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Reeven Justice RC-1204 CPU cooler

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Reeven is a new company that has a wide range of coolers and accessories for coolers. Today we are testing one of their products, the Justice RC-1204. This is a fairly large cooler with a 120 mm fan that can be fitted to basically any type of CPU-socket. Can it compete with coolers from more known companies like Thermaright and Noctua? Read on to find out. FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS Model Number: RC-1204 Socket: INTEL: LGA 775 / 115X / 1366 / 2011 AMD: AM2 (+) / AM3 (+) / FM1 / FM2 (+) Overall Dimension: 131x99x162mm Fan Dimension: 120x120x25mm Heatpipe: Ø6mmX6 Fan Speed: 500 ~ 1500 RPM PWM Air Flow: 27.6 ~ 82.1 CFM Static Pressure: 0.008 ~ 0.067 inch H2O Noise Level: 4.3 ~ 29.8 dBA Weight: 930g (with Fan) This is a fairly large cooler. It can fit on any type of CPU-socket regardless if it is on a AMD- or ... Read More »

Dynatron R17 – LGA2011 3U+ Server or Workstation CPU Air Cooler

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  Closer Look When we first took on the Dynatron coolers honestly one of the most excited I was to work with was this one and that’s because I feel a bit more at home working on a tower cooler like this as the small flat coolers you get with servers just do not seem right after working as an enthusiast for so long. The small coolers have their place and they are usually in noisy large thin blade servers but big towers like this are more akin to what you see in a desktop rig and well this one happens to be spec’d as a 3U Server or desktop workstation so its a bit more up my alley when in terms of testing and familiarity. Dynatron is one of those companies that has been around for coming up on 20 years now as it started in 1991 and has ... Read More »

Dynatron K2 1156 Low Profile CPU Air Cooler for Mini ITX Platforms

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  Closer Look Previously we had taken a look at a unit from Dynatron for the LGA 2011 server side application utilizing the Slim ILM design and active cooling for a really thin 1U blade server application. Well today we have a similar unit in appearance but its application is quite different as this is more targeted at mini ITX systems which is basically a polar opposite from a large heavy load server. but upon checking out where this product was placed it is still found in their server category although the selected application is targeted at Mini ITX based systems so I can only assume it is made for the more compact home file servers or even media servers. Being that Dynatron has never really been in the consumer market very heavily and only recently really started offering anything resembling possible competition for the desktop market honestly so to ... Read More »

Dynatron R25 1U & Up Server CPU Cooler for LGA2011

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  Closer Look When looking at cooling solutions all too often we forget that besides the big names there are many solutions out there that never see the pages of many popular enthusiasts media or even get any coverage really at all. Especially when considering that besides the enthusiasts and gamer communities which we cater to there are many more uses for systems which go unnoticed every day yet life as we know it would halt shoudl these systems stop functioning so viable cooling solutions for them are primary concerns for everyday life. Many server side solutions are made for small blade servers such as we have today and to some surprise to some of you many of the popular cooling manufacturers such as Thermaltake and many others who have been making enthusiasts coolers for some time also service these important workstation and server solutions for even longer. Dynatron is ... Read More »

Noctua Heatsink Roundup

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The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see how they perform.  Related posts: Noctua Low Profile Heatsinks: NH-L9a and NH-L9I Noctua is well-known for providing some of the biggest and most efficient air-coolers among enthusiasts and overclockers.... Antec TrueQuiet Antec brings something more then just performance case fans.  Read on to discover the secrets! ... Read More »

Noctua Low Profile Heatsinks: NH-L9a and NH-L9I

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Noctua is well-known for providing some of the biggest and most efficient air-coolers among enthusiasts and overclockers. Their latest cooler, the NH-L9 series, is designed to meet the demand for the growing market of the small form factor PC with its extreme small foot-print and low 37mm height. Today, we have both the NH-L9i (for Intel) and the NH-L9a (for AMD) here today. Let’s find out more about these coolers.  No related posts. Read More »

Swiftech H20-320 Elite Custom Liquid Cooling

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Swiftech’s new H20-320 Elite kit is designed with many new improvements that should help with performance, functionality and even fitment. Now let’s take a closer look and see if Swiftech has taken another step toward offering the best custom liquid cooler in a single kit. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Water2.0 Performer & Pro All-in-One Water Cooling Solutions

Thinking about water cooling your CPU but haven’t built your first water cooling loop yet? Getting your feet wet can be a bit scary. Thermaltake has released the Water2.0 Performer and Water2.0 Pro all-in-one water cooling solutions. Both are reasonably priced and fit most existing Intel and AMD boards. So get your feet wet! No related posts. Read More »

Arctic Accelero Hybrid Graphics Card Cooler

There is an abundance of cooling out on the market today, much of it for graphics cards. With the Accelero Hybrid, Arctic has combined the best of both worlds, combining liquid cooling and air cooling into one solid product. The Accelero Hybrid talks the talk. Let’s see if it can walk the walk. No related posts. Read More »

Noctua NH-I12 CPU Cooler

Noctua is no stranger at designing high quality coolers, as the company has been in the cooler business since 2005. Their latest model, NH-L12, is a versatile low profile quiet cooler that is designed for small form factor PCs. It is perfect for those who wish to build a smaller system but may also want the ability to overclock. No related posts. Read More »

Arctic Freezer i30 CPU Cooler

The Arctic Freezer i30 CPU cooler has some great features, including “direct-contact heatpipe technology”. It sounds fancy, but does it get the job done? Keep reading to find out. No related posts. Read More »

Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan

Is a quiet fan strong enough to keep a CPU cool? Noctua believes that with its unique features this one is, so we will endeavor to find out if that belief is justified. No related posts. Read More »

SilenX EFZ-120HA5 CPU Cooler

Today we look at one of SilenX newest offerings in the 120mm CPU cooler market. This cooler is LGA 2011 compatible so we will put this to the test to see how exactly it will handle it. No related posts. Read More »

SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Fan

SilenX says their latest 120mm fan can produce good cooling with virtually no noise. We say they are going to have to prove it and head into the labs to find out if it can meet this claim. No related posts. Read More »

SilenX EFZ-92HA3 CPU Cooler

Can a small heatsink/fan give adequate cooling while reducing system noise? SilenX thinks so. We look at the SilenX EFZ-92HA3 to see if it can cool an overclocked system and stay quiet while doing so. No related posts. Read More »

Thermaltake Frio OCK

The Thermaltake Frio OCK might not be a quiet cooler at full fan speeds, but it is currently the most powerful air cooler available for the overclocking enthusiasts! No related posts. Read More »

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

We put the Zalman CNPS9900 Max against the Noctua NH-D14 and the Prolimatech’s Megahalem. See how this heatsink performs? No related posts. Read More »

Noctua NH-D14

Noctua NH-D14 is the biggest air-cooling heatsink with its dual cooling fins and two fans (120mm and 140mm). How it stands against the Prolimatech’s Megahalem? Let’s find it out. No related posts. Read More »

Thermalright HR-03 GTX (On GTX275)

  Do you feel your GTX275 is running too hot? Me too, that is why today we have a Thermalright HR-03 GTX. It is not specifically for the 275, but we can make it fit. No related posts. Read More »

Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2

One of the hotest running video cards on the market today is undoubtably the champion is the 4870X2 video card. Does Artic Cooling have what it takes to cool this video card? No related posts. Read More »

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