If there is any line of products that I would say we here at ThinkComputers.org are most familiar with it would have to be Thermaltake AIO coolers. Over the past couple years we have reviewed nearly their entire line of products. Overall we have found them to be adequate to top level performers. And while their arsenal of self contained water coolers is formidable they have seemed to lack a stand out champion. You know a hands down performance winner across the board. And so I was certainly intrigued when we got our hands on Tt’s newest AIO entry, the Water 3.0 Ultimate. This triple 120 rad AIO is one of the first on the market and the largest AIO we have reviewed at TC. So does size matter? Follow along and find out if this can finally be Thermaltake’s all out performance champ.
If you haven’t heard of DeepCool by now we really can’t blame you. This start up out of Beijing, China has only recently started hitting shelves in the US. However, if you are an avid ThinkComputers.org reader you will no doubt have seen several excellent performing CPU coolers come across our pages from DeepCool. Since then DeepCool has really started to step up their game by branching into the case, power supply, and as you’ll see today, the AIO CPU cooler market. With the market so flooded with AIO’s, the hottest cooling item of today, can DeepCool’s Maelstrom 120 even make a splash? And can it possibly keep up with the years of R&D other companies have in the AIO spectrum? Read on to find out!
Scythe is widely known in the PC enthusiast crowd for their CPU coolers, specifically their Mugen line of high-performance air coolers. Scythe is back with a brand new CPU cooler in their Mugen MAX. The Mugen MAX has been redesigned with a new heatsink that should increase performance and they have moved the CPU block to increase compatibility with memory modules. Scythe says that the Mugen MAX belongs in the “XL” CPU cooler market and with dimensions of 145 x 86 x 161 mm it is one of the larger CPU coolers we have seen this year. On top of its size the Mugen MAX features six nickel-plated copper heatpipes and Scythe’s own GlideStream 140 mm cooling fan. Can this cooler compete with some of the other larger CPU coolers that we have tested this year? Read on as we find out!
We might as well face it at this point, Cooler Master is on a roll. It seems like every other day the tech news has something to say about this or that new or innovative CM product. Everything from cases to keyboards, even a new mechanical key switch type. But all this kinda makes me wonder, are we just being hit with an exceptionally successful marketing scheme, or are these products really worth spending your hard earned cash on? Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Nepton 280L. This new CM AIO boasts a twin 140mm radiator amongst other features, and it’s time to find out if this is the real deal or simply another of the countless AIO’s ignore.
When we were first introduced to Noctua many years ago they were known for their massive CPU coolers. These were some of the best air-based CPU coolers available at the time and still are. Recently we have seen smaller designs from Noctua that take into consideration smaller systems and RAM clearance. Well Noctua is going back to their roots with the new NH-D15 CPU cooler. This massive CPU cooler is based on the award winning NH-D15 and features a dual-tower design with 6 copper heatpipes, two Noctua NF-A15 140 mm fans and Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation. Will this be the new ultimate air cooler? Read on as we find out!
If it seems to you that every company in the market has an all in one liquid cooling offering you’re not alone. But this isn’t a bad thing. It just means there is more competition and competition drives innovation. Today we’ll be taking a look at one result of this competition, the slightly more evolved offering of AIO cooling from Enermax, the Liqtech 120X. At the top of their liquid cooling offerings the 120X is everything they can throw a hot CPU. Follow along as we take a closer look at this refined AIO and see how it compares to others.
Not that long ago we took a look at be quiet’s Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler, which proved to be a pretty decent cooler. The Dark Rock 3 was sort of the mid or entry-level cooler the Dark Rock 3 line and today we are checking out the big daddy or high performance offering the Dark Rock Pro 3! The Dark Rock Pro 3 is one of the largest CPU coolers we have taken a look at lately. It features dual heatsink towers, two be quiet! Silent Wings fans, seven large heatpipes and that sleek look that we have come to know from be quiet! CPU coolers. Now the question is how well is it going to perform? Read on as we find out!
While we mostly know Enermax for their cases they have been making cooling solutions for some time now. The CPU cooler we are taking a look at today is quite interesting as it is all white. The heatsink is white, the fan is white and it even has white LEDs. This makes it perfect to match with other white components or even a white case. The CPU cooler I am talking about is the ETS-T40 White Cluster. It features a tower heatsink stack design with four 6mm copper heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU and a 120 mm cooling fan. The ETS-T40 has TDP support of 200W+ and can fit pretty much any Intel and AMD socket out there. Read on as we take a look…
Today we are checking out a CPU Cooler from Noctua that has been out for a while now, but is definitely worth covering as its size lends itself to smaller form factor builds and HTPC setups. The NH-U9B SE2 is still going to offer great cooling performance as it is built around Noctua’s award winning NH-U9B heatsink and comes with two Noctua premium-grade NF-B9 cooling fans. On top of that the NH-U9B SE2 comes with Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system, making it quite easy to install this cooler on pretty much any motherboard. If that is not enough Noctua has backed this cooler with a 6 year warranty! Let’s take a closer look at the Noctua NH-U9B SE2.
Nothing gets me more excited than new tech design! It can be anything from Google’s groundbreaking new contact lenses to Oculus Rift’s virtual reality headset to 4K monitors. I’m a nerd and I love it all! So needless to say when I saw Thermaltake’s newest water cooling solution, the Bigwater 760 Pro I was indeed intrigued and excited to get my hands on it. This kit was shown to us at CES 2014 and finally it’s here for review!
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