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Noctua Reveals New Flagship CPU Cooler NH-D15
Apr 9, 2014 - in News
Noctua has introduced the successor to the NH-D14: the NH-D15.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
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.
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.
Noctua Revealed a Prototype CPU Cooler with Active Noise-Cancellation
Jun 14, 2013 - in News
Noctua has demoed a prototype CPU cooler that features active noise-cancellation technology.
Noctua Announces Two New Coolers for Intel Xeon CPUs
May 19, 2013 - in News
Noctua has announced the i4 revision of its NH-U9DX and NH-U12DX CPU coolers for Intel Xeon CPUs.
Noctua Rolls Out PWM Version of NF-A14 140 mm Fan
May 3, 2013 - in News
Noctua has released a PWM version of its NF-A14 140 mm fan, making it ideal for use on water cooling radiators and CPU coolers.
Noctua Gives Away Free Alternate Mounting System for NH-L9a CPU Cooler
Apr 23, 2013 - in News
Noctua will ship a free set of spacers over to you to make its NH-L9a CPU cooler compatible with some mini-ITX motherboards.
Noctua Releases Two New CPU Coolers
Apr 9, 2013 - in News
Noctua has released two new CPU coolers, the NH-U12S and NH-U14S.
Noctua to Provide a Free Mount for Haswell CPUs
Mar 24, 2013 - in News
The NM-i115x is advertised as "an enthusiast-grade mounting kit that meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use."
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $1,600 Alternative PC
Mar 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Informed buyers are always looking for more information, and we were fortunate enough to plan for some of those requests. Today’s build adds quietness, storage capacity, and extra gaming finesse to the parts found in our “high-end-on-a budget” PC.
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?
Noctua Shows Off 120 mm NF-S12A Case Fan
Feb 15, 2013 - in News
Noctua has updated its well-renowned lineup of ultra silent case fan, the NF-S12 lineup.
Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 1: For System Builders
Nov 20, 2012 - in Picture Story
Welcome to our most-anticipated event of the year, the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Today, in Part 1, we have three of our most stunning models ever displaying an arousing array of components for your system config consideration. Deep breath...and enjoy.
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.
Noctua Announces Low-Profile NH-L12 CPU Cooler
Feb 22, 2012 - in News
Austrian cooler company Noctua announced a new low-profile cooler designed for small form factor Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX computers as well as home theater PCs.
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!
Tom's Hardware's 2011 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders
Dec 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to Part 1 of Tom's Hardware's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. This first installment is geared toward system builders planning to pool some Christmas cash to build a new performance- or value-oriented system. We have something for everyone this year.
Noctua & Thermaltake to Offer Free LGA-2011 Mounting Kit
Oct 25, 2011 - in News
Two major CPU cooler manufacturers, Noctua and Thermaltake, are offering their users a free upgrade mounting kit for the LGA-2011 socket.
Tom's Hardware's 2010 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders
Dec 7, 2010 - in Reviews
Welcome to Part 1 of Tom's Hardware's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. This first installment is geared toward system builders planning to pool some Christmas cash to build a new performance- or value-oriented system. We have something for everyone this year.
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.