120mm Water Cooler Round Up It is no secret that Intel’s new 4th generation Core ‘Haswell’ processors run a tad warm and that most enthusiasts are looking for better cooling solution for their system. Most will go with traditional air cooling, where a few will want to move up to water cooling. In the realm …more
The Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Phanteks is a fairly new company that was founded in 2007 by engineers and a Dutch design team. They first came to fame with their PH-TC14PE cooler. Since then, they have diversified by developing a case, fans, and several other CPU coolers. Today, they have sent over the PH-TC12DX the …more
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler Introduction Corsair’s Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance CPU cooler has been on the market for some time now. It actually has quite the positive reputation amongst enthusiasts, but most of these tests are against previous generation Intel CPU’s. Today we’ll take a look at the H100i and …more
NZXT Kraken X40 & X60 CPU Cooler Introduction NZXT has been making CPU coolers, computer cases, and other PC enthusiast related products for quite some time now. On the CPU cooler side of things, they have more recently created their Kraken series sealed liquid CPU coolers. This cooler is one that allows NZXT to tout …more
The Promlimatech Magnetic Pin is a unique rubber pin that magnetically attaches your system fan to your case. The embedded magnets are what make this product so unique, because it allows you quickly install and remove your fans, with no screwdriver needed! Read on to see how they work and if they are worth the cost!
The Rosewill ROCC-12001 Aiolos CPU Cooler Rosewill is a Newegg in-house brand, so if you frequent the Newegg’s web sites, then you’ve seen them around before. They have a broad product range, including notebook accessories, peripheral equipment, cases and power supplies. In most cases they offer a more inexpensive product line, but do have some …more
ARCTIC recently introduced the ARCTIC Breeze, which is a USB powered product that helps keep you from getting all hot and sweaty at your desk or anywhere there is a USB port. The ARCTIC Breeze features a flexible neck that allows you to adjust it to the perfect angle and there is a knob on the base for you to control the fan speed. Read on to see if this sub $20 cooling fan is right for you!
Prolimatech, the maker of the popular Megahalem CPU cooler, has introduced two new Thermal Interfacing Materials (TIM) the PK2, and PK3 thermal compounds. Do these to new thermal compounds have what it takes to compete with the best thermal compounds on the market today? Only one way to find out, and that is to step inside and see how they perform against a couple of best known TIMs in the computing world, the Gelid GC-Extreme, and the Antec Formula 7.
Today we take a look at the Water2.0 Pro 120mm sealed loop water cooler from Thermaltake. The WATER2.0 Pro utilizes a much thicker radiator, 49mm compared to 25mm found on the Performer model, to increase the heat-dissipating surface area for better performance. Join us as we see how the Water2.0 Pro handles the heat on our Intel Core i7 3960X processor against other units like the Corsair H80.
Today we have the second HSF offering from Phanteks. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is a down draft CPU cooler, rather than a standard tower cooler. With Dual Phanteks PH-F140 Premium 140mm fans and five 8mm heatpipes it looks like this cooler should perform pretty well. Join us as we put Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU cooler to the test on our Intel LGA2011 test bench and see how it can handle the heat.
The Prolimatech Lynx CPU cooler is designed for the entry level market where someone wants a cooler that performs better than the retail boxed model that AMD or Intel offers. The Lynx uses three high quality nickel plated heatpipes with aluminum fins for effective heat transfer. The compact design helps keep costs down and also ensures that it will fit inside small computer cases!
Thermaltake recently released their all-in-one series of closed loop water cooling kits. The Performer features a single 120mm radiator, but features two 120mm fans for maximum cooling performance. Read on to see how it handles the heat compared to our air coolers we have tested so far on our Intel Core i5 2500k gaming computer test bench!
The Prolimatech Genesis is said to be the first ever ‘Super Cooler’ for keeping your processor and motherboard components nice and cool. The Genesis is a twin tower cooler, but one tower is vertical and one is horizontal. The Prolimatech supports three 120 or 140mm fans to ensure everything has air moving around it! Join us as we see how this super cooler from Prolimatech holds up on our Intel LGA2011 test system with the mighty Intel Core i7-3960X processor.
The Spire CoolGate 2011 universal CPU cooler is a towering direct contact heat-pipe solution based on the gate-duct airflow principle. The base has 4 direct touch heat-pipes that make direct contact with the CPU for better heat dissipation. Read on to see how this small CPU Cooler performs on our Intel Core i5-2500K powered test system to see if it is right for you.