The Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX is the long awaited update of the Big Typhoon and features upgraded mounting hardware and a variable speed fan. LR takes the latest and greatest cooler from Thermaltake and tries it out on our Core 2 Duo platform to see how it performs. The Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX made short work of the competition, but can it hang with Active TEC and Water Cooling?
Used commonly in the aerospace industry, thermoelectric chips (TEC), or thermoelectric coolers, have not been integrated in the cooling of CPU due to previous humidity problems. Vigor Gaming had resolved these problems and developed the patented Vigor Monsoon II series of CPU cooling systems with TEC. Legit Reviews compares this TEC cooler to some leading air and water coolers in this review.
Legit Reviews has recently talked with OCZ about some of their highly anticipated Cryo-Z and V-12 cooling solutions. It seems both are still months away from shipping to retail stores, but we still got some pictures of the prototype coolers at OCZ’s offices here in the United States. If you’re interested in twelve heat pipes on a CPU cooler or phase change cooling read on!
The OCZ Tempest has been out for a long time, but how does it hold up to Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors? Today Legit Reviews looks at the Tempest with the E6300 processor run at 1.86GHz and 2.80Ghz to see how the tempest does at stock settings and when overclocked nearly 1GHz on the core. The Tempest is tested against Aerocool Xfire and the Intel retail box heat sink fan for this review.
The Aerocool Xfire is a massive heatpipe cooling solution that can be used Intel LGA775 and AMD K8 platforms granted that the Xfire can fit. This heat sink stands at 100mm tall and 120mm wide and uses a white 120mm fan with quad white LED’s to keep the ~100 cooling fins nice and cool. Legit Reviews takes the Aerocool Xfire out for a test drive on our Intel Core 2 Duo test platform and give our honest thoughts on the Xfire.
Engineered for ease of installation and outstanding price for performance, the new Nautilus 500 aims to replace standard air cooling and defines a new generation of watercooling solutions. Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the Nautilus 500 and checks out what $159 will get you today.
Today, Legit Reviews takes a look at the Vapochill Micro, an air cooled solution for CPU’s. Utilizing heatpipe technology, variable speed fans, and the same coolant found in their phase change coolers, the Vapochill Micro features easy installation, super light weight, and the promise of 150W of heat dissipation.
Is your video card heating up your system? If it is an issue consider using a pair of PCI slots and add an Antec Vcool. The VCool has a 3 speed fan which can help cool your video card by up to 15C! Read on to see how the VCool performs and what Legit Reviews thinks of Antec’s latest cooling product.
Legit Reviews takes a little break from big stuff to introduce you to some cooling products to beat the summer heat. AcoustiFan specializes in high performance low noise fans. Today LR will take a look at their 80mm and 120mm offerings. Both are inexpensive means to improve the overall cooling performance of your system.
With summer rapidly approaching, it is time to take a look at some cooling solutions. This week we bring you the Koolance Exos-2, as the name implies, this is the second generation to the extremely popular Exos cooling system.
If you are in the market for an external cooling kit check out this article.
With the majority of today’s processors becoming hotter water cooling is something that is becoming more mainstream. Corsair has been doing watercooling for years with the Hydrocool 200 and has decided to bring out a new product called the COOL to replace their old unit. Can Corsair’s new “Cool” unit bring water cooling to the masses and still perform well?
Thermaltake, a leader in heatsink technology for PC’s has introduced a new cooler for Socket-478, AMD K7, and K8. The POLO-735 Extreme 3 in 1 Cooler is a powerful all copper thin-finned unit. Mated with a powerful 80mm smart-fan, thermistor, and rheostat, all in an ergonomically friendly package.
We take a look at the entire line of products Microcool motherboard coolers, including the “North Pole” northbridge cooler set, the “Hook Adapter” set for the “North Pole” cooler, as well as their entire family of Microcool “Chipsinks” for passive cooling of the integrated motherboard chips. We check them out and see if your motherboard needs them.
Introduction: Today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts and experience with the newest member of the Thermalright family, the XP-120 heatsink for sockets 478/939/940/754. Thermalright arguably makes the finest CPU heatsinks available. Among their quality CPU coolers are the SP-94, SP-97, and the SLK 948U. When you hear people talk about quality heatsinks, they …more