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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 [...]
We recently reviewed ARCTIC’s new flagship GPU cooler, the ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme 7970, and along with that, ARCTIC also gave us the opportunity to check out their new flagship Freezer CPU cooler. What’s interesting about the new Freezer CPU cooler is that they’ve introduced two SKUs of the exact same cooler, whereas one, the i30, is compatible with Intel sockets only while the other, the A30, is compatible with AMD sockets only. Considering most people don’t really need the mounting brackets for both Intel and AMD sockets when purchasing a new CPU cooler, I think this is a pretty wise move by ARCTIC to create less [...]
Gelid makes differentiating between their coolers easy by splitting them in to two categories: silent and gamer. The silent category usually sports a simplistic design and silent operation, while the gamer category sacrifices noise level for fancier looks and more robust cooling.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Gelid GX-7 CPU Cooler. This cooler is listed under the gamer category, and is therefore designed to have much more cooling potential with a little less attention paid to operational noise. The cooler itself comes with seven 6mm heatpipes and a beautiful blue, LED lit, 120mm Wing fan.
It seems like there’s a new cooler on the market every time I turn my head. I mean, even the CPU giants like Intel and AMD have their own all in one liquid cooling solutions nowdays. With all these coolers floating around, it can be dizzying trying to choose the right one. However, anyone who’s familiar with CPU coolers will know that each cooler has differences. There’s are always companies out there that release the most forward thinking, most innovative designs and those who make coolers that seem like they’re based off a reference design somewhere.
Luckily for us, we’re going [...]
I like big cases. The bigger the better, but let’s be honest here. If you’re running a mATX board with the stock CPU cooler, a single hard drive, and no GPU, it may be a bit overkill to purchase a Cosmos II. At some point you just have to take a look at what you’re actually going to put in a case.
That being said, I like big cases so when Silverstone asked if I wanted to take a look at the new Precision Series PS07, a mATX case, I said “Why not?”. All joking aside of course, Silverstone is pretty famous when it comes to the PC case market for both their high quality and innovative design philosophy. After all, they’re the [...]
Here at Custom PC Review, we do a lot of testing. Whether it’s a new graphics card, a new CPU cooler or a new SSD, we test it all. That being said, you’ve probably all built a computer before and you all know how painful it is to have to pull everything apart just to remove a component. We sure do and we wish there were an easier way…
Thankfully, our agony hasn’t gone unnoticed and the guys at HSPC (High Speed PC) have presented us with a solution, the HSPC Top Deck Tech Station. While the HSPC Top Deck Tech Station comes in many sizes to fit many different sized motherboards, we [...]
Xigmatek, well-known among cooling enthusiasts as the manufacturer behind the popular Dark Knight S1283W and the Gaia SD1283 cpu coolers, recently introduced a new member to the Prime SD line CPU air coolers, the Prime SD 1484.
The Xigmatek SD 1484 has a tower profile, but is a tad thinner than most tower coolers. The heat sink can mount both 120m fans and 140mm fans. And with elegantly shaped aluminum fins, this cooler looks great.
The included fan looks quite interesting as well. Our sample included one 140mm A1425L12PS fan. The 9 shark fin blades rotate at 900~1200RPM, outputting a maximum airflow of 90.3CMF.Video [...]
Just got this cooler from Xigmatek so here’s the unboxing for ya. It’s a pretty slick looking cooler with 140mm fans. Be sure to check out the Xigmatek website for more details.
The Xigmatek Prime SD1484 is currently available on Newegg.