COOLING

September 24th, 2007

Thermalright HR-11

The reasoning behind the HR-11 is simple enough: build a cooler which will disperse some of that excess heat and will thus cool down the GPU. That is all fine and dandy in principle, but the burning (no pun intended) question is: does it work?


September 10th, 2007

Thermaltake TMG ND5 8800-series GPU Cooler

The ND5 is the newest iteration of Thermaltake’s vaunted TMG cooler series and if the past versions are any indication, this should be a very interesting product. According to Thermaltake, the ND5 will cool off the G80 GPU core better than the stock Nvidia heatsink while also outputting less noise. This is a tall order [...]


August 28th, 2007

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

For anyone who’s done research into the best after-market cooling solution for either Video Cards or CPUs it would be hard to imagine a world where Arctic Cooling didn’t figure prominently in head to head comparison reviews. Today we’re going to take a fresh look at the venerable Freezer 7 Pro to see if this [...]


August 20th, 2007

Thermalright XWB-1 CPU Water Block

For years now, Thermalright has been an innovator and a leader in the high end air cooling market. Today marks the day that Thermalright enters uncharted waters by releasing a CPU water block named the XWB-1. Hopefully this beautiful-looking block will perform as well as it looks.


August 2nd, 2007

Koolance CPU-330 Water Block

This will be a definitive review of Koolance’s latest and greatest CPU block. We’re going to prove once and for all how it compares to some of the other blocks from Swiftech, D-TEK, and Magicool that we have in our testing lab. Drumroll please…


July 25th, 2007

Magicool Copper CPU Block

Magicool is practically unheard of, but we’ve managed to obtain a sample of their current CPU water block. This product has a distinct advantage over many of the other high end blocks available right now since it costs less than $40 Canadian! Can it perform better than its price would have you believe?


July 22nd, 2007

Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 & Turbo Module

In this review we will be looking at the Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 passive cooler which is the smaller sibling of the larger Accelero S1 passive cooler. We will also check out the optional Turbo Module which can be mounted on both the S1 and S2 coolers.


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.