If there is one thing that Apple has proven to the world it’s that creating an image that individuals want to identify with will sell your product. This technique has been repeated time and again in recent years, especially in the tech world. One company to do this and totally create an image that their target market can identify with is NZXT. Established in 2004 and focusing originally on computer enthusiast cases, NZXT have quickly and successfully ground out a segment of the gaming/case modding community to call their own. With a strong following in both the case and power supply market NZXT released the Havik air cooler in June of 2011. It was met with great success and rave review. The Havik was released at a price point aimed at the upper level overclocker, it would seem that since then NZXT has become interested in the lower entry and mid level market. And that brings us to todays test subjects, we will be thoroughly analyzing both the NZXT Respire T20 and T40 air coolers.
Every once in awhile new tech, a new process, or a new material comes along and totally changes the way things are done. The innovation is so advanced that the rest of the industry must adapt or die. Recently Cooler Master, the well established cooling product company, released the TPC 812 air cooler with it’s latest innovation “vertical vapor chambers”. Is this new cooling technique the future of heat removal technology? Or is this just some new gimmick to convince potential customers to buy? Follow along as we find out!
We know that cooler choice has long been a headache for ITX and HTPC system builders. Stock CPU heatsinks and coolers are hot and noisy, while high quality coolers usually either don’t fit the case or interferes with your GPU. So finding the perfect balance of size, thermal performance and noise on ITX and HTPC systems has never been easy, until now! The Thermalright AXP-100 is here! This latest creation by Thermalright is only a mere 58 mm (2.28 inches) in height including the bundled TY-100 high performance PWM fan. This height provides almost full compatibility with HTPC and ITX cases on the market. Thermalright.com will also be displaying a full list of case compatibility on our product page.
One of my favorite things in life is discovering new, great, and fascinating things. As a techie, this desire is fulfilled quite often. Today I would like to introduce you to both a new product and a new company, so without further ado here is the Reeven Kelveros RC-1202. It is a single tower air cooler from this new upstart out of Taiwan. The Kelveros RC-1202 is an combatively styled, moderately sized air cooler, suited to the mid to lower upper level overclocker. If you’re as curious as I was to find out how it would perform following along as I put it through it’s paces.
A few weeks ago I was laying in bed with my significant other watching a movie on her Macbook Pro. Naturally the Macbook was lying across my thighs and after about 30 minutes the bottom of her computer began to get really hot, hot to the point where I had to lay the computer between us. Coincidentally the next week Bob asked me to review the NXZT Cyro E-40 Laptop cooler and my first thought was, “where was this thing when I actually needed it?” NZXT has a solid history in the laptop cooling market. Any recommendation I’ve made in the past for a cooler I’ve always said to look at NZXT. Let’s find out if the Cyro-E40 lives up to my recommendation.
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.
Corsair, the leading supplier of high-performance liquid CPU coolers for PC enthusiasts, today announced the Hydro Series H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers, a ground-up re-design of the world’s most popular, proven, and award-winning liquid CPU coolers, the H100 and H80. The new H100i and H80i models have been enhanced to deliver improved cooling, quieter operation, simpler installation, and Corsair Link digital control.
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!
Cooler Master, an innovative creator of laptop coolers, Apple accessories, and other mobile products, today reveals a new thin, lightweight, and effective laptop cooling pad, the NotePal I300. oming in at a slim 36mm (1.4”) thickness at its smallest point with a lightweight metal mesh, plastic, and rubber build, NotePal I300 is amongst the thinnest and lightest weight laptop cooling pads that support up to 17” laptops. It offers two height adjustment settings to provide options for ergonomic viewing and typing angles. It also packs a powerful 160mm fan that manages to deliver crucial airflow to cool your notebook while remaining comparable to whisper quiet.
I have been covering computer hardware for quite some time and one thing that I’ve seen a lot of are companies that specialize in CPU coolers and cooling come and go. Today we are checking out a CPU cooler from a relatively new company called Phanteks. They currently offer CPU Cooler and cooling fan solutions. The CPU cooler is the PH-TC14CS which is a C-type cooler that features dual 140mm fans, 5 heatpipes, and a large copper base. The cooler also comes in a variety of colors so you can match it up with your case and other components. Read on as we check it out.