When choosing consumer CPU cooling technologies, there aren’t exactly all that many options in the marketplace. For most users, an air cooler or an all-in-one watercooling loop is likely going to be your best option. Until now. The Thermoelectric cooling experts at Phononic is looking to change up the game with the introduction of their Hex 2.0 Thermoelectric CPU cooler.
From the outside, the Hex 2.0 looks fairly typical as it uses your standard twin tower design with a 92mm Sanyo Denki San Ace 92 fan sandwiched in between. At the front of the unit, there’s a 6-pin PCIe power connector, a 4-pin fan header and a microUSB port which should be the [...]
Cooler Master continues to expand its renowned Hyper 212 Series CPU coolers with the release of the Hyper 212X.
The last update the Hyper 212 series received was the Hyper 212 EVO in 2011. While it’s still a fantastic budget cooler, 5 years is a long time without an update.
The Hyper 212X is looking to bring the Hyper 212 line into 2016 with a number of subtle improvements. Cooler Master has added a few “X” shaped indents on the heatsink blade to help improve airflow around the heatpipes. The fan has been updated to one that uses rifle bearings for improved lifespan – and now without the gloss.
Other than that, little has changed [...]
2014 has been an unusually quiet year for Cooler Master. The computer component and peripheral giant who typically launches at least five to ten products every quarter hasn’t really made a whole lot of noise over the past year. As such, we were a bit curious to find out what happened to such a prominent force in the industry, so we took a quick trip to the Cooler Master CES suite to talk to Marketing Manager, Rajiv Kothari.
When we arrived at the Cooler Master suite this year, the suite was unusually clean, uncluttered, and relatively quiet. Here we met up with Rajiv, who spoke to us for a good hour about Cooler Master’s plans for the new year. As usual, [...]
As one of Nvidia’s biggest GPU partners, PNY also claimed one of the largest booths at Nvidia’s annual GTC event. Being one of the only companies out there with product lines for pretty much every type of consumer from gamer to enterprise, PNY had a ton of products on the show floor, one of which was a highly promising prototype of an all in one (AIO) CPU/GPU cooler.
Those familiar with PNY’s line of XLR8 graphics cards will also be familiar with the fact that water cooled graphics cards aren’t necessarily new for the company. Back when the GeForce 500 Series graphics cards were the hot new thing, PNY already brought to market an AIO water [...]
Up until the release of Sandy Bridge processors back in early 2011, overclocking was something generally reserved for only the most hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who wanted to push their systems to the limits. Overclocking required countless hours of tinkering and testing, which was generally a bit too complicated for mainstream users.
With the release of Sandy Bridge however, the landscape of overclocking has really changed dramatically. Significant overclocks may now be had with simple motherboard overclocking buttons or 5 minute adjustments in the BIOS, which greatly simplified the once complicated and confusing task.
With overclocking [...]
Zalman has long established itself as a leading name in the field of cooling. This year at CES 2013 they showcased their new fanless CPU color, the Zalman CNPS FX100 Cube Fanless CPU Cooler, a winner of the 2013 innovation award. Compatible with almost all CPU sockets, both old and new, the fanless cooler aims to bring a powerful cooling solution without the added noise pollution of standard CPU coolers. Using a large amount of pure copper and aluminum heatpipes, the cooler transfers the heat from the CPU to the cooler and out via natural heat dissipation; however for users looking for additional performance, an extra 92mm fan can be installed to aid in cooling.
Phanteks launches PH-TC12DX, a U-Type dual tower heat-sink with four 6mm heat-pipes allows for optimal airflow and cooling. PH-TC12DX’s 6mm heat-pipes are linearly aligned and developed to have the least amount of air and thermal resistance. Incorporating P.A.T.S and C.P.S.C Technologies, PH-TC12DX delivers better heat dissipation and heat transfers. PH-TC12DX includes dual PH-F120HP PWM Premium fans to allow for higher performance and/or silent operation.
Features Patented. P.A.T.S (Physical Antioxidant Thermal Shield) will greatly increase the cooling performance and reliability while deflecting other thermal radiation from other heat [...]
Since the introduction of the closed loop all-in-one liquid CPU coolers a couple years back, more and more companies are jumping into the market with their takes on a constantly evolving product. The brand new Kraken series is NZXT’s induction into this field and they have packed some serious performance punch to tip the scale in their favor compared to the other contenders.
The Kraken X60 and X40 are the two coolers kickstarting this upcoming lineup and both are the first of their kinds. The larger flagship X60 will be the first 280mm all-in-one liquid CPU cooler while the smaller yet still powerful X40 will be the first [...]
The PH-TC90LS is 27mm tall (45mm with fan) and compatible with small form factor cases with a 45mm clearance. The three 6mm Heat-Pipes are aligned to ensure optimal cooling. The three copper heat-pipes are embedded for better contact and performance. The PH-TC90LS is made to ensure it has the least amount of air and thermal resistance. To prevent mechanical [...]
When companies these days look into adding all in one water cooling systems to their product lineups, they usually go to ODMs, namely Asetek and CoollIt Systems, who help design, produce, and manufacture the water coolers. This is why every all in one water cooling solution looks more or less the same no matter whose logo is plastered on the product.
Cooling giant Cooler Master on the other hand, develops their own. First seen on display at CeBit 2012, the Eisberg water cooler is a product developed by a collaboration between Cooler Master and German based company Eheim, who typically produces aquarium related products.
Below is a teaser trailer recently [...]
Back in 2004, NZXT started out as a computer case manufacturer based out of Los Angeles, California producing some very innovative cases such as the NZXT Nemesis, NZXT Guardian, NZXT Gamma, etc., and with their success in the computer case market, they’ve recently branched out quite a bit to cover a wide variety of computer related products such as CPU coolers, power supplies, case accessories, notebook coolers and more.
Today, we’re going to be reviewing a couple of NZXT’s offerings from their Havik series of CPU coolers, the Havik 120 and Havik 140. Both CPU coolers have quite a solid reputation among the hardware enthusiast community [...]
20 years ago back in 1992, Cooler Master started out as an OEM CPU cooler manufacturer after realizing a strong demand for CPU cooling with the emergence of the PC market. For years that’s all they did; however, with the continued success of their innovative cooling designs, they began expanding into the world of computer cases and, as of late, have even gone into the gaming peripherals and mobile accessories markets as well. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of Cooler Master’s newest and most innovative CPU cooler designs, the Cooler Master TPC 812.
Coming from a long history of innovative Cooler Master CPU [...]