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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. 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.
BEQUIET SHADOW ROCK 2 HEATSINK REVIEW BEQUIET SHADOW ROCK SLIM HEATSINK REVIEW BEQUIET DARK ROCK 3 HEATSINK REVIEW X2 PRODUCTS ECLIPSE IV HEATSINK REVIEW NOCTUA NH-D15 HEATSINK REVIEW
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Sun: 08/10/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the introduction of the first 120mm AIO (All In One) Liquid CPU Coolers a few years back regular users/consumers could now enter the water cooling world without the extra cost and work required when purchasing a custom kit. Of course it may have all started with the two most well-known AIO manufacturers in the world (namely Asetek and CoolIT) which in turn rebranded their solutions for a number of companies like Antec, Thermaltake and Corsair but now even more have joined up making the battle much fiercer than what it used to be. Competition is always a good thing however and so aside lower prices this has also brought forth the introduction of 240mm and 360mm AIO liquid CPU coolers which in some cases even offer performance comparable to custom water cooling kits. Thermaltake just released the Water 3.0 Ultimate a massive 360mm AIO liquid CPU Cooler but until that makes it here we decided to check their Water 3.0 Extreme 240mm AIO liquid CPU cooling solution.
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° nikktech


Sat: 08/09/2014Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
"At the end of July AMD launched new Kaveri APU models: the A10-7800, A8-7600, and A6-7400K. AMD graciously sent over review samples on their A10-7800 and A6-7400K Kaveri APUs, which we've been benchmarking and have some of the initial Linux performance results to share today."
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° phoronix


Sun: 08/03/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we take a look at the Dark Rock 3 and Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU coolers from be quiet. With a name like that, you can tell (very) low noise operation is at the forefront of the manufacturer's design considerations for these solutions, but the Dark Rock coolers don't intend on compromising on thermal performance in the process. See how these heatpipe coolers for Intel and AMD processors fare against competing solutions in our review.
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° neoseeker


Mon: 07/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Although the traditional tower type CPU Air Coolers have reached their maximum possible cooling potential based on today’s technology that doesn't mean manufacturers are just going to give up in their pursue for something better. Obviously that's always a good thing for consumers around the world especially since competition always results in even better products and lower prices but one has to wonder how long it will be before manufacturers come up with new and innovative ways of cooling. That being said for the majority of consumers even low/mid-end CPU Air Coolers are more than enough to keep their systems running at good temperatures while for the most demanding ones there are always higher performance complete water cooling kits available in the market. However there are also some CPU Air Coolers capable of meetings the demands of even the most demanding users around and according to Deepcool the Lucifer is amongst them.
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° nikktech


Mon: 07/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim review, we compare the single tower CPU cooler to the very similar Noctua NH-U12S.
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° hardcoreware


Mon: 07/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
be quiet! are well-known in the industry for doing one thing incredibly well, making super quiet performance products; their power supplies, fans and CPU coolers have won many awards for their whisper quiet acoustics and their high-end cooling. The main downside with be quiet! products is that they’re really high-quality means their price tags often wander into the premium budget ranges, of course you do get what you pay for, but not everyone has £70+ to spend on their CPU cooler, nor do they want to. The Shadow Rock Slim looks set to address the price concern by offering the legendary be quiet! performance in terms of cooling and aesthetics, but at the much more affordable price range of around £30. Many of the be quiet! coolers on the market today are some of the best air coolers money can buy; they all feature be quiet! ultra-premium grade Silent Wings fans, flawless quality and great aesthetics that go a long way to compliment the high levels of performance they offer. Just how much of these things gets lost in a budget model such as the Shadow Rock Slim remains to be seen, but I have a feeling be quiet! don’t know how to make an inferior product, so I suspect this will also be one of the best coolers in its price bracket; just like every other product they produce. As you can see from the specification below, the cooler support all major socket types for both Intel and AMD. It comes equipped with a single 135mm SilentWings 1400rpm fan and aluminium fin construction.
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° eteknix


Mon: 07/28/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the NH-D15 Noctua shows its latest high-end CPU cooler. This monster comes boxed with one 140 x 140 x 25 millimeter fan as well as 140 x 150 x 25 millimeter fan. Putting the cooler on a scale reveals it weighs a massive 1320g. Overall this leaves us rather curious how this thing is going to perform.
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° ocaholic


Sun: 07/27/2014Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
With the rather recent appearance of 80 Plus Titanium certified power supply units in the market (some of which rated up to 1500W) hardcore overclockers and enthusiasts alike have found yet another reason to reach deep down their pockets for a brand new and rather costly upgrade. For good or bad the ultra-high-end power supplies cost quite a bit and in the end are mostly suited for use with really power hungry systems so casual consumers have really almost no need for something like that. On the other hand 80 Plus Bronze and Silver power supplies are far more affordable, feature quality components, come in both low and high power outputs and offer very good performance levels. For the past 2 days one such solution has been lying on our test bench, the Pure Power L8 700W (L8-700W) PSU by be quiet!
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° hardware


Wed: 07/23/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this review we will be looking at the Noctua NH-D15 D-Type heatsink. This is a dual tower cooler designed after the popular NH-D14 to configured fit modern motherboards.
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° hardwareasylum


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until 2015, when demand for 4G LTE smartphones is expected to start picking up, according to sources from the cooling module makers.
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° digitimes


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Deepcool is jumping into the sea of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with the release of the Maelstrom 240. Featuring stunning looks, solid performance and high quality fans it has the specs and features that enthusiasts not only expect, but demand.
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° techpowerup


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Gamer Storm Lucifer from Deepcool is an affordable CPU cooler that packs a punch. Featuring six Ø6 mm heatpipes, a 140 mm fan, and its single monolithic tower design, this cooler is quiet and performs extremely well.
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° techpowerup


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cases    PermaLink
As the popularity and availability of small form factor PC components continues to grow, more companies are coming out with new enclosures that support this expanding market. Today, we are taking a detailed look at Cooler Master’s latest entry into the mini-ITX arena; the Elite 110 case. It’s amazing just how powerful a PC can be built around one of the latest mini-ITX motherboards and how much hardware can be stuffed into a small cube. In addition to basic computing needs, the Elite 110 enclosure offers a great many expansion options, with support for overclocking, a high end graphics adapter, up to four HDD/SSDs, a full size ATX power supply, and even water-cooling; all inside a small ~10” cube!
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° pcper


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
2014 has been an incredible year for top grade, high wattage power supplies. We have reviewed the Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1,000w, The Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1,300w and the Corsair AX1500i Titanium – all of which have claimed top awards. Today we look at the latest Cooler Master V1200 Platinum, a fully modular power supply created in partnership with top OEM Seasonic.
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° kitguru


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Cooler Master Seidon 120XL under the review spotlight today is the mid-range entry in Cooler Master's Seidon series of all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, designed to offer simple installation and maintenance-free operation. We put it to the test to see if it delivers value for its $89.99 USD price tag.
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° neoseeker


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Noctua redux fans come in four sizes and five form factors – the NF-R8 redux, the NF-B9 redux, the NF-S12A redux, the NF-P14r redux and the NF-P14s redux. Each of the redux fans has an SSO bearing, and as we shall see, except for their colors they are identical to their non-redux predecessors. All of the redux fans come with 40 cm (8 inch) power cords.
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° vortez


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua are one of the best CPU cooler manufacturers around, their CPU coolers have pushed air cooling to new highs over the last few years and most importantly, their NH-D14 was and still is one of the best on the market. The rule generally goes that if something isn’t broken, it doesn’t need fixing, but the NH-D14 is getting a little older now and the competition from companies like be quiet! and Thermaltake (to name but a few) means that Noctua have to do something to stay relevant. The NH-D15 is based on the NH-D14 design, but brings with a it a few tweaks and improvements that Noctua hope will help them compete with many of the newer rival products. Noctua are a premium brand, and as a consequence, their products are often quite expensive. Price around £75 the NH-D15 costs about the same as most mid range AIO water coolers, many of which offer some pretty incredible performance figures in terms of CPU cooling and overall acoustic performance, so there is no doubt in my mind that the NH-D15 has got its work cut out. That being said, there may be a lot of benefits to water cooling, but the same is true of air cooling, not forgetting that fact that there are still those loyal to air cooling, or that are too afraid to dabble with liquid cooling. On top of all that, not all chassis have room for a radiator, so it will be very interesting indeed to see how the NH-D15 stacks up against its air and water cooled rivals, especially within such a premium price bracket.
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° eteknix


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Noctua NH-D14 seems to be a tough act to follow when it comes to air cooling, but the new NH-D15 looks to tower over its well-received predecessor... in every possible way! We compare the performance of these mammoth air coolers to see how much more Noctua can improve a successful product with the NH-D15.
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° neoseeker


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we are going to look at an exciting new cooler from Noctua – the NH-D15. Unfortunately to some technical issues, our review of this has been delayed for some time now. The Noctua NH-D15 slots in at the top of their range of coolers – above the critically acclaimed NH-D14 which we dubbed the ‘Austrian Sandwich’.
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° kitguru


Tue: 07/22/2014Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the NH-D15, Noctua once again takes their place, leading our charts. This cooler offers unprecedented cooling performance that makes all-in-one liquid coolers seem weak, especially considering that it does so while remaining whisper quiet.
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° techpowerup


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