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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. 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.
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Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
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Zalman has been a favorite of PC enthusiasts in the past, so it will be interesting to look at their latest offering in the case market, the Z11 Neo. The Zalman Z11 Neo Mid Tower Computer case is a new revision of the Z11 that originally came out in 2012. Read on to see how our build went in this new case.

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Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"The Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate is a high-end liquid cooling system for processors. It has a 360 mm radiator with three 120 mm fans. Let's see if this huge watercooler is as powerful as it looks."
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° hardwaresecrets


Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
be quiet! is launching their newest addition to their PSU line-up: Dark Power Pro 11. And there are no launches without a competition. We teamed up with the company and have some nice prizes for you: The 850W model of the flagship power supply along with the high-end CPU cooler Dark Power Pro 3!
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° kitguru


Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Fractal Design has taken an innovative approach with the Define S. This ATX case bears a strong resemblance to the Define R5 but when you take a look inside you find … nothing. It is almost entirely empty apart from a 140mm fan at the front and another 140mm fan at the rear. At first glance there are no storage drive bays and certainly there is no optical drive bay on the front of the case, and while the design looks clean and tidy it appears to be missing something or other.
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° kitguru


Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
be quiet! looks to take over the entry level cooler market with their new Pure Rock heatsink. Offering the exceptional build quality you know and love and a top-notch silent fan, it has the specifications and features you'd expect. Its relatively tame price just improves its value for those looking for good, quiet, and affordable cooling.
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° techpowerup


Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
This new take on the Z11 design features a new exterior design, mounts for water cooling and filtered intakes, along with the sleek, jet-inspired exterior design from the original Z11. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I will cover the Zalman Z11 Neo and discuss the changes Zalman has made from the Z11 Plus before delivering my final rating.


Mon: 05/18/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Scythe has been making CPU coolers for quite a long time and today we have another one of their CPU coolers to review. The Scythe Ashura’s main goal is user-friendliness and a compact heatsink design while not sacrificing efficient cooling performance. The Ashura is designed as a single-tower cooler with six copper heatpipes and a 140 mm cooling fan. The cooler is compatible with all modern sockets on both the Intel and AMD side. Will this cooler be easy to install? And more importantly will it be able to compete with other tower coolers out there? Read on as we find out!"
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° thinkcomputers


Fri: 05/15/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
So you find yourself needing a better cooling solution in your home theatre PC (HTPC) or your small form factor (SFF) case, all while being relatively quiet and looking sleek? This is where the be quiet! Shadow Rock LP comes into play, as it was designed to fit specifically into these types of cases – cases that generally don’t have a lot of room. Read on to find out how the Shadow Rock LP performs!
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Thu: 05/14/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Summer is coming (or better yet it's already here) so whether we all like it or not the time of the year when our precious systems get pushed to their limits because of increased ambient temperatures is here and as expected many of our friends have already begun looking around for new and improved CPU coolers. Of course we don't really need to point out the fact that the largest percentage of consumers are not looking to get the best CPU cooler out there but rather one that can produce better results compared to their previous one (or the stock cooler) and if possible with less noise. Be Quiet! is amongst a handful of companies that aim to design and manufacture high quality CPU coolers (and power supplies in their case) with performance and low noise levels as their primary selling points and today we're taking a look at their latest Pure Rock model.
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° nikktech


Mon: 05/11/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Snef's “Gold Wings” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I named this one Gold Wings, the theme of this one is ancient Egypt. The color theme will be white and gold, I know, white, but this one will be special, with a special paint job from the paint magician Hanoverfist. I will not make hieroglyphs everywhere. I very excited to do this build, specially because working on a limited edition case.""
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Mon: 05/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Bracket. This mounting kit was made for videocards in combination with all in one watercooling solutions.


Mon: 05/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
So you find yourself needing a better cooling solution in your home theatre PC (HTPC) or your small form factor (SFF) case, all while being relatively quiet and looking sleek? This is where the be quiet! Shadow Rock LP comes into play, as it was designed to fit specifically into these types of cases – cases that generally don’t have a lot of room. Read on to find out how the Shadow Rock LP performs!
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Mon: 05/11/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the official successor of Ninja 3 Rev. B CPU Cooler. Ninja 4 comes with some major technical innovations, including the increased performance and reduction of overall weight by 180 grams. Wide range compatibility to the common sockets from AMD™ and Intel™ is assured, which is very typical for Scythe products. Ninja 4 stays true to the core concept of the Ninja series, by keeping focus on passive and semi-passive cooling capabilities of the tower-cooler. To further underline this core concept, a new fan with additional features has been introduced. The GlideStream 120 PWM fan has been equipped with a special fan controller, allowing users to switch between three different fan speed ranges. Low mode has been tuned for extremely silent operation, where PWM control range varies from 300 to 800 RPM at virtually inaudible noise levels from 4,0 to 12,5 dBA. Medium mode suits most user purposes, as it covers a wider range from 300 to 1.150 RPM and offers the best performance to silence ratio. The last mode has been implemented for users seeking more performance, since it offers the maximum fan speed range starting at 300 and ending at 1.500 RPM. Supplied GlideStream 120 PWM fan has great influence on the Ninja 4 design in addition, thanks to its grey fan blades and black fan-frame.
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Scythe has made modifications to the structural design of the Ninja 4, where total of six 6-mm copper heatpipes are aligned in one layer inside the copper base-plate. Both the base-plate and heatpipes have been nickel-plated in addition. Thanks to this setup and further adjustments, total weight has successfully been reduced by 175 grams to 905 grams, while increasing the overall performance at the same time. Users seeking further improvement of performance or silence are able to mount another 120 mm case fan thanks to the second supplied set of fan clips. Ninja 4 utilizes the back-plate based Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S) for firm mounting and easy installation procedure. The socket compatibility list features AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+ from AMD™ as well as sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011 and 2011-v3 from Intel™. All mounting clips, one screwdriver, two sets of fan clips as well as thermal grease and a manual are supplied with the Ninja 4 CPU Cooler.
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Scythe Ninja 4 (Model No. SCNJ-4000) CPU Cooler is available as of today. Suggested retail price is set at 37,50 EUR (excl. Taxes).

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° etonix


Tue: 05/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Summer is approaching us, and with temperatures expecting to get hot it means that Benchmark Reviews is evaluating what CPU cooler manufacturers are bringing forward in 2015. In this article, the spotlight will be on the newest SilverStone Cooler, the Tundra TD03-E, the successor of the TD03, and the smaller brother of the TD02-E. As expected from any SilverStone product, expectations are quite high, even if this is merely the first update to SilverStone’s Tundra series, which made it’s debut back in 2013.


Tue: 05/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"We’ve looked at a large portion of AIO coolers from the Fremont, California based hardware manufacturer Corsair. This includes our most recent review the H110i GT which set the bar high as the best performing AIO cooler that we have tested here at ThinkComputers. Of course that isn’t the limit of Corsair’s capabilities as they offer a full line of coolers for all different needs. Today we’ll once again take a look a large AIO cooler, the 240mm rad equipped H100i GTX. Follow along as we find out if this cooler can go punch for punch with it’s highly successful bigger brother."
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° thinkcomputers


Tue: 05/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In our review of Noctua’s latest flagship, the NH-D15, we proclaimed it the king of air coolers, for its massive cooling performance and silent operation. However, while the NH-D15 is the definitive solution where space is not a concern, it is definitely not the end all be all, especially for those looking for a cooler for their small form-factor systems. Mini-ITX users fear not, as Noctua also has a solution such situations as well. The company’s NH-L9x65 promises an ultra compact design, as well as Noctua’s signature silent operation, but can it keep even the most demanding overclocks cool? Let’s find out!
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° technologyx


Tue: 05/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
APH Networks reviews the HP-12 and HP-14 from Fractal Design. Will it be another silent PC enthusiast's delight?
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Tue: 05/05/2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink
"The Z11 NEO is what the Greek word "NEO" suggest. It’s "a new or revived form of" the earlier generations of the Zalman Z11 series of case that have been very popular for quite some time. While the Z11 has been around for a while the Z11 is a much better improved updated and redesigned NEO looks better and gives more with a price that in earlier days would have cost a builder three times what this case costs now. What really sets off the Zalman Z11 series is the puff out serviceable gills on the sides that make it look like a stealth fighter bomber or a high dollar Lambo theme case. The case has a cockpit like window on the side that makes it even more appealing in a man vs. machine sort of way. The Z11 NEO in big letters on the side harkens some back to the days of the older Zalman LQ-1000 Z machine series that made it look serious on anyone's work space. The branding lets onlookers know that your computer is something different than the average everyday work a day business machine. Having the Z11 NEO is an Artistic statement as much as a very well built case, so let’s take a look at what the NEO brings out in the new and revived version of the Zalman Z11."
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Tue: 05/05/2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
Up and until a few years ago most CPU cooler manufacturers didn't pay much attention to all the consumers around the world who asked for new heatsink designs that wouldn't interfere with tall memory modules and mainboard components. Now i don't really blame the people who designed those CPU coolers since back then size was what would sell to gamers and overclockers alike and if you happen to recall the huge V10 by CoolerMaster (or even the V8) then you know what i mean. Well the arrival of the AIO liquid CPU coolers changed all that since they offered zero clearance issues without asking nearly as much as custom water cooling kits. This "forced" manufacturers to take a new approach towards CPU coolers so in the past 2 years we've seen many models claim to offer zero clearance issues with your memory modules and mainboard components (and most actually deliver what they promise). The TRUE Spirit 140 BW Rev.A is the latest CPU cooler by Thermalright to feature a "slim" heatsink to allow use of even the tallest memory modules and today we're taking it for a ride.
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° nikktech


Mon: 05/04/2015Topic: Memory    PermaLink
We have been sent the LT version of this memory to review, and it’s part of an ever growing DDR4 market from Crucial and indeed from the mainstream manufacturers, who are boosting all their ranges in 2015. Crucial are a cornerstone of memory manufacturing, so we should expect solid performance and products, so let’s do some testing and see what the LT can do."
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