Xigmatek has rolled out second generation versions of two of its mainstream CPU coolers, the Gaia II and Loki II. Both coolers are designed to fit the latest CPU types including Intel LGA1150/LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA1366, AM3+/AM3, and FM2/FM1.
When it comes to CPU cooling Taipei based Thermaltake has found a way to impress us time after time with stellar performance from their all in one liquid coolers. And although their naming schemes sometimes leave something to be desired, they certainly seem to know how to create a great product for thermal management. For the first time we will be taking a close look at one of their air coolers, the NiC C4. The C4 is near the top of their new line of NiC coolers designed for maximum performance in the close confines on some of today’s motherboards. Will the C4 live up to the performance bar set by it’s bigger AIO brothers, or is this just another standard issue air cooler? Read on to find out!
Prolimatech has just announced a new Special Edition CPU cooler, which is the Blue Series Armageddon. This cooler is based off Prolimatech’s Armageddon cooler that was released back in 2010. The cooler measures 144 (L) x 50 (W) x 160.3 (H) mm and weighs in at 750 grams.
Thermalright has now showed off its latest heat-dispersing creation, the HTPC-friendly AXP-200 CPU cooler. It is basically designed for low profile desktop systems. It is capable of greatly enhanced airflow and surface for heat dissipitation.
Zalman has finally announced their Reserator 3 closed-loop CPU cooler, which we actually got a first hand look at during CES in January. The Reserator 3 is an all-in-one liquid cooling system with all of the major components pre-assembled and coolant filled. This will follow their all-in-one entry last year of the CNPS20LQ, which was based off an Asetek design so it looked like many of the other coolers out there.
Cooler Master has just announced one of its most powerful air CPU coolers in the V8 GTS. It’s powered by the very same Horizontal Vapor Chamber (HVC) Technology that keeps high-end graphics cards cool while containing the sheer raw force of a maelstrom within its huge, powerful fans.
We are sure you have hardly seen any exciting top down cooler design but Scythe’s Grand Kama Cross 2 has definitely revolutionized that. This is second personification of Grand Kama Cross series and Is based on the similar unique heat sink design. It comprises of an exclusive X structure that permits the bulk of the heat sink mass to be located in the center and the upward sloping edge which means RAM and motherboard compatibility have greatly improved.
Zalman, a Korean company who is specialist in PC Cooling has declared to rework on one of its very old and most effective CPU cooler design, using the latest CNPS2X – computer noise prevention system. The design includes a mirror-finished copper base, via which a single 8 mm- thick copper heat pipe passes, making direct contact with the CPU. This heat pipe is twisted down into a spiral shape, and with help of its two arms, a spirally-projecting copper fin array emits heat. This array is further compressed down at the base. An 80 mm PWM-controlled fan is located inside the fin array; its downward and sideways airflow ventilates the fins. This low noise fan equips the user to control the RPM for attaining high performance/ low noise depending on the CPU temperature.
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.
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.
Nov 25, 2015 0