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DeepCool's Maelstrom 240 is a self contained CPU liquid 
cooling system consists of a dual fan, 240mm wide aluminum heat 
exchanger and combination pump head / skived copper waterblock. With Frostytech's synthetic thermal test platforms applying up to a 200W heat load, only we can accurately rank how the Maelstrom 240 liquid cooler stacks up DeepCool's Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 heatsink is a revised version of the original Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink, which Frostytech tested about a year back. The Lucifer K2 heatsink only differs in that it's not nickel plated and ships with a slim profile (20mm thick)120mm fan which makes the heatsink a little more accommodating on confined motherboards. The Gelid Antarctica heatsink features a nice narrow footprint which 
measures 141x74mm with the 140mm fan installed. The slim profile 
should make the Antarctica cooler more compatible with a larger range of 
motherboards. The Noctua NH-D9L is a mid-sized heatsink suitable for use in 3U height computer chassis where low noise CPU cooling is desired. It's compact stature makes it ideal for 3U rack mounted computers in a recording studio, office environment or even book-sized miniITX cases. 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
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Fri: 12/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

CRYORIG looks to shake things up in the entry level CPU cooler market with the M9 series. It is available for Intel as the M9i and AMD as the M9a. Don't let its tiny size fool you as it is as good as it gets and then some.

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° techpowerup

Thu: 12/10/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this round-up we are looking at seven air coolers that will work with pretty much any CPU. As you will see in our photos and video the coolers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the prices also cover a spread from about £20 all the way past £70. At the high end the Deepcool Assassin II costs more than a basic liquid cooler and takes up considerably more space around the CPU socket. Go to the other extreme and the Cryorig M9 is a compact tower that will fit inside your tower case with room to spare.
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° kitguru

Wed: 12/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Cooltek Skall aims to deliver a long list of functional features at an affordable price while offering a clean and timeless design and potent liquid-cooling compatibility. Available with LED fans in three different colors, you will also have an element of choice.
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° techpowerup

Wed: 12/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

LEPA and its new EXllusion 240 All-In-One CPU cooler touts 400 watts of cooling ability, a patented copper cooling plate, a larger volume of liquid in the block itself, and a "silent" pump, all with a refillable design. Overall it has the look of a quality built AIO, but is the EXllusion worth 120 of your hard earned dollars?

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° hardocp

Wed: 12/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
A direct-touch heatpipe design is the go-to solution for most affordable mainstream coolers with good reason; they are very cost-effective for both consumers and manufacturers. Applied to the classic U-shaped tower design, it has proven to be a winning combination. With the glut of competition in this market space however, the offerings are becoming predictable and generic but Enermax aims …
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° modders

Wed: 12/09/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. Nobody gets things right the first time and even if done well, needs change over time so a revision is almost always guaranteed to happen. It is not about striving for perfection because what that is cannot be a clearly defined point, but it can be approached. This is a …
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° modders

Sun: 12/06/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM inclusive Pump. „The EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM is a High-Performance water cooling pump with integrated reservoir. The core of the unit is the market-proven Laing D5 PWM water pump. This unit offers increased hydraulic performance (up to 15 %) compared to original Laing D5 PWM. More about the installation, handling and performance you can find in our review.“

Fri: 12/04/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Thermalright, who I thought had left the computer cooling world a few years ago, are in fact still around and have just released the new Le Grand Macho semi-passive CPU heatsink.

Here's the PR: "First reviews, for example by Tom's Hardware, confirm this. The “Value” edition of the highly regarded HR-22 offers the well-known “Macho”-Look. Based on the feedback from our customers, we tweaked the cooler a little bit to make it even better.

Since the release of the legendary HR-02 back in 2010, semi-passive coolers are a staple of our cooler portfolio. The Le Grand Macho fits seamlessly into the range of high performance, completely noiseless coolers. The design of the heat sink is asymmetrical and offers the highest possible compatibility to the most recent motherboards. The Le Grand Macho neither blocks the RAM spaces, nor the top-most PCIe slot on current ATX motherboards.

The Le Grand Macho comes without an included fan. Due to the special design that is offset to the rear, the cooler can perfectly use the airflow of a rear-mounted case fan to remove the heated air. If desired, the Le Grand Macho can be equipped with fan ducts, which can be purchased separately. Please make sure that sufficient space is available in the case. If users want to cool the Le Grand Macho actively, a pair of fan clips is included.

The newly designed Macho Direct will also be available shortly. The Macho Direct will be our first HDT cooler. Years of experience and thorough development work allowed us to create what we consider the most potent HDT cooler ever. The cooler will be available in stores before Christmas. More information will be released in the near future.

In Germany, the Le Grand Macho will be sold exclusively by the Mindfactory AG. The MSRP is 59.99 Euro, incl. 19% VAT.

A complete version of this press release in German and English, as well as High-Res product pictures can be downloaded here."

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° thermalright

Fri: 12/04/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua today officially introduced its chromax line of anti-vibration parts that give users the option of colour-customising their fans to match individual build colour schemes. Available in red, blue, green, yellow, black and white, the chromax versions of NA-SAV2 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads are ideal for colour-coordinating Noctua’s black industrialPPC fans with other components and popular build themes such as all black, black & white, black & red or black & blue.

“The introduction of our redux and industrialPPC product lines marked a first step towards offering fans that fit in well with the typical colour schemes favoured by today’s overclockers and enthusiasts”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With the new chromax line, we’re taking another step by allowing users to colour-customise their fans with red, blue, green, yellow, black or white anti-vibration parts.”

Whereas the new chromax edition NA-AV2 anti-vibration mounts fit all types of Noctua fans, including redux models, the NA-AVP1 anti-vibration pads fit all NF-F12, NF-S12A and NF-A14 models and are ideal for customising fans of the black industrialPPC line.

“When we introduced our industrialPPC series, we mainly had industrial clients in mind, but the fans have become surprisingly popular among overclockers and enthusiasts,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “The new NA-SAVP1 kits now give them the option of matching their iPPC fans to various build themes by simply changing the supplied anti-vibration pads for chromax ones.”

Both the NA-SAV2 and NA-SAVP1 parts are made of premium-grade silicone that is extra soft and highly tearproof at the same time, thus combining efficient decoupling with excellent longevity and ease of use. While the NA-SAV2 kits include 20 anti-vibration mounts for 5 fans, the NA-SAVP1 kits include 16 anti-vibration pads for 2 fans.

Prices and availability The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for both the NA-SAV2 and the NA-SAVP1 are EUR 6.90 / USD 6.90. The following variants are currently shipping and will be available shortly:

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° noctua

Fri: 12/04/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With Grid+ V2, NZXT offers a digital fan controller, which is capable of handling up to 30W load. The NZXT Grid+ V2 is actually a small black box, which is easy to hide inside your case. Apart from that it's been paired with NZXT's CAM software, which is straight forward simple.
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° ocaholic

Thu: 12/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Corsair®, a world leader in closed-loop liquid cooling systems, today announced the release of its first low-profile liquid CPU cooler, the Hydro Series H5 SF, bringing the quiet and efficient benefits of liquid cooling to the smallest of PCs. Mounting to any Mini-ITX motherboard and equipped with a specially tuned low-noise blower fan, the H5 SF is able to cool even an overclocked CPU within the confines of the most compact small form factor cases.

Further expanding Corsair’s best-selling Hydro series line of liquid CPU coolers, the H5 SF is Corsair’s first liquid cooler designed specifically to meet the thermal demands of small form factor PCs. Easy to install and just 84mm tall, the H5 SF is compact enough to fit inside the most confined PC case , yet still offers up to 150W of heat dissipation, enough to cool today’s demanding high-end CPUs with overclocking headroom to spare.

The all-new design fits directly on top of any Mini-ITX motherboard with no need to attach the H5 SF to any external fan mounts or brackets, maximizing compatibility across a wide range of Mini-ITX and small form factor cases. A high-performance copper cold plate efficiently draws heat away from the CPU, where it’s then transferred into the integrated 120mm x 40mm radiator and exhausted by the H5 SF’s low-noise tuned 120mm blower fan. What’s more, the H5 SF’s blower fan also draws air over other heat producing motherboard components such as VRMs and chipset heatsinks, helping to keep your whole system cool.

Fully compatible with Corsair’s Obsidian Series 250D, Carbide Series Air 240, and Graphite Series 380T cases, the H5 SF is also critical to Corsair’s upcoming Bulldog chassis, allowing the new case to deliver low-noise, 4K living room gaming without compromising CPU choice. Now enthusiasts can take advantage of Bulldog’s H5 SF cooling for themselves and fit even the most demanding of CPUs, into the smallest of cases.

Available immediately from Corsair’s world-wide network of retailers and distributors, the H5 SF is backed by a comprehensive five year warranty and Corsair’s world-wide customer support network.

Specifications: Low profile liquid CPU Cooling - Provides efficient cooling for small form factor cases. High-pressure, low-noise 120mm PWM blower fan - Powerful and quiet liquid cooling. Ultimate SFF compatibility - Mounts to any Mini-ITX motherboard with no external fan mounts. Low permeability tubing - Ensures long life, and the flexible design makes installation easier in tight spaces. Copper cold plate with pre-applied thermal compound - Pre-applied thermal compound saves you time and mess when installing. MSRP: $79.99 exc.

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° corsair

Thu: 12/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The cooling formula is also easy to understand. Larger radiator equals more heat capacity leaving fans to regulate temperature and noise. In some cases a single 120mm radiator is plenty while in other situations you may want a thicker radiator over doubling the fans

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° hardwareasylum

Thu: 12/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"For the most part if you are doing a PC build fans come into play. Now typically your case will come with a few fans, but they are typically not enough. If you get into water cooling then you are going to want to get fans that are specifically made for water cooling, or have a high static pressure. Well Thermaltake has you covered with their new Riing LED RGB fans. These fans are made specifically for radiators and feature a LED ring that goes around the frame of the fan. This LED ring is RGB giving you 256 multi-colored options to choose from, so you can definitely match it to your build quite easily. Thermaltake is offering these fans in 120 mm and 140 mm versions that come in a single pack (1 fan) or a 3-fan pack. Today we have a 3-pack of the 120 mm fans, let’s take a look and see what they are all about."
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° thinkcomputers

Tue: 12/01/2015Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
Cooler Master is taking big strides in the right direction lately, at least in terms of PSUs. They initially released the V series offering great performance at affordable prices and have now added the VS series to their arsenal. Today, we will take a look at the V550S unit with Enhance's new 3D circuit design.
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° techpowerup

Mon: 11/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Reeven is a newly established international manufacturer of PC related products. Their range includes CPU coolers, Cooling Fans, PC chassis amongst other things. They are aiming their products at the professional quality market, which is always a big claim for a newcomer.
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° hardwareslave

Mon: 11/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
There is another CPU cooler review on our agenda. Today's candidate is the Scythe Fuma. At review date the double tower cooler has not been officially released, but we have already received one for testing. The Scythe Fuma will be released very soon in Europe.
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° ocinside

Mon: 11/30/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
The Cooler Master Storm NovaTouch TKL (Barebones) allows you to customize your keyboard to your heart's content.
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° aphnetworks

Sat: 11/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We reviewed the Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler last month and really liked it. In fact, we gave it is a Recommended award and 4.5/5. It’s Cryorig’s flagship cooler, so it should have been good, and it is. Now we have a look at the Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler, a slightly different type of cooler to the R1 but still boasting rich features such as Hive Fin, a Jet Fin and turbulence reduction system that we are assuming will help a lot!
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° hardwareslave

Sat: 11/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the SilentiumPC Fortis 3 HE1425 cooler. Designed from scratch Fortis 3 HE1425 is a large single tower type cooler with top tier performance at moderate price point. Engineered to achieve optimal balance between heat dissipation and airflow it uses five F6mm high performance heatpipes transferring heat efficiently to 38 aluminum fins. In terms of styling we decided to black-out the logos giving the cooler stealth and professional look. More about the installation and performance you can find in the review.

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua today presented 24V variants of its renowned industrialPPC fans. Conceived for industrial heavy-duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection, Noctua’s industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line comprises ruggedised high-speed versions of the company’s award-winning retail fans. The new 24V models use a dedicated wide input range version of Noctua’s NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC in order to support 24V-based industrial applications and to provide moderate speeds and lower noise levels in standard 12V PC environments.

“The launch of our industrialPPC line has allowed us to expand our base of industrial clients as we’re now able to provide solutions for highly challenging environments and to meet much higher demands as far as airflow and pressure performance are concerned”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “Since many of our industrial clients work with 24V, we’re now offering extra versions for 24V applications.”

The new NF-F12 (120mm) and NF-A14 (140mm) industrialPPC-24V models use a dedicated wide input range version of Noctua's NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC. Supporting operating voltages from 6 to 30V, these models are ideal for 24V-based industrial applications and voltage-based speed control. All new models feature IP67 water and dust protection and PWM.

“As our industrialPPC models have become quite popular among PC enthusiasts, we think that the new 24V variants can also be interesting for PC users due to their wide input range”, explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “When you run them at 12V, you will get much lower speeds and noise levels, so they combine the advanced features of the industrialPPC line with the renowned quietness of our standard line-up.”

While the industrialPPC 24V models have been designed with 24V industrial applications in mind, they run at maximum speeds of around 1100rpm (2000rpm models) to 1700rpm (3000rpm models) in 12V PC environments. At the same time, they can be slowed down further via PWM, thus combining the advanced features of the industrialPPC line with Noctua’s signature quietness.

Price and availability All new models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR 29.90/USD 34.90.

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