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May 18, 2016

Review: Noctua NH-D15S and NH-C14S CPU Coolers

Premium Asymmetrical Coolers

Noctua prides itself on creating products of the utmost quality. Love or hate their signature brown and beige color scheme, it has easily become synonymous with quality, innovation and most of all: silence.  Naturally, when you have such high success, it becomes easier to remain complacent and just coast off your already great designs. But, that isn’t what Noctua has done. Instead, they’re constantly iterating and improving upon its existing designs in order to push even higher performance, compatibility, and the overall user experience.

Today we’re taking a look at a pair of coolers which perfectly display that mentality. The [...]

 
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November 27, 2015

Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide 2015

Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays for many reasons. It’s the holiday that excuses our insatiable appetite for turkey and lets us express our gratitude towards our family and our dear readers! So to give something back to you guys, we’ve compiled a list of the best hardware deals from around the web so you can keep your system happy, too!

Okay, enough with the cheesy introductions and let’s get down to business, I’ll be curating some of the best deals from around the net, For GPU deals though check our GPU reviewers round up.

 

Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide CPU Deals

Intel i7-4790K $299.99 @ [...]

 
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May 1, 2015

AMD CPU Roadmap Leaked, 14nm Summit Ridge CPU Possibly Coming Next Year [update]

It’s no secret that AMD’s high end desktop CPU business has been stumbling for the past few years. Whereas Intel has been improving their high end microarchitecture for the past few years, AMD has shifted their focus into the low end and the mainstream however, according to some new leaked slides,  AMD may finally be gearing up for a fight come 2016.

The leaked slides show that AMD is aiming to replace its current Piledriver based lineup of performance FX CPUs with a new chip called Summit Ridge in 2016. Capable of hosting up to 8 cores, Summit Ridge will be using AMD’s upcoming “Zen” architecture built on the 14nm FinFet manufacturing [...]

 
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September 6, 2016

March Madness Giveaway!

Press Release

March Madness has arrived with AMD, Sapphire Technology, ADATA USA, AZiO Corporation & Fractal Design celebrating the month with a full DIY PC Gaming Rig, valued over $1,300. On top of this, these tech-savvy, and performance-enthusiast sponsors have provided daily PC swag prizes to give individuals more opportunities to win a prize during the month of March.

The DIY PC Gaming Rig has been equipped with top of the line technology ranging from the dominant and new AMD FX-8350 8-Core processor, driven by the Sapphire Technology AM3+ 990FX motherboard which has received multiple awards for being one of the most energy efficient yet powerful motherboards [...]

 
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December 19, 2012

Phanteks Launches PH-TC12DX Series CPU Cooler

Press Release

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 [...]
 
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February 13, 2015

Best Budget AMD Gaming PC Build Under $800 [October 2012]

Mid-Range Performance at a Budget Pricetag

For those of you who regularly follow our featured gaming builds here on Custom PC Review, you’ll notice that we didn’t really have anything for the month of September. Now, you may be wondering why is that?

Well, for those interested in the high performance segment and are willing to spend up to $2,000, we put together the “Best Gaming PC Build Under $2000” in August and for those willing to spend slightly over $1,000 at around $1,200 to $1,300, we put together the “Best Ivy Bridge Gaming PC Build Under $1,200 or $1,300” in July. Since these builds are still [...]

 
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August 28, 2012

NZXT Havik 120 and Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Wreak Havik

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 [...]

 
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July 28, 2012

Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master’s Vertical Vapor Chamber

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 [...]

 
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July 3, 2012

Spire TherMax Eclipse III CPU Cooler Review

Never heard of Spire? It may be time to…

Back in 1998, Spire started out as an OEM PC hardware manufacturer, but recently, they’ve been starting to work their way into the enthusiast grade computer accessories market. Their lineup currently includes power supplies, chassis, and of course, cooling solutions – most of which you probably never heard of before. That’s why today, we’re going to be looking into their TherMax Eclipse III, or TME III for short. The TherMax Eclipse series has proven to be a reliable cooling solution in the past, but with only a single fan it was definitely fighting an uphill battle against coolers [...]

 
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April 9, 2012

Phanteks PH-TC14CS C-Type CPU Cooler Review

“Big Daddy Cooler” has a Little Brother

For those who aren’t familiar with the name Phanteks, you should be. Prior to the middle of last year, Phanteks wasn’t even a name in the CPU cooler industry – in fact, they didn’t really even exist. However, as their first product, Phanteks introduced the PH-TC14PE, which is the best air cooler we’ve tested to date. Coming from a completely unknown company as the time, I was extremely impressed.

Ever since I reviewed what I now call the “big daddy cooler”, the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, I’ve been looking forward to the release of Phanteks’ next cooler, so it’s [...]

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