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Sun. Jun 17, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Heat is an inevitable byproduct of work. Heat is also prevalent in electronics, and when it comes to graphics cards you can manage it using passive cooling, fans and even water. But when these solutions aren't working, your GPU has one more way to beat the heat: thermal throttling.
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Fri. Jun 15, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I’ll be putting a pair of Noctua NF-A 12X25s against competing AIO fan coolers from SilverStone, Reeven, Corsair, and ID Cooling. How will the NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm cooling fan fair against the competition? Let’s find out!


 

Fri. Jun 15, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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Today a new reader review is published on OCinside.de where Nsp tests the Antec Mercury M240 AIO cooler for us in detail. He had been interested in water cooling before, but found it too complicated to assemble the various components and ensure their correct function permanently and tightly. In the following reader test we will see whether this is easier with the Antec Mercury 240.

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Fri. Jun 15, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

In our next review we take a look at the new NEW ARK 90 from DeepCool, a product series that not only looks good with a nice dark tempered glass design but is also factory fitted with a 280mm triple fan based liquid cooling solution. You read that right, it's integrated into the chassis. The chassis offers terrific looks and sure, also has RGB fans factory installed, configurable with a handy controller.
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Sat. Jun 09, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua Chromax is probably one of the most awaited products from the premium cooler manufacturer. We’ve said in most of our Noctua reviews, the branding and colour scheme is a marmite issue, love it or hate it, you are basically stuck with it. Last year, Noctua released the Chromax range. A range of products aimed at anyone who loves Noctua, but hates the branding. Or even, maybe for those who love the branding, but want something a little more contemporary.
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Thu. Jun 07, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

AMD upped the game with the stock CPU coolers it bundled with Ryzen processors and they kicked it up another notch with 2nd-gen Ryzen which come with one of three Wraith models that we are comparing today: the Stealth, Spire and Prism.
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Thu. Jun 07, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Here at Hardwaresalve, we have reviewed most of Noctua’s Intel CPU coolers from the recent generation of products. We had received a shipment of Noctua’s Chromax CPU cooler customer shrouds, fans and coloured accessories and took the opportunity to pick up an NH-U12S to test on its own and with the Chromax range.
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Tue. Jun 05, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

In the spotlight today is the New Ark 90. First announced at CES earlier in the year, New Ark 90 is a full-tower enclosure which breaks out of convention by supplying a pre-installed liquid cooler straight out of the box. Deepcool has paired this case up with their well-known CAPTAIN series solution, boasting a 280mm radiator and accompanying 140mm RGB cooling fans -this unusual inclusion could simplify the build process for many enthusiasts.
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Fri. May 25, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Over the last few years, Corsair has released a wave of ‘smart’ liquid coolers which give you control over things like pump speed, RGB lighting and fan profiles all via software. The H100x we are looking at today, however, is comparatively ‘dumb’ – there is no software control, no RGB lighting and nothing to play around with. In essence, it is a simple liquid cooler that ‘just works’.
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Fri. May 25, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The AIO water cooling market is hotly contested. Antec tries to settle by moving the pump into the radiator, which makes the CPU cooler very compact. What the Antec K240 water cooler achieved, we have tested in the new review, including a new video and of course again with 360 degrees view.
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Fri. May 25, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

NZXT has released a budget-friendly 120mm rad based Kraken series liquid cooler, meet the M22. This new cooler is compatible with CAM software for that funky LED display and the radiator is armed with one 120mm PWM fans. It looks to be a handy quick drop-in solution, but does it perform and is it silent? let's find out.
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Wed. May 23, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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10 years ago, we looked at the Noctua NF-P12, a fan that helped cement Noctua’s reputation as a trusted supplier of quality goods. Now, as part of Noctua’s Redux range, they’ve re-issued that fan as the NF-P12 Redux, in a grey colour scheme.

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Tue. May 22, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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Looking to equip your brand new RGB illuminated HTPC system with an stunning CPU air cooler which would feel right at home? If yes then Jonsbo has you covered with their latest CR-201 RGB model.

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Tue. May 22, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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SilentiumPC has of late been focusing on value for money. Enter the Grandis 2 XE1436. This dual tower, dual fan CPU cooler uses a popular tried-and-true design. Size isn't always indicative of performance, however, so let's see just what the Grandis 2 has to offer!

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Fri. May 18, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The FN-A12x25 uses an ultra-tight tip clearance on the edge of the blades, running only 0.5mm from the inside of the frame, requiring new engineering techniques to be employed. This helps to reduce back pressure by allowing the air nowhere to go other than forwards, affording a more efficient fan. There’s also flow acceleration channels, a solid steel and brass hub structure, stepped inlet design and loads of other technologies employed to ensure this fan is as good as currently possible.
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Thu. May 17, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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Reports QualifiedRapidProducts.com on a prototype 3D printed heatsink design the company had tested (to push the limits of 3D printing...): "The results are in for the testing promised in early August. The mesh heat sink had much higher pressure drop which eliminated any benefit from the higher surface area. The results were disappointing on this round for sure... ..the mesh heat sink’s pressure drop was so much higher than that of the finned sink that it eliminated any advantage of the higher surface area. The pressure drop was on the order of 5X higher."

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Thu. May 17, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Stumbled across this complex geometry 3D printed metal heatsink by Jonas Deitschun, of Bremen University. According to the blurb, it converts heat to electricity to power the cooling fan.

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"Team ‘Cooling with Heat’ from Bremen University demonstrated the large design freedom that comes with 3D printing to make an innovative heat exchanger inspired by nature. This cooling system converts heat produced by the computer’s CPU to electricity used to power the cooling fan. The complexity of the small channels in the redesigned part is only possible to make using 3D printing and illustrate very well what this new technology has to offer. "

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Thu. May 17, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Thermal Straps (a.k.a. Heat Straps) are flexible thermal linkages used to dissipate high heat loads via natural conduction paths provided by the high thermal conductivity linkage material. Their flexibility also serves to mechanically decouple sensitive components from vibrations. NASA often use these simple but exotic thermal devices to remove heat from cryogenically cooled devices.

Technology Applications Inc. of Boulder Colorado, manufacture thermal straps in a variety of materials, suited to different mechanical loads, from simple braided copper wire rope or copper sheets pressed into copper blocks, to bonded Pyrolytic Graphite sheets, bundled Graphite fibers and even Graphine Foil. For reference, the strap conductance of Graphine foil typically hovers around 0.86 W/K.

Neat stuff.

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Copper Wire Rope

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Tue. May 15, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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NZXT released the 360mm AIO liquid cooler Kraken X72 which delivers the series’ most powerful cooling performance to date, with the stunning beauty and effortless customization the series is renowned for. “Since the launch of our all-new Kraken series, we have heard from our community about the need for a more powerful solutions that can deliver the cooling performance required from higher TDP processors,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “The Kraken X72 is well-positioned to serve user’s cooling needs in an ever-evolving market, all with the look the Kraken series is known for.”

Superior liquid cooling performance with over 33% more surface area than 240mm form factor AIO coolers
Complete lighting and cooling control through the powerful and versatile CAM* software
Advanced RGB lighting modes for a fully customizable and dynamic lighting experience
Reinforced, extended tubing for added strength and protection
Includes 3 radiator-optimized Aer P 120mm high-static pressure fans designed for liquid cooling perfection
Industry Leading 6-year warranty

Engineered for Performance The all-new Kraken series of liquid coolers features a pump that is both quieter and capable of displacing more liquid than previous generations. The enhanced design achieves superior cooling while keeping fan noise to a minimum.

Intuitive design and full integration with NZXT’s CAM software allows users to manage and adapt Kraken’s performance with precision and ease using the desktop or mobile app.

Customize the look of the pump, featuring a dazzling infinite-mirror effect, with the most advanced lighting effects found in an AIO liquid cooler. The Kraken series includes numerous customizable presets and reactive modes to respond to changes in system conditions, such as temperatures and audio output.

The Aer P 120 radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, durability, and powerful cooling performance. They can also be customized using removable color trims (sold separately).

Fine nylon sleeves are added to strengthen the rubber tubing. As an added protective layer, it shields your Kraken cooler tubes from potential damage during handling. *CAM software requires Microsoft Windows® 10 operating system.

An internet connection is needed to download CAM, and some CAM-powered features require internet access, a valid email address, and acceptance of our current Terms of Service. MSRP Pricing: Kraken X72 - $199.99 USD

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Tue. May 15, 2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

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NZXT released the Kraken M22 which delivers NZXT’s signature RGB and infinite-mirror effects in a more affordable AIO CPU cooler. “The reception for the Kraken X Series has been amazing. Our infinite-mirror and RGB lighting effects are a favorite among PC gamers looking to customize their rig,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “One of the biggest requests from our community has been to deliver that same signature look at a lower price point. The new Kraken M22 does exactly that.”


Advanced RGB lighting modes for a fully customizable and dynamic lighting experience that syncs with other NZXT HUE accessories.
Complete lighting control through the powerful and versatile CAM* software
Reinforced, extended tubing for added strength and protection
Includes a radiator-optimized Aer P 120mm high-static pressure fan designed specifically to deliver excellent performance in a liquid cooling setup
3-year warranty

Full integration with NZXT’s CAM software makes it easy to choose from a variety of lighting effects, including syncing with other HUE accessories by using the desktop or mobile app.

Customize the look of the pump, featuring a dazzling infinite-mirror effect, with the most advanced lighting effects found in an AIO liquid cooler. The Kraken series includes numerous customizable presets and reactive modes to respond to changes in system conditions, such as temperatures and audio output.

The Aer P 120 radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, durability, and powerful cooling performance. They can also be customized using removable color trims (sold separately).

Fine nylon sleeves are added to strengthen the rubber tubing. As an added protective layer, it shields your Kraken cooler tubes from potential damage during handling.

The Kraken M Series is built to the exacting standards of the X Series, with the same quality of materials and attention to detail. It achieves a more aggressive price point by including just the essential features. Unlike the current Kraken X Series coolers, the new M22 does not include built-in fan control or liquid temperature monitoring. Instead, users can use the PWM fan headers on their motherboard, or from fan controllers like the NZXT GRID+ V3 or the Smart Device included in NZXT’s H700i, H400i or H200i cases. CAM can still provide CPU temperature and pump speed information, along with other system-level parametric data. *CAM software requires Microsoft Windows® 10 operating system.

An internet connection is needed to download CAM, and some CAM-powered features require internet access, a valid email address, and acceptance of our current Terms of Service. MSRP Pricing: Kraken M22 - $99.99 USD

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