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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.  The whole premise behind the slim-tower Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink is not overhanging memory slots - if you've built an Intel X99 based computer recently, you're undoubtedly aware that the memory slots straddle either side of the LGA2011-3 CPU socket with a little less than 20mm to spare. On the review bench today we have Scythe's Ashura 
heatsink; this is a fairly standard tower cooler equipped with a 140mm 
fan. The Ashura cooler stands 162mm tall, making it suitable 
for full tower cases where AIO liquid coolers are often too 
bulky. The NH-U9S heatsink stands 125mm tall and has a square footprint of 95x95mm. Weighing 618grams, the heatsink is built around five 6mm diameter heatpipes which are soldered to the aluminum cooling fins and copper base plate in typical Noctua fashion. By doing away with the heatsink heatspreader, inconsistencies in the solder bond between heatpipes and copper base plate are omitted. The exposed heatpipe base approach also lightens things up, the 160mm tall SE-214X weighs a modest 740grams. In addition to the copper heatpipes there is the aforementioned vertical aluminum rod going down through the center 
of the fins.
PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS LOW PROFILE HEATSINK REVIEW PHANTEKS PH-TC14S SLIM TOWER HEATSINK REVIEW SCYTHE ASHURA SCASR-1000 HEATSINK REVIEW NOCTUA NH-U9S COMPACT LOWER NOISE HEATSINK REVIEW ID-COOLING SE-214X HEATSINK REVIEW
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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Based on the acclaimed H5 Universal, CRYORIG has extended the successful Hive Fin™ based H series line with the CRYORIG H5 Ultimate. The H5 Ultimate features the same award winning features as the original H5 Universal, but with a larger XF140 140 mm fan and new jet-black heatsink covers. The larger XF140 increases the H5 Ultimate’s TDP from 160 to 180 Watt, putting the proprietary Hive Fin™ system to work. Together with the acclaimed MultiSeg™ mounting system, the H5 Ultimate will be the strongest single tower solution CRYORIG has up to date. “The CRYORIG H5 Ultimate is the natural evolution of the H5 Universal. It follows our strategy of offering two different styles of products for our models. The Universal line focuses on the best compatibility on the market, and the Ultimate line, which is about pure performance. The PC DIY Modding and Overclocking crowd is a smart bunch of people who know what they need and want. We at CRYORIG believe that giving extra options and choices ultimately allows for users to find and chose what they need, instead of having the brands choose for them. Choice of customization is key.” – Alex W. Co-Founder of CRYORIG.

The included XF140’s air flow rating comes in at 76 CFM, around 17% more than the H5 Universal. Along with the H5 Ultimate’s moniker Hive Fin™ optimized air flow system, the H5 Ultimate boosts its overall TDP wattage to 180 Watt, enough for almost all modern CPU platforms. The H5 Ultimate is scheduled to be released this summer, MSRP set at 46,99 USD in North America and 39,99 Euros in Germany, other regions may vary.

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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
It is safe to say that hardware enthusiasts are concerned with cooling and is one reason why there are lengthy discussions on what cooler is best. Keep in mind that “the best” cooler is a bit of a misnomer in that a cooler appropriate for overclocking might not work well if you are building a super stealthy system. Likewise, going with inexpensive coolers for the sake of replacing an OEM heatsink isn’t the right approach either as it may not be sized properly to give adequate performance. In this review we will be looking at the Noctua NH-D9L D-Type heatsink. This is a cooler we got to see last year at Computex and were rather amazed that they would attempt a smaller heatsink given their prevalence for 140mm+ designs. The purpose here is to complement the push for smaller form factor machines and still deliver superior cooling performance with near silent operation.
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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Quoting Anandtech.com: "It appears that Moneaul's multi-million dollar fraud will not be driving Zalman to bankruptcy after all. Word comes that the Korean courthouse handling the case has decided that Zalman, which was a child company of Moneaul, was not involved in the fraud and holds no responsibility for the actions of the parent company. We should remind you that Moneaul instigated a major financial scandal in Korea, implicating many major banks and causing a direct financial damage of nearly 3.2 Trillion Korean Won (about three billion US dollars).

The Korean courthouse decided that Zalman should be severed from Moneaul and continue to operate under their oversight and jurisdiction. As a result Zalman has been allowed to restructure the company, doing so under the supervision of the Korean justice system.

What does that mean for Zalman's customers? Zalman will not need to file for bankruptcy nor liquefy any of their assets. The company will continue to operate normally and all post-purchase support and warranties remain valid. In some ways the company hasn't even skipped a beat, recently announcing the release of a new product, the Z11 Neo case."

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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
After hearing about 5 GHz overclocks from pre-production fourth-generation Core processors (that's Haswell, for fans of code names), enthusiasts were despondent to hear that retail parts would be far less friendly. Angelini even went so far as to poll folks with hundreds of retail processors for his launch coverage in The Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Is Faster; Desktop Enthusiasts Yawn. The consensus was that stability at 4.5 and 4.6 GHz on air was extremely rare, that most enthusiasts should expect to top out at 4.3 GHz or less using 1.2 V, and that heat is the most likely culprit.
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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua's NH-L9i has been on the market for a long time, and it works reasonably well as a Mini-ITX cooler that's compatible with a lot of motherboards. The issue with it, however, is that it only performs "reasonably" well, and many users would like a little more cooling oomph for their Mini-ITX systems, as the motherboards are capable of supporting very powerful CPUs.
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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Galax decided that it's time for some water cooling and has taken its niche HOF design to a liquid platform.
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Thu: 04/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We've seen several versions of Thermalright's HR-02 Macho since 2011, including the smaller Macho 120 and the huge HR-22. We tested the latest iteration, which sports a new base plate optimized for Intel's LGA...
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Tue: 04/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"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."
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Tue: 04/28/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
With the Deep Silence 1 Rev B. Nanoxia has another case in their portfolio, which is optimized towards low noise levels. The Deep Silence 1 is one of the latest models from Nanoxia and the case is compatible with ATX motherboards and offers plenty of space inside for cable management and installation of components. Since we have tested similar cases from other manufacturers we are curious to find out more about the DS1.
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Tue: 04/28/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The new Corsair Hydro series H80i GT challenges this assumption with an extra thick single-width radiator and two fans for out of the box push-pull operation. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the performance of the new Corsair H80i GT all-in-one cooling system and compare it to some of the competition.


Thu: 04/23/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Today we are reviewing a product from a new company to us here at ThinkComputers and a new company to many of you reading this I’m sure. CRYORIG was only founded in 2013 so they are quite new to the PC Enthusiast market and being so new they do have some very stiff competition when it comes to CPU Coolers. Today we are taking a look at their flagship air CPU Cooler, the R1 Ultimate. CRYORIG is touting this cooler as the “most sophisticated dual tower to date” and I do have to say it does have some things that I’ve never seen on a tower cooler before. This cooler is also one of the largest CPU coolers we have taken a look at this year, has dual 140mm fans, seven thick heatpipes, and a very sleek look. Let’s see what this cooler can do!"
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Thu: 04/23/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Als Besonderheit wird der USB-Anschluss an der Pumpe zu erwähnen sein, welcher mittels USB-Kabel mit einem freien internen USB-Port zu verbinden ist. Über die Link-Software des Herstellers lassen sich dann nicht nur diverse Systemzustände überwachen, unter anderem ist es auch möglich, die Pumpe in verschiedenen Farben zu beleuchten.

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Thu: 04/23/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
We put Corsair's Hydro H110i GT and NZXT's Kraken X61 in a head-to-head battle. Both closed loop coolers utilise 280mm radiators and dual 140mm cooling fans, but who will be crowned the winner?
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Mon: 04/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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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.

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Mon: 04/20/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
“In the past, we have seen some pretty unique air coolers from Phanteks. With features from beefy tower style coolers to color matching heatsinks, Phanteks has a style that fits everyone’s needs. Today, we’re looking at two new coolers which not only look aesthetically pleasing, but have price points that can fit anyone’s budget. We have for you today the Phanteks PH-TC12LS and Phanteks PH-TC14S.”
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Sun: 04/19/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU cooler is a taller version than the L9i that was reviewed a long time ago, but still maintains the low profile footprint for those who want something better to put in their mini PC and HTPC setups. With an excellent track record about CPU coolers so far, I am curious to know how good the performance is.
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Thu: 04/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Ahh, FLIR. Is there anything you can't make awesome?

"FLIR had the opportunity to capture some great footage at GAMMA Racing Day 2014. Using a FLIR x6580sc infrared camera, FLIR were able to capture in high speed, the Infiniti Red Bull car’s tires heating up as the driver burned rubber. Other thermal cameras used were the FLIR T650sc and the FLIR B660."

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Thu: 04/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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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. The cooler itself is built around six 6mm diameter nickel plated copper heatpipes which run the length of the fin stack, take a 180 degree turn and terminate in a thick copper heatspreader at the base - no exposed heatpipes here. The fan is mounted on little rubber pads to cut down on errant vibrational noises and it spins at 1800-500RPM, moving 53CFM at 1.72mmH2O according to manufacturer specs.

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Thu: 04/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The best cooling performance is achieved by using the Corsair H100i, a water cooling kit that can be controlled to the smallest of details by enthusiasts thanks to the included Corsair Link software. The NZXT Kraken X61 cools about the same - better when used on a Socket 1155 - and can work significantly quieter than the H100i. Therefore, the X61 is in our opinion the real winner: obviously better maximum cooling performance than the best air coolers, but it still performs well even with limited noise production. Because the X61 has a 280mm radiator, it only fits in a limited amount of cases; it's also an expensive kit. The best 240mm kit that can perform the 30 dB(A) test and performs only slightly worse than the X61 is the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme. Both are awarded a Gold award, the H100i is awarded Silver.
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Thu: 04/16/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today we review the Cooler Master Nepton 240M, another AIO (all-in-one) liquid cooling solution from the manufacturer. It features a 240mm radiator, improved pump and water block, updated 120mm fans, and support for the current range of Intel and AMD sockets. The Nepton 240M comes in the lower price rage of under $130, potentially making it a value-oriented option for users with the space for an AIO setup featuring a 240mm radiator.
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