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The Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U is a mid-sized heatsink designed specifically for lower noise cooling of Intel Xeon processors in 3U height computer/server chassis. It's compact stature makes it ideal for rack mounted computers in a recording studio, video editing suite, operations control center... The 920gram Scythe Fuma heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a pair of aluminum fin stacks that measure 104x130x37mm (HxWxD) in size. The heatpipes are liberally soldered to a chunky nickel plated copper base plate, this plate helps to more evenly conduct heat away from hot-spot ridden multi-core CPUs. While Scythe doesn't overtly market its heatsinks as 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.
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Sun: 06/12/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With processors running faster, and overclocking an everyday event for a lot of enthusiasts, the use of watercooling to cool processors is becoming a more common method than ever before. EKWB builds some of the best kits and AIO watercoolers in the business. While other manufacturers tie you to a non-expandable AIO kit, EKWB is busy building expandable kits that allow you to add VGA loops, larger pumps and customize the watercooling loop to your needs.
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° bjorn3d

Thu: 06/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"A special unit within Dell that makes custom tech for operators of the world’s largest data centers, has designed a water-based system for cooling custom server chips it developed together with Intel Corp. and eBay itself.

The system is different from typical liquid cooling solutions, however. It brings water from the facility’s cooling towers directly to every chip inside server chassis. There are no central distribution units, which typically sit between cooling towers and server racks in liquid-cooled data centers."

"Another atypical aspect of the design, codenamed Triton, is its ability to use water that’s warmer than usual. The system, now deployed at one of eBay’s data centers, uses water that’s 33 degrees Celsius – because the customized CPUs run at very high frequency – but if Triton is used with lower-power CPUs, supply water temperature can be as high as 60 degrees Celsius"

"Water in the system travels from the cooling tower to the rack, and individual pipes bring it inside every chassis and to a cold plate that sits on top of every CPU. The only pumps in the system are the facility pumps that push water between the cooling towers and the building."
"Dell addressed the common worry about bringing water into expensive electronics with “extreme testing” of the welded copper pipes, using high-pressure simulations in which it pumped water at more than 350 PSI. The system’s normal supply-water PSI is 70.

Each server, chassis, and rack has a leak-detection mechanism and an emergency shut-off device. The system borrows a dripless disconnect design from military applications, according to Dell."

Thu: 06/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Known for its signature brown colour as well as its silent performance, Noctua's fans come easily recommended for those with thermal concerns but a bit of a hit-or-miss when it comes to system aesthetic integration. Many are not too fond of the brown and flesh color-scheme which sharply contrasts with mostly black and loud red or blue component pieces. The … Read more.
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° modders

Thu: 06/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Silverstone Technologies has made quite a career making cooling solutions for the PC DIY market. Their solutions are also quite often a unique alternative with out-of-the-box oriented ideas and far from having a "me too" design philosophy. With the all-in-one liquid cooling solution's popularity, Silverstone also has thrown their hat in the ring with alternatives from the typical Asetek OEM …
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° modders

Thu: 06/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It’s no surprise that Cooler Master is reinvigorating itself by introducing the Maker series. Previously, we reviewed their Master Case 5 which is aimed towards those who would like to expand their needs with the add-ons that they sell separately (and for modding). We have many tried and tested thermal compounds in the market for mainstream and high-performance systems. Artic Cooling MX2 was the default choice here in India for many users until multiple PC cooling manufacturing companies starting making thermal pastes. There is one company that makes CPU coolers and cases, but not a thermal paste. No prize for guessing which one it is.
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° hardwarebbq

Thu: 06/09/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

" Nach dem FUMA CPU Kühler melden wir uns zurück mit einem neuen Modell aus dem Hause Scythe, dem Kabuto 3. Dieser Kühler ist nun in der dritten Generation angekommen und bringt viele Neuerungen mit sich. So ist der Kabuto 3 nicht nur größer und schwerer geworden, sondern fast von Grund auf ein neuer Kühler entstanden. Die einzige Gemeinsamkeit ist, dass es ein kompakter Topflow Kühler ist. Der letzte Kabuto Kühler liegt immerhin schon fast 4 Jahre her und so konnte man die Zeit nutzen und viele Neuerungen einplanen.

Kabuto steht für den verzierten Helm japanischer Samurai und setzt die Reihe der erfolgreichen Top-Flow CPU Kühler aus dem Hause Scythe fort. Das japanische Sprichwort "Ziehe den Halteriemen des Kabuto nach einem Sieg fester" entspricht in seiner Bedeutung in etwa dem deutschen "sich nicht auf seinen Lorbeeren ausruhen" und ist bei diesem Kühler Programm, stellt er doch eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung aller bereits von Scythe produzierten Top-Flow Kühler dar.

Wenn man sich die Vorgänger-Version ansieht, so erstrahlt der neue Kabuto in vollem Glanz. Die Lamellen wurden neu strukturiert und enger zusammen gesetzt. Die fünf 6 mm Heatpipes sind aus Kupfer und vernickelt. Sie haben eine Länge von 40 cm und verlaufen oben bei Lamellen, runter zu der Bodenplatte, die ebenfalls vernickelt ist, und wieder zurück zu der Lamellen-Unterseite. So erzielt man einen besseren Abtransport der Temperatur und kann diese effektiver abkühlen."

Wed: 06/08/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It may not be the highest performance twin-tower CPU cooler in the market today but the Scythe Fuma comes really close and unlike the majority it’s just 149mm in height making it ideal for use in small PC cases.
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° nikktech

Sat: 06/04/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Recently we have published a CPU CPU cooler comparison with many coolers. Today, there is an overview with selected coolers from Arctic, Cooler Master, Cryorig, Enermax, Intel, Scythe and Thermaltake, tested on an Intel Core i5 system in the second part of the cooler chart. So you can easily find the right air cooler or AIO water cooler for your AMD PC or Intel PC and get a quick comparison of the cooler test results.
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° ocinside

Fri: 06/03/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Intel is bringing out its Intel i7 Broadwell-E. What coolers and heatsinks should you use for one of these beasts? The Intel i7 is a Broadwell-E on a 14nm process, with a TDP of 140 watts."

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° overclockers

Thu: 06/02/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua is resurrecting the down-draft coolers of old with the new NH-C14S. Featuring an offset design for better PCIe clearance, this cooler also brings extra versatility to the table, including great memory clearance and a low-profile option, which appears to make it an interesting jack of all trades.
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° techpowerup

Wed: 06/01/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are looking at the Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU Cooler, a product that Reeven are calling the flagship Reeven CPU cooler. To the rest of the world it may be a pointer to their current design philosophy, technical know-how and where they see themselves in the market place. Internally, this is a big statement, Reeven are saying this is the CPU cooler that best reflects their approach in the face of the rest of the market place.
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° hardwareslave

Wed: 06/01/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are looking at the Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU Cooler, a product that Reeven are calling the flagship Reeven CPU cooler. To the rest of the world it may be a pointer to their current design philosophy, technical know-how and where they see themselves in the market place. Internally, this is a big statement, Reeven are saying this is the CPU cooler that best reflects their approach in the face of the rest of the market place.
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° hardwareslave

Sun: 05/29/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Your build our core - that’s the motto for Thermaltake’s Core series that brings us to the realm of modular chassis’. The X71 specifically is what we are looking at with this review, along with a calming description of DIY loop cooling systems.
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° technologyx

Sat: 05/28/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Small form factors are becoming more and more popular: each motherboard and enclosure brand have several offerings in their lineups and their range is constantly expanding. The time when small was linked to limited power is long gone! These mini PCs can pack some serious punch and are capable to even outperform a full desktop offering, hence why gamers are also jumping on the small form factor wagon as it combines performance with ease of transportation. There are some drawbacks on several aspects alike the amount of possible storage, graphics card compatibility and possible cooling options. Today we are going to tackle the latter and will test three coolers specifically designed to be compatible for this popular factor. We will put head to head the Corsair AIO H5 SF, the tiny Noctua NH L9x65 and the Cryorig M9i tower cooling solution."
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° madshrimps

Fri: 05/27/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Our spring into summer CPU cooler reviews continue with the Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler, the big brother to NH-U12S we reviewed previously. The NH-U14S is the bigger, badder (a good bad if there is such a thing) and down right better CPU cooler than the NH-U12S, at least it should be. We are going to put it through the ringer to find out!
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° technologyx

Fri: 05/27/2016Topic: Computer / SFF PCs    PermaLink
Closed-loop liquid CPU coolers have become extraordinarily popular due to the maintenance-free construction, rudimentary installation and extremely low probability of leaks occurring. As a result, many enthusiasts have switched from air cooling and prefer the cleaner aesthetic. However, these affordable units include relatively weak pumps which have the potential to fail after a few years of strenuous operation. Currently, Asetek has a stranglehold on the closed-loop liquid cooling market and threaten litigation against any companies infringing their patents. In basic terms, this means almost every sealed liquid cooling product is manufactured by Asetek and adopts a similar design philosophy. While some of these can look attractive like the Corsair H110i GT, many opt for uninspired aesthetics and earlier models even used ghastly FEP tubing. Saying that, there are a few exceptions such as the EK Predator 240 and Swiftech H240-X2 which offer expandability by compiling premium water cooling components together in a simple package.
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° eteknix

Fri: 05/27/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The RaiJintek Triton 360 Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the Triton CPU-Cooler with three 120mm PWM-Fans compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670k CPU."
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° technic3d

Thu: 05/26/2016Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
As summer rolls in, one can finds various ways to stay cool. For us, it's all about keeping that gaming rig and test bench as cool as possible. Today, we are taking an in-depth look at the Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler!
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° technologyx

Thu: 05/26/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The old saying of not judging a book by its cover is true for the CRYORIG C7, as it is more capable than it reads.
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° aphnetworks

Wed: 05/25/2016Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Gelid Solutions has released it's Tranquillo rev.4 Heatsink. This is a 154mm tall tower cooler featuring an exposed heatpipe base.

"Like the original design the Rev. 4 Tranquillo uses 4 power heat pipes and a unique heat pipe constellation but also comes with a number of new technologies implemented to achieve higher cooling performance. The Rev. 4 Tranquillo features the Heatpipe Direct Touch Technology, a direct thermal connection between CPU core and heat pipes. The new heatsink is also improved with the Unique Heatsink Shape Technology, the result of precise software simulations and calculations which makes the air flow resistance of the new heatsink much lower. The Stacked Soldered Heatpipe and Fin Technology provides the best quality of soldered joints between heatpipe to fins and ensures the most efficient heat transfer inside the new heatsink. An improved 120mm fan with the intelligent GELID PWM (Pulse Width Module) control compliments the heatsink. The new Double Layer Blade technology is applied to distribute air flow efficiently at low speed. The redesigned PWM IC eliminates any clicking noise. The intelligent GELID PWM curve operates the fan in speed range from 750 RPM to 1600 RPM, it constantly keeps the fan silent but accelerates speed whenever additional cooling is needed. With the 2 sets of fan mounts, a second fan can be installed to improve the cooler performance even further. "

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° gelidsolutions

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