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The Gelid Tranquillo 4 is built around four 16mm diameter copper heatpipes, a stack of ~40 nickel plated aluminum fins and a very unremarkable 1600rpm, 
120mm PWM fan. The heatsink makes use of 'exposed heatpipe base' 
thermal design. Technically speaking, the Coolermaster Ergostand III supports laptops with footprints up to 15 Noctua's low profile NH-L9x65 heatsink stands just 64mm tall and has a very compact footprint of only 95x95mm. The NH-L9x65 is designed to cool some fairly intensive Intel sockets, along with the full spectrum of AMD processors and APUs. Compact CPU coolers can be a little tricky to install, but Noctua long ago laid down the framework of an excellent motherboard mounting system,, so the NH-L9x65 is a breeze to work with. 

The Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U is a mid-sized heatsink designed specifically for lower noise cooling of Intel Xeon processors in 3U height computer/server chassis. It's compact stature makes it ideal for rack mounted computers in a recording studio, video editing suite, operations control center... The 920gram Scythe Fuma heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a pair of aluminum fin stacks that measure 104x130x37mm (HxWxD) in size. The heatpipes are liberally soldered to a chunky nickel plated copper base plate, this plate helps to more evenly conduct heat away from hot-spot ridden multi-core CPUs.
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Fri: 05/25/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Over the last few years, Corsair has released a wave of ‘smart’ liquid coolers which give you control over things like pump speed, RGB lighting and fan profiles all via software. The H100x we are looking at today, however, is comparatively ‘dumb’ – there is no software control, no RGB lighting and nothing to play around with. In essence, it is a simple liquid cooler that ‘just works’.
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Fri: 05/25/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The AIO water cooling market is hotly contested. Antec tries to settle by moving the pump into the radiator, which makes the CPU cooler very compact. What the Antec K240 water cooler achieved, we have tested in the new review, including a new video and of course again with 360 degrees view.
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Fri: 05/25/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
NZXT has released a budget-friendly 120mm rad based Kraken series liquid cooler, meet the M22. This new cooler is compatible with CAM software for that funky LED display and the radiator is armed with one 120mm PWM fans. It looks to be a handy quick drop-in solution, but does it perform and is it silent? let's find out.
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Wed: 05/23/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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10 years ago, we looked at the Noctua NF-P12, a fan that helped cement Noctua’s reputation as a trusted supplier of quality goods. Now, as part of Noctua’s Redux range, they’ve re-issued that fan as the NF-P12 Redux, in a grey colour scheme.

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Tue: 05/22/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Looking to equip your brand new RGB illuminated HTPC system with an stunning CPU air cooler which would feel right at home? If yes then Jonsbo has you covered with their latest CR-201 RGB model.

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Tue: 05/22/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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SilentiumPC has of late been focusing on value for money. Enter the Grandis 2 XE1436. This dual tower, dual fan CPU cooler uses a popular tried-and-true design. Size isn't always indicative of performance, however, so let's see just what the Grandis 2 has to offer!

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Fri: 05/18/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The FN-A12x25 uses an ultra-tight tip clearance on the edge of the blades, running only 0.5mm from the inside of the frame, requiring new engineering techniques to be employed. This helps to reduce back pressure by allowing the air nowhere to go other than forwards, affording a more efficient fan. There’s also flow acceleration channels, a solid steel and brass hub structure, stepped inlet design and loads of other technologies employed to ensure this fan is as good as currently possible.
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Thu: 05/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Reports QualifiedRapidProducts.com on a prototype 3D printed heatsink design the company had tested (to push the limits of 3D printing...): "The results are in for the testing promised in early August. The mesh heat sink had much higher pressure drop which eliminated any benefit from the higher surface area. The results were disappointing on this round for sure... ..the mesh heat sink’s pressure drop was so much higher than that of the finned sink that it eliminated any advantage of the higher surface area. The pressure drop was on the order of 5X higher."

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Thu: 05/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Stumbled across this complex geometry 3D printed metal heatsink by Jonas Deitschun, of Bremen University. According to the blurb, it converts heat to electricity to power the cooling fan.

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"Team ‘Cooling with Heat’ from Bremen University demonstrated the large design freedom that comes with 3D printing to make an innovative heat exchanger inspired by nature. This cooling system converts heat produced by the computer’s CPU to electricity used to power the cooling fan. The complexity of the small channels in the redesigned part is only possible to make using 3D printing and illustrate very well what this new technology has to offer. "

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Thu: 05/17/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Thermal Straps (a.k.a. Heat Straps) are flexible thermal linkages used to dissipate high heat loads via natural conduction paths provided by the high thermal conductivity linkage material. Their flexibility also serves to mechanically decouple sensitive components from vibrations. NASA often use these simple but exotic thermal devices to remove heat from cryogenically cooled devices.

Technology Applications Inc. of Boulder Colorado, manufacture thermal straps in a variety of materials, suited to different mechanical loads, from simple braided copper wire rope or copper sheets pressed into copper blocks, to bonded Pyrolytic Graphite sheets, bundled Graphite fibers and even Graphine Foil. For reference, the strap conductance of Graphine foil typically hovers around 0.86 W/K.

Neat stuff.

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Tue: 05/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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NZXT released the 360mm AIO liquid cooler Kraken X72 which delivers the series’ most powerful cooling performance to date, with the stunning beauty and effortless customization the series is renowned for. “Since the launch of our all-new Kraken series, we have heard from our community about the need for a more powerful solutions that can deliver the cooling performance required from higher TDP processors,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “The Kraken X72 is well-positioned to serve user’s cooling needs in an ever-evolving market, all with the look the Kraken series is known for.”

Superior liquid cooling performance with over 33% more surface area than 240mm form factor AIO coolers
Complete lighting and cooling control through the powerful and versatile CAM* software
Advanced RGB lighting modes for a fully customizable and dynamic lighting experience
Reinforced, extended tubing for added strength and protection
Includes 3 radiator-optimized Aer P 120mm high-static pressure fans designed for liquid cooling perfection
Industry Leading 6-year warranty

Engineered for Performance The all-new Kraken series of liquid coolers features a pump that is both quieter and capable of displacing more liquid than previous generations. The enhanced design achieves superior cooling while keeping fan noise to a minimum.

Intuitive design and full integration with NZXT’s CAM software allows users to manage and adapt Kraken’s performance with precision and ease using the desktop or mobile app.

Customize the look of the pump, featuring a dazzling infinite-mirror effect, with the most advanced lighting effects found in an AIO liquid cooler. The Kraken series includes numerous customizable presets and reactive modes to respond to changes in system conditions, such as temperatures and audio output.

The Aer P 120 radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, durability, and powerful cooling performance. They can also be customized using removable color trims (sold separately).

Fine nylon sleeves are added to strengthen the rubber tubing. As an added protective layer, it shields your Kraken cooler tubes from potential damage during handling. *CAM software requires Microsoft Windows® 10 operating system.

An internet connection is needed to download CAM, and some CAM-powered features require internet access, a valid email address, and acceptance of our current Terms of Service. MSRP Pricing: Kraken X72 - $199.99 USD

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Tue: 05/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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NZXT released the Kraken M22 which delivers NZXT’s signature RGB and infinite-mirror effects in a more affordable AIO CPU cooler. “The reception for the Kraken X Series has been amazing. Our infinite-mirror and RGB lighting effects are a favorite among PC gamers looking to customize their rig,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “One of the biggest requests from our community has been to deliver that same signature look at a lower price point. The new Kraken M22 does exactly that.”


Advanced RGB lighting modes for a fully customizable and dynamic lighting experience that syncs with other NZXT HUE accessories.
Complete lighting control through the powerful and versatile CAM* software
Reinforced, extended tubing for added strength and protection
Includes a radiator-optimized Aer P 120mm high-static pressure fan designed specifically to deliver excellent performance in a liquid cooling setup
3-year warranty

Full integration with NZXT’s CAM software makes it easy to choose from a variety of lighting effects, including syncing with other HUE accessories by using the desktop or mobile app.

Customize the look of the pump, featuring a dazzling infinite-mirror effect, with the most advanced lighting effects found in an AIO liquid cooler. The Kraken series includes numerous customizable presets and reactive modes to respond to changes in system conditions, such as temperatures and audio output.

The Aer P 120 radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, durability, and powerful cooling performance. They can also be customized using removable color trims (sold separately).

Fine nylon sleeves are added to strengthen the rubber tubing. As an added protective layer, it shields your Kraken cooler tubes from potential damage during handling.

The Kraken M Series is built to the exacting standards of the X Series, with the same quality of materials and attention to detail. It achieves a more aggressive price point by including just the essential features. Unlike the current Kraken X Series coolers, the new M22 does not include built-in fan control or liquid temperature monitoring. Instead, users can use the PWM fan headers on their motherboard, or from fan controllers like the NZXT GRID+ V3 or the Smart Device included in NZXT’s H700i, H400i or H200i cases. CAM can still provide CPU temperature and pump speed information, along with other system-level parametric data. *CAM software requires Microsoft Windows® 10 operating system.

An internet connection is needed to download CAM, and some CAM-powered features require internet access, a valid email address, and acceptance of our current Terms of Service. MSRP Pricing: Kraken M22 - $99.99 USD

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Tue: 05/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Swiftech updated their Maelstrom reservoir series with the use of glass in a rectangular form factor for the reservoir, integrated RGB lighting, color options via LEDs or a coolant of your choice. Adding to this is their new MCP655-PWM pump that is compatibile with PWM controllers.

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Tue: 05/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
After adding some thermally controlled exhaust fans, I thought it would be good to address the intake side of things. The Middle Atlantic DWR-12-32 has 150mm fan mounts top and bottom, but with 2U of space on the front my preference was to try an active front facing intake. After some research, and a dearth of options, I found the $100 programmable Coolerguys 2U bracket with four 80mm Evercool fans. Overall, this cooling solution does what it intends to do, most of the time, but there are a few characteristics which make it less than perfect.
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Tue: 05/15/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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After the MA410P and MA610P, today we are testing the Cooler MasterAir MA620P, a dual-tower cooler with 6 heatpipes and equipped with 2x 120mm fans! In the following Cooler MasterAir test, there is also the new 360 degree view, a new video and yet another video with all RGB effects in our OCinside YouTube channel.

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Mon: 05/14/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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The Hydro H60 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler by CORSAIR is not only back for the 3rd time (2nd revision) in less than a decade but this time over it shares no parts with its predecessor.

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Sat: 05/12/2018Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Contrary to Nelly's hit 2010 song, the MasterCase MC500M shows a combination of many features, RGB lighting, and a modular design is not just a dream.
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Thu: 05/10/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Kitguru visits a factory where loop heatpipe two-phase cooling solutions are manufactured and developed;

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"Calyos is a young company based in Brussels, Belgium that claims to be the global leader in Advanced 2-Phase Cooling Solutions for electronic components. The fundamental difference with loop heat pipe cooling is that there are two tubes, one for vapour and the other for condensed fluid. This separates the vapour and fluid which makes the process far more efficient and also means that gravity plays no part in the equation. Furthermore, companies such as Calyos can build systems that do not require a pump and which are entirely passive. You may choose to put fans on the heat exchanger to shift air away from the heat exchanger but the actual loop heat pipe has no moving parts."

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Thu: 05/10/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
This is neat:

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"Ceramtec CeramCool heat-sinks are an highly thermally conductive ceramic heat-sinks made from alumina and aluminum nitride for thermal management of high-power electronics, photovoltaic, LED and other applications.

The ceramic materials used are Rubalit aluminum oxide and Alunit aluminum nitride, which can feature a number of different metalizations and conductor path structures – if necessary, even three-dimensional and “around the edge”. Cooling performance up to 1,000 W/cm2 (depending on coolant and permissible surface temperature)"

Note, the manufacturer claims "cooling performance up to 1,000 W/cm2", NOT thermal conductivity of 1,000 W/m-K.

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Thu: 05/10/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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The brand new Kuhler H2O K120 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler by Antec may not offer the highest cooling efficiency of its class but thanks to its size, looks and price it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for one.

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