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Sat. Aug 01, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Nowadays in the market there may be a virtually unlimited number of CPU coolers but it wasn't that long ago when the only available solution people had was the quite noisy and not very good stock factory cooler (HSF). Of course back then overclocking didn't really exist and since performance benchmarks didn't really exist either (thus almost no performance competition between the few available systems) nobody really wanted more. Well i can't say with certainty if it was the increased needs in overclocking over the years or just the need many people had for "quieter" systems that actually opened the path for 3rd party CPU coolers in the market but regardless of the reason the end result is obvious to all (even though the number of available coolers may actually confuse some people). Our review today is about one such CPU Cooler and more specifically the Okeanos RC-1402 model by REEVEN.
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° nikktech


 

Sat. Aug 01, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Today at OCinside.de we published a review of the Raijintek Triton water cooling. Oh no, not a water cooler, again ! Exactly this is what some of you might have thought, reading this new review in the news. At this point, we can give the all-clear, because at least at one point, this water cooling differs greatly from previously tested water coolers. We will find out in this Raijintek Triton AIO water cooler review.
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° ocinside


 

Fri. Jul 31, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Last week, we reviewed the Noctua NH-D15S. Now it is time for the latest C-series cooler from Noctua. How will the latest NH-C14S step up against the original NH-C14?
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° aphnetworks


 

Thu. Jul 30, 2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink

"The be quiet! Silent Base 800 Window Case arrived Technic3D. The 800 Window supports ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 4x 120mm or 6x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
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° technic3d


 

Wed. Jul 29, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The mainstream priced low profile cooler has become an item in large demand, and it makes perfect sense that be quiet! would join the ranks given their position in the top tier of air cooling."
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° hitechlegion


 

Wed. Jul 29, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The transformation of the NH-C14 to the NH-C14S was a very slight one. The tower simply needed to be shifted slight over, and at first glance the differences are nearly imperceptible. Thankfully the performance differences are imperceptible, as well, leaving you with simply a more compatible NH-C14. That said, the NH-C14S sits firmly atop the performance charts of top down coolers at any price. Mind you, pricing also sits atop that chart, but at $79.95 retail it is more than fair."
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° hitechlegion


 

Wed. Jul 29, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Today on our review bench is the Dark Rock TF from be quiet!, billed as the strongest performer yet in the manufacturer's lineup of silent heatpipe coolers. The TF stands for "top flow", which is evident in the design featuring two 135 mm Silent Wings fans laid flat and sandwiching no less than two differently sized heatsinks connected by six heatpipes. It looks plenty beefy, and we test to see if it has the cooling performance to match.
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° neoseeker


 

Tue. Jul 28, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Scythe might not be one of the big names you hear of when it comes to air CPU coolers. Their coolers typically do not have over-the-top designs or are all that flashy, but when it comes to performance they have always been solid, and of course that is what is most important when it comes to CPU coolers. Today we will be taking a look at a rather inexpensive CPU cooler from Scythe, their Tatsumi. It is only $38.99 at my favorite online retailer and is a very compact cooler made to fit in pretty much any system. Let’s take a look and see what it can do."
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° thinkcomputers


 

Tue. Jul 28, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"I’ve said it before and I guess I’m saying it again; I have reviewed a lot of AiO coolers. As the resident AiO guy at ThinkComputers if there’s a new closed loop product on the market it finds it’s way to me. As you might imagine I have seen everything from coolers that are basically bone stock, slap the company logo onto it and call it good, to very unique, well thought out and inventively engineered designs. It’s the later that keeps me going, because every once in a while a sample will come along that you can tell some love and creativity was poured into the design. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Silverstone TD02-E. While Silverstone is far from being a one-off boutique brand, their products in general carry a certain feeling of quality and pride in the design. Follow along as we find out if the TD02-E has the genes of its counterparts or if it’s simply a generic design with a logo slapped on as an after thought."
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° thinkcomputers


 

Tue. Jul 28, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"Building upon the multiple award winning Assassin model, the new Assassin II keeps the nickel plated heatsink, 8 heat pipe twin tower design and mirror finished copper base, but updates the two fans to the new Deepcool GF 120 and GF 140 mm editions."
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° neoseeker


 

Tue. Jul 28, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Last week, we reviewed the Noctua NH-D15S. Now it is time for the latest C-series cooler from Noctua. How will the latest NH-C14S step up against the original NH-C14?
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° aphnetworks


 

Tue. Jul 28, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the new LP with one 120mm Pure-Wings 2 PWM-Fan and four 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU."
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° technic3d


 

Mon. Jul 27, 2015Topic: CPU / Processors    PermaLink

"The Intel Broadwell processor has a 14nm die, some microcode and memory controller changes as well as the addition of an L4 cache and the new Iris graphics processor. With a base frequency of 3.3 GHz we can’t consider it a speed bump since the Haswell 4770K has a frequency of 3.5 GHz. "
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° hitechlegion


 

Fri. Jul 24, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"The mainstream priced low profile cooler has become an item in large demand, and it makes perfect sense that be quiet! would join the ranks given their position in the top tier of air cooling."
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° hitechlegion


 

Fri. Jul 24, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

The Noctua NH-D15 is one hell of a CPU cooler. The improvements over the NH-D14 is appreciated since it allows installation of taller heatspreaders. But when I reviewed motherboards like Gigabyte X99-UD4, I found that the space between the CPU cooler and the first PCIe x16 slot is non-existent when I mounted Zotac GTX 780Ti Extreme AMP! Edition. Yikes!!! At that point, I felt that motherboard makers should be more 'friendly' with larger CPU cooler especially with an Intel X99 platform with up to 4x PCIe x16 slots. Yeah right. Easier said than done with an ATX form factor. Noctua NH-D15S has an offset design which helps to provide a bit more space. It should help a lot of users to have a good enough clearance between the CPU cooler and any add-ons cards. Noctua also bundled one less fan with this, possible to make more affordable but did provide extra fan clips. With a dual fan setup, does the offset design change anything?http://www.hardwarebbq.com/noctua-nh-d15s-dual-tower-cpu-cooler-review/
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° hardwarebbq


 

Fri. Jul 24, 2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink

Almost exactly six months ago the Swedish company Fractal Design presented with the R5 their latest midi tower case. Now they launched the Define S which should be the next step in evolution of their Define series cases. Unlike the previous model, the new S model is a case designed for custom watercooling builds. There is a lot of space available for radiators and there are mounts for reservoir and pump.
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° ocaholic


 

Thu. Jul 23, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Not all those who buy better CPU coolers overclock. This is in reference to Cooler Master Hyper 103 CPU air cooler. A CPU cooler with 3x copper heatpipes and a 92mm CPU cooler with a total height of 5.5 inches. As always, we’ll see how good it performs, and if it provides some cooling for minor overclocks.
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° hardwarebbq


 

Thu. Jul 23, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

"We previously tested the DeepCool Captain 240 liquid CPU Cooler and weren’t very impressed with the results. As it turns out neither was DeepCool when they saw our results so they decided to send us a second test unit after all. Fortunately this one arrived from Hong Kong with the thermal paste intact so we got to work immediately retesting."
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° thinkcomputers


 

Thu. Jul 23, 2015Topic: Cases    PermaLink

Things may have been a bit quiet on the case front with Zalman, but they still offer a wide range of products, including the Z11 NEO, which surprises. The Z11 NEO looks bulky and comes with a great feature set on paper and a small price tag. Having reviewed Zalman cases quite some time ago, it is now time to figure out what the Z11 NEO brings to the table.
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° techpowerup


 

Wed. Jul 22, 2015Topic: Cooling / Heatsinks    PermaLink

Noctua sent a very good looking CPU cooler- the NH-C14S. This is a C-type CPU cooler which has a top-down airflow design. The CPU cooler can accommodate up to 2x 140 x 140 x 25mm fans, but with a choice of a single fan, you can either mount it towards the top for having high clearance required for tall spreaders and even maybe some sinks on the motherboard (you’ll be surprised). I am keen on reviewing this since this does provide some level of low-profile height with a full-size heatsink design, making it look good even for few small form factor DIY desktop systems.
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° hardwarebbq


 

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