Today we are looking at a pair of 140mm fans, the Silent Wings 2 from a company that seems to be too good at their name: be quiet!. Yes that is be quiet, with an exclamation point, and if you are like me this is probably the first time you have ever heard of them. Looking at their website, they certainly have a fairly full product line. The problem seems to be that none of it is for sale outside of Germany. With claims of near silent operation, it’s time to find out if they can actually live up to their namesake.
One of the biggest selling points of Swiftech’s all in one cooler, the H220 is it’s claim to be a fully expandable liquid cooling system. By this they mean it is possible to add other cooling elements to the self contained loop. This would mean that for the price of only $139.99 USD you can buy for yourself the complete set of core components needed for a custom liquid cooling loop, something that would normally cost around $300. The main components include; a pump, a radiator, a block for the component you wish to cool, and a reservoir. Starting off from these items you can now easily add any other element from your rig to the loop. If their claim is true, the sky’s the limit, you can liquid cool anything from your gpu to your chipset, to your ram. Not keeping cool enough with just the 240mm radiator? Throw an additional radiator into the loop as well! Follow along as we explore how to work with a liquid cooling loop, and find out just what the limits of this “expandability” are.
Long Beach, California based company Swiftech is known industry wide as one of the forefathers of liquid cooling. In 1999 they began developing peltier based cpu coolers for advanced overclocking which led Swiftech to begin working with liquid cooling solutions. Known today for their excellent quality water pumps, radiators, and liquid cooling blocks, Swiftech is easily one of the market leaders in the mainstream liquid cooling market. Until recently however, they have stayed out of the all in one (AIO) cooling solution game. Now, after 3 years of development, they have announced the H220. Aimed at the average user interested in liquid cooling but not yet ready to jump into a full blown custom loop, the H220 claims to be an affordable, adaptable, and silent cooling solution for all users. Follow along as we take the H220 through the gauntlet to see if it really is all it claims to be.
For whatever reason, whether it be the name Arcziel or the general round shape you see looking at this cooler installed, it absolutely makes me think of the Arc Reactor from Iron Man. You know, the fusion based device that keeps Tony alive and powers his techno suit of armor? And so it was with great anticipation of superhero like abilities that I opened and began testing this top down horizontal air cooler from Reveen the Arcziel 12!
Here is a word that we are almost inundated with these days. It seems that everyone is so desperate to prove themselves unique they grasp at, and identify with, terms such as this. In the end, it just makes all such products blend together into a group identified with overly emphasised phrases and words. And so it is with utter disdain for this products name that we present to you a 240mm closed loop liquid cooler brought to us by Thermaltake (Tt), the Water 2.0 Extreme. Read on to see if this “Extreme” truly is “of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average” or just an average cooling product to be avoided.
If there is one thing that Apple has proven to the world it’s that creating an image that individuals want to identify with will sell your product. This technique has been repeated time and again in recent years, especially in the tech world. One company to do this and totally create an image that their target market can identify with is NZXT. Established in 2004 and focusing originally on computer enthusiast cases, NZXT have quickly and successfully ground out a segment of the gaming/case modding community to call their own. With a strong following in both the case and power supply market NZXT released the Havik air cooler in June of 2011. It was met with great success and rave review. The Havik was released at a price point aimed at the upper level overclocker, it would seem that since then NZXT has become interested in the lower entry and mid level market. And that brings us to todays test subjects, we will be thoroughly analyzing both the NZXT Respire T20 and T40 air coolers.
Every once in awhile new tech, a new process, or a new material comes along and totally changes the way things are done. The innovation is so advanced that the rest of the industry must adapt or die. Recently Cooler Master, the well established cooling product company, released the TPC 812 air cooler with it’s latest innovation “vertical vapor chambers”. Is this new cooling technique the future of heat removal technology? Or is this just some new gimmick to convince potential customers to buy? Follow along as we find out!
One of my favorite things in life is discovering new, great, and fascinating things. As a techie, this desire is fulfilled quite often. Today I would like to introduce you to both a new product and a new company, so without further ado here is the Reeven Kelveros RC-1202. It is a single tower air cooler from this new upstart out of Taiwan. The Kelveros RC-1202 is an combatively styled, moderately sized air cooler, suited to the mid to lower upper level overclocker. If you’re as curious as I was to find out how it would perform following along as I put it through it’s paces.
DeepCool is a Beijing based company that is totally focused on cooling electronics. Of course, with a name like DeepCool, they’d be hypocrites if they weren’t. Their products vary from iPad cooling stands to CPU and server coolers. It’s all about lowering thermals for this company! Today we’ll be putting their top of the line, Neptwin, twin tower CPU cooler through it’s paces. This air cooler packs 6 heat pipes, a pretty massive copper base, and dual fans. Follow along and we’ll see if this cooler has what it takes to get you to the next level of overclocking.
Today we’ll be taking a look at the Razer Naga. This is a top tier mouse aimed at the MMO/RTS crowds. If you’re not familiar with these games they involve a lot a lot of number button combos and quick mouse movements respectively. As such this mouse is packed with a myriad of buttons and an insane dpi. Follow along as we find out if Razer hit this one out of the park or if you should leave this product on shelf to gather dust.