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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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Silverstone Argon AR01 Heatsink Review

Silverstone Argon AR01 Heatsink Review We’re throwing the new 200W Frostytech Mrk.III Intel LGA2011 test platform thermal test platform into the mix today! Silverstone’s Argon AR01 is constructed around three beefy 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base of the cooler. Putting the heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the …

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Cooler Master V8 GTS 140mm POM Heatsink CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master brings their decades of experience in retail and OEM cooling solutions to the CPU cooling market with the newly released V8 GTS heatsink, model RR-V8VC-16PR-R1. Sporting a horizontal vapor chamber and enhanced-life “POM” polyoxymethylene bearing 140mm fans and a car-engine motif similar to the previous generation V10, V8 and V6/GTS coolers, the V8 GTS promises to pack a lot of performance under the hood. Benchmark Reviews has a chance to see how the first retail horizontal vapor chamber heatsink will affect CPU cooling performance in testing the Cooler Master V8 GTS 140mm CPU cooler.

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Gelid Black Edition Heatsink Review

Gelid Black Edition Heatsink Review For adventurous computer enthusiasts seeking new and innovative heatsinks, Gelid’s ‘the Black Edition’ heatsink offers pretty good cooling performance with a modest noise output at stock fan speeds. Gelid’s ‘the Black Edition’ heatsink is compatible with Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs/APUs. Retail price is pegged at …

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SilverStone SST-AR03 CPU Cooler Heatsink Review

SilverStone may be known for their cooling, but not necessarily their CPU coolers. As a company, they’ve brought forward many innovations and unique, successful approaches to the ATX case standard with their AP series fans and rotated motherboard enclosures. It’s not that SilverStone is a stranger to CPU cooling – there were the Nitrogen special-application series before the new Argon series, as well as the Heligon high-performance line of heat-sinks. The Argon AR01, AR02, and AR03 are all designed to be more accessible alternatives for enthusiasts, with each model fulfilling a specific purpose. Sporting six 6mm direct-contact heatpipes and a 140mm wide tower-style heatsink assembly, the AR03 is the top option available in the Argon family with the most cooling capacity. Benchmark Reviews will have a chance to find out if the AR03 belongs at the top of the Argon family.

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SilverStone SST-AR01 CPU Cooler Heatsink Review

SilverStone may be known for their cooling, but not necessarily their CPU coolers. As a company, they’ve brought forward many innovations and unique, successful approaches to the ATX case standard with their AP series fans and rotated motherboard enclosures. It’s not that SilverStone is a stranger to CPU cooling – there were the Nitrogen special-application series before the new Argon series, as well as the Heligon high-performance line of heat-sinks. The Argon AR01, AR02, and AR03 are all designed to be more accessible alternatives for enthusiasts, with each model fulfilling a specific purpose. The SilverStone SST-AR01 is designed to be a price/performance leader in the market, and is the cooler that Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at today.

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GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review

GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review The Black Edition CPU Cooler from Gelid Solutions shows a large step in Gelid’s involvement with the hardware side of the CPU cooling market. The Gelid Black Edition is a full-on 160mm tall, 990g dual tower cooler using two 120mm fans, with very impressive looks and design. …

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