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CRYORIG burst on to the cooling scene not that long ago and every cooler we’ve seen from them has been pretty impressive. The coolers we’ve reviewed from CRYORIG have been their high performance coolers, but what about someone who just needs a basic cooler? Something better than the stock cooler that comes with their processor? When it comes to a basic cooler there are a few things we believe it needs to have. First and most importantly it needs to have better performance than a stock CPU cooler that ships with the processor. Secondly it needs to be easy to install, no one wants a complicated install process, especially a first time builder. And finally, it needs to be affordable. CRYORIG thinks that they have a cooler that fits these specifications in their M9 CPU Cooler. They say it is 33% cooler than the Intel stock cooler, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to install, and currently the cooler is selling for $25.99 at our favorite online retailer. Seems too good to be true? Let’s jump in and see what the M9i is all about!
It looks like AMD will be bundling its high-performance Wraith CPU cooler with more processors. Two of the better selling AM3+ chips, the eight-core FX-8350 and the six-core FX-6350 could come bundled with the new Wraith cooler. These will be packaged in special packaging which should have a slight premium over the older cooling solutions that are already in circulation.
Last month we took a look at Reeven’s Okeanos CPU Cooler, which performed quite well. It was a dual tower cooler, today we will be taking a look at their single-tower Justice (RC-1204) CPU cooler. This cooler features a wider aluminum fin surface that carries heat away faster, six 6mm nickel-plated copper heatpipes, and a 120 mm PWM fan. From the looks of it installation should be pretty simple with this cooler as well. Let’s jump in and see if the Justice can keep our Core i7-4790K nice and cool!
CRYORIG sort of came out of nowhere last year! We took a look at their flagship R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler and were very impressed and their H5 Universal did not disappoint as either! Today we will be taking a look at the H5 Ultimate. The H5 Universal was made to be just that, universal so it had a very thin fan. The H5 Ultimate on the other hand is made to give you the best performance possible so it has a very thick and large fan. Besides that the H5 Ultimate features a very large single tower design with CRYORIG’s own proprietary Hive Fin structure, four 6 mm heatpipes, and of course that great fit and finish we expect from CRYORIG. Let’s take a look at see if this cooler deserves to be called “Ultimate”.
We’ve been on a SilverStone kick lately, covering nearly their entire all in one water cooling line up. So far what has been most impressive is the high quality nature of their coolers. Everything from the hardware that is included, to the fit and finish of the cooler itself, Silverstone knows how to make a highly polished product. Today we’re going to round things out with one final AiO cooler, the TDO3-Slim. This is a 120mm radiator equipped cooler and if you didn’t guess from the name, it’s quite thin. Let’s go ahead and take a look at what we’ve got and see if this cooler belongs in the SilverStone line-up.
It has been quite a while since we’ve reviewed a product from Reeven so we were quite excited when they told us they would be sending over their flagship Okeanos (RC-1402) CPU cooler. This cooler features a pretty large dual tower design, two cooling fan, six hefty copper heatpipes, and a pretty sleek look. Reeven tells us that this cooler was designed with gamers and overclockers in mind so it should be able to handle some pretty hefty thermal loads as well. Let’s see if Reeven brings the entire package with the Okeanos.
Arctic has just revealed a new passive CPU cooler designed for LGA115x processors. The Alpine M1 Passive is a fan-less CPU cooler designed with a cooling capacity of 48W TDP. So with that it is only recommended for dual-core LGA1150 and LGA1151 Core i3, Pentium, Celeron, or energy-efficient Core i5 processors.
Californian hardware manufacturer Antec introduces the liquid coolers Kühler H2O H600 PRO and H1200 PRO. These compact systems combine maximum efficiency, high performance and great build quality. The liquid coolers are the perfect choice for demanding gaming rigs that exceed the capabilities of conventional coolers.
Recently SilverStone blew us away by showing what the possibilities are from a design perspective with an AiO. We were so impressed that their TD02-E made our best of 2015 AiO list. While the cooler was aesthetically appealing it did leave something to be desired in the performance equation. Today we take a look at another cooler from SilverStone, this one wholly different altogether. Designed with tighter spaces in mind, follow along as we check out the TD02-Slim and find out if SilverStone was able to pump some extra performance into a much thinner form factor.
Performance meets style with the new Malik Customs Edition of Fortis 3 CPU Cooler – the fruit of collaboration between SilentiumPC and Malik, owner of Malik Customs, world renowned custom system builder and hardware photographer. Based on the regular model it offers unparalleled thermal capabilities coupled with new level of customizability and aesthetics. The heatsink is coated in dark nickel and it’s complimented by interchangeable top plates. Four different color plates are included to match the cooler with most popular high-end components.