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Thermal Paste Comparison, Part Two: 39 Products Get Tested
Oct 20, 2013 - in Reviews
It's time for the numbers. In addition to testing liquid metal compounds and thermally conductive adhesives, each paste is discussed on its own merits before we chart out the results of four usage cases. After all, these products behave differently.
Inno3D Announces Its Black Series GeForce GTX Titan
Mar 16, 2013 - in News
Inno3D announces its hybrid liquid/air cooled GTX Titan, with the cooling solution based on Arctic's Accelero Hybrid cooler.
Big Air: 14 LGA 2011-Compatible Coolers For Core i7-3000, Reviewed
Feb 15, 2012 - in Reviews
Do Intel’s Core i7-3000-series CPUs really need closed-loop liquid cooling? Today we're testing fourteen different LGA 2011-compatible air coolers on an overclocked Core i7-3960X in order to determine whose is the most effective.
In Pictures: 14 LGA 2011 Coolers For Your Core i7-3000 CPU
Feb 6, 2012 - in Picture Story
Do LGA 2011-based processors really need to be matched up to closed-loop liquid coolers? Not at all. We collected 14 different high-end heat sink kits able to do the job with air. Keep an eye out for our upcoming performance write-up, too!
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 2
Nov 15, 2011 - in Reviews
After discussing the theory of PC cooling, in Part One, we now move on to technology and implementation, discussing case fans, CPU coolers, and thermal grease. We even wrap up with a recipe you can use if you fail to cool your PC properly.
Nettop Round-Up: Four Tiny PCs, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Oct 9, 2011 - in Reviews
We're testing four nettops: Arctic Cooling’s MC001-BD, ASRock’s CoreHT 252B, Giada’s i50, and Zotac’s Zbox AD03BR-PLUS. All of these tiny, quiet systems take a very different approach to compact computing, and we fill you in on what makes them unique.
Arctic Cooling Shows Off Fanless Media PC
Jun 1, 2011 - in News
Arctic Cooling makes a silent PC.
Thermalright's Shaman VGA Cooler: The Quiet Giant?
Dec 27, 2010 - in Reviews
Thermalright's Shaman is the largest VGA cooler we've ever seen. Having recently reviewed three competing aftermarket graphics cooling solutions, we're eager to find out if size really matters when it comes to overclocking the ultra-hot GeForce GTX 480.
Three Aftermarket Graphics Coolers On GeForce GTX 480
Nov 7, 2010 - in Reviews
Today we're testing three of the largest graphics card coolers available: Arctic Cooling's Accelero XTREME Plus, DeepCool's V6000, and Zalman's VF3000F. Can these products bring performance to the table commensurate with their large triple-slot size?
Overclocking On Air: 10 LGA 1156-Compatible Performance Coolers
Jan 26, 2010 - in Reviews
Intel’s latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors for the LGA 1156 interface are great overclockers, but they still have thermal limits. Today we compare nine coolers that can take clock speeds to the next level. Read on if you have 4 GHz+ ambitions.
Tom's Intl. $750 Cheap Computing Challenge
Jan 22, 2009 - in Reviews
Given $750, we embarked on a mission to build the most efficient, best-performing PC we possibly could. Then, the French, German, and Italian offices did the same, trying to beat our results with their own components. Meet our contender.
System Builder Marathon: $625 Gaming PC
Dec 29, 2008 - in Reviews
Unsurprisingly, hardware prices have dropped since our System Builder Marathon last month, which means we have access to more processing power at our same $625 entry-level price point for gamers. Come check out the configuration Paul put together!
System Builder Marathon: Performance & Value
Nov 28, 2008 - in Reviews
We tightened the budget on this month’s enthusiast-level system while loosening our belt for the low-cost gamer box by a similar percentage. Today we gauge the effect of these changes on performance and value and compare to last month's machines.
System Builder Marathon: $625 Gaming PC
Nov 26, 2008 - in Reviews
This month's System Builder Marathon is all about your feedback to us. We've revamped our entry-level and mid-range PCs with new price points. Let's kick things off with what we think is the best value at a $625 price point!