After hearing about 5 GHz overclocks from pre-production fourth-generation Core processors (that's Haswell, for fans of code names), enthusiasts were despondent to hear that retail parts would be far less friendly. Angelini even went so far as to poll folks with hundreds of retail processors for his launch coverage in The Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Is Faster; Desktop Enthusiasts Yawn. The consensus was that stability at 4.5 and 4.6 GHz on air was extremely rare, that most enthusiasts should expect to top out at 4.3 GHz or less using 1.2 V, and that heat is the most likely culprit.
Noctua's NH-L9i has been on the market for a long time, and it works reasonably well as a Mini-ITX cooler that's compatible with a lot of motherboards. The issue with it, however, is that it only performs "reasonably" well, and many users would like a little more cooling oomph for their Mini-ITX systems, as the motherboards are capable of supporting very powerful CPUs.
We've seen several versions of Thermalright's HR-02 Macho since 2011, including the smaller Macho 120 and the huge HR-22. We tested the latest iteration, which sports a new base plate optimized for Intel's LGA...
"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."
With the Deep Silence 1 Rev B. Nanoxia has another case in their portfolio, which is optimized towards low noise levels. The Deep Silence 1 is one of the latest models from Nanoxia and the case is compatible with ATX motherboards and offers plenty of space inside for cable management and installation of components. Since we have tested similar cases from other manufacturers we are curious to find out more about the DS1.
The new Corsair Hydro series H80i GT challenges this assumption with an extra thick single-width radiator and two fans for out of the box push-pull operation. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the performance of the new Corsair H80i GT all-in-one cooling system and compare it to some of the competition.
"Today we are reviewing a product from a new company to us here at ThinkComputers and a new company to many of you reading this I’m sure. CRYORIG was only founded in 2013 so they are quite new to the PC Enthusiast market and being so new they do have some very stiff competition when it comes to CPU Coolers. Today we are taking a look at their flagship air CPU Cooler, the R1 Ultimate. CRYORIG is touting this cooler as the “most sophisticated dual tower to date” and I do have to say it does have some things that I’ve never seen on a tower cooler before. This cooler is also one of the largest CPU coolers we have taken a look at this year, has dual 140mm fans, seven thick heatpipes, and a very sleek look. Let’s see what this cooler can do!"
Als Besonderheit wird der USB-Anschluss an der Pumpe zu erwähnen sein, welcher mittels USB-Kabel mit einem freien internen USB-Port zu verbinden ist. Über die Link-Software des Herstellers lassen sich dann nicht nur diverse Systemzustände überwachen, unter anderem ist es auch möglich, die Pumpe in verschiedenen Farben zu beleuchten.
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 the past, we have seen some pretty unique air coolers from Phanteks. With features from beefy tower style coolers to color matching heatsinks, Phanteks has a style that fits everyone’s needs. Today, we’re looking at two new coolers which not only look aesthetically pleasing, but have price points that can fit anyone’s budget. We have for you today the Phanteks PH-TC12LS and Phanteks PH-TC14S.”
Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU cooler is a taller version than the L9i that was reviewed a long time ago, but still maintains the low profile footprint for those who want something better to put in their mini PC and HTPC setups. With an excellent track record about CPU coolers so far, I am curious to know how good the performance is.
Ahh, FLIR. Is there anything you can't make awesome?
"FLIR had the opportunity to capture some great footage at GAMMA Racing Day 2014. Using a FLIR x6580sc infrared camera>, FLIR were able to capture in high speed, the Infiniti Red Bull car’s tires heating up as the driver burned rubber. Other thermal cameras used were the FLIR T650sc and the FLIR B660."
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. The cooler itself is built around six 6mm diameter nickel plated copper heatpipes which run the length of the fin stack, take a 180 degree turn and terminate in a thick copper heatspreader at the base - no exposed heatpipes here. The fan is mounted on little rubber pads to cut down on errant vibrational noises and it spins at 1800-500RPM, moving 53CFM at 1.72mmH2O according to manufacturer specs.
The best cooling performance is achieved by using the Corsair H100i, a water cooling kit that can be controlled to the smallest of details by enthusiasts thanks to the included Corsair Link software. The NZXT Kraken X61 cools about the same - better when used on a Socket 1155 - and can work significantly quieter than the H100i. Therefore, the X61 is in our opinion the real winner: obviously better maximum cooling performance than the best air coolers, but it still performs well even with limited noise production. Because the X61 has a 280mm radiator, it only fits in a limited amount of cases; it's also an expensive kit. The best 240mm kit that can perform the 30 dB(A) test and performs only slightly worse than the X61 is the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme. Both are awarded a Gold award, the H100i is awarded Silver.
Today we review the Cooler Master Nepton 240M, another AIO (all-in-one) liquid cooling solution from the manufacturer. It features a 240mm radiator, improved pump and water block, updated 120mm fans, and support for the current range of Intel and AMD sockets. The Nepton 240M comes in the lower price rage of under $130, potentially making it a value-oriented option for users with the space for an AIO setup featuring a 240mm radiator.
With the Pure Rock, be quiet! has a rather compact tower cooler in its portfolio, which comes combined with a 120 millimeter PWM fan. Apart from that this cooler features a very attractive price tag and it looks like be quiet! is about to increase the heat in the lower mid-range segment for aftermarket coolers.
Cooler Master has updated their C-type GeminII S524 CPU cooler to version two, now equipped with CM Silencio FP PWM fans, similar to the ones used on the Nepton 120XL and 240M liquid coolers for lower noise operation without sacrificing air pressure. For more photos and details on the updated GeminII S524 ver. 2 heatsink, check out the official press …