COOLING

February 6th, 2011

Noctua NH-C14 140mm CPU Cooler Review

The vast majority of the high performance CPU coolers on the market are currently designed in a tower-style format but Noctua is on a mission to change that with their new NH-C14.  The C14 uses a massive heatsink which comes equipped with a pair of low noise 140mm fans; a combination which is sure to [...]


November 16th, 2010

CoolIT Vantage A.L.C Review

Integrated water cooling systems are nothing new in the custom built PC scene but over the last two years they have gradually evolved from poor performing wannabes to bona-fide CPU cooling solutions.  In this review, we take a look at the latest addition to CoolIT’s stable of products:  the Vantage ALC.  This product is supposed [...]


November 2nd, 2010

Prolimatech Super Mega CPU Cooler Review

Many believe that many of the higher-end air-based CPU heatsinks have reached a pinnacle in terms of thermal efficiency.  However, companies like Prolimatech seem to keep on improving their products and continue to push the limits of what their coolers can do.  Prolimatech has how released a new take on their best-selling Megahalem dubbed the [...]


October 17th, 2010

Lamptron Touch Fan Controller Video Review

The fan controller market has been pretty stagnant over its long lifetime, with the only real changes coming when manufacturers were able to introduce LCD’s for their products.  Now Lamptron is taking things to the next level by introducing a fan controller with a touch screen interface.  Their aptly named “Touch” incorporates all the features [...]


August 30th, 2010

Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler Review

Shaped like a bona fide V6 engine, Cooler Master’s new V6 GT heatsink is aiming to knock several high end coolers off of their respective thrones.  To accomplish this, the V6 GT is equipped with a pair of high speed 120mm fans and enough cooling mass to beggar most of its competitors.  However, can its [...]


August 15th, 2010

Corsair Hydro H70 CPU Cooler Review

Closed system water cooling units have been gaining popularity over the last two years or so and it is only natural that we have seen a gradual evolution in their designs.  Corsair is now taking the next step in the evolutionary process with their release of the H70; a water cooling unit which could out [...]


August 12th, 2010

Prolimatech Samuel 17 Small Form Factor CPU Cooler Review

CPU coolers specifically designed for small form factor applications are few and far between but Prolimatech has now thrown their hats into this ring with the new Samuel 17.  Able to mount a 120mm fan, this low-slung cooler is looking to bring some high performance to HTPC and SFF users.


August 3rd, 2010

CoolIT ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler Review

For many people, water cooling their CPU is very much a bridge too far.  However, CoolIT’s ECO is looking to fly in the face of preconceptions by bringing high performance water cooling to the masses by featuring easy installation coupled with a sub-$100 price.  Hopefully, it will live up to our expectations.


July 19th, 2010

Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler Review

Thermaltake was one of the first companies to release a high-end CPU cooler but in recent years they have struggled to find their stride.  The Frio is their latest foray into the heatsink market which retails for under $60 but is supposed to bring Thermaltake’s name into line with other industry luminaries like Thermalright and [...]


June 10th, 2010

Prolimatech Armageddon CPU Cooler Review

After releasing their now infamous Megahalems heatsink, Prolimatech followed up with the Mega Shadow which was basically a Megahalems finished in a stunning black anodized finish.  They have now released a brand new heatsink called the Armageddon which is designed from the ground up to take advantage of low speed 140mm fans.  Can Prolimatech capitalize on [...]