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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.
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Thu: 08/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
You cannot really judge how capable a CPU cooler is just by looking at it. If it well-made enough, even size can be deceptive which is good news for those who do not want the bulk of a tower style cooling solution and prefer to save some vertical space, although the question still remains. Which one to get? Recently established …
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° modders

Thu: 08/13/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
As a gamer and hardware enthusiast that spends a lot of time in various PC gaming communities, one of the longest on-going debates has been the best choice for CPU when it comes to gaming; Intel or AMD.
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° technologyx

Thu: 08/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We first reviewed the Silverstone TD03 just over a year ago, and I was thoroughly impressed with its build quality, performance and overall design. The TD03 is one of the best coolers in its class, but the only downside that I can see is that it was a little expensive; although you get what you pay for. Today, I’ll be taking a look at the TD03-Lite, a cooler that takes what we knew about the original, but for a much lower price and to reflect that, a few of the design features have been cut back to keep the cost down, offering the product to a much wider market, but has this had an effect on the performance? Let’s find out!
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° eteknix

Thu: 08/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have take a look at the EK-FC Titan X (Original CSQ) GPU block. EK-FC Titan X is a high performance full-cover water block for nVidia reference (NVA-PG600) design GeForce GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti series graphics cards. We have tested the cooler on a GTX 980 Ti reference card.

Thu: 08/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Before we even look at the performance, you have to be amazed at the sheer chameleon-like quality that EK has given the Supremacy EVO. With ten different top options in seven different colors, choice of copper or nickel and tuned inserts and jet plates, the Supremacy EVO is by far the most flexible CPU block we have seen to date."
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° hitechlegion

Thu: 08/13/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua is one of the most recognisable cooling brands around and for those who don’t recognise the name, you will most likely recognise the colours. Noctua are famous for two things, extremely high-quality products and that beige/brown colour scheme; love it or hate it, you can always pick a Noctua out of a crowd.
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° eteknix

Thu: 08/06/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Rev. B arrived Technic3D. The Silence 6 supports HPTX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 10x 120mm or 12x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
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° technic3d

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"This week is a very exciting one if you are a PC enthusiast! Skylake is officially here and to start off Intel is launching their enthusiasts parts first which include the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K. The 6th Generation Skylake processors are the “tock” to Intel’s “tick” and “tock” release schedule. A “tock” represents a new architecture and a “tick” represents a process refinement. If you missed it Broadwell was based on the 14nm process, but with Skylake we have a brand new architecture. With Skylake Intel is focusing on bringing better CPU and GPU performance with reduced power consumption. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship Core i7-6700K processor which has a base frequency of 4.0 GHz and boosts up to 4.2 GHz! Let’s see what this processor and the Skylake platform is all about!"
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° thinkcomputers

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
Intel today launched the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors along with the Intel Z170 at Gamescom in Germany. Intel released these two new 14nm ‘Skylake’ unlocked K-Sku processors at Gamescom to show that Intel remains dedicated to PC gaming. Intel believes that this is the ideal gaming platform, offering the best all-around gaming experience. The ideal desktop gaming platform right now, according to Intel, would be a 6th Gen Core processor with a Z170 based board and an Intel 750 Series NVMe SSD to top it off. Many of the Intel Z170 boards will feature SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3.0 and DDR4 memory and up to three M.2 PCIe SSD slots, so you are talking about the most feature rich mainstream PC platform to ever be released. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7-6700K processor performs!
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° legitreviews

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"As far as performance was concerned, the Kraken x41 is able to handle a 4770K and keep it within reasonable temperatures with the single included fan, which I have to mention is much quieter than the previous revisions."
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° hitechlegion

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
Today is a big day for Intel with the launch of its newest desktop platform, Z170 and a new CPU, the "Skylake" Core i7-6700K. Here's our full take!"
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° tweaktown

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Cooler Master held a Press briefing at their European HQ in Eindhoven. In part they wanted to show off their new building but mainly they wanted to talk some more about their ‘Master’ concept.
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° kitguru

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"If you are in the market for a top of the line cooler, you will need to consider AIO or All In One Coolers. Basically the middle ground between the mystery of watercooling and the predictable land of air cooling limitations. Unless you have a large chassis and can cope with a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 or the superb Noctua NH-D15 then you are going to be need to compromise in some way. Either in the way of overheating or increasing the decibels by pushing more air though the case."
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° hardwareslave

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It’s been a while since we had hands on an EK Water Blocks Kit and with the new generation SkyLake processors right around the corner now is a good time to get back to the basics of Triple Radiator Water Cooling. An AIO (All In One) pre built kit is a pretty good solution but we’ve found that they are practically impossible to upgrade and few AIO cooling solutions offer triple radiators. EK Water Blocks offers a couple of different kits with everything you need to set up your own Water Cooling Loop and their gear is standard DIY water cooling equipment. That means with the EKWB L360 you can pick up standard water cooling equipment and add-on or swap components to further customize your Loop either for improved looks or better performance.
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° bjorn3d

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"Rated at 4.0 GHz right out of the box with a 4.2GHz Turbo Boost clock speed, the Core i7 6700K is quick to start with. Enhancing that number is fairly easy and pays performance dividends if you choose to do so. I was able to get a stable 4.76GHz out of this processor without any real fuss. Overclocking the 6700K is easier now when you have the full bclock range to play with rather than being tied to specific gear ratios, like we have been in the past. My final overclock of 4.76GHz was run using the same overclocking principles that I have used for the last few years, but found that having the full spectrum back offers up some interesting possibilities, much like we had in the past."

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: Motherboards    PermaLink
The GAMING M7 is, unsurprisingly, a motherboard for gamers. Even so, it performs more than lip-service to the idea of overclocking by adding more robust power circuitry and cooling to the basic design. It’s not quite as kitted out with heatspeaders and PCB shrouds as its bigger brother, but comparisons to the GAMING M5 certainly throw it into start relief thanks to some cool aesthetics and nifty automated overclocking tools. So, whilst you don’t see water cooling ports or ‘PCB armour’, you probably won’t feel hard done by if stretching the legs of your CPU is in your future.
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° vortez

Wed: 08/05/2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
The 6th generation of Intel’s Core architecture, codenamed ‘Skylake’, is the latest in a line of CPUs which began with the Nehalem microarchitecture in 2008. Since then Intel followed a ‘tick-tock’ development strategy - alternating larger architectural revisions and smaller fabrication process nodes in each new release – which has been hugely successful in keeping them ahead of the game and the competition.
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° vortez

Tue: 08/04/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The BeQuiet 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 "PureWings 2" fan operating at 1500RPM (51CFM at 1.25mm/H2O according to manufacturer specs) to move air through a 22mm thick, horizontal nickel plated aluminum fin stack. The large fan gives the Shadow Rock LP an effective footprint of 122x136mm, with the solid copper heatspreader located asymmetrically to one side (85mm:51mm offset). The fan exhausts downward, so near by motherboard VRM components benefit from some airflow as well. Beyond that, BeQuiet's Shadow Rock LP weighs in at 395grams and features soldered heatpipe-to-aluminum fin joints for low thermal joint resistance.

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° frostytech

Mon: 08/03/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Xigmatek is well known for their funky PC chassis designs and today seems like it will be no exception to that. Their latest chassis, the Octans, is designed for the mini-ITX gaming market. There’s a lot of demand out there right now for smaller chassis, that are still just that little bit bigger, suitable for those that still want high-end graphics cards and other gaming hardware, but in a form factor that’s not too difficult to pick up and transport; a popular requirement for those who visit LAN gaming events.
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° eteknix

Sun: 08/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Last week, we tested the SilverStone Tundra TD02-E, which delivered great performance at a great price. With a smaller radiator, how will the TD03-E step up?
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