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February 20, 2017

AMD Ryzen Wraith Stock Cooler Pictured, Specifications Revealed in Latest Rumor

Following up on the leaked image of trays of AMD Ryzen CPUs as well as an up close shot of the CPU, a new image of a chart with SKUs and specifications of the stock Ryzen Wraith Cooler have also popped up around the web.

Currently, there seem to be two coolers available. The Wraith Max cooler is designed for up to 140W TDP CPUs while the Wrath Spire is designed for 95W TDP CPUs. The Wraith Max looks to have at least two heat pipes that extend out from the base and into the heatsink. The Wraith Spire simply has a fan seated on top of a circular cooler. Despite being rated for up to 140W and 95W TDP, both coolers are quite compact. Horizontal footprint is rated at 105mm [...]

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January 20, 2017

CES 2017: In Win Debuts Tou 2.0, D-Frame 2.0 and 301 Chassis, Aurora RGB Fans

At CES 2017, we had the opportunity to visit In Win, a company known for making some of the most interesting and innovative PC chassis available today. With a reputation like that, it goes without saying that there are some high expectations for any new product they release, fortunately, we were not disappointed with what they had to offer this year.

In Win Tou 2.0 Mirrored Chassis

Starting off our tour, we took a look at the latest in the company’s “Signature” series of cases: the tou 2.0. Like its predecessor, the tou 2.0 is an all-aluminum chassis fitted with angled tempered glass panels which are fully reflective and mirror-like when the [...]

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January 13, 2017

CES 2017: EVGA Shows Off New iCX GPUs, B3 PSUs, Z270 Motherboards, Quick Disconnect Coolers

At CES 2017 we had the chance to stop by EVGA, which had a huge lineup of new products including the all-new iCX cooled GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards, Intel Z270 motherboards, a brand new lineup of budget-minded B3 power supplies, and the finished version of the quick disconnect CLC coolers we saw back at Computex last year.

 

EVGA Shows off all-new iCX Cooled GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 FTW2 and SC2

Starting off our tour we had the chance to take a look EVGA’s brand new “iCX” cooled graphics cards which are set to replace the ACX 3.0 cooled cards which make up the majority of their current GeForce 10-series lineup. The new [...]

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June 16, 2016

E3 2016: Phononic Unveils Hex 2.0 Thermoelectric Cooler

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 [...]

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June 4, 2016

Computex 2016: Phanteks Unveils Enthoo Elite Premium Chassis, New GPU Block for GTX 1080

Rounding up our coverage of Computex 2016, we had a chance to stop by the Phanteks suite, to check out some of their latest innovations and gorgeous chassis designs. The company had a lot to show us, including the all-new Enthoo Elite, premium chassis and the company’s first foray into liquid cooling with the brand new G1080 water block built for the GeForce GTX 1080. Phanteks also made some interesting updates to some of their other cases, which we’ll detail below.

Phanteks Entoo Elite – $699 Ultra Premium Chassis

First off we have the amazing Enthoo Elite, which you might recall was originally shown off as a prototype at this year’s CES, at the time [...]

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May 31, 2016

PowerColor Shows off Next-Gen LCS Liquid Cooling Solution

With the fairly immanent launch of next-generation Radeon graphics cards, PowerColor is stepping their game up with a new line of “LCS” liquid cooled graphics cards. While the company did not have any specific GPU models on display, they did have a prototype of the new liquid cooling solution, which seems to be developed in partnership with DEEPCOOL. The new LCS cooler consists of a large 360 x 120 mm radiator, with full braided hoses that break out into both a full cover, copper water-block and a CPU block, which means this AIO cooling solution can be used to cool both the GPU and CPU, which is fairly impressive.

Taking a look at the design language, we [...]

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January 7, 2016

AMD Shows Off New Quieter “Wraith” Stock CPU Cooler

AMD just released a demo showcasing its all-new redesigned stock thermal solution to be bundled with upcoming CPUs. The new heatsink, which AMD dubs Wraith, is a massive improvement over the current stock offerings and features a four copper heat-pipe design.

Taking a look at the video demonstration provided by AMD, we can see — or rather, hear — that the new Wraith cooler is considerably quieter than the AMD stock cooling solution, thanks to a larger, slower fan, combined with the larger surface area of the newly designed four copper heat-pipe heatsink. This allows the cooler to push more air at a lower speed, while still dissipating as much, if not more heat [...]

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January 6, 2016

CES 2016: Swiftech Unveils Drive X2 and Drive X2 Prestige All-in-one Liquid Cooling Kits

Swiftech announced the release of two new All-in-one liquid cooling kits. The Drive X2 and Drive X 2 “Prestige” series AIO cooling kits extend the customization which Swiftech originally started offering with their previous H220 and H220-X AIOs.

The new products feature an completely redesigned radiator+reservoir+pump combo which consists of a large clear acrylic tube-shaped casing, which displays the inner workings of the system’s pump. The radiator comes in three sizes: 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm in length. The kit also includes Swiftech’s all-new Apogee XL2 CPU waterblock which features a chrome-coated copper base plate and a redesigned housing [...]

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March 27, 2015

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID Equips GTX 980 with AIO Water Cooling

All-in-one CPU cooling has become huge over the past few years and naturally a number of vendors have begun offering all-in-one liquid coolers for GPUs as well. These all-in-one GPU liquid coolers combine an all-in-one liquid cooling unit for the GPU die along with with traditional air based coolers for the VRAM, PWMs, and other components. While it’s still a relatively niche market, big name vendors such as NZXT’s Kraken G10 and Corsair’s HG10 have been on the market for quite some time, and even AMD jumped into the mix using a similar solution for their flagship Radeon R9 295×2.

Not to be outdone, EVGA is now jumping into the bandwagon with [...]

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January 14, 2015

CES 2015: Cooler Master Talks Restructuring Plans, 3D Vapor Chamber, CoolChip Partnership

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, [...]

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