When standard air-cooling just won’t cut it anymore, but you don’t want to mess around with liquid-cooling options, that leaves you with one choice to get your processor into plaid speeds — the ULTRA Chill-TEC Thermoelectric Hybrid CPU Cooler! Will the Ultra ChillTec Thermoelectric cooler be able to outperform the big boy’s of the air cooling world?
The OCZ Vindicator CPU cooler is sold as an enthusiast grade thermal solution that provides superior cooling thanks to six copper heat pipes that rapidly transfer heat away from your CPU up to the dense high-stacked fin array where the heat is quickly and efficiently dissipated. Does the Vindicator live up to it’s name or does it fall short? Read on to see how the OCZ Vindicator does on an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 as we compare it to four other CPU coolers.
The CoolIT Eliminator CPU Cooler uses multiple TECs (also called peltiers) to chill the coolers liquid coolant. This eliminates the need for a radiator and increases thermal capacity and provides for faster heat absorption at the source. Will the Eliminator be able to cool better CPU’s better than traditional air and water coolers? Read on to see how this interesting cooler performs!
Used commonly in the aerospace industry, thermoelectric chips (TEC), or thermoelectric coolers, have not been integrated in the cooling of CPU due to previous humidity problems. Vigor Gaming had resolved these problems and developed the Vigor Monsoon II series of CPU cooling systems with TEC. Legit Reviews compares this TEC cooler to a leading air and water cooler in this review.
Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the new and improved water block from Swiftech, the Apogee GT. Continuing the line of high performing yet extremely affordable water blocks Swiftech claims the Apogee GT is the top block for keeping your Intel Kentsfield processor cool. Intel’s latest QX6700 quad core processors are said to benefit the most from the revised structure and we find out if this is true.
The Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX is the long awaited update of the Big Typhoon and features upgraded mounting hardware and a variable speed fan. LR takes the latest and greatest cooler from Thermaltake and tries it out on our Core 2 Duo platform to see how it performs. The Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX made short work of the competition, but can it hang with Active TEC and Water Cooling?
Used commonly in the aerospace industry, thermoelectric chips (TEC), or thermoelectric coolers, have not been integrated in the cooling of CPU due to previous humidity problems. Vigor Gaming had resolved these problems and developed the patented Vigor Monsoon II series of CPU cooling systems with TEC. Legit Reviews compares this TEC cooler to some leading air and water coolers in this review.
Legit Reviews has recently talked with OCZ about some of their highly anticipated Cryo-Z and V-12 cooling solutions. It seems both are still months away from shipping to retail stores, but we still got some pictures of the prototype coolers at OCZ’s offices here in the United States. If you’re interested in twelve heat pipes on a CPU cooler or phase change cooling read on!
The OCZ Tempest has been out for a long time, but how does it hold up to Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors? Today Legit Reviews looks at the Tempest with the E6300 processor run at 1.86GHz and 2.80Ghz to see how the tempest does at stock settings and when overclocked nearly 1GHz on the core. The Tempest is tested against Aerocool Xfire and the Intel retail box heat sink fan for this review.
The Aerocool Xfire is a massive heatpipe cooling solution that can be used Intel LGA775 and AMD K8 platforms granted that the Xfire can fit. This heat sink stands at 100mm tall and 120mm wide and uses a white 120mm fan with quad white LED’s to keep the ~100 cooling fins nice and cool. Legit Reviews takes the Aerocool Xfire out for a test drive on our Intel Core 2 Duo test platform and give our honest thoughts on the Xfire.
Engineered for ease of installation and outstanding price for performance, the new Nautilus 500 aims to replace standard air cooling and defines a new generation of watercooling solutions. Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the Nautilus 500 and checks out what $159 will get you today.
Today, Legit Reviews takes a look at the Vapochill Micro, an air cooled solution for CPU’s. Utilizing heatpipe technology, variable speed fans, and the same coolant found in their phase change coolers, the Vapochill Micro features easy installation, super light weight, and the promise of 150W of heat dissipation.
Is your video card heating up your system? If it is an issue consider using a pair of PCI slots and add an Antec Vcool. The VCool has a 3 speed fan which can help cool your video card by up to 15C! Read on to see how the VCool performs and what Legit Reviews thinks of Antec’s latest cooling product.
Legit Reviews takes a little break from big stuff to introduce you to some cooling products to beat the summer heat. AcoustiFan specializes in high performance low noise fans. Today LR will take a look at their 80mm and 120mm offerings. Both are inexpensive means to improve the overall cooling performance of your system.