Tag Archive: CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler Review Continuing on from the Noctua NH-C14S review, we have another revision of another Noctua cooler. This time the flagship NH-D15 gets the treatment in the form of the NH-D15S. The Noctua NH-C14S is a really impressive cooler and a typical Noctua design, unusual but sublime in its execution… at HardwareSlave Related …

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be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler Review With Mini-ITX becoming ever more popular, the demand for low-profile heatsinks has exploded. Enter be quiet!’s Shadow Rock LP with a maximum height of just 75.4 mm. Its low-profile design allows it to fit where traditional tower coolers cannot… at techPowerUp! Related Items: be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 …

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Reeven Brontes CPU Cooler Review

Reeven Brontes CPU Cooler Review You cannot really judge how capable a CPU cooler is just by looking at it. If it well-made enough, even size can be deceptive which is good news for those who do not want the bulk of a tower style cooling solution and prefer to save some vertical space, although …

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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review In 2015 you need to be in the know about CPU coolers, there’s so many of them, you could get lost when choosing a good, compatible and cost effective product. Then add in the unsympathetic nature of the internet, and the trolling and flaming you will receive if you have …

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Deepcool Assassin II CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool Assassin II CPU Cooler Review The load temperatures for stock and overclock were excellent. That monster base and eight heat pipes give the Assassin II the ability to keep the heat down, and the spread between stock and overclocked load performance was a rather narrow four degrees Celsius. The overclocked load temp of 74 …

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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review The transformation of the NH-C14 to the NH-C14S was a very slight one. The tower simply needed to be shifted slight over, and at first glance the differences are nearly imperceptible. Thankfully the performance differences are imperceptible, as well, leaving you with simply a more compatible NH-C14. That said, the …

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be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler Review At first the sheer size of the upper dissipation fin array and stacked design of the Dark Rock TF gave me some reservations over how it would fit into a compact case, but after mounting I found it ended up sitting lower in my test case that …

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Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review Pint-sized and full of pep, the Noctua NH-L9x65 takes an already solid design and scales it up. Made with compatibility in mind, it keeps clear of memory and first expansion slot while offering a quieter alternative to stock coolers. With the quality you expect and the low noise output you …

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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review Noctua sent a very good looking CPU cooler- the NH-C14S. This is a C-type CPU cooler which has a top-down airflow design. The CPU cooler can accommodate up to 2x 140 x 140 x 25mm fans, but with a choice of a single fan, you can either mount it towards …

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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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