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The Shadow Rock LP is a 75mm tall low profile heatsink rated for heat loads 
up to 130W TDP.  It's built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and 
relies on a single 120x120x25mm I've been playing with IBM's Watson Analytics, running Frostytech's test data through the wee cloud to see what it can predict. Here are some of the results. The Dark Rock TF has an upside-down pyramid sort of profile, measuring 
140x165mm at the top and 98x102mm at a height of 22mm above the CPU. It ships 
with two identical 135x25mm SilentWings fans that operate 1400RPM and move 
upwards of 68CFM at 1.85mm/H2O Scythe's Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The 
heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are 
swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four nearly-separate cooling towers. In this review Frostytech is testing the Phanteks PH-TC12LS heatsink, a top-down low profile heatsink that stands 74mm tall and weighs in at 500grams. The PH-TC12LS has a footprint about the size of the 120mm PWM fan that rests atop its black-painted aluminum fins.
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Sat: 11/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We reviewed the Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler last month and really liked it. In fact, we gave it is a Recommended award and 4.5/5. It’s Cryorig’s flagship cooler, so it should have been good, and it is. Now we have a look at the Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler, a slightly different type of cooler to the R1 but still boasting rich features such as Hive Fin, a Jet Fin and turbulence reduction system that we are assuming will help a lot!
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° hardwareslave

Sat: 11/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the SilentiumPC Fortis 3 HE1425 cooler. Designed from scratch Fortis 3 HE1425 is a large single tower type cooler with top tier performance at moderate price point. Engineered to achieve optimal balance between heat dissipation and airflow it uses five F6mm high performance heatpipes transferring heat efficiently to 38 aluminum fins. In terms of styling we decided to black-out the logos giving the cooler stealth and professional look. More about the installation and performance you can find in the review.

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua today presented 24V variants of its renowned industrialPPC fans. Conceived for industrial heavy-duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection, Noctua’s industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line comprises ruggedised high-speed versions of the company’s award-winning retail fans. The new 24V models use a dedicated wide input range version of Noctua’s NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC in order to support 24V-based industrial applications and to provide moderate speeds and lower noise levels in standard 12V PC environments.

“The launch of our industrialPPC line has allowed us to expand our base of industrial clients as we’re now able to provide solutions for highly challenging environments and to meet much higher demands as far as airflow and pressure performance are concerned”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “Since many of our industrial clients work with 24V, we’re now offering extra versions for 24V applications.”

The new NF-F12 (120mm) and NF-A14 (140mm) industrialPPC-24V models use a dedicated wide input range version of Noctua's NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC. Supporting operating voltages from 6 to 30V, these models are ideal for 24V-based industrial applications and voltage-based speed control. All new models feature IP67 water and dust protection and PWM.

“As our industrialPPC models have become quite popular among PC enthusiasts, we think that the new 24V variants can also be interesting for PC users due to their wide input range”, explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “When you run them at 12V, you will get much lower speeds and noise levels, so they combine the advanced features of the industrialPPC line with the renowned quietness of our standard line-up.”

While the industrialPPC 24V models have been designed with 24V industrial applications in mind, they run at maximum speeds of around 1100rpm (2000rpm models) to 1700rpm (3000rpm models) in 12V PC environments. At the same time, they can be slowed down further via PWM, thus combining the advanced features of the industrialPPC line with Noctua’s signature quietness.

Price and availability All new models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is EUR 29.90/USD 34.90.

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° noctua

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"If you want to push your CPU to the very limit, the Corsair Hydro H110i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler is the ticket! It's simply one of the best AIO's on the market for extreme overclocking. It comes with a 280mm radiator, two 140mm fans, a brilliant pump, a smooth copper cold plate and looks amazing."
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° 3dgameman

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Welcome to Water Cooling 101 Episode 2! If you’re here we are going assume that you have more than just a passing interest in water cooling and are looking to get wet yourself. During this two stage article we will cover a couple of the most important aspects of water cooling. The first part will cover designing your loop. While we understand you must be excited to get going on building, you must first take your time and carefully decide how you want your loop to connect and flow. After we’ve decided on our loop design we will go over some of the most popular parts and components for bringing your dream system to life. Let’s get started!"
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° thinkcomputers

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Review of the Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU cooler. Today we want to present a cooler of a very young company. It is the H5 Ultimate from the company Cryorig. Just 2 years on the market, Cryorig prides itself to start something new, something big, and want to distance them from the competition. Easy installation and top performance are the slogans of their products. Whether the H5 Ultimate from Cryorig can convince us, we now find out on In addition, you can listen to fan sound at the end of this review.
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° ocinside

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
CRYORIG offers something unique with the C7. It features a fit-anywhere compact design that should be right at home in many a small form-factor system. The only real question is if it's too niche to be noticed.
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° techpowerup

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Nowadays it almost feels that wherever i look i see manufacturers doing their best to cover even the last person in the market with their products. Take AIO liquid CPU coolers for example. As i type these lines in the market there are numerous such models from a large number of manufacturers not only with different length (120/140/240/280/360mm) and thickness (25/27/30/32/38/43/45/49mm) radiators but also with different type of tubes (rubber/FEP) and various performance pumps (2400/2500/2600/2800/2900/3600/3800RPM). This of course is not the same as custom tailoring a AIO liquid CPU cooler for your system but with the amount of available models right now things have gotten really close to that. SilverStone recently updated their Tundra TD02 line to include three new models the TD02-E, TD02-Slim and the TD02-Lite which we have here with us today.
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° nikktech

Fri: 11/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
You might be surprised by the news that EKWB has entered the All In One liquid cooling market with the Predator 240 and Predator 360 systems. After all, EKWB (Edvard Konig Water Blocks) is a specialist liquid cooling company that sells components for custom cooling loops, rather than full systems, so why would they try to compete with the likes of Corsair, NZXT, Antec, Alpenfohn, Cooler Master, Fractal Design and the rest?
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° kitguru

Thu: 11/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's not as expensive as the MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning either.
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° techpowerup

Mon: 11/23/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the availability of it’s new Fuma Twin-Tower CPU-Cooler. The new model combines a compact Twin-Tower design with total height of mere 149 millimeters and impressive cooling performance. The compact tower-design allows the Scythe Fuma to easily fit into most on-market PC chassis, making it a great choice for both enthusiast and gaming systems. Fuma is supplied with two Scythe Slip Stream 120-mm PWM fans and another fan clip set for a third fan.

Scythe Engineers successfully created a compact but powerful Twin-Tower heatsink with a total height of 149 millimetres. The new Fuma utilizes 6 high-quality-copper-heatpipes with 6-millimeter diameter. Scythe has soldered the heatpipes to the solid copper-baseplate and the small cooler-block, to increase contact area and maximize the heat-transfer. Both copper-heatpipes and copper-base-plate have been nickel-plated in a final step.

In order to offer great performance at low noise levels, two Slip Stream 120 mm fans with PWM-support are delivered with Scythe Fuma. The fans are offering a really wide fan speed range from 300 up to 1.400 RPM. Thanks to this wide range, a system using Fuma Twin-Tower CPU Cooler can be tuned to operate really silent or to boost the performance to the maximum, whenever it is required. Users are able to mount a third fan using the supplied third fan clip set, making the Fuma an amazingly versatile CPU cooler. In spite of being a Twin-Tower heatsink attached with two fans, Scythe Fuma is reaching a total weight of only 920 Grams.

New Fuma utilizes the approved back-plate based Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S) for firm mounting and easy installation process. The socket compatibility list features AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+ from AMD™ as well as sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011 and 2011(-v3) from Intel™. Scythe supplies the Fuma with all required mounting clips, one wrench, three sets of fan clips, one Y-fan-adapter as well as thermal grease and a manual.

Scythe Fuma (Model No. SCFM-1000) CPU Cooler is available as of today. Suggested retail price is set at 39,00 EUR (excl. Taxes).

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° scythe

Thu: 11/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Finally, let's talk about performance. It does not matter how nice a cooler looks if it can't remove the heat. You need the combination of a properly sized heat sink and an efficient, capable fan. The Hans RC-1205 works well with the thermal load of normal daily use. The stock performance is just fine. The Hans RC-1205 also handles the demands of overclocked heat removal and keeps the temps under control while the fan noise is pretty much nonexistent - especially when the case fans spool up. If you are looking for this cooler in the U.S., it is somewhat difficult to find. In fact, I could not find it on Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect, NCIX, or MicroCenter. I could only find it on a German website for 29.95 Euros, which translates to roughly $32, which is a reasonable price, but then there is, of course, shipping from Germany. Anyone up for a European vacation?”

Thu: 11/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We’ve got a great change of pace for you today, as we’ve broken away from the standard motherboard form factors for something a little more compact. I am of course talking about the Intel NUC motherboards, which may be tiny, but still pack a huge range of features, high-end processors such as the i5 and i7 ranges and enough connectivity to satisfy the needs of a whole range of usage scenarios.
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° eteknix

Wed: 11/18/2015Topic: Power Supply    PermaLink
Starting off with this mega round-up of 39 power supplies, ranging from 750 to 850 watts.

It’s hard to buy a bad PSU these days, as long as you stick to trusted brand names, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t better and best models in addition to the merely good ones. We tested a whole bunch to see which is which – you can read that here:

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° hardware

Tue: 11/17/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The DeepCool Gamerstorm Captain 240 arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the CPU-Cooler with two 120mm Fan and 240mm Radiator compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670k CPU."
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° technic3d

Tue: 11/17/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Gelid Antarctica CPU Cooler is from Gelid Solutions Gamer range of CPU coolers and is marketed as a tall aluminium heatsink with a silent fan. It’s compatible with all the mainstream and current CPU’s, including the LGA1151 CPU from Intel. You’ll need an adapter for the LGA2011-3 however. That aside, the CPU cooler market isn’t left wanting for a choice in cooler, and there are enough good coolers out there to pick a relatively good one.
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° hardwareslave

Mon: 11/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It may be true that the technology behind CPU air coolers hasn't changed that much over the past two decades (we've witnessed some innovations over the years but so far nothing has really taken off) but we really can't say the same about their size and design. I mean just look what's available currently in the market compared to past and even most current ISF solutions that ship with boxed CPUs. We don't just have both U-type (tower) models and C-type (top-down) models to choose from but those also come in many different sizes aimed towards pretty much every consumer out there from casual and HTPC users up to gamers, enthusiasts, overclockers and yes even professionals. So even though technology remains basically the same people have countless more choices right now offered by a much larger number of companies compared to even just 10 years ago. DeepCool may not be amongst the really old players in the market but in just a few years they've released a good number of CPU coolers (amongst others) one of which was the very good GamerStorm Assassin which has been succeeded by the new Assassin II.
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° nikktech

Mon: 11/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
So when I began looking for a low-profile air cooler for my own use recently one of the options that cought my eye was this Gabriel, part of DEEPCOOL's Gamer Storm line. The Gabriel had the advantage of being just $34.99 on Newegg when I picked it up, making it less expensive (and less tan and brown) than the Noctua. At 60 mm tall with its 120 mm fan installed, the Gabriel should fit in most low-profile enclosures, considering even half-height expansion cards are a bit taller at about 69 mm. The Gabriel also offers an understated look with a grey (well, mostly grey) fan. Of course appearances mean nothing unless it's well made and cools effectively, and for myself the question became, is this going to rival the experience of a Noctua (long my preferred brand) CPU cooler?
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° pcper

Mon: 11/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Water cooling while extremely effective and often times beautiful to look at can be entirely overwhelming especially if you are new to the hobby obsession. Fortunately we here at ThinkComputers have your back! We will be imparting our years of water cooling knowledge and experience to you in a series we’re calling: Water Cooling 101. Follow along and we’ll help you pick out the best parts for you, show you how to install those parts, and have your own loop up, running, and free of air bubbles in no time. Welcome to Water Cooling 101!"
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° thinkcomputers

Sun: 11/15/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The NZXT Grid+ V2 is a voltage regulated, 30W digital fan controller fits in practically any case (it’s about the size of two SSDs stacked on top of each other) and adds digital fan control capability for up to eight fans across six separate channels. Join Benchmark Reviews as we take a quick look at the capabilities NZXT’s GRID+ V2 digital fan controller will bring to your build.

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