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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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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

Sun: 07/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“XSPC has been known to bring attractive product to the market usually at an equally attractive price tag. These two factors have made them very popular over the last few years. Radiators, reservoirs, tubing and fittings all were released with a good amount of fanfare. None of those came close to the buzz created by the Photon D5 combo. XSPC decided to follow up the incredibly popular Photon D5 with a sought-after DDC version. The smaller size, good head pressure and sturdy stain resistant glass has us excited to see what it can do and how well it can fit into a beloved small form factor case.”
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° pureoverclock

Sat: 07/12/2014Topic: Tradeshows / Events    PermaLink
Upgrading your PC is a great way to boost your performance, but what if you could take your PC and make it look truly epic! Well thanks to the awesome team at Cooler Master you can give your system a gargantuan makeover with the modular Cooler Master HAF Stacker chassis, one of the biggest cases on the market today. One lucky winner will not only bag themselves the HAF, but also an extra section for the HAF, a powerful Vanguard 850W Fully Modular PSU and Nepton 280L high-performance CPU water cooler.
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° eteknix

Wed: 07/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

At Computex 2014, NZXT announced the next-generation of Kraken liquid coolers - the NZXT Kraken X31.

NZXT's 140mm platform saw compatibility as a sticking point for many smaller form factor cases, the Kraken X31 addresses this by downsizing to a 120mm closed loop liquid cooler.
The X31 includes the same integrated variable speed pump that keeps noise to a minimum during use. The Kraken X31 is also fully covered by our industry-leading six year warranty. In addition to the cutting edge hardware and a robust warranty, our legacy Kraken Control software has been replaced by the Kraken+ module within our new software suite, CAM.
The NZXT Kraken X31 is available immediately for pre-order exclusively at the NZXT Armory Store for $79.99 with an anticipated ship out date of mid-July.

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Tue: 07/08/2014Topic: 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: 07/05/2014Topic: 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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° tweaktown

Thu: 07/03/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

DEEPCOOL, one of the leading manufacturers of computer cooling device has launched its high performance liquid CPU cooler under its sub-brand - GAMER STORM. DEEPCOOL is a company that built with vision of providing best thermal solutions for worldwide customers by constantly seeking for innovative breakthroughs. DEEPCOOL has brought its masterpiece to explore the liquid cooling era, which included The Maelstrom 120k, Maelstrom 120 & Maelstrom 240.

All the Maelstrom series are equipped with 0.2mm high-density water micro channel and cooper block to offer a highly efficient thermal conduct along with 120mm X 27mm Aluminum fin to maximize their cooling performance. Fan replacement is available with the standard built-in mounting holes. Innovative adoption of unique pump with closed impeller which offers bigger power and de-vibration. Long lifetime zirconia ceramic bearing is made to ensure 120,000 safe running hours. Meanwhile, all the maelstrom series are compatible with all sockets of Intel and AMD processor. Strong FEP tubing owned anti-bending, flat crush resistance are attached for easier and more stable installation. Bionic LED breathing light design of Maelstrom offers amazing visual presentation while operating.

Maelstrom - 120k
*Equipped with all the basic configuration of Maelstrom series, and the unique 20mm thickness PWM fan to save more space and fit in HTPC case

Maelstrom - 120
*Add-on with 120mm rubber-covered PMW fan with de-vibration design, unique FDB bearing owned a lower noise and longer lifetime.
*Patented detachable fan impeller easy to clear dust and lubricating oil recruited, DIY top priority mounting

Maelstrom 240
*Add-on with 240mm radiator luxurious Aluminum fins to support maximum transfer efficiency for overclocking.
*Standard built-in mounting holes for new replacement of 120mm fan.
*Equipped with two rubber coated fans with PWM function, FDB bearing built up longer lifetime and lower noise.
*Patented detachable fan impeller easy to clean dust and lubricating oil recruited, DIY top-priority mounting.

Maelstrom120k: $69 USD
Maelstrom120: $75 USD
Maelstrom240: $105 USD
Available in July, 2014 on EU/in August on NEWEGG, 2014
For more information, please log on to check the DEEPCOOL's official website: 

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° deepcool

Tue: 07/01/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Description: It was roughly 2 weeks ago when we announced our plans to focus more in bringing all of you reviews of the latest low-profile CPU Coolers to hit the market and what better way to start than with the brand new and best-selling model by Thermolab that listens to the name ITX30 (available inside the EU under the Cooltek brand name)? Although quite tiny the ITX30 did pack a good punch and managed to come really close to the L9i low-profile CPU Cooler by Noctua in terms of cooling efficiency something which took us by surprise really. Well it seems that Thermolab actually launched yet another low-profile CPU Cooler at the same time as with the ITX30 called the LP53 and yes we've spend quite a bit of time testing it during this past week.
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° nikktech

Sun: 06/15/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Austrian Noctua fans were a long waiting of update to flagship NH-D14 cooler. Finally the successor has arrived. Does the new Noctua NH-D15 fully answer to expectations?
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° xbitlabs

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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° tweaktown

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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° modders

Mon: 06/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"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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° frostytech

Mon: 06/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"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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° frostytech

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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° hardocp

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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° guru3d

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
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
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
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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° Gamerstorm

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.
The LQ510 is based on a 40mm thick aluminum radiator and a single 120mm fan that spins at 1000-2300RPM.
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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° Zalman

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.

"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.

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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° noctua

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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° digitimes

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