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Arctic's Liquid Freezer 240 ships fully assembled, plumbed and filled. The whole system weighs around 1190grams and installs onto Intel socket LGA115x/2011(-3) processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs. UPDATED! Silverstone's Tundra TD02 CPU liquid cooler offers up some refreshing design elements for the computer enthusiast looking to assemble a system that stands out from the crowd. In place of the standard black heat exchanger we find something vaguely reminiscent of a Mac, or a Star Wars set... UPDATED! This is a review of the Silverstone Tundra TD03 self contained liquid cooling system. The Tundra TD03 consists of a waterblock with integrated copper base plate attached to a small 120mm heat exchanger via 310mm long white FEP tubing. Arctic's Liquid Freezer 120 ships fully assembled, plumbed and filled. The whole system weighs around 942grams and installs onto Intel socket LGA115x/2011(-3) processors and AMD. The Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B (SCMG-5100) heatsink is a lower-noise tower cooler standing 154mm tall and equipped with a single 120mm PWM fan. The Mugen 5 Rev B is constructed around six 6mm diameter nickel plated heatspipes which are swaged onto an array of raw aluminum cooling fins.
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Thu: 07/11/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
We're testing AMD's 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X flagship on a cheap B350 motherboard. Performance results are good, even overclocking works as well as on X570. Special attention is paid to VRM temperatures, which we measure using a FLIR thermal camera.
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° techpowerup

Wed: 07/10/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Scythe's special edition Mugen 5 CPU Cooler is part of the TUF Gaming Alliance and incorporates all the features of the acclaimed series and combines them with the unique TUF Gaming Alliance design along with exclusive RGB illumination. For an even more convenient installation, Scythe has implemented the third revision of its Hyper Precision Mounting System for Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance.
The new Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler features a carefully designed top-cover, which incorporates the unique patterns as well as logo of the TUF Gaming Alliance series from ASUS™. The large and translucent surface area in the top-plate is fitted with RGB LEDs. This illumination is further enhanced thanks to the new Kaze Flex 120 RGB fan, offering rich colors and versatile effects. Kaze Flex 120 utilizes eight RGB LEDs inside the ring around the fan motor for consistent and bright illumination. Users are able to take full control of the RGB settings by connecting the fan directly to a RGB-enabled motherboard. This way it is possible to synchronize the colors and effects using the Asus™ Aura or other compatible RGB systems.

The Kaze Flex 120 RGB fan inherits all the great features and metrics of the series. Thanks to its well-balanced fan speed range from 300 to 1.200 RPM and the PWM support, users are able to adjust the fan speed according to their needs dynamically, using the PWM controller of their motherboard. Kaze Flex 120 RGB is equipped with a high-quality, self-contained liquid bearing (Sealed Precision FDB), which reduces friction and wear to a minimum and offers an average lifespan of 120.000 hours. Yellow rubber pads are integrated into the corners of the fan-frame, in order to prevent any transfer of vibrations.

Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance supports all major CPU sockets and assures an even easier installation procedure, which has been achieved thanks to the recently developed third revision of Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S. III). It is based on a back-plate mounting system with spring-loaded screws for balanced contact pressure. The third revision comes with updated rubber and plastic spacers, which are holding the backplate secured to the motherboard during the installation process. The compatibility list includes the Intel™ sockets LGA775, LGA115x, LGA1366, LGA 2011(v3) and LGA 2066 as well as AMD sockets AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+) and AM4.

Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler (Model-No. SCMG-5100TUF) is available for 49,95€ (VAT/Taxes not included)."

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Wed: 07/10/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the availability of the brand new Fuma 2 Twin Tower CPU Cooler. The second generation of the Fuma CPU cooler features a redesigned asymmetric heatsink, two high-quality Kaze Flex 120 mm fans and enormous cooling capacity. Thanks to its overall height of 154,5 mm, the Fuma 2 can be used without hesitation in most PC cases. A completely new feature of the Fuma 2 is the "Dual Fan Reverse Airflow" design, which is used for the first time and in which the fans rotate in opposite directions. This results in a higher static pressure as well as an increased and constant air flow.
Scythe's development team has re-engineered the heatsink design of the second generation Fuma Twin Tower CPU cooler. The design continues to be based on two solid fin packages connected by six powerful 6 mm copper heatpipes. The heatpipes are U-shaped and run through a solid copper base plate. In contrast to the predecessor, the Fuma 2 comes with an asymmetric heatsink design, where the two towers are offset to the side. The fins of the heatsink have also been shortened on one side. These adjustments enable the Fuma 2 to offer unrestricted RAM compatibility even on mainboards with memory banks on both sides of the socket. To protect the CPU cooler from corrosion, all copper heatpipes as well as the base-plate are carefully nickel-plated.

The Fuma 2 CPU cooler comes with two of the high-quality Kaze Flex 120 PWM fans. In addition to a regular model with 25 mm thickness, a new, narrower Kaze Flex 120 Slim PWM with a frame width of 15 mm is used. Both models rely on the Sealed Precision FDB, which reduces friction and wear to a minimum thanks to a special oil film. Rubberized bearing surfaces have a decoupling effect and prevent the transmission of vibrations.

Another unique feature is the "Dual Fan Reverse Airflow" design, in which the Kaze Flex 120 PWM and the Kaze Flex Slim 120 PWM rotate in different directions. This results in a higher static pressure as well as an increased and constant airflow.

Both fans are connected to the mainboard using the supplied Y-adapter, whereby the rotation speed of both fans is regulated accordingly via the PWM signal. The speed range extends from inaudible 300 rpm to the powerful 1.200 rpm. Users are able to mount a third fan for even more cooling capacity. The necessary set of fan-clips is included in the scope of delivery.

The new generation of the Fuma CPU cooler also uses the latest version of the proven backplate-based Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S). H.P.M.S. III, which ensures that the Fuma 2 CPU cooler can be mounted safely and quickly on the Intel™ sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011 (v3) and LGA2066. The popular AMD™ sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ and AM4 are supported as well.

In addition to mounting material, the scope of delivery also includes a syringe of thermal paste, three fan-clip sets, a matching screwdriver, a Y-PWM adapter and the multilingual installation instructions.

Scythe Fuma 2 (Model No. SCFM-2000) CPU Cooler is available now. The manufacturer's recommended retail price is 46,00 EUR."

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Tue: 07/09/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink

The successor to our favorite best value CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600 is AMD's new $200 6-core, 12-thread processor. The chip clocks between 3.6 GHz and 4.2 GHz, features a 32MB L3 cache and a 65 watt TDP. Included in the package is the Wraith Stealth cooler and a MSRP that matches the price the R5 2600 launched at.

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° techspot

Tue: 07/09/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
It's time for ZEN2, join us as we review the new Ryzen 7 3700X & Ryzen 9 3900X processors from AMD. 7nm Zen2 processors have arrived. A new architecture, a chiplet design, X570 Chipsets and of course we have some procs to look at.
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° guru3d

Mon: 07/08/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
AMD on July 7 began selling its third-generation Ryzen 3000 series processors along with its RDNA-based Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards codenamed Navi, both adopting Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 7nm manufacturing process. Meanwhile, AMD's 7nm server CPUs are also scheduled for release in the near future.
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° digitimes

Mon: 07/08/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
The flagship processor for AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen processors was the Ryzen 7 2700X. For the Ryzen 3000 series we of course have the Ryzen 9 processors, which are really targeted towards the high-end. The Ryzen 7 3000 series is made up of two chips, the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X. Both are 8-core, 16-thread parts with 36 MB of AMD GameCache. The Ryzen 7 3800X has a base clock of 3.9 GHz and boosts all the way up to 4.5 GHz whereas the Ryzen 7 3700X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.4 GHz. The chips are only $70 apart too, at $399 for the Ryzen 7 3800X and $329 for the Ryzen 7 3700X. Today we will be checking out the Ryzen 7 3700X. We will not only be testing it against previous Ryzen processors, but Intel processors as well. Let’s take a look!"
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° thinkcomputers

Mon: 07/08/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
It doesn’t feel like its been over two years now but back in March of 2017 AMD introduced their Ryzen CPUs and without a doubt changed the entire PC market. Things were stagnant in just about every PC market, but especially in the CPU market and the introduction of Ryzen quickly changed things. Before that time the mainstream CPU market got its yearly refreshed quad-core CPU and that was about it. Now today AMD is releasing a mainstream CPU with 12 cores and 24 threads and their low-end APUs are rocking 4 cores. Its been a wild ride and it has had Intel on the defensive. Well today's the day we finally get to take a closer look at the new lineup and AMD sent over the Ryzen 9 3900X and the Ryzen 7 3700X for me to check out. Before I do that I want to dive into the new 3rd generation of Ryzen and the Zen 2 architecture that is powering it. Then from there, we can see how both CPUs perform. Let's go!
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° lanoc

Mon: 07/08/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
The wait for Zen 2 is over and Ryzen 3000 is here! I know I’m kinda spoiling the result by announcing the new king is here, but I don’t think anyone will be surprised with the results we will see today. AMD announced the new Ryzen 3000 series including the two CPUs we have today, the Ryzen 9 3900X and the Ryzen 7 3700X. A short while ago and when AMD demo’d the new Zen 2 based CPU via a Cinebench run head to head and beating the 8700K, I knew we would be in store for something special. How special, I was not sure and while I know, I can tell you that the mainstream king CPU the Core i9 9900K has been usurped.
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° bjorn3d

Mon: 07/08/2019Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink
The 3700X finds itself just below the 3800X, the top-tier 8-core, 16-thread model, though that position definitely isn’t a bad thing. Chiefly amongst the positives is the 65W TDP, enabling users to run more conservative cooling solutions or achieve lower dB ratings for a given performance level. The 3700X rocks a 4.4GHz max boost clock and manages to maintain 3.6GHz across all 8-cores as a worst-case scenario.
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° vortez

Fri: 07/05/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We already had a Fera 3 RGB Cooler from the still relatively unknown polish company SilentiumPC on and today we look at the chic SilentiumPC Armis AR7X TG RGB case with tempered glass and RGB lighting.
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° ocinside

Wed: 07/03/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
CORSAIR enters the PC custom watercooling market with a big splash, via the announcement and release of an entire product portfolio. We begin our coverage of their Hydro X series with a detailed look at the flagship XC9 RGB CPU water block, which aims to offer a feature set to interest newcomers and experienced users alike.
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° techpowerup

Wed: 07/03/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
OCC is back with a new video review, this time of the Scythe Fuma 2 CPU Cooler.
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Thu: 06/27/2019Topic: Editorial    PermaLink

It's easy to forget how long you've been working at something when it's fun, but apparently it's the 20th year of Frostytech!

I think we've tested something north or 800 or 900 heat sinks in that time? I've lost count... We've seen every kind of CPU thermal solution from the dead basic extruded aluminum jobbies back in the days of the Intel Celeron 300A, to significantly more exotic phase-change cryogenic coolers, liquid metal alloys driven by magnetohydrodyamics and pretty much every conceivable variation of a heat pipe and thin fin you can think of. I've seen at least one fan catch fire and explode and more spinning fan blades than I care to admit have drawn blood from my fingertips.

I think the neatest thing Frostytech has done is simply facilitate conversations between a diverse group of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and readers from around the globe. I remember one particular chat with a Korean thermal engineer on the floor of Computex Taipei; he was describing a nuance of heatpipe design in Korean, which the marketing rep was finding a challenge to translate the technical lingo to English. After a few minutes and with the aid of the usual back of napkin sketches, I'd leap frogged the translator despite not knowing a word of Korean! Like math, I guess engineering concepts are universal.

I'd like to thank you, the reader for stopping by to read our reviews. I'd also like to thank the manufactures, marketing reps and advertisers who have supported this little endeavour in so many ways.



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Wed: 06/26/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Back in 2017 we took a look at the Scythe Mugen 5 CPU cooler, we liked it so much that we gave it a 9 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award. Scythe is back with a new Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU cooler. The TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and major PC-component manufacturers to guarantee both compatibility and aesthetic harmony. Basically you can buy different TUF Gaming Alliance products and they will all look the same / have the same design so your build looks pretty awesome. The Mugen 5 has been given the TUF Gaming alliance treatment with an RGB top, RGB fan, and TUF Gaming Alliance colors, which happen to be black and yellow. Besides that we have a single-tower cooler with six heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Is this the air cooler you need? Read on as we find out!"
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° thinkcomputers

Tue: 06/25/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
OCC is back with a new video review, this time of the ID-Cooling IS-65 and Auraflow X 240 CPU Coolers.
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° youtube

Tue: 06/25/2019Topic: Cases    PermaLink
It’s time to check out the new Cooler Master Masterbox Q500L mid-tower PC chassis. It’s another fresh product from this manufacturer, after the MasterBox NR600, but this time it’s something more compact.
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° guru3d

Tue: 06/25/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Deepcool's Captain 240 PRO is a unique closed-loop cooler that delivers the performance you expect with all the RGB LEDs you can handle. While similar to the company's previous designs, it now features their patented anti-leak tech which regulates pressure inside the cooler and therefore delivers improved reliability.
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° techpowerup

Tue: 06/25/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Corsair announced its long-awaited Hydro X custom loop cooling hardware at Computex and Melissa got hands-on with the kit in Corsair’s suite at the Hyatt. Now it’s time for KitGuru’s third bite at the cherry as Leo works through the reviewer’s pack and tell you exactly what you can expect from Hydro X. Spoiler alert; there’s going to be a large amount of RGB.
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° kitguru

Tue: 06/25/2019Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
OCC has a new video review launched, the Noctua NH-U12A & NH-L12S CPU Coolers.
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