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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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BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review

BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review On the test bench today we have BeQuiet’s Dark Rock TF heatsink – a top-down dual tower heatsink which features a pair of BeQuiet SilentWings fans and stands 130mm tall. The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes which link a large primary aluminum fin …

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Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 Heatsink Review

Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe’s Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four …

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Reeven Hans RC-1205 Heatsink Review

Reeven Hans RC-1205 Heatsink Review In this review Frostytech will be testing the Reeven Hans (RC-1205) heatsink, a 151mm tall tower cooler built around the usual mix of heatpipes, aluminum fins and a weighty copper base. Reeven a relatively new Taiwanese thermal solutions brand, though judging by the box art and company address, it appears …

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BeQuiet Pure Rock Heatsink Review

BeQuiet Pure Rock Heatsink Review On the test bench today we have BeQuiet’s Pure Rock heatsink – a 155mm tall tower cooler built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and paired with one of BeQuiet’s ‘Pure Wings 2′ low noise 120mm fans… at¬†FrostyTech Related Items: BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Heatsink Review be quiet! Pure …

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Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Heatsink Review

Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Heatsink Review At first glance you probably won’t notice that Reeven’s Okeanos RC-1402 heatsink uses slightly different sized fans – a 120mm vaneaxial fan hanging off the front and a 140mm fan in between the two aluminum fin stacks. Using matched fans in a dual tower heatsink is always somewhat counter productive …

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Reeven Justice RC-1204 Heatsink Review

Reeven Justice RC-1204 Heatsink Review In this review Frostytech will be testing the Reeven Justice RC-1204 heatsink, a 162mm tall tower CPU cooler with a 125x100mm footprint. Weighing in at 930grams, the Justice RC-1204 comes with a single 120mm PWM fan that spins at 1500-300RPM and moves upwards of 82CFM according to manufacturer specs. Reeven …

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DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review

DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review The DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink is a fairly large CPU cooler, very much resembling a passive thermal solution on quick glance due to its boxy footprint and widely spaced aluminum fins. The heatsink isn’t a passive cooler though, its single fan is very much required to keep the …

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Coolermaster Hyper D92 Heatsink Review

Coolermaster Hyper D92 Heatsink Review The Coolermaster Hyper D92 is a moderately sized CPU cooler which stands 147mm tall and weighs 636 grams. The Hyper D92 ships with not a 120mm… or even 140mm fan, but rather a pair of 92mm fans that spin at 2800-800RPM. The fans move upwards of 15-55CFM according to manufacturer …

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Stock Upgrade: Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU Cooler

In this article Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the Cooler Master Hyper D92, and we will explore the new features and put it to the test. This article will be geared as more of an upgrade guide than a broad comparison to other CPU coolers currently on the market.

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Matching CPU to Heatsink Cooler

Back when I was given an opportunity to review SilverStone’s new Argon series of coolers, the system I was using at the time for testing CPU coolers was based on an AM3+ processor. The AR03 was recommended out of the two for my platform, due to it’s larger physical size than a Socket 1155 CPU – for which the smaller AR01 would be more appropriate.

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X2 Products Eclipse IV Heatsink Review

X2 Products Eclipse IV Heatsink Review Bearing close resemblance to the Prolimatech Megahalems Frostytech tested a few years back, the Eclipse IV heatsink is a bifurcated-tower cooler from heatsink manufacturer ‘X2 Products’ a brand offshoot of Spire Corp. The Eclipse IV heatsink is rated to a maximum cooling capacity of 220W by its makers and …

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Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink Review Weighing 1,320 grams with both fans installed, Noctua’s NH-D15 heatsink is big. It stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 151x161mm so prospective buyers will want to measure their case clearances first. It’s six heat pipes are soldered to the nickel plated copper base plate and aluminum cooling fins; overall …

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BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Heatsink Review

BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Heatsink Review In this review Frostytech will be testing BeQuiet’s newest low noise CPU cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 3 heatsink. The Dark Rock Pro 3 was announced last month at CES 2014 and best of all, it’s rated to 250W TDP! The Dark Rock Pro 3 is dual tower, …

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Scythe Ashura Shadow Heatsink Review

Scythe Ashura Shadow Heatsink Review The Scythe Ashura Shadow is a dark nickel plated version of the vanilla Ashura heatsink Scythe also has on the market. Structurally, there’s no difference between the two coolers, aside from the cosmetic metal coating. The Ashura Shadow heatsink stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 145x89mm so it …

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SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 Heatsink Review

SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 Heatsink Review The Fera2 HE1224 is a 154mm tall CPU cooler built around four 6mm diameter exposed copper heatpipes. The overall design is not unlike Deepcool’s Ice Wind Pro, so it will be interesting to see how the two compare. The Fera2 HE1224 stands 154mm tall, is 123mm wide and 72mm deep. …

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nPowerTek NPH-1366-140HC Heatsink Review

nPowerTek NPH-1366-140HC Heatsink Review The nPowerTek NPH-1366-140HC heatsink is intended for socket LGA1366 Intel processors up to 130W TDP. On the inside of the NPH-1366-140HC heatsink is a hollow copper heat column and surrounding this, a bog-standard bifurcated aluminum fin extrusion. The heat column functions essentially like a large heatpipe, you can see the inside …

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Noctua NH-U12S Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-U12S Heatsink Review For unyielding clearance issues Noctua has released the more modestly sized, 120mm fan equipped, NH-U12S tower heatsink which Frostytech is testing in this review. Standing 158mm tall with a footprint of 125x72mm, the Noctua NH-U12S heatsink ships with single NF-F12 PWM fan that rotates at 1500RPM. The NH-U12S is built much …

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Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review In this review Frostytech will be testing out Noctua’s NH-U14S heatsink, a 170mm tall thermal solution built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes and featuring one 140x150mm fan called the NF-A15 PWM. The Noctua-branded NF-A15 fan features all kinds of fancy attributes designed to decrease noise, increase airflow, lengthen bearing life and …

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Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink

Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you’ve never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so …

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Scythe Ashura Heatsink Review

Scythe Ashura Heatsink Review The cooler specialists Scythe offers lots of models with an attractive price – performance ratio. The Ashura could set the tone again in this regard. The price looks, compared to other tower coolers with 140 mm fan like the Noctua NH- U14s, ever interesting from. When the size of two main …

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Raijintek Ereboss Heatsink Review

Raijintek Ereboss Heatsink Review Take for example the Raijintek Ereboss heatsink Frostytech is testing in this review; the Ereboss is a big boxy cooler that stands 159mm tall and looks a little bit like a 4U HP server heatsink on steroids. Hyperbole aside, the Raijintek Ereboss heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes …

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Silverstone NT01-Pro Heatsink Review

Silverstone NT01-Pro Heatsink Review Silverstone’s NT01-Pro is a heatsink designed for small form factor cases or finicky situations where a standard tower heatsink just won’t fit. Really though, if you’ve got a SFF chassis, HTPC or a height restricted 4U rack mount case, the Silverstone NT01-Pro heatsink is going to be of particular interest. The …

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Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review

Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review Driving air through the heatsinks’ aluminum fins is a 92x25mm PWM fan which is held in place with rubber fan mounts. This is not a method we’re not particularly fond of, wire fan clips stand the test of time. The fan spins at 2400-1000RPM and draws power from a standard 4-pin …

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Raijintek Themis Heatsink Review

Raijintek Themis Heatsink Review Raijintek’s Themis heatsink stands 158mm tall and weighs 448 grams. It’s designed for Intel socket LGA2011/1366/115x/775 processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs – should any still be in existance. The heatsink design is your bog-standard, three-8mm-heatpipe-exposed-base-tower-cooler we’ve all seen countless times before. The 120mm PWM fan operates at 1800-1250RPM and moves …

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