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Unlike traditional CPU coolers, heat energy in the Sandia Cooler is 
conducted across a very thin air gap bearing from the stationary base of the cooler to the upper rotating aluminum fin/fan component. The Dark Rock Pro 3 is dual tower, dual fan, low noise CPU heatsink. In other words, if you want a quiet heatsink that handles like a performance cooler AND you have a motherboard which can accommodate it's boxy  footprint, you're reading the right CPU heatsink review! The Scythe Ashura Shadow is a dark nickel plated version of the vanilla Ashura heatsink Scythe also has on the market. Structurally, there's no difference between the two coolers, aside from the cosmetic metal coating. The Ashura Shadow heatsink stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 145x89mm so it should fit most motherboards without memory slot interference. The SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 is a 154mm tall CPU cooler built around four 6mm diameter exposed copper heatpipes. The relatively thin profile should allow it to fit with ease in most motherboards, with a minimum of interference from near by memory module or VRM motherboard heatsinks. At the center of the NPH-1366-115HC heatsink is nPowertek's proprietory copper heat column - essentially a 33mm diameter copper heatpipe. The inner walls and base of the heat column are covered by a sintered metal wick and the contents under vacuum with a small amount of working fluid.
SANDIA COOLER: AIR BEARING HEATSINK PROTOTYPE - 2014 UPDATE! BEQUIET DARK ROCK PRO 3 LOW NOISE HEATSINK REVIEW SCYTHE ASHURA SHADOW HEATSINK REVIEW SILENTIUMPC FERA2 HE1224 HEATSINK REVIEW NPOWERTEK NPH-1366-115HC HEATSINK REVIEW
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Sat: 03/08/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“Once again XSPC has unleashed another revision of the RX radiator series. The RX radiator series are the most popular radiator among the water-cooling enthusiasts for the value and performance. Despite this, its design technology is a bit dated and today’s modern radiators from competitors have been surpassing the RX radiators. That brings us to today’s review. We’ll analyze the new and improved version of the RX360 V3 radiator to see how it stacks up to its predecessor and the competition.”
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° pureoverclock


Thu: 03/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Cryorig is a name that is quite likely new to our fellow enthusiasts. When the company contacted us and asked us to review its news R1 Ultimate cooler, we took a look at the build design and it got us curious. The R1 Ultimate has an overall design that we have seen many times before, but surely had enough "new" to warrant a review.
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° hardocp


Thu: 03/06/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The ThermoLab ITX30 is the Korean heatsink company's entry into the <30mm CPU cooler market. It allows ultra compact PCs to use relatively fast Intel CPUs


Wed: 03/05/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Digitimes reports a new AMD socket is forthcoming... "AMD has announced the introduction of its AM1 platform featuring the AMD quad-core and dual-core Kabini APU into the component channel for system builders. Combined with motherboards from manufacturers worldwide, the new AM1 platform will deliver Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and AMD Jaguar CPU cores.

The platform also features USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s support.

Availability of Kabini desktops and components are slated to be on-shelf in selected regions beginning early April, with global availability expected on April 9. The AM1 platform delivers DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1 support to mainstream markets. In addition, motherboard manufacturers including, ASRock, Asustek Computer, Biostar, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) are poised to deliver a range of next- generation desktop motherboards based on socket FS1b. These motherboards will support the latest specifications of native USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s for AMD Athlon and Sempron-series APUs for the AM1 platform, said AMD."

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° digitimes


Wed: 03/05/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Today we have an enthusiast cooler from GamerStorm attached to our test system. With specifications which are very much enthusiast, on paper, the price is very much budget. So lets find out if the Lucifer can perform as well as GamerStorm claim."
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° hardwareheaven


Sun: 03/02/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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“Like water cooling but are worried about potential problems, so you want to stick with air cooling? Well, Cryorig seems to feel they have a proper solution with the R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler. Designed with the expressed intent of providing the strongest air cooled solution available, we are here to find out if it can provide the cooling performance the enthusiast craves without the mess and maintenance.”

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° pureoverclock


Fri: 02/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Corsair have provided the industry with many great coolers in recent years, their H80 and H100 all-in-one water coolers have proven to be some of the most popular choices for system builders, capable of cooling overclocked CPU’s for a fairly competitive price tag, plus they’re rather well designed, and look great in almost any build. From that we’ve got big expectations of their latest range of coolers and their Hydro Series H75 looks like a promising solution for those looking for a 120mm radiator. With a slim rad, but two 120mm fans, we can get some sweet push/pull action going that should help shift some serious heat from our test system. Priced at around £70 the H75 isn’t exactly cheap, but the AIO (all-in-one) water cooling market is fiercely competitive and so long as the performance is there, it’ll be worth every penny. For around the same money you can pick up the H2O 950 from Antec and the Zalman Reserator 3 Max, both of which are 120mm radiators and of a similar specification, albeit both come with a hard mounted fan, and a second fan would have to be added at extra cost, so the H75 is already sounding like great value for money given that both of its fans are fully removable and both are included in the box. With support for all major AMD and Intel sockets, as well as a redesigned pump, aluminium radiator, a pair of 2000 RPM, high static pressure PWM fans, and a wonderful five-year warranty mean the H75 is really well equipped right out of the box. I can’t wait any longer, so let’s get right to it and see what Corsairs latest hardware has to offer.
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° eteknix


Thu: 02/20/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"In this review Frostytech will be testing BeQuiet's newest low noise CPU cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 3 heatsink. The Dark Rock Pro 3 was announced last month at CES 2014 and best of all, it's rated to 250W TDP! The Dark Rock Pro 3 is dual tower, dual fan, low noise CPU heatsink. In other words, if you want a quiet heatsink that handles like a performance cooler AND you have a motherboard which can accommodate it's boxy footprint, you're reading the right CPU heatsink review!"
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Thu: 02/20/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Ashura, Scythe has made a single tower cooler, that is surprisingly well built, especially if we consider its price of 39 Euro. Other than that it should offer decent cooling capacity, so it's not going to be an issue if you want to overclock your CPU by a few hundred MHz. So far we're rather curious to see what this cooler is capable of.
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° ocaholic


Thu: 02/20/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"CRYORIG comes out of virtually nowhere and now we have the R1 Ultimate to test. It's time to see if this new player has what it takes."
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° tweaktown


Thu: 02/20/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Antec and its All-In-One sealed system CPU coolers have been around for a good while now. We still have some of its first series working well here in the HardOCP offices. Today we have Antec's newly designed high end Kuhler model 1250. It has some unique offerings all based on new cold plates and big double fan radiator.
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° hardocp


Wed: 02/19/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today I’ll be taking a look at one of the latest products from Raijintek, who you may know as one of the coolest new names in the PC industry given that they’ve not been around very long, but they’re already gaining considerable reputation for their high quality, high performance and affordable prices. Their latest coolest, the Pallas is targeted at the low profile market, ideally for those who want a slim HTPC or narrow enclosure to slot into their home entertainment setup. The cooler stands at just 68mm with the fan installed on cooler, which means its going to be compatible with an incredibly amount of HTPC cases and its 140mm design should also ensure that it’s cooling performance and acoustics are pretty decent since it users a larger, but lower RPM slim-line 10013 PWM fan. Available for £31.99 + shipping, the Pallas isn’t overly expensive, but it’s enough to have us expecting solid performance and quality, as there are plenty of slim coolers on the market for less money that do a fairly good job and with the current trend of people building slim SteamBox style systems, there is an increasing demand for high performance, quiet and slim CPU coolers for the new ranges of slim gaming cases that are hitting the market.
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° eteknix


Tue: 02/18/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The Scythe Ashura Shadow is a dark nickel plated version of the vanilla Ashura heatsink Scythe also has on the market. Scythe's Ashura Shadow weighs 750grams and is built around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes. The fan supplied with the Ashura Shadow is a reasonably quiet 140mm 'GlideStream' model that spins at 1400-800RPM and moves upwards of 87CFM according to the maker. Scythe's Ashura Shadow heatsink installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 and Intel LGA2011/1366/115x/775 processors. Retail price is around $45USD/CDN.


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° frostytech


Fri: 02/14/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Intel's fourth generation of Core processors, also known as Haswell, are much more efficient in terms of performance per watt. Like the predecessor Ivy Bridge, they do still get very hot when you overclock them. There is something you can do to prevent that, but it's a risky endeavour. This guide shows you the best and safest way to do it.
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° hardware


Thu: 02/13/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Tower design CPU Coolers may have been around for roughly a decade now but it wasn't until a few years ago that several manufacturers thought about combining two heatsinks to make the main body of the cooler instead of one thus increasing its cooling potential. Dual tower solutions were later on called sandwich type ones since in between the two heatsinks some manufacturers placed a fan to increase airflow between the fins thus improving the overall cooling efficiency of the cooler (some used that one fan only while others used two and even 3 in push and pull configuration). Today we finally see most CPU Cooler manufacturers walk down that same path and although for the majority of consumers even single tower CPU Coolers offer the best bang for their buck for overclockers, enthusiasts and even professionals in some cases dual tower models are well worth the extra cost. Be Quiet! has been in the business of manufacturing some of the best CPU Coolers around and today we will be checking out their latest Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler.
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° nikktech


Tue: 02/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Cooler Master to bring the Glacer 240L all in one liquid CPU cooler to market. This is not the typical all in one liquid cooler. The major feature that sets the Cooler Master Glacer 240L apart from the rest of the crowd is the expandability feature.
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° modders


Tue: 02/11/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 is a 154mm tall CPU cooler built around four 6mm diameter exposed copper heatpipes. The relatively thin profile should allow it to fit with ease in most motherboards, with a minimum of interference from near by memory module or VRM motherboard heatsinks."
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° frostytech


Mon: 02/10/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"he Dynatron G556 was originally designed for LGA1366 'Gainestown' Intel processors of a TDP up to 130Watts. In this review Frostytech will be testing the 64mm tall G556 heatsink with a 200 Watt heat load. The G556 2U server heatsink uses a top mounted fan which impinges air downward into densely packed aluminum fins. Given the maximum heatsink height within a 2U server chassis is >70mm, that doesn't leave the fan whole lot of room to breathe, so Dynatron have selected one with no side frame - essentially allowing air to be drawn in from 360-degrees."
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° frostytech


Mon: 02/10/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this Noctua NH-U12S review, we compare it to many coolers that are actually above its class on an overclocked Core i3 3960X, and it is still able to impress.
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° hardcoreware


Sun: 02/09/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
" The Dynatron G666 is a 2U server heatsink buit to handle Intel LGA1366 Xeon processors with a TDP of 130 Watts. In this review Frostytech will be testing the 65mm tall Dynatron G666 with a 200 Watt heat load. The heatsink is built with a 60mm fan embedded at the front, directing airflow through a short stack of aluminum cooling fins which are connected to a copper base plate by three 6mm diameter heatpipes. The space before and after the heatpipes is filled with two narrow strips of skived copper fins for added cooling surface area."
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° frostytech


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