Today we look at the second generation Mugen, or Infinity, cooler from Scythe. In a nearly 1-year development period, the concept of Mugen was completely revised and further developed. Mugen 2 is based on the latest cooling technology and was produced using highest Japanese quality standards. Let’s see how the new and improved Mugen 2 handles our Intel Core i7 test system.
The Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme CPU Cooler is a departure from what one would expect a CPU cooler to look like from Zalman. The Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme CPU Cooler is a tower cooler that has an awesome looking “Black-Pearl” nickel plated finish on it that makes it look like a million bucks. Read on to see how this new Zalman offering performs on our Core i7 test platform.
The recently released Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU water cooling kit is aimed at bringing water cooler to the mainstream computer user. Will the much anticipated successor to the old Nautilus 500 system have enough spunk to get the job done against more than a dozen other Intel Core i7 coolers on our LGA 1366 test platform?
Noctua has sent us their newest case fan for us to review, the NF-S12B FLX. Succeeding the vastly successful NF-S12, the NF-S12B is a next generation quiet fan featuring Noctua’s advanced SCD2 technology as well as a new blade geometry with Beveled Blade Tips that improves its predecessor’s airflow efficiency by up to 10%. Read on to see how this new fan performs.
The Koolance CPU-LN2 is a “DIY” processor evaporator pot for liquid nitrogen or dry ice cooling. It features a nickel-plated solid copper cold plate that has been combined with a black acetal upper container. Read on to see how this extreme cooler does with DICE and LN2!
We have updated our Intel LGA 1366 CPU Cooler roundup to include new coolers from Cooler Master, Spire, Thermaltake, and Titan. Read on to see if the Noctua NH-U12P 1366SE CPU Cooler is still the cooling king or if it gets removed from the throne!
Thermalright is a name that has defined high end cooling for years. Focusing their efforts towards the HTPC, Thermalright looks to bring much needed cooling and silence to a niche that has only a few to choose from. Does the 900 gram AXP-140 have what it takes to keep your HTPC cool and quiet?
Today we will take you through the steps of a method for insulating motherboards against the harsh elements they are exposed to during extreme overclocking. We’ll be insulating the board for liquid nitrogen benching and we’ll show you how effective this insulation method is in preventing harmful condensation from forming on the board.
The Cooler Master V10 CPU cooler is said to be capable of dissipating over 200 Watts of heat generated by processors, which makes it one of the most powerful coolers money can buy. With ten 6mm heat pipes, a TEC (Thermo-Electric Cooling), and two cooling fans this CPU cooler looks like it should cool any processor with no problems! Read on to see how it performs with an Intel Core i7 and Core 2 CPU.
The new Baram CPU tower heat pipe cooler from ThermoLab has been designed with optimal aerothermodynamics in mind, so the CPU stays nice and cool. With here area total of five ‘U’ shaped pipes this cooler has a total of ten vertical pipes for heat dissipation. Read on to see how the Baram does against more than a dozen LGA775 coolers!
The GELID Solutions Wing series of fan uses a Nanoflux bearing (NFB), which is better known in the enthusiast community as an electromagnetic fan. By using a magnetic design, the fan is able to run friction-free and has no motor noise since no brushes are spinning inside the fan. This means that the fan will never have bearings that break down and begin to squeal as the fan ages over the years.
Gelid Solutions has designed the Silent Spirit, a top-flow CPU cooler, to be silent and to perform better than retail boxed CPU coolers. The open frame structure that is set to a unique orientation angle is said to be best for airflow. Read on to see if this cooler runs silently and cools as the corporate site says it does.
Today, we will be firing up our new Intel Core i7 test system and putting several enthusiast CPU coolers through the paces. Join us as we see how coolers from Asus, Cooler Master, Intel, Noctua, Thermalright, and Vigor Gaming stack up to one another.
CoolIT Systems noticed that well built water cooler was missing from the sub $80 market and went back to a drawing board to see if something could be designed that had the cooling performance that enthusiasts demand and a price tag that won’t break the bank during these troubled economic times. After many long hours and a year in the test lab CoolIT Systems came up with the Domino A.L.C. Read on to see how this cooler performs on an Intel Core i7 platform!