Coolmaster released an all new heatpipe based cooler. Now when you look at it, you'll say seen that, been there and done that. See, the difference here is this actually is a high performing cooler that will make your (for example) AMD or Core 2 Duo E6600 processor go bonkers. Read article
Today we'll chat about an all German product, yet available everywhere. The company is BlackNoise; the product the Cool Scraper (rev 2.0) which we'll test with a variety of fans to see how silent and how performance effective this product is. With exceptional looks let's have a look at the Cool Scraper 120 revision 2.0 Read article
A new trend that started over the past two years is heatpipe based cooling. Several advantages directly come to mind as the principle is quite simple. You move heat towards another spot other than the source. That way you can get rid of that heat not directly away from that source, yet effectively can cool it down optimally on location B. This means less resources and effort is needed at the original point of heat. The less resources I'm talking about is a direct active form of heat dissipation e.g. loud fans. More cooling these days equals more noise, and don't we all hate it ? Read article
Posted by: George Panayiotou on: 10/23/2006 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Today we will be seeing a product that is aimed for the "normal" section of PC users that don't use water cooling to battle against heat and still rely on air cooling: the 3D Rocket II from Gigabyte. Read article
Today we'll be looking at Zalman's Reserator version 2, a completely redesigned and improved passive water-cooling kit that again will stun and amaze. Not only is the kit really sexy looking, I guarantee you it's cooling is even better as well. We'll be water-cooling a CPU and VGA card passively, meaning no fans are being used. The rest is handled by an inaudible pump and mother nature. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/02/2006 06:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Today's tested product is the Alphacool Cool Answer III 120 Compact. No external boxes, no difficult installation procedure, you mount a waterblock on the processor, mount the Cool Answer III unit, connect it towards a Molex connector and you are good to go bro ...it's even pre-filled with coolant and everything. For 159 EUR it's too good to be true you say ? Well, let's find out .. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/26/2006 06:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Targeted at the mainstream consumer Corsair now offers a complete easy to install and most of all relatively cheap water-cooling kit that can draw a lot of wattage/heat from your processor (or optional GPU). The paramount feature is that this kit is "all" about the external cooling unit that you can place anywhere, a small external box that harbors the radiator, pump and water reservoir all in one. With a MSRP of $159 this kit just became extremely interesting for the mainstream users out there. Read article
Posted by: George Panayiotou on: 12/09/2005 08:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
With computers getting faster and faster, the overheating problem is getting more and more common among computer users that dont know how to use or simply can't afford exotic cooling and are still using the basic air cooling approach.
Some companies are trying to give a solution to their cooling needs. Some by making performance CPU heat sinks and others by making devices to throw that hot air outside the case. Read article
Zalman last year released their reserator 1, a passive cooled water-cooling kit. Recently they released the Reserator 1 Plus package .. pretty much the same stuff, yet with new designed water blocks to get more heat from that precious gear of ours. Passively cooled you ask? Yeah, no fans are involved. No fans people, that means no noise .. yay ! The Zalman Reserator 1 Plus is a fanless water cooling system.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/26/2005 06:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Water-cooling .. So like 5 out of ten of you will now go like .. huh ... water-cooling. Dude, I didn't know Corsair sells that. Well they do, and guess what ? It's pretty impressive too. The fine folks over at Corsair offers it under the label "Cool" which pretty much covers what it does now doesn't it ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/13/2005 06:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Aquapark my friends offer a kit called the AquaBox. This is a passively water cooling cooling kit with everything you need. Interesting ? of course it is. let's talk a little about cooling and then startup a big photo session on everything that we did with this kit as it isn't just about cooling, it's also about aesthetics, you'll get UV reactive peripherals, UV reactive water, and a blacklight to make it all light up like a Christmas tree. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2005 08:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
These Pentium 4 CPUs these days are getting rather hot. Why not watercool it ? The kit we received from Asetek is pretty much their best kit. It's called the KT12AT-L30/220V/Dual Radiator Socket LGA755 kit, a CPU/VGA/Chipset kit. We opted the version with thick 1/2" tubing for optimal flow. Next to that the kit has the heavy Hydor L30-II included, a pump that can push 1200 liters of water per hour. Read article
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/02/2005 08:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
As a lot of people hate to do heavy case modding to place that huge radiator into a PC case and so on. With that in mind the Taiwan based guys from Evercool released version 202 of a very innovative watercooling kit. The kit is a self-contained water-cooling setup that should offer efficient cooling with very low noise. Read article