Today we look at one of the largest CPU coolers Thermaltake has released to date, the Frio Extreme. The Frio Extreme is the company’s most recent addition to the Frio cooler series. The Frio Extreme is a twin tower, twin 140mm fan cooler, that Thermaltake says can handle processors rated up to 250W TDP. The Frio Extreme also sports the industry’s first 10-year warranty for a CPU cooler. Join us as we put the Thermaltake Frio Extreme to the test on our Intel LGA2011 test system.
Designed to become the Over-Clocker King, the Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler is a fairly large HSF that can handle CPUs rated up to 240 Watts! The Frio OCK comes with six 6mm high-efficiency U-shape heatpipes and a pair of 130mm high static pressure fans to keep your processor nice and cool. Read on to see how this StarCraft II themed CPU cooler performs on our Intel Sandy Bridge test system!
Today we take a look at the newest cooler from Noctua. This time Noctua is showing the Small Form Factor users some love with their new NH-L12 extra low profile CPU cooler. The NH-L12 is a low-profile cooler for Small Form Factor cases and HTPC environments. Join us as we see just how small this cooler is and how the new Noctua NH-L12 performs.
It’s been a while since we have had a CPU cooler from Cooler Master on the test bench. Well, today we have the Cooler Master TPC 812 tower cooler. With the TPC 812 Cooler Master is pairing up Vertical Vapor Chambers with traditional heatpipes to improve performance. Join us as we see just how well the Cooler Master TPC 812 performs on our Intel LGA2011 test bench.
The Prolimatech Panther is the first CPU cooler from Prolimatech that features four heat pipes! The Panther was designed to provide effective cooling with a design that requires just one 120x120x25mm PWM fan. Read on to see how the Prolimatech Panther performs on our Intel Core i5-2500K processor at stock speeds and when overclocked up to 4.8GHz!
Today we are looking at the Venom Voodoo from Akasa. The Akasa Venom Voodoo features two 120mm viper fans and six high capacity heatpipes
that directly touch the processor! With a street price of around $55 shipped, this is an affordable cooler, but how does it perform? Join us as we put the Venom Voodoo on our Intel LGA2011 test bench to see how it handles the heat.
Sure there are a lot of fan controllers on the market today but what if you wanted something fully automated that can even calculate your watts dissipated for a given flow and fan speed (inverse C/W calculation). Amazed yet? Aqua Computers sent us over their top of the line Aquero 5 XT to try out on our ultimate water cooled rig and we can tell you we were pretty amazed.
If you are looking to extract the most performance out of any given processor you need it to stay cool. It doesn’t matter if you go with Air, Water, or even Phase Change you still need some thermal interface compound between the cooler and the CPU. Maingear has been using the mother of all TIM’s in their custom builds and now they are making available for everyone. Is this really the best TIM money can buy? Legit installs it into one of our high end water cooled rigs to find out.
Today we look at the H20-220 Edge HD liquid cooling kit by Swiftech. The Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD kit is not like the sealed all-in-one kits we have looked at in the past. It is expandable and upgradeable. Join us as we see how Swiftech’s H20-220 Edge HD Kit does against the top sealed kits available today on our Intel X79 test system with the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor.
Today we take a look at the flagship GPU cooler from Deepcool, the Dracula. The Dracula is part of Deepcool’s Gamer Storm line and is designed for those that want some serious cooling performance. This GPU cooler is massive and takes up four PCI slots when installed. Join us today we put the Dracula on the notoriously hot running NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 to see how it handles the heat compared to another aftermarket cooler.
We discovered that Maingear is showing off a new product called ‘EPIC T1000’ here at the FX GamExperience for the very first time. Maingear informed us that brought this Phase Change Metal Alloy (PCMA) to the retail market for enthusiasts that want to try something different when it comes to CPU cooling. This is a product that requires doing a reflow procedure, so you need to know what you are doing. Read on to check it out!
Xigmatek was started in 2005 with the idea of producing quality products at an affordable price in the case & cooling market. Today, Xigmatek has a new batch of products to the table with the XAF Series of case & cooling fans. Today we have the chance to look at the XAF-F 140mm series of cooling fans from Xigmatek; take a look as we judge them based on advertised specifications and performance.
Today we have a roundup of 9 CPU coolers, both water and air, for the new Intel LGA2011 socket. Coolers that we will be looking at came in from Coolink, Corsair, Intel, Noctua, NZXT, and Zalman. These coolers range in price for the budget minded and over $100 for enthusiasts. Join us and see how all the coolers stack up and handle the new Intel Core i7-3960X processor. We will declare a winner based on both price and performance.
Noctua, an industry leader in cooling solutions which focuses on silent performance, has brought a new model of their style of fans to the market with the Focus Flow moniker. Focus Flow products are focused on airflow and static pressure while still maintaining silence with Noctua’s brand new SSO2 bearing, NE-FD1 PWM IC and iconic styling with vibration dampening rubber mounts. Read on to see how this fan performs.