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Eight Low-Profile CPU Coolers For Your Compact PC, Reviewed
Nov 13, 2013 - in Reviews
A recent look at ASRock's M8 compact barebones PC saw us undervolting our CPU in order to run stably, overclocked. This forced us to ask the question: how much cooling can we fit inside a slim enclosure? Eight heat sink vendors helped us find the answer.
Thermal Paste Comparison, Part One: Applying Grease And More
Oct 10, 2013 - in Reviews
If you find yourself fighting a stubbornly-low overclock, there's a chance that your thermal solution isn't working as effectively as it should. We're testing a number of thermal pastes that might help. But first, let's go over the basics of CPU cooling.
Three Thermalright True Spirit Heat Sinks, Reviewed
Aug 5, 2013 - in Reviews
Thermalright sent over all three models in its True Spirit heat sink family, complete with 92, 120, and 140 mm fans. We dropped each one onto an FX-8350 processor to gauge its cooling performance and acoustic output. Which one takes the value win?
Nine Big Air Coolers For Intel's Haswell CPUs, Reviewed
Jul 14, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel's Haswell-based CPUs have a unique cooling problem that leaves many overclockers in a quandary. Today, we're rounding up nine different sink and fan combinations to see if any can contend with the fourth-gen Core processor's copious heat.
Scythe Unveils Grand Kama Cross 2 CPU Cooler
Apr 18, 2013 - in News
The recently announced Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 CPU Cooler features a unique angled fin design.
Four More Closed-Loop Liquid Coolers Take On The NH-D14
Mar 5, 2013 - in Reviews
With big radiators and no vents, closed-loop coolers give us a taste of liquid-cooling’s benefits, sans the risk. While less punishing on the motherboard than big air, can any closed-loop liquid cooler beat Noctua's famed NH-D14 in thermal performance?
Thermalright Intros Archon SB-E X2 CPU Cooler
Dec 1, 2012 - in News
The new Thermalright Archon SB-E heatsink features a Pressure Vault Bracket plate and ultra-slim design for RAM compatibility.
Three Down-Draft Heat Sinks: The Last Of A Dying Breed?
Oct 7, 2012 - in Reviews
There’s an enormous amount of aftermarket coolers available to those wanting more performance or lower temperatures. The market’s currently dominated by tower coolers, and top coolers have fallen out of favor. Rightfully so? We find out.
Enermax Unveils CPU Liquid Coolers
Oct 2, 2012 - in News
The new ELC liquid cooler series is based on a new patented Cold Plate design which enhances heat dissipation.
Zalman Launches High-End CPU Cooler CNPS9900DF
Aug 30, 2012 - in News
Zalman's newest CPU air cooler features a dual-fan design in a push-pull configuration.
Deepcool Announces Dual Fin Array Cooler for $60
Jul 29, 2012 - in News
Deepcool is extending its twin CPU cooler line with a more economic solution.
Massive, 3-lbs Silentmaxx TwinBlock Cools PC Up to 100W
Jul 26, 2012 - in News
A dual-heatsink design offered by Silentmaxx promises to cool CPUs with a power consumption of up to 100 watts - without the need of fans.
Extreme Air Cooling: Our Five-Slot (Quiet) Radeon HD 7970
Jul 25, 2012 - in Reviews
The good news is that it’s possible to cool AMD’s flagship Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition to less than 75 degrees Celsius under full load, maintaining a quiet 32 dB(A) at the same time. The bad news? It'll cost you five expansion slots and more than $100.