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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.  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 
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Fri: 06/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

After multiple awards with its thermal pastes, ARCTIC is now offering thermal pads as well. As perfect gap filler the Thermal Pad provides an optimal heat transfer and bridges even large height differences and uneven surfaces.

Often it is troublesome to cool diverse components like memory chips, CPUs, MCUs, DSPs and other ICs densely packed. Different heights prevent a proper contact to the heatsink and thus make it useless. The thermal pad is perfect to close even large spaces completely. Due to its low hardness this silicon pad adapts ideally to uneven surfaces, also at low pressure and thus ensures the best possible heat dissipation.
In the comparison test the Thermal Pad with its special filler and a high thermal conductivity can demonstrate its performance and leaves the competitors behind.
That’s maximum performance at a minimum effort, since the installation of the Thermal Pad is child’s play – perfect for beginners. It does not contain any metallic particles, is electrically isolating and not capacitive. The handling is safe as contact with any electrical trace would not result in damage of any sort.

QUICK FACTS Thermal Pad High Performance Gap Filler

Electrically non-conductive 
Thermal conductivity 6.0 W/mK
Safe and easy handling
50 x 50 x 0,5 mm | x 1 mm | x 1.5 mm
145 x 145 x 0,5 mm | x 1 mm | x 1.5 mm
The Thermal Pad is now available starting at a price of 4,99 $ at ARCTIC and at Amazon.  

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° Arctic

Fri: 06/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Corsair Announces Hydro Series H110i GTX liquid CPU cooler and HG10 GPU cooling brackets for latest NVIDIA GeForce GPUs including GeForce Titan X, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980, and GTX 970

Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the all-in-one Hydro Series™ H110i GTX, the company’s most advanced and customizable liquid CPU cooler yet, as well as  new Hydro Series HG10 GPU cooling brackets for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan X, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti and GTX 970 graphics cards.

Hydro Series H110i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler

The Hydro Series H110i GTX liquid CPU cooler pairs two 140mm fans with a 280mm radiator for extreme CPU cooling that is superior to stock CPU air coolers, delivering lower temperatures and quiet operations for both processor-intensive applications or light PC loads. The self-contained design of the H110i GTX makes it easier to install than stock air coolers and requires no filling or maintenance. The H110i GTX features a new generation, high-efficiency cooling block with a striking new look, including Titanium-colored logo inserts on the block and radiator. An optional kit with both red and blue inserts will be sold separately.

The H110i GTX has Corsair Link software control built in which allows advanced customization and monitoring by simply attaching the included cable to a motherboard USB header and downloading the software.  Users can then customize and monitor temperatures, fan speed, pump speeds, and the RGB LED logo on the cooling block.

280mm dual-fan radiator: more surface area for superior cooling performance
Improved coldplate and pump design: better efficiency gives you lower temperatures with less noise
Dual SP140L PWM fans: better high-static pressure air delivery and customizable speed
Built-in Corsair Link software control: monitor CPU and coolant temperature, adjust fan speed, and customize lighting directly from the desktop
Support modern desktop CPUs: Support for Intel LGA 115x, 1366, 2011 and AMD AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2
5-year limited warranty
MSRP: $139.99
Hydro Series H110i GTX liquid CPU cooler:

Hydro Series HG10 N980 and N970 GPU Cooling Brackets

The Hydro Series HG10 GPU liquid cooling brackets allow users to connect a Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler (not included) to graphics cards to increase graphics performance at lower noise levels than stock graphics card coolers. The new HG10 N980 and N970 versions can be easily installed on reference design NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980, and GTX 970 graphics cards. The HG10’s combined with a Corsair Hydro Series CPU liquid cooler can reduce the GPU’s temperature up to 45° C, and works with the graphics card automatic temperature control to lower the speed of its onboard fan for quieter operation. The HG10 bracket also helps cool the GPU’s main processor and VRAM and VRMs, helping extend the life of the GPU and providing more overclocking headroom.

Seamlessly pairs any Corsair Hydro Series CPU cooler to your NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card
Reduces GPU temperature for more overclocking headroom, providing as much as 25% clock speed increase
Integrated mounting bracket cools the main GPU processor without transferring heat onto other components
Included low-noise blower fan cools VRMs and VRAMs quietly and effectively
Compatible with reference design cards for NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 970, and GTX 760. See for a full compatibility list.
2-year limited warranty
MSRP: $39.99
Hydro Series HG10 liquid GPU cooling brackets:


The Hydro Series H110i GTX and Hydro Series HG10 N970 will be available in July from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. Hydro Series HG10 N980 will be available in August.

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° corsair

Wed: 06/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Today Chad tells us about ID-Cooling's SE 214X CPU air cooler. It may be old school in design, but Chad is impressed about what you get for the price."

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° tweaktown

Wed: 06/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Archon IB-EX2, Thermalright has an impressive, high-quality single tower cooler in its portfolio. Equipped with six heatpipes and two 150 millimeter fans in the delivery, this cooler means serious business. Apart from that Thermalright decided to provide this cooler with a great looks, which makes it even tastier.
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° ocaholic

Wed: 06/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Dark Rock TF is be quiet’s latest top-flow CPU cooler which seeks to offer the perfect blend of silence and performance. Accompanying this sleek heatsink are two SilentWings 135mm cooling fans which use 6-pole motors to achieve superb airflow and low-noise. Dark Rock TF utilises a dual-heatsink design which in essence should provide us with good results.
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° vortez

Wed: 06/03/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
When building a brand new computer choosing the right components is directly tied to the type of use ment for it so obviously you wouldn't use the same ones you'd use with the office system as you would with the one in your living room. Needless to say the same applies for the CPU cooler since a gaming oriented system would need one with a much higher cooling efficiency compared to that of an office system or even a HTPC. The downside however with really powerful CPU coolers is their massive size so if you wanted to place one inside a mITX/mATX case chances are you'd be out of luck. Well manufacturers know this all too well so for the past 2-3 years many of them have focused a lot in the design of compact CPU coolers with impressive cooling potential (for their size always). Noctua has already released several such models in the market but with their latest NH-D9L D-Type Tower Cooler they seem to be taking things one step further.
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° nikktech

Tue: 06/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
If you are the type of person that prefers to buy products from experienced companies then you won’t be hard-pressed by the manufacturer of the product in this review. Scythe has been around since 2002, that is thirteen years that sets them as one of the oldest and most experienced companies in the DIY PC market. This week, they have allowed Benchmark Reviews to take a look at some of their latest high performance coolers and today the spotlight falls on the Scythe Ashura, a compact 120 mm cooler which Scythe claims will pass our tests with flying colors.

Tue: 06/02/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"Looking back into the not too distant past I can remember when the original Corsair H80 AIO cooler come out. I had started out my overclocking adventures a little while before that using an H70 and remember thinking how cool it would be to step up to the bigger more powerful H80. It had a much thicker radiator than my cooler and dual fans as well! Flash forward half a decade and here we are with the newest iteration of that cooler. While many things have changed, some things such as the dual fans and super thick radiator have stayed the same. The H80 was an excellent entry level cooler for those looking for higher performance back then; lets check out the latest version the H80i GT and see if the same is still true today."
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° thinkcomputers

Sun: 05/31/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Triton, Raijintek has a first all-in-one watercooler in its portfolio. In this case you can get an AiO with 240 millimeter aluminium radiator and two PWM fans for 84 Euro. This makes us hope for lots and lots of cooling performance. Apart from that the manufacturer decided to ship this expandable unit with coolant in three different colors. This is definitely nice to have and shows that Raijintek is taking that extra step.
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° ocaholic

Sat: 05/30/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The be quiet! Daek Rock TF Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the new TF with two 135mm PWM-Fan and six 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU."
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° technic3d

Fri: 05/29/2015Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
"Corsair continues its flow of liquid cooler releases..."
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Wed: 05/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
While the NH-L9x65 is much more compact than the typical CPU cooler, it isn't as small as many others. The key benefit of coolers like the ITX30 and NH-L9i comes from their height... I would not be able to fit the NH-L9x65 in to the Mini-ITX cases that I use (Minibox M350), but the other two (as well as the Titan cooler) do fit. If I had a system with just enough room for a 65mm cooler and demanded the best cooling, the NH-L9x65 would be the choice among those tested.
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° bigbruin

Wed: 05/27/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"We have had a few Noctua coolers on the bench over the last year or so, but this low profile cooler has just been released and looks like it is making a name for itself. We have had this for a while now and have used it to test a mid range or maybe even a Server build, but certainly a set up that requires a low profile cooler."
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° hardwareslave

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Today Chad tells us about ID-Cooling's SE 214X CPU air cooler. It may be old school in design, but Chad is impressed about what you get for the price."
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° tweaktown

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Motherboards    PermaLink

ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte and MSI all claim that they have the ultimate motherboard for extreme overclockers. Hardware.Info wanted to see what board is actually the best, so last year we locked Hardware.Info Pro OC members Joost ‘Rsnubje’ Verhelst and Bauke ‘Nedernakker’ Caspers in our test lab for 48 hours with a Intel Core i7 4790K “Devil’s Canyon” processor, gallons of liquid nitrogen and the motherboards that lay claim to being the best at overclocking from all four manufacturers. Their mission was to find our which of these motherboards is actually the best at overclocking and, more importantly, which motherboard is the easiest to overclock with?

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° hardware

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"We have another cooler for review and today it is a bit special (at least for me!). On the bench today is the Scythe Mugen MAX CPU Cooler, and why is that important? Well, they are a name that has been around for a very long time, and before everyone got their act together, Scythe were ahead of the game."
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° hardwareslave

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
With the Kraken X61, NZXT has an all-in-one watercooler in its portfolio, which comes with the a rather slim radiator and two 140 millimeter fans. At a first glance the design is looking good while you get a black radiator and fans with white rotor. Overall we're now curious to find out what this cooler can do in terms of cooling and noise levels.
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° ocaholic

Tue: 05/26/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes which link a large primary aluminum fin stack and smaller secondary set of aluminum cooling fins to a chunky copper heatspreader below. The 135mm PWM fans are arranged in a push-pull configuration, exhausting downwards so related motherboard CPU VRM components benefit from the cooling air flow.

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° frostytech

Mon: 05/25/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
The Hydro Series H80i GT is a closed loop cooler which adheres to the 120mm specification. This CPU cooler is supplied with two SP120L fans and is configured to offer digital functionality via Corsair LINK software – allowing the user to modify performance, noise and LED lighting.
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° vortez

Mon: 05/25/2015Topic: Video Cards    PermaLink
Water cooling and graphics cards are two things that go perfectly together. EVGA's GTX 980 HYBRID combines both elements into a new card that features insane clock speeds, near silence and awesome performance.
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° hardwarecanucks

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