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!
be quiet! introduced their Dark Rock 3 Series of CPU coolers earlier this year at CES and we were very impressed. There are two main coolers in this series, the Dark Rock Pro 3, and the Dark Rock 3. The main difference between these two coolers is that the Pro version features a dual tower design, while the Dark Rock 3 has a single tower design. Today we will be taking a look at the Dark Rock 3. Besides the single tower design the Dark Rock 3 features six 6mm copper heatpipes, unique dynamic wave-contour cooling fins, a 135 mm be quiet! Silent Wings fan and a cooling capacity of 190W TDP. Let’s take a look…
All-in-one water cooling products have been all of the rage lately. After reviewing many successful Thermaltake products and seeing their promising new line of water cooling products showcased at CES 2014 we are really excited to take one of their latest products, the Water 3.0 Pro for a spin. It is an all-in-one water cooling system that features a thick 120 mm radiator, dual 120 mm fan and a redesigned pump.
DeepCool has only recently announced their Gamer Storm line of products. These are mainly focused towards gamers with high-end cooling solutions for both CPU’s and graphics cards. The DeepCool Lucifer is part of the Gamer Storm line and is one of the larger CPU coolers we have seen lately. It features six 6 mm copper heatpipes, fanless operational mode, a nickel-plated copper base and a 140 mm PWM fan. Is this cooler enough to keep your gaming rig nice and cool and can it compete against other coolers out there? Read on as we find out.
When people ask me what is a good air CPU cooler Noctua is always a name that comes to mind. They are known for their great cooling solutions, both big and small. When it comes to air coolers one of the biggest problems is compatibility. Many performance and high-end memory modules are large heatspreaders and they can get in the way. Noctua of course knows this and has made an effort to come out with CPU coolers that will be compatible in all situations. The NH-U14S is one such cooler. It is designed with a 52mm thin heatsink stack that allows for full RAM compatibility on socket 2011 as well as other platforms. Normally we see these massive heatsinks from Noctua so will the NH-U14S still be able to perform up to the standards we know Noctua for? Read on as we find out!
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