be quiet! is known mainly for their power supplies and cooling fans. They have some of the top products around in those categories, but if you didn’t know they also make CPU coolers. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of their latest CPU Coolers the Shadow Rock 2, which is the successor to the original Shadow Rock Pro cooler. The Shadow Rock 2 features an aluminum heatsink design with a copper base and four 8 mm copper heatpipes. To aid in cooling you also have a 120 mm SilentWings fan, which only runs at 1600 RPM so it should be pretty quiet. Will this cooler help keep your CPU and system nice and cool? Read on as we find out!
DeepCool has announced its latest CPU cooler classified under the superior brand of GamerStorm. DeepCool Lucifier is a large tower-type CPU cooler. The size of the heatsink is 140x110x163mm, 26mm thick including the fan while weighing 1097g. When talking about its design, it includes a mirror finished nickel-plated copper base out of which six 6mm thick heat pipes surface out across the two edges of aluminum fin stack.
Xigmatek carries on to initiate once again this time taking on Janus to be the name which hopefully would be heard for many years to come in the CPU cooling industry. Yes you got that right. Xigmatek has just introduced their low profile CPU cooler. This amazing machine is considered to be the world’s thinnest low profile coolers, varying at an incredible height of 60mm which can actually fit anywhere.
Noctua has announces two new coolers in their award winning NH-U series of CPU coolers. The NH-U12S and NH-U14S are tower coolers and are made to be quiet. They feature a slim layout which is made to provide maximum RAM compatibility. Like most Noctua coolers they use the SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system and come with Noctua’s HT-H1 thermal compound.
Let’s talk about air coolers! Ok specifically let’s take a look at a pretty massive air cooler from our German friends over at be quiet!, the Dark Rock Pro 2. This is a large twin heat sink air cooler aimed at the more performance oriented consumer. With claims of massive cooling power, why don’t we see if this dark cooler deserves a place in your rig, or if it should be outcast to the dark side of the moon.
Back in September Prolimatech released the MK-26 VGA Cooler, today they are announcing the MK-26 Black Series. This new cooler features matte black anodized aluminum fins, which are made to match Prolimatech’s own Black Megahalems and Black Genesis. The heatpipes still keep their chrome finish, which makes for a nice contrast. The MK-26 is a dual aluminum fin heatsink that features six copper heatpipes to transfer heat from the copper GPU block to the aluminum fins.
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!
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 are getting our first look at one of DeepCool’s latest products, the Neptwin. The Neptwin is a dual-stack CPU cooler that features 6 U-shaped copper heatpipes that go up into the two heatsink stacks. Two large 120mm fans provide cooling and the CPU block is very thick, made entirely of copper and has a mirror finish. The Neptwin is universally compatible with both AMD and Intel CPU’s including Intel’s 2011 socket. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Most CPU coolers can either be installed vertically or horizontally inside of a case, but what if I told you there’s a CPU cooler out there that is installed diagonally inside of the case? Then you’d be looking at the new Cooler Master X6 Elite which features an angled installation which Cooler Master claims to provide better cooling performance inside of the case. Read on further to see what else this cooler has in store and if it can keep up to par with other coolers.