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!
SilverStone has just introduced two new CPU coolers into their Argon series, the AR05 and AR06. Both models are low-profiles coolers, but the AR06 is the taller of the two at 58 mm tall. It features four 6 mm heatpipes and a 92 mm rifle bearing fan.
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!
MSI has teased the first CGI renderings of their next-generation TwinFrozr V cooling solution that will be used on the upcoming GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards as well as other high-end graphics cards under its Gaming Series.
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!
CRYORIG has just released the H5 Universal as part of their new line of single tower coolers. CRYORIG H Series will for the first time feature CRYORIG’s proprietary Hive Fin technology. The Hive Fin design allows for turbulence reduction of the airflow as well as Jet Fin Acceleration for faster hot air exhaust.
Swiftech has just rolled out the Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir. The Maelstrom V2 takes up two 5.25-inch drive bays and has a coolant capacity of about 355 ml for your watercooling setup. The reservoir comes with a factory-fitted MCP50X pump unit that can drive the coolant at up to 14.3 LPM.
If you remember Swiftech has to stop sales of their very popular H220 liquid cooling kit in the US because of a patent dispute with Asetek. Well Swiftech is back with their brand new patent pending H220-X liquid cooling system.
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.
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