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.
Designed for low profile cases, the slim ZALMAN CNPS8900 Extreme offers high performance cooling at a low noise level. This CPU cooler uses an ultra quiet 110mm PWM fan with two Direct Touch heatpipes that attach to aluminum fins to dissipate heat effectively away from your CPU. Read on to see how this direct touch heatpipe cooler performs on our Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge processor!
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.