU to ensure fast and efficient heat dissipation.

PWM and LNC in One: A 120mm PWM fan is fitted to enhance airflow to produce impressive cooling performance up to 1400RPM/1200RPM. LNC (Low Noise Cable) can reduce 38% noise level.

Full Story: 
° thermaltake

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, launches the full range of Pacific RL and R Series radiators. Designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts, the Thermaltake Pacific RL & R Radiator Full Series is optimized for maximum heat dispatching. The radiators are designed without compromise, with high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc, a powerful anti-corrosion agent.

An exceptional manufacturing process using high temperature brazing at 1022?/550? sets Pacific Radiators in a class of their own. Integrated G1/4" threads make it easy to install, while rigid connections ensure they are leak-resistant. With an ideal mounting, fitting, flow set-up, and 17 different specs to choose from, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Full Series is guaranteed to go above and beyond your current cooling standards.

Full Story: 
° thermaltake

Fri: 10/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Alphacool presents additional new High Flow connectors. As the name implies these connectors are especially suited for high flow systems and therefore provide less resistance then most normal connectors. These connectors bring along a great opportunity for real enthusiasts who'd like to get the maximum cooling capacity to optimize and improve their water cooling circle.

The inner diameter of these connectors has been increased to 10mm to further reduce the resistance. Even the ball valve provides an continuous opening of 10mm which works perfectly without adding any additional resistance as the normal High Flow connectors do. But it's not just the performance that has been improved - even the processing has been polished and optimized: The painting which has clearly improved in quality and the pure improvement of the blanks (which are now being processed in a more refined way).

Full Story: 
° aquatuning

« Previous   Next Page »

° Got Feedback?
° Mk.II Test Platform
° Where To Buy?
° Manufacturer Index
° Industry Dir.
° Cooling Projects

Phanteks PH-TC14S Slim Tower Heatsink Review

Scythe Ashura SCASR-1000 Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-U9S Compact Lower Noise Heatsink Review

ID-Cooling SE-214X Heatsink Review

BeQuiet Pure Rock Heatsink Review

DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review
...More Articles >>


Websites you may also like:

Google Search Frostytech
Time stamped: 10:42AM, 11.29.2015
Since June 1999

Find a Heatsink / RSS Feeds
Latest Heatsink Reviews
Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
News RSS Feed
Reviews RSS Feed

Social Media
Facebook Fan Page
Pinterest Info
Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
Submit News

Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
© Copyright 1999-2015 All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use
Images © and may not be reproduced without express written permission.