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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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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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Wed: 05/09/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
This is new, the ID Cooling ChromaFlow 240 CPU liquid cooler with addressable RGB LEDs.

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"ID-COOLING a cooling solution provider focusing on thermal dissipation and fan technology research and production for over 10 years, announced CHROMAFLOW 240 AIO water cooler, featuring Addressable RGB lighting on both the pump and fans at the same time synchronizing with motherboard RGB control.

The pump block has a micro-fin copper base to ensure the best cooling performance. Besides that, it is featuring a newly developed addressable RGB lighting through a ring shaped diffuser on the pump cover.

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Solid connectors are used on both ends of the premium sleeved tubing, more reliable & performance efficient. Inside the tubing is self-contained highly efficient and eco-friendly liquid coolant.

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CHROMAFLOW 240 is equipped with dual ZF-12025-RGB fans. Each fan has 14 addressable LEDs built inside the fan frame. The lighting is emitted through the diffuser smoothly. Fan speed is PWM controlled from 900 to 2000RPM, pushing max. airflow of 55.2CFM each. On four corners are mounted with rubber dampeners to absorb operating vibration.

The pump and two fans have separate RGB cables which can all connected to the RGB splitter, through which the RGB lighting can be controlled either by motherboard software or remote controller. The RGB splitter supports 4 devices at the same time, so users can add an extra addressable RGB LED fan.

Universal mounting brackets are included. CHROMAFLOW 240 is compatible with Intel LGA2066/2011/1366/1150/1151/1155/1156/775 & AMD AM4/FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3(+)/AM2(+).

MSRP for CHROMAFLOW 240: 119.99USD."

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Wed: 05/09/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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AMD also introduced a new CPU cooler for the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor – the AMD Wraith Prism. Let's take a close look at the new AMD Wraith Prism, and see why we are all so excited about this swirling vortex of colour!

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Wed: 05/09/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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In this review, we look at the Fractal Design Celsius S24 LCS, the smaller liquid cooing kit armed with two pre-installed 120mm fans. Unlike many other AIOs, the S24 Celsius comes with no attached or required software. Instead, the unit relies on an intelligent 'Auto' mode to balance performance and acoustics, or controlled PWM mode for more precise operation.

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Wed: 05/09/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
"We’ve mentioned it before and it’s still true today, the AiO market is jammed full with competition making innovation a struggle for even the most experienced Engineers and R&D teams. Enter the Raijintek Orcus 240 all in one liquid cooler. Immediately you notice the cylindrical device attached to the tubing and know that something is different here. While most companies are sticking with the tried and true pump on block combo the German designed and Thai built Orcus 240 (thank you Raijintek for the simple name) took the pump and placed it externally on the tubing. This left space for a reservoir/flow meter on top of the block and of course you also find RGB leds everywhere. No doubt innovation was at the top of the bill for this cooler, but let’s find out what that nets Raijintek in terms of performance, ease of use, and quality."
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Wed: 05/09/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Pairing top of the charts cooling efficiency with impressive RGB effects the Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition AIO Liquid CPU Cooler by Thermaltake is simply put the best model of its class money can buy today.

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Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Gamers Nexus compares the quality and performance of Noctua Fans manufactured in Taiwan vs. Noctua fans manufactured in China.

"Noctua is fighting its own reputation for quality and precision. Because the company has built the brand around these two attributes, a single slight – big or small – will immediately invoke polarized responses from the community."

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Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Noctua today presented its much-anticipated next-generation 120x25mm A-series fan and the complementary NA-SFMA1 adaptors that allow it to be used on 140mm based watercoolers. The new NF-A12x25 is the first fan made of Noctua’s novel Sterrox® LCP material and integrates the company’s latest innovations in aerodynamic engineering in order to achieve an unprecedented level of quiet cooling performance. While the NF-A12x25 becomes the new flagship model in the 120mm range, the classic NF-P12 will be reissued in the streamlined, more affordable redux line.

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“The NF-A12x25 is our most advanced fan today. We’ve spent more than 4.5 years developing it and it’s been easily the most thorny, intricate development project we’ve completed so far,” explains Lars Strömbäck (Noctua CTO):“In order to achieve our goal of surpassing our renowned NF-F12 and NF-S12A, we went for a completely different approach and had to use a tip clearance of only 0.5mm, which poses various new difficulties in manufacturing.”

Whereas the award-winning NF-F12 and NF-S12A are specialised solutions that are either optimised for maximum static pressure or maximum airflow, the new NF-A12x25 follows the approach of Noctua’s A-series in being a true all-rounder that yields superb results in all types of usage, regardless of whether it’s in low-impedance, airflow-oriented applications such as case cooling, or high-impedance, pressure-demanding scenarios such as on heatsinks and watercooling radiators. In practice, the NF-A12x25 not only outperforms the renowned NF-F12 on 120mm based watercooling radiators, but combined with the new, optional NA-SFMA1 adaptor frames, it also offers better efficiency than many 140mm fans on 140mm based systems.

One of the cornerstones of the NF-A12x25’s next-generation performance is its record tight tip clearance (distance between the blade tips and the inside of the frame) of only 0.5mm. This highly ambitious design helps the NF-A12x25 to work more efficiently against back pressure, such as on heatsinks or radiators, by reducing leak flows through the gap between impeller and frame. Manufacturing a fan with such a small tip clearance is extremely delicate and was only made possible by Noctua’s new Sterrox® liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) material, which features extreme tensile strength, an exceptionally low thermal expansion coefficient and excellent dimensional stability.

“We have never put so much research and effort into a single fan so far, both on the level of fine-tuning the aerodynamic construction and on the level of materials and manufacturing,” says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO): “Many challenges had to be overcome, but now we’re proud with the end result and confident that the NF-A12x25 will become a new benchmark for premium-quality quiet 120mm fans.”

The NF-A12x25 will be available in a 4-pin PWM version for automatic speed control, 3-pin FLX version with Low-Noise Adaptors for three different speed settings as well as a near-silent 3-pin ULN (Ultra-Low-Noise) version. As the NF-A12x25 becomes the new flagship model in Noctua’s 120mm range, the classic NF-P12 moves to the streamlined, more affordable redux line. It will henceforth be available in 1700 and 1300rpm 4-pin PWM versions as well as 1300 and 900rpm 3-pin versions.

The suggested retail prices are as follows:
NF-A12x25 (all versions): EUR 29.90 / USD 29.90
NF-P12 redux (all versions): EUR 13.90 / USD 13.90
NA-SFMA1: EUR 11.90 / USD 11.90

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Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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Alphacool looks to strengthen their position in the liquid-cooling market with the all new Eisbaer LT series. Offering the convenience of a closed loop with the option of expansion, it features an all-copper design with sleek looks and industry standard parts.

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Wed: 05/02/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
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It's back to basics with a 120mm LCS, we check out the new Corsair Hydro Series H60 - a single fan 120mm AIO Liquid cooler series. No extravagant software control, just a simple enough cooler with nice capacity, low acoustics and more than adequate cooling capacity

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Sat: 04/28/2018Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink
In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I’ll be comparing the performance of the Dashflow 240 against previous coolers I have tested. Dashflow 240 can sync with ASUS Aura, MSI Mystic Light, and is Gigabyte RGB Fusion Ready. For those with a motherboard without RGB sync capabilities, ID-Cooling includes a controller giving you full control over the RGB functionality of the Dashflow 240.


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