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NZXT Kraken X41 CPU Cooler Review

Aside from the inclusion of a variable speed pump, the NZXT Kraken X41 improves from it’s predecessor, the Kraken X40, by adding a thicker radiator with a more dense fin array which accounts for 36% more surface area. NZXT has also given the Kraken X41 extended tubing to ensure compatibility with all installation environments. Included with the Kraken X41 is a FX140 V2 PWM fan which according to NZXT is more powerful, quite, and durable than it’s predecessor. Most importantly, the Kraken X41 has a 6 year warranty, which just goes to prove how confident NZXT is of the Kraken line.

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Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT CPU Cooler Review

Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT CPU Cooler Review Corsair revamped the Hydro Series of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers once again with the H80i GT. This new design takes the thick 120 mm radiator design a step further with an ultra-thick radiator. Add in a new look, full Corsair Link support, and exceptional performance, and it …

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Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review The Ashura is aesthetically pleasing and Scythe gives you a two-year warranty, great performance, and great build quality. The Ashura comes with a single GlideStream 140mm PWM fan that can handle the heat of normal use and overclocking. The offset of the fin stack makes getting to your RAM a …

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Cooler Master Geminii S524 VER.2 CPU Cooler Review

The GeminII series from cooler master has a very unique design that allows not only the CPU to be cooled, but also the memory and power delivery components located near the socket of the motherboard. Another key point of the GeminII series is compatibility, the Cooler Master S524 Version 2 borrow from it’s predecessor by keeping ram compatibility with modules up to 47.06 mm in height, as well as with cases that allow for 105.4 mm of height, making the GeminII S524 Version 2 adequate for small cases like the Haf Stacker 915F.

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Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review

Noctua is an Austrian company most commonly known to enthusiasts for making class leading silent cooling solutions which is not normally what we expect from a small cooler, as they are usually the opposite. The Noctua NH-L9x65 is a step forward in Noctua’s line of small profile coolers and thus it comes into this review with high remarks.

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Thermalright Macho Rev.B CPU Cooler Review

Thermalright Macho Rev.B CPU Cooler Review Thermalright looks to improve upon the ever-popular Macho series with the new Macho Revision B. This revision offers an offset design for better memory compatibility while sticking with a massive single tower. Offering fantastic performance for the price when compared to ultra high end solutions, it could very well …

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Deepcool Assassin II CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool Assassin II CPU Cooler Review The Deepcool GamerStorm Assassin II takes the already mammoth CPU cooler introduced back in 2013 and updates it with new fans for improved airflow without a great deal of added noise level. The Assassin II remains as beefy as ever with an asymmetric twin-tower heatsink that contributes to its …

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Scythe Mugen Max CPU Cooler Review

The Scythe Mugen Max is compatible with most modern desktop motherboards coming from both AMD and Intel with the exception of the AM1 platform, which you will most likely not need this cooler for. Included with the Mugen Max is a 140 mm Scythe GlideStream fan that has been adapted to have 120 mm hole spacing. Unfortunately it only comes with one and a second one of that same model can not be easily purchased inside the US, but we have managed to get one for our noise tests.

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Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review

If you are the type of person that prefers to buy products from experienced companies then you won’t be hard-pressed by the manufacturer of the product in this review. Scythe has been around since 2002, that is thirteen years that sets them as one of the oldest and most experienced companies in the DIY PC market. This week, they have allowed Benchmark Reviews to take a look at some of their latest high performance coolers and today the spotlight falls on the Scythe Ashura, a compact 120 mm cooler which Scythe claims will pass our tests with flying colors.

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Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

It is always great to hear about small companies making the headlines in the computer market, but we have seemed to miss a note here. Although Benchmark Reviews has been around long enough to review cooling solutions from most manufacturers in the market, this is the first time we look at a product from Cryorig; a company that has gotten a lot of momentum since it’s first release back in 2013. Today, we take a look at the Cryorig R1 Ultimate, Cryorig’s first attempt of impressing us with a product they claim is an accumulation of years of design and research.

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Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Announced

Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Announced

Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Announced Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the official successor of Ninja 3 Rev. B CPU Cooler. Ninja 4 comes with some major technical innovations, including the increased performance and reduction of overall weight by 180 grams. Wide range compatibility to the common sockets from AMD™ and Intel™ is assured, which …

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be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review be quiet! looks to take over the entry level cooler market with their new Pure Rock heatsink. Offering the exceptional build quality you know and love and a top-notch silent fan, it has the specifications and features you’d expect. Its relatively tame price just improves its value for …

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Corsair H100i GTX CPU Cooler Review

Corsair H100i GTX CPU Cooler Review A few months ago Corsair began refreshing its liquid cooling product range and we have looked at two of the models so far. Each was impressive for its market segment and today we find out if Corsair can continue on this trend. Welcome to our Corsair H100i GTX Review… …

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Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review Noctua, like always, continues to make its products with considerable thought and care. The NH-D9L fills a even greater gap than the NH-U9S, while still covering the basics by focus on the low performance stock coolers from both Intel and AMD and provides something that can dissipate a large volume …

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CRYORIG H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler Released

CRYORIG H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler Released

CRYORIG H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler Released Based on the acclaimed H5 Universal, CRYORIG has extended the successful Hive Fin™ based H series line with the CRYORIG H5 Ultimate. The H5 Ultimate features the same award winning features as the original H5 Universal, but with a larger XF140 140 mm fan and new jet-black heatsink covers. …

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Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review Noctua has once again made a product with considerable thought and care. The NH-U9S fills that gab between the low performance stock coolers from both Intel and AMD, and provides something that can dissipate a large volume of heat within small confinement. I often run into this problem when reviewing …

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CRYORIG H5 Universal CPU Cooler Review

CRYORIG H5 Universal CPU Cooler Review CRYORIG’s H5 Universal is an interesting design as it offers 90% of the R1 Universal’s surface area with a single 140 mm x 13 mm fan. While it may seem a bit silly to pair such a slim fan with a large heatsink, the results don’t lie. The H5 …

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DEEPCOOL ASSASSIN II CPU Cooler Announced

DEEPCOOL ASSASSIN II CPU Cooler Announced

DEEPCOOL ASSASSIN II CPU Cooler Announced After long period’s modifying, DEEPCOOL ASSASSIN II is finally here, bringing amazing FREE upgrades, compared with the first generation. ASSASSIN II retains key features of the first generation: Nickel-plated heatsink, 8 high-performance heatpipes and mirror finished copper base. Also technological upgrades have been put on the newest CPU cooler, …

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Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review With the NH-D9L, Noctua offers us a cooler with many strengths on paper: efficient, compact Mini-ITX compatible. Basically a top-flow disadvantage without a top-flow, such as memory or potentially blocked the airflow down. And the recipe is simple, since it is a dual 92mm ride! … at CowcotLand Related Items: Noctua …

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Raijintek Triton CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Triton CPU Cooler Review Raijintek might sound like a new player in the cooling game but from what they have shown so far, they are far from amateurs. With German design and Taiwanese production behind them, Raijintek offers a new balance of affordability and performance that rivals much larger and established companies. Seeing an …

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Scythe Kodati Rev. B CPU Cooler Introduced

Scythe Kodati Rev. B CPU Cooler Introduced

Scythe Kodati Rev. B CPU Cooler Introduced With Socket AM1 Support Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces a new revision of its Kodati CPU Cooler. Scythe is one of the first manufacturers to announce a special solution to the market for the socket AM1 (FS1b). Users have finally the chance to exchange the stock AM1 CPU …

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Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review A little while ago I mentioned in my review of the Noctua NH-D9L low profile dual tower cooler (which I found to be a reasonable product for its target market) that the manufacuter had updated its popular NH-U9B SE2 tower cooler with two new models as of November 12th, 2014. …

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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review Cooling capacity is dependent on air flow and the Ultimate has you covered. You have close to 300CFM of air at your command, so expect to notice the fans when you crank up the heat and with a cooler this size, a little fan noise just goes with …

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Thermalright Silver Arrow ITX CPU Cooler Review

Thermalright Silver Arrow ITX CPU Cooler Review Thermalright is shaking things up with the Silver Arrow ITX. It features a tweaked design that offers better compatibility with Mini-ITX motherboards, especially the ASUS ROG line. With solid performance, exceptional style, and near-silent operation, the Silver Arrow ITX manages to hold its own against the competition… at techPowerUp! …

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Phanteks PH-TC14S Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Review

Phanteks PH-TC14S Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Review CPU Coolers come in various shapes and sizes but these variants are not all done purely for performance reasons. For instance, since memory manufacturers continue to use unnecessarily tall heat spreaders on their modules, CPU cooler makers have begun designing heatsinks to maximize compatibility. Phanteks, specifically with their latest …

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