COOLING

July 20th, 2007

NEXUS NHP-2200 Northbridge Cooler

Based in the Netherlands, and formed in 2002, NEXUS’ link to their homepage at stopthenoise.com sums up their stated goal without mincing too many words. In a nutshell, their focus is on bringing products to market which will drastically lower sound levels without sacrificing performance. Today we’re going to be looking at one of their [...]


July 18th, 2007

Thermalright V2 VGA Cooler

Thermalright has designed a new cooler with the same legendary cooling properties they are known for, but with a smaller footprint which is perfect for HTPC applications. It is dwarfed by the massive HR-03 but we will see if this relatively small passive cooler is up to the job of cooling some of today’s most [...]


July 4th, 2007

8800 GPU block Round Up Swiftech MCW60 vs. Danger Den Full Cover vs. D-TEK FuZion GFX

Today we’ll be looking at graphics card coolers from the 3 heavyweights in the North American water cooling industry: Swiftech, Danger Den, and D-TEK customs. In this round-up we’ll find out which is the most effective for keeping your 8800 video card (or for that matter any other video card) running coolest.


June 25th, 2007

Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler

The Austrian designed Noctua NC-U6 seems to have what it takes to make it in todays overclocking world, with two copper heatpipes and twenty nine aluminum cooling fins, it’s footprint is a mere 85 mm tall and 70mm wide. Lets find out how it stacks up.


May 23rd, 2007

Noctua NF-S12

Noctua seems to make some pretty bold claims regarding their product when they talk about nearly unheard-of noise reduction while moving a respectable amount of air. This fan may be on the expensive side compared to its closest competitors but if its performance is all it is promised to be, this may be something you [...]


April 24th, 2007

CPU Water Block Round Up APOGEE GT/GTX vs. STORM vs. FuZion vs. APOGEE

Today we’ll be looking at CPU blocks from a number of manufacturers; they include Swiftech’s new and older products as well as D-TEK’s new FuZion. In this round-up, there are some surprises in store, old favorites will be dethroned and when the dust settles there will only be one winner!