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.
CyberPower has a sister company called XtremeGear and for nearly a year now they have been starting to get into some of the component business – keyboard, mouse, and coolers. Today we look at the Xtreme Cooler HP-1216 that offers comparable performance to some of the other big name coolers on the market. It has 5 direct touch heatpipes and the ability to do a push and pull fan set up, so it might be able to keep up against other brands!
Today we take a look at the newest cooler in the Zalman CNPS10x line up, the CPNS10X Performa. With five heatpipes and a high capacity 120mm fan it will be interesting to see how this cooler erforms on our Intel Core i7 test bench. Read on to see how it stacks up against its own predecessor the CNPS10X Extreme and more than a dozen other Intel Socket LGA 1366 processors!
Geared to support gamers and high-end enthusiasts in their battle against excess heat, the Thermaltake SpinQ (CL-P0466) CPU cooler features 50 waved aluminum fins — shaped in classic cylinder figure – spirally arrayed around an 80mm 1600RPM fan. The patented fin design is said to provide great airflow and can help keep your processor and motherboard components nice and cool.
The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is the latest generation of the original SpinQ cooler that first came out in 2008. With 3 heat pipes, 50 copper cooling fins and an 80mm cooling fan cranking out up to 86.5 CFM the SpinQ VT should be more than enough to cool your processor. Read on to see how it performs on our Intel Core i7 920 processor versus a retail boxed Intel HSF!
The Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU cooler has three large 8mm copper heatpipes at its base that directly contact the CPU for highly efficient thermal conduction. This sub $40 cooler is priced right, but how does it perform? Read on to see how it performs on our Intel LGA1366 test system compared to two other CPU coolers!
Today we will be looking at the newest cooler from Thermalright, the Venomous X. The Venomous X is the successor to the ever popular Ultra 120, also known as the TRUE; join us as we see how the new Venomous X fares on our Core i7 test system against the new Noctua NH-D14 and dozens of other CPU coolers that are on the market today.
Today we look at the new flagship cooler from Noctua, the NH-D14. Noctua had a chore on their hands improving on the old NH-U12P design and performance. The NH-D14 has a total of six heatpipes and dual radiators equipped with dual fans! With specifications like this it is no wonder that the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler is regarded as one of the premier CPU coolers on the market today, if not the best.
Noctua has made their ever popular NH-U12P cooler compatible with the new Intel LGA1156 socket. Join us as we look over the NH-U12P SE2. The NH-U12P SE2 ships with Noctua’s SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system that combines outstanding compatibility, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation on Intel LGA1366, 1156 and 775 platforms as well as AMD socket AM2, AM2+ and AM3 platforms.
The Swiftech APOGEE XT Extreme Duty Waterblock – Optimized for Intel Core i5 and Core i7 cooling but will also yield world class performance on all other processors. The Apogee XT cooling engine combines the benefits of direct coolant impingement over the CPU area with a copper base plate characterized by a pin matrix composed of 225 um (0.009″) micro structures. What does that mean? Read on to find out!
The universally compatible TherMax Pro is the latest Direct-Touch Heat-pipe (DTHP) innovation by Spire. It is designed with three 8mm copper U shaped heat-pipes enclosed by forty-five aluminum stacked Micro-fins. Its cooling capacity ranges all the way from low end Micro-processors up to today’s hottest 130W quad-core processors.