We test and review the HAF-X from Cooler Master. The HAF X rears its head marketed as the most powerful HAF (High Air Flow) chassis to date. An enthusiast targeted chassis that will keep your expensive components cooled down well, with a very user-friendly but extremely aesthetically pleasing design. To date each HAF and any HAF series chassis has proven to be extremely gratifying, has rugged looks and offers plenty of space for your hardware. This new model is even compatible with USB 3.0 devices. You'll notice in the review that the chassis comes with dedicated support and cooling for graphic cards, excellent airflow with the help of up to four gargantuan fans.
We test and review the Cooler Master Silent Pro GOLD 600 Watt power supply. PSU's these day's are trendy, good looking, preferably has a modular cable design, silent, very safe to use. The latest trend .. green, the quest for highly efficient power supplies. ill we be impressed by this 80+ Gold certified power supply? Well, let's find out and head onward to the actual review, next page please. Read article
We test and review the Palit GeForce GTX 470 Dual Fan. As such, many NVIDIA board partners went on a quest to find better 3rd party solutions. A handful of the AIB/AIC partners managed to put some interesting stuff on the table. Palit was amongst the first to say it out loud and proud; "we have a custom cooling solution for the GeForce GTX 470." Will it be good? Will it be able to handle the heat levels and keep noise under control? I mean, Palit has put a heatpipe based cooling solution on top of the GTX 470 with two active fans.
Zalman recently released their VF3000 series graphics card coolers for both (VF3000A) ATI's latest 4000/5000 series graphics cards and the VF3000N cooler for the GeForce GTX 260,275,280 and 285.So what we'll do today is that we'll take a nifty beefy BFG GeForce GTX 285. To spice things up a little we took the pre-overclocked OCX model, which is their highest clocked version available on the market.
So if you are gutsy enough to strip down the graphics card to the bare PCB and then mount this cooler, then you can achieve temperatures that are much lower than say the roughly 80 degrees C temps we get from this card normally. Read article
We test the HIS Radeon HD 5850 iCooler V Turbo edition which features a custom-designed cooler that's improved from the iCooler solution HIS used one on previous generation graphics cards (last generation Radeon HD 4890). The card itself then, while the non-Turbo variants use reference AMD clock speeds of 725 MHz core and 4000 MHz memory, the Turbo model we test today, ups that number to 765 MHz and 4500 MHz respectively, brings a little more stamina to the product. The HIS R5850 V iCooler Turbo features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and great monitor connectivity. You will have two DVI-D, and one HDMI and DisplayPort connector at your disposal. As added bonus HIS released a special SKU that comes with a full copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well. Read article
We test the HIS 5870 V iCooler Turbo. The HIS Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo edition features a custom-designed cooler that's improved from the iCooler IV HIS, you perhaps can remember they used on some graphics (last generation Radeon HD 4890). The card itself then, while the non-Turbo variants use reference AMD clock speeds of 850 MHz core and 1200 MHz memory, the Turbo model we test today up that number to 875 MHz and 1225 MHz, respectively bring a little more kapoooow to the product. The HIS R5870 V iCooler Turbo features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and great monitor connectivity. You will have two DVI-D, and one HDMI and DisplayPort connector at your disposal. As added bonus HIS released a special SKU that comes with a full copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well. Read article
Here we test the CM 690 II Advanced Case. The new version enhances the original CM 690 striking features with a seductive all-black interior, additional capacity, superb cooling system and user-friendly design. And though looks can deceive, the Cooler Master CM 690 II indeed does very similar to the original, make no mistake internally there have been a good number of changes. The original CM 690 was the building block of something better and they improved on it.
The HAF 922 with it's near identical name and setup resembles a lot to it's bigger brother the HAF 932. The 922 however is a mid-tower while the 932 is a full tower. Don't expect the 922 to be a "dried up" version of the 932 though; it actually offers some improvements, especially when it comes to cable management. The HAF 922 is a good blend of a nice design, yet comes with pretty wicked yet silent cooling and then all the little extra's like decent cable management, removable drive trays for your HDDs, tool less insertion of say a DVD-RW drive and what we like to see very much, something as simple as an opening in the motherboard back tray so you can swap out a CPU cooer backplate without the need of an invasive procedure to remove the entire motherboard. It's what Cooler Master does well, the HAF meets the requirements in ease of use and design at an affordable price. Read article
Cooler Master designed the Cooler Master LAB Test Bench v1.0. It's what has been missing here at the lab alright, a nice looking, easy to use chassis where we can pop on and off hardware components, it makes motherboard, cooler and RAM testing really easy. And as simple as this product is, we really like it. And rest assured we'll be using it with pretty much any future motherboard review. It's not a suitable product for everybody, but if it applies to you we can wholeheartedly recommend it. Read article
Yes, it's finally available on the market. Cooler Master have launched their Sentinel Advance mouse, yeah the one with the cute little OLED screen inside. It's funky, it's new, it's slightly refreshing. The coolest thing has to be the fact that Cooler Master integrated a little OLED screen inside the mouse... and that certainly is a first. So without further ado, let's fire up this review and check out what CoolerMaster has in store for us with the Sentinel Advance mouse.
The collaboration of Asetek and Corsair resulted in a product called the Hydro Series H50, a liquid CPU cooler. A simple to install all-in-one kit that has good looks, decent performance, is not noisy... and remains affordable. This kit is 100% enclosed, doing away with the need for refilling or messy coolants being a danger to your computer's internal parts.
Today another new cooler sees the light, Well new ... It's actually the Hyper 212 cooler we reviewed a long time ago that is being updated. The updated 212 is now called the Hyper 212 Plus and it will be Cooler Masters first of many LGA1156 and LGA1156/1366 compatible coolers to come. Again we spot DHT as in Direct contact heat-pipes, dual fan cooling options and new PWM fans are now included into this cooler design. Overall, it has become a new cooler completely, but is it any good ?
We test the new CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 CPU cooler. Though the cooler will not be high-end performance wise, it can still manage the latest Core 2 Duo and Quad processors really well, and sure, overclocked as well. This new TX3 also supports the upcoming Core i5 processors from Intel based on Socket LGA 1156. Typically this would not be a massively interesting release of course, however... with a sales price of only 14.95 EUR/USD let's face it... the dynamic certainly changes for the better. Read article
Cooling is a pretty hot topic, and as such we'll be testing the latest CPU cooler from Titan. The Titan Fenrir is another mainstream heatpipe based cooler and a pretty reasonable one also, 17dBA operation, 160W thermal load, universal socket support, PWM function, four 8mm heat pipes, and a 12cm fan. Oy not bad .. let's check it out to see where it stands in terms of price versus performance. Read article
Though the new Hyper N520 CPU Cooler is in all respects in the basis a heatpipe cooler like many others, it is unique. You'll spot a lot of aluminum convection fins mounted to no less than 5 6mm copper heatpipes. To top that off Cooler Master engineered the product with not one but two 92mm cooling fans in mind. This way they could keep the CPU cooler design a little smaller, yet create a lot of airflow. The end result is pretty interesting looking and performing end product, though not the most silent model it cools quite well and is tagged with a very decent price. Read article
A test on the CoolerMaster Aquagate MAX. This system is designed to be used inside your computer case for a completely self-contained system. If you are looking for a liquid cooling system to use for your performance computer the Cooler Master Aquagate Max may be just what you need.
Dual 1200mm radiator, excellent looking reservoir and 400 liter/h pump, nice thick tubing and a very glossy water-block. A very interesting fact is .. it's not very expensive. Read article
The unit submitted is the Artic Cooling Freezer Xtreme, which can cool the latest AMD and Intel processors. Something changed on the design though, as they did something pretty radical. They shaped this four heatpipe based product in an "U" form and then placed the ventilator right smack down in the middle. It's but interesting none-the-less. The new Freezer Xtreme will feature an unique twin tower design and it will be able to achieve a stunning 160W of cooling capacity. Read article
Recently Gelid silently introduced their thermal paste and silent design fan, a couple of weeks ago they however launched their Gelid Silent Spirit, as you can guess a heatpipe based cooling solution which we'll put to the test. Read article
Today we review five heatpipe based coolers from Noctua, CoolerMaster Z600, Tuniq, OCZ Vendetta 2, Coolink. Over the past month or six several new heatpipe based coolers where introduced onto the market. And I already can disclose this .. not one single cooler was doing a below average result. So for this test I decided to go a little more extreme. We'll crank up the usual system requirements a notch by using a fairly high-end PC as we take a Core 2 Duo Q6600 Quad Core processor and then overclock it to 3600 MHz to see how well these coolers still do. Read article
CoolerMaster today introduced a new PC case/chassis updated from their Cosmos line of products. This unit is based on a standard Cosmos 1000 with some attention-grabbing new modifications targeted at the high-end and enthusiast consumer with a diminutive amount of money to spare. It's huge, it's profound, it's impressive, it's striking and it's called the Cosmos S; with the S for Sport. Read article
The Accelero Xtreme features with 5 heatpipes, 107 fins and 3 power managed fans. The design has been improved for optimized air flow design obviously to cool effectively, which according to Arctic is up to 240 Watt heat dissipation; that's quite a lot. They claim to can dramatically bring down the heat from GPU at least 20ºC lower than the stock cooler. Well .. let's slap a Radeon 2900 XT on it and see how well it does the job then. Read article
Now this review was delayed a little, yet a couple of weeks ago OCZ launched a heatpipe based cooler called the Vendetta. We have done a lot of heatpipe CPU cooling reviews already and quite frankly the market is a little saturated .. yet in this price-range, OCZ might have a little success in their hands ... Read article
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
So the CoolIT FreeZone is not a 100% water-cooling system as you and I know. Unlike most similar products, the Freezone doesn't use a radiator. Instead, it uses its proprietary Chiller module which simply are the TECs or peltiers elements to chill the liquid coolant. By doing so it provides far greater thermal efficiency. 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