"Unlike typical PC cases where you have a wide variety of options to choose from the test bench category is very limited. Having a test bench is great, it allows you to easily switch out hardware, monitor components and much more. We have two different test benches here at ThinkComputers and when we were building out our Z270 test system it was time to get third. Both of our previous test benches got the job done, but had certain things that we did not like. After doing some research the PrimoChill Praxis WetBench was at the top of our list. The motto for the Praxis is “A testbench with watercooling in mind” which definitely caught our attention. The biggest thing about many test benches is that really do not have radiator support, which is very disappointing as we use AiO’s for our test systems. Let’s jump in and see if the Praxis is the perfect test bench for us!"
"Deepcool is a company that was built with the vision of providing the finest PC DIY solution for worldwide customers by constantly seeking innovative breakthroughs.
Building on the successful achievements in its previous Aio liquid coolers, today Deepcool launches another amazing product in the Captain EX lineup, featuring synchronized RGB lighting system - Captain EX RGB Series.
Captain EX RGB retains all the key features of the Captain EX Series, now integrating the latest RGB variable lighting system which incorporates waterblock and LED strip for a more excellent visual experience.
With the RGB waterblock and an attached RGB LED strip, the aesthetics of your whole rig can be easily enhanced in a flash. All you need to do is customize the LED lighting to match your system with the included wired controller.
Global power and cooling specialist, FSP, is pleased to announce the new Windale series of supremely effective, ultra-quiet, heat pipe equipped fan-cooled PC heatsinks. The Windale 6 (AC601) and Windale 4 (AC401) bring a combination of extreme cooling performance with very low noise and vibration to a huge range of Intel and AMD CPUs – including the newest Core i7 and Ryzen processors. These new PC coolers are ideal for gamers, performance enthusiasts, and overclockers, as well as for general users who need quiet, reliable cooling and long CPU life.
Both the Windale 4 and Windale 6 feature CPU direct contact technology to remove heat from the CPU with maximum efficiency, protecting the valuable CPU and extending its lifespan. As their names suggest, the Windale coolers feature four and six heat pipes respectively, to spread that heat through the cooling fins. These louver fins are assembled with a patented solder-less technique which ensures unhindered heat transfer, unlike traditional soldered fins. Finally, the large, quiet 120mm cooling fan drives up to 60 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air through the fins to dissipate the heat and keep the CPU running safely at optimum speed.
These advanced design and manufacturing features allow the Windale 4 to achieve a thermal design power (TDP) of 180W and thermal resistance of 0.11° C/W, while the larger Windale 6 reaches a TDP of 240W TDP and brings thermal resistance down to only 0.09° C/W in the most demanding scenarios. This allows the Windale series to keep CPU temperatures well below those provided by competing CPU coolers.
Designed with a focus on noise reduction and user comfort, the Windale’s optimized low-noise sleeve bearing PWM fan spins at a low speed, variable from 1600 RPM down to only 1000 RPM to provide almost silent operation, but its wide 120 mm size ensures the fan blades can move more than enough air to keep the hottest CPUs running safely. The heatsink’s anti-vibration rubber mounting pins help isolate it from the motherboard and chassis to prevent noise and vibration.
Despite its unobtrusive and quiet performance, a Windale cooler can still be an eye-catching feature of any PC, thanks to its sleek, stylish design. The Windale 4 exposes the natural metallic sheen of its aluminum alloy fins and copper heat pipes, while the Windale 6 sports a cool black plated exterior coating and features an alluring blue LED effect.
Supports a wide range of AMD and Intel CPUs The FSP Windale series offers outstanding compatibility with a huge range of CPU sockets, including Intel’s Socket LGA 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011, and AMD’s socket FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and AM4. CPUs supported by these sockets include the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, and AMD Ryzen – as well as many other Intel and AMD CPUs.
Up to 240W thermal design power (TDP)
Up to six direct heat pipes for better cooling performance
Optimized low-noise 120 mm cooling fan design
Anti-vibration rubber mounting pins minimize noise and vibration
CPU direct contact technology to release CPU heat more efficiently
Patented solder-less louver fin assembly to increase heat pipe effectiveness
Universal mounting bracket is compatible with the latest Intel and AMD sockets
Thermaltake an industry leader in PC Cooling is excited to collaborate with ASUS, to introduce the new Pacific V-GTX 1080Ti Transparent, the latest full-cover water block for ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 Ti graphic cards. Aimed toward heavy gamers and Virtual Reality (VR) gaming systems, this high-performing water block is engineered with anti-corrosive CNC machined copper base, premium-quality 4mm thick backplate, unique micro-channel structure as well as high water flow design. In addition, the water block fits most G1/4 fittings, and utilizes a universal mounting mechanism that offers tool-less installation along with compatibility for custom PC builders.
With those advanced reliability and cooling features, the water block guarantees to bring superb cooling performance for gaming, overclocking, and other GPU intense tasks. The new Thermaltake Pacific V-GTX 1080Ti Transparent Water Block will be available soon to order from TT Premium online shop. The product availability and price vary by country and region, please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.
Typically when it comes to open air cases you have crazy one-off builds that are really only useful for tradeshows and then you have testbenches. The testbenches are normally plain looking and lack much more than the ability to add a fan or the bare minimum components needed for a testbench. A few years ago Primochill introduced their Wetbench line and they have revised it to the current iteration with huge changes in the design. I’ve been following it for a while but its allure finally got me after seeing it all over the internet on tech YouTube channels and websites so I reached out and surprisingly they were happy to send over a nice orange and white Wetbench for us to check out. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter or my personal Instagram you have most likely seen the Wetbench in action recently. Well, it's about time to sat down and spoke a little about the overall experience.
The Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8 Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the Maker 8 CPU-Cooler with two 140mm PWM-Fans, Vapor-Chamber and eight 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670k CPU."
In the second part of the AIO water cooling mod series, we would like to show you how to expand a NZXT Kraken AIO liquid cooling system to a full custom loop, including a second radiator, graphics card full-cover cooler and water cooler reservoir.
Core77.com have a little story about a University of Buffalo father and sun team, the Vader's, who have invented a liquid aluminum 3D printer. Rather than using sintered metal powder, or extruded plastic, the Vader Systems MK1 Experimental (going into production!) uses common aluminum welding wire. The wire is fed into a ceramic nozzle which heats the metal to melting temperature, then using magneto-hydrodynamics, an electromagnet shoots out a droplet of the molten metal.
This action is repeated at a frequency of a few hundred times a second to result in a controllable stream of molten metal which can effectively be printed into a variety of shapes.
The working range of the MK1 Experimental aluminum printer is 12x12x12", it supports aluminum alloy: 4043, 6061, 7075 and has a droplet resolution of 200-500micron at this stage.
The potential of printing otherwise un-manufacturable geometry heatsinks is pretty alluring!
"The two new Riotoro Onyx power supplies produced very good DC voltage regulation with the three main outputs staying within ±2% of the target values. The power supply also exhibited good efficiency, easily meeting the criteria for 80 Plus Bronze certification and the 650W version even met the criteria for Silver certification, although to their credit Riotoro opted to go with the more conservative Bronze rating. The AC ripple and suppression was also good but the all-important +12V output bounced around a little more than we would like to see, but staying well within the ATX guidelines. The Onyx Series power supplies use a 120mm variable speed cooling fan that starts out and stays relatively quiet through 50% load."
"The mounting kits and compatible coolers have just started to appear on the market for the highly praised AM4 AMD platform. The Captain 240 EX White not only looks very cool, but is also able to perform very well while keeping the noise levels to a minimum. In our tests, we were able to keep a 3.9GHz Prime95-stable overclock at load temperatures of 59 degrees Celsius, while the ambient temperature was kept at a fixed value of 22.5 degrees Celsius."
With the Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered glass, Phanteks has a case for micro-ATX motherboards in its portfolio, which comes with a lot of features and at an an attractive price. Apart from that especially friends of custom watercooling loops will love this case, since it offers a lot of flexibility in that direction. In addition this model supports RGB illumination. For now, we're really curious to find out how this case is going to do in our review.
Noctua will continue to supply customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2 mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While most current Noctua heatsinks support the new LGA2066 socket of Intel’s ‘Basin Falls’ X299 platform for ‘Skylake-X’ and ‘Kaby Lake-X’ CPUs out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-I2011 or NM-i20xx kits at no additional cost.
"We’re determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and, over the years, we’ve sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms", says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "With Skylake-X just around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll extend this offer for LGA2066. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don’t support LGA2011/LGA2066 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"
Due to the heatsink mounting mechanism being identical on LGA2011 and LGA2066, Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting systems for LGA2011 also support Intel’s upcoming ‘Basin Falls’ X299 HEDT (High End Desktop) platform for ‘Skylake-X’ and ‘Kaby Lake-X’ processors.Most current Noctua coolers already include SecuFirm2 mounting systems for LGA2011 and can thus be used on LGA2066 motherboards without any upgrades or modifications.
Users of older Noctua retail models that don’t include a SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA2011 can obtain the NM-I2011 kit free of charge on Noctua’s website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with LGA2011 and LGA2066. In order to reflect that the NM-I2011 is compatible with both LGA2011 and LGA2066, the kit will be renamed to NM-i20xx and will be sold under this name, starting in Q3/Q4. The kit is compatible with most Noctua retail coolers produced since 2005 except for the NH-L9i and NH-L9a low-profile models.
To order the NM-I2011/NM-I20xx kit, a proof of purchase (electronic version, screenshot, photo or scan of the invoice) of both an eligible Noctua CPU cooler and either an LGA2066 motherboard or LGA2066 CPU will be required. Users who have lost the invoice for their Noctua CPU cooler may write their full name and the current date on a piece of paper, take a photo of the paper next to their CPU cooler and upload this as proof of purchase. The kit can also be purchased in stores for a low service charge.
"Today we have a new air CPU cooler on the test bench today. It comes from Scythe who we know for some pretty impressive CPU coolers in the past. The cooler is the Byakko, which means "White Tiger" in Japanese. The Byakko is designed for ultimate compatibility in all systems as it has a height of only 130 mm. It is your typical tower cooler with three 6 mm heatpipes and a 92 mm fan.
The cooler supports all major sockets from Intel and AMD, but does lack support for Intel's LGA2011 socket. This is likely because this cooler is not really designed to cool HEDT processors. Could this be a good replacement for your stock CPU cooler? Read on as we find out!"
Intel mainstream CPUs have had a bottleneck in cooling due to poor heat transfer from the CPU die to the integrated heat spreader.
Thanks to new de-lidding friendly tools released recently, it is now easier than ever before to handle this yourself and get a cooler running CPU. We examine two such solutions from Rockit Cool and Aqua Computer today, both of which promise fool-proof de-lidding and re-lidding.
Following on from the success of the Cryorig H7 and R1 Ultimate coolers, today we are looking at a different beast entirely – the low-profile C7. Designed to fit in the tightest of spaces, the C7 has a total height of just 47mm, and this makes it ideal for use in SFF cases.
Frostytech receives a lot of questions about a where such-and-such
heatsink can be purchased, so today we're listing a few north american online
computer stores that have a decent selection of heatsinks for sale. European
readers, please let me know what stores in your neck of the world are good when it comes to performance heatsink shopping.
Specialty Cooling Shops - just heatsinks and cooling
The Dark Base Pro 900 Mid-Tower by be quiet! packs pretty much everything any enthusiast would ever want including plenty of interior space for even XL-ATX sized mainboards, high build quality, tinted tempered glass side panel, RGB LED strips and near silent operation.
"CoolerMaster has been a global leader for over 25 years now and has achieved many accolades for their innovative solutions. The MasterLiquid 240 has shown very decent performance on both Intel and AMD platforms. At a price tag of US$89.99 I find the MasterLiquid 240 to be better value for your buck than its older sibling the MasterLiquid Pro 240. You can’t go wrong with either of the two models, however the MasterLiquid 240 supports AM4 CPUs off the shelf and costs less while the white illuminated logo adds a professional look to your casing as well."