EK Water Blocks has just introduced two new complete liquid cooling solutions for the Gigabyte Z87X-OC and Z87X-OC Force motherboards. These are of course Gigabyte’s enthusiast overclocking motherboards based on the latest Z87 chipset and support Intel’s 4th Generation Core Haswell processors. Because these are overclocking boards it makes sense for EK to make water blocks for them.
Not long ago we took a serious look at one of Corsair’s most promising closed loop coolers, the H80i. It performed very well for a single 120mm radiator and left us wondering; if this is how well the H80i does, how will the H100i perform when it has an additional 120mm of rad space? Without further speculation, let’s get down to business shall we and see if the H100i can stand with the exceptional, or if you should pass on this one.
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Gonzalo Galvan’s Pipe Fusion build. Here is what he had to say about it: It’s my second project, but the first with such dedication, at first were some simple changes but slowly began to appear new ideas that led me to change the entire interior to adapt to the watercooling. I am very happy with the mod to be better than I expected.
We’re currently on a hot streak of XSPC watercooling components. So far we’ve looked at a full loop kit, an upgraded radiator, and an external radiator stand. Today’s review will round out that group of excellently performing PC cooling components with the XSPC Razer GTX690 full cover water block for the GTX 690 Graphics Card. Follow along as we find out if this block can keep our dual chip GPU as cool as this block looks.
One of the biggest limiting factors in what you can do with watercooling is how much room you have in your case. With so much equipment to pack in for watercooling alone, space ends up being one of the chief concerns for builders and modders. And the single biggest limiting factor: how much radiator one can fit. Radiators are large, bulky, and inflexible in how they need to be installed. This can easily lead to the builder having to sacrifice cooling surface for space. There is a solution to this problem though; external radiator stands. And if you have chosen to use XSPC’s AX series of radiators, then you’re in luck. Today we will be looking at the AX Radiator Desk Stand from XSPC.
All-in-one closed loop water cooling systems for video cards are out there, but normally they are part of a special edition card much like ASUS’s ARES II or cards featuring Arctic’s Accelero Hybrid cooling solution. NZXT wants to change things with their new cooling adapter for video cards. It can take any Asetek-made all-in-one CPU watercooling system and make it work on your graphics card!
While Antec may have been one of the first to get into the all-in-one cooling game, their units proved to be “just ok” and nothing to really write home about. Well at Computex this are unveiling two new all-in-one watercooling unit, the Kühler H2O 1250 and Kühler H2O 650. Both coolers support the latest CPU socket types which include LGA115x, LGA1366, LGA2011, AM3+/AM3, and FM2/FM1.
ASUS could not get enough from Computex and has revealed its ultimate gaming machine called the Poseidon Formula 1. Boarding the top ROG’s gaming hardware and showing off the new Poseidon GTX 700 series GPU. It combines NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 700 graphics series with a hybrid cooling system along with ASUS CoolTech combining lower and axial fans enclosed in one design, thrusting air over the heatsink in a numerous directions.
ASUS has had some pretty cool video card designs over the past couple of years. These include the ARES line and the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. The same team that was behind the DirectCU Mini card has a new card that they are showing off at Computex this week. It is the Republic of Gamers GeForce GTX 770 Poseidon, which features a very unique hybrid cooling design.
With so many water cooling radiator options on the market, it’s no wonder that people have trouble choosing which is best for their loop. There are many things to consider: price, performance, size, and style. One option that ticks many boxes is from XSPC, the AX240. Follow along as we take a look at this sleek radiator and find out if it may work for you.
Jul 30, 2015 0