It’s been almost 5 years since Zalman introduced their old ZM-F3 fan. Today I’ve had a chance to look at and extensively use their brand new Zalman ZM-SF3 & ZM-F3-FDB Fans. We will now find out if Zalman has produced a suitable successor to their original F series and if it upholds the legacy of their Original F Series fans and the performance and quiet characteristics that those products brought to the market.
Thermaltake comes to us today with an interesting gadget in the Mobile Fan 12. A unique product, the Mobile Fan 12 is a 120mm USB powered fan meant to sit next to your keyboard or mouse and cool your hands off during the long hours of typing or gaming. Today we’ll see just how useful this gadget can be.
Today we are looking the newest cooler from Zalman, the CNPS9900 MAX. The new CNPS9900 MAX features a 135mm fan and what Zalman is calling composite heatpipes. Join us as we see how well the new Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU cooler performs on our Intel Core i7-930 powered test system at stock speeds and then overclocked to 4GHz!
DeepCool is not a name that many folks in the North America are familiar with; but they have been a large operator in the European & Asian markets, making products that are relatively cheap compared to the competition and offer a great noise to performance ratio keeping their products on the quiet side, while they cool well. Today we’ll look at the DeepCool UF 120 which offers many vibration & noise reduction features for computer cases and power supplies.
Today we are looking at the newest offering from GlacialTech, the Alaska CPU cooler. This new offering from GlacialTech has a new fin arrangement that gives the Alaska what they call a “breathing effect”. Join us and see how the Alaska performs as we put it through the paces on our Intel Core i7 test system.
Today we are looking at the most recent CPU cooler from Prolimatech, the Super Mega. The Super Mega is an updated version of the popular Megahalems CPU cooler that features a hybrid design that uses copper and aluminum. So join us as we put the new Prolimatech Super Mega CPU Cooler through the paces on our newly updated Intel Core i7-930 test system!
The recently released Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU water cooling kit is now the flagship water cooler from Corsair. The H70 looks like an H50 on steroids and it looks like the H70 is going to be a much better performer than the H50. Join us as we put the H70 through the paces on our Intel Core i7 LGA1366 test system and see just how much Corsair has improved its water cooler.
Today we are looking at the flagship air cooler from Corsair air series of CPU coolers, the A70. Join us as we put the A70 to the test on our Core i7 test system and up against coolers like the Thermalright Venomous-X and the Noctua NH-D14. The Corsair A70 is compatible with select Intel and AMD CPU socket designs, so don’t let the A in the product name fool you to thinking it is for AMD processors only!
Do you have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 video card and want to have it run cooler and quieter but don’t want to make the jump to water cooling? Then you’re in need of an aftermarket air cooler. Today, we are looking at one such option from GELID Solutions, the Icy Vision VGA cooler. Join us as we put it on our GTX480 and see how it well it can handle the heat.
Today we are looking at another option for water cooling the mighty NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 video card. The aquagraFX from Aqua Computer comes to us all the way from Germany; join us as we see how it stacks against stock cooling and the GPU waterblock we recently looked at from Danger Den.
Earlier this year Thermaltake launched an air-cooled CPU cooler called the Frio. This cooler has a maximum cooling capacity of up to 220W and is marketed toward overclocking enthusiasts. What exactly can an affordable air cooler do for your CPU? Read on to find out as we test this $59 cooler at 4.1GHz on our Intel Core i7-860 powered test system!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 graphics card from NVIDIA is known to run notoriously hot. Today we look at one way to tame the heat as we water cooler our GeForce GTX 480 with the Danger Den DD-GTX480 all copper version water block. We install the DD-GTX480 on our EVGA GTX480 and find out how much it can lower the temperatures and how much it can help overclocking as we push our card beyond what it could do on air cooling!
Today we take a look at Prolimatech’s latest heatsink creation. The Prolimatech Armageddon is a compromise from Prolimatech’s all-out Megahalems with the Armageddon taking up much less room without compromising performance. Between the flexibility of using 120mm or 140mm fans and the easy to use mounting mechanism, the Armageddon may just be the heatsink for you.
CoolIT Systems has been making self-contained water coolers for CPUs and GPUs for several years now. Today we are looking at one of their newest offerings, the ECO A.L.C. Join us as we put the new ECO A.L.C. through its paces on our Intel Core i7 test system and see how it stacks up against high end air and other water kits like the Corsair H50.