Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/07/2013 10:47 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We test and review the Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige, a 240mm Liquid cooler that is performing nicely in a LCS kit that can actually be upgraded. Can it keep up with similar Asetek based products and their own Seidon series ? Let's find out!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/11/2013 10:37 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
We review the new Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 (Ghost White) Advanced chassis. And if you think it looks familiar, well it's because it is. The product we'll review today is the CM Storm Scout 2 'Advanced edition' aimed at you guys, the gamers. The new Scout 2 Advanced can be purchased in a Ghost White version which has has a predominantly white look with black inserts, we see a side window, and the side panels have been shaped differently as well. Inside again everything is white with black touches. Gorgeous really.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/21/2013 11:18 AM [ 32 comment(s) ]
In this review we test over a dozen CPU coolers, mainly heatpipe based. We'll test them on a Core i7 3770K, one of the more difficult to cool processors on the market. In this group test we'll use Scythe, Noctua, Coolink, Deepcool, Alpenfohn, Gelid and Cooler Master coolers. We'll test the more standard coolers, two low profile ones for HTPCs and some heavy duty heatpipe coolers targeted at the overclockers.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/02/2013 11:38 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new Cooler Master HAF XB mid tower chassis.The product is intended to be an easy to carry around chassis with but can also function as test-bench. Armed with rugged looks and a lot of features this might be a very interesting chassis to purchase. Have a peek at our full-blown review.
We review the new Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker full tower chassis. and if you think it looks familiar, well it's because it is. The product we'll review today is the CM Storm Stryker chassis aimed at you guys, the gamers. The product however has for 98% the DNA of the CM Storm Trooper, hence why you probably recognize it. Aside from the subtle hints towards Star Wars (Stryker/Trooper), there are distinct differences though. The new Stryker has a predominantly white look with black inserts, we see a side window, and the side panels have been shaped differently as well. Inside again everything is white with black touches.
We review the Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger mechanical keyboard. The Trigger as released under the CM Storm branding comes with a lot of features that should be appealing to you as a gamer. For example18K gold-plated ultra-low latency USB connectors, two integrated USB 2.0 ports through a HUB. The Trigger is also a mechanical keyboard, as such is has been equipped with Cherry Black switches. These keys have a long-lived, can withstand a good beating, the stuff you as a gamer like so much.
We review the Cooler Master Silencio 650. With silent PCs becoming more important Cooler Master started designing a new Silencio chassis that's totally up-to snuff with the 2012 standards, requirements and features -- and then some more as hey .. it's Cooler Master and they are know for creative ideas and solutions inside any chassis. As such the Silencio 650 as shown comes with cable routing, all black interior and an extra retaining hole, sound dampening materials but also a fan controller, and get this a dual boot HDD switch. Yep, you can now switch in-between two HDDs. We'll explain later though.
The 850W and 1000W versions are 80Plus Silver certified, while the other models stick to 80Plus Bronze. This is related to PSU efficiency, we'll explain that on the next page. Today we focus on the Kilowatt model priced at 169.90 EUR
HIS decided to jump on the bandwagon and releases a slightly customized R7750, it's named the HIS 7750 iCooler 1GB. As you can tell from the photo below the card is all customized, a nice blue PCB and a cooler, that though eats two slots, makes the cards virtually silent. Much much better then the reference AMD design really. The card remains 100% reference clocked though at a price of give or take 99 USD it might give it enough bite for a game or two in the lower resolutions.
Today we look at the new Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Black and White edition of the chassis. A new trend as of late is using a two tone colored chassis, black and white is a new trend. The new updated Advanced model has a few other tweaks as well, as next to the seductive black/white interior, additional capacity, superb cooling system and user-friendly design there is a new front panel as well, this time around with USB 3.0, of course.
We review the new Cooler Master Cosmos II. It is an Ultra tower, this chassis is 70cm in height -- almost 28". It has space for even the big XL-ATX motherboards, it comes with brushed aluminum side panels; unlock and swing them open like doors instead of panels. Yep, that Ultra vibe is already kicking in isn't it?
Cooler Master launched the new Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid PSU series. The end result ass such is enticing alright, a very nice power supply rates 80+ gold, that comes with a modular design and one big massive 12V rail, which we all like so very much. Carrying a 80+ Gold certification (90% efficiency at typical load) , being modular, with included fan controller and having good looks yeah the Silent Pro Hybrid promises to be an excellent product series.
Cooler Master went back to the drawing table and improved the Silencio 550 as shown today with better cable routing, all black interior and an extra retaining hole. Obviously there are many ways to get the noise levels down with good cooling solutions and silent fans. But an overlooked part of the PC is the chassis itself.
Gelid is a company that made a nice impression a year or two ago introducing themselves by releasing their first aftermarket CPU cooler, the 'Silent Spirit' cooler. After Gelid released that Silent Spirit and then Tranqillo CPU coolers it was time for a new model. Progress is made and anno Q4 2011 it's time to release their third consumer grade CPU cooler. Their latest creation comes in the form of a tower cooler called GX-7 -- aimed at gamers apparently.
Cooler Master just released within the CM STORM line of products the Sentinel ZERO-G, an updated version of the last generation product, that TBH I still use. The Sentinel ZERO-G offers everything its older brother already has, but is tweaked, optimized and comes with a few surprises. We again spot the cute little OLED screen, adjustable weight system, superduper link braided 2M chord, and upgrade to 128kb of memory and yeah, it is just a really nice upgrade to what was previously launched.
We take a peek at the CM Storm Enforcer, and as you might have guessed from the name, will be aimed at gamers. It will have its own USB 3.0 ports and a suitably complex outer design that is a little more in line with the fragmeisters amongst us. When you'll see the chassis the first time you'll notice resemblances to the CM HAF series, mixes it with features of the 690 II while featuring its own unique exterior design.
Today we peek at a new offering from Cooler Master, the Spawn mouse that falls into the CM Storm series. It's a mouse that fits guys like myself really well, big hands thus big mouse, good rubberized grip and not too much fuzz with LEDs and pro-active stuff. It does come fully programmable and the memory inside the mouse to save it in.
In the long line of Noctua CPU coolers they introduced another CPU cooler, tagged with the name NH-C14, the heatpipes bent in a C shape and armed with not one, but two Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans this product is bound to keep any CPU released to date nicely cooled and chilled.
We test and review the Thermalright HR-02 CPU cooler. Thermalright actually introduces this product as a passive CPU Cooler. The HR-02 is the second revision of the legacy Thermalright HR-01 cooler. We'll test it passively cooled yet we'll also pair it with Thermalright's TY-140 fan, a 1300 RPM fan that is silent, yet high performing. As stated, the results stunned me, this is really really good stuff.
We test and review the Scythe Ninja 3 CPU cooler. The new organization of the aluminum fins allows, in cooperation with the eight U-shaped copper heatpipes marketed as M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) guarantees high performance. This will get more clear in the photo-shoot though. According to Scythe is that translates into 7 per cent more heat removal compared to a cooler like the previous Ninja. The cooler is equipped with a 120mm-ventilator that can be regulated with the help of an included fan-controller in RPM from 470 to 1900 RPM with noise levels varying from 7 to 37dBA depending on your preference.
We test and review the Cooler Master V6 GT CPU cooler. This all new model comes with two fans and an advanced heatpipe design. Next to that, Cooler Master implemented a V-shaped heatpipe array and asymmetrical aluminum fins (which are densely stacked for optimal cooling). The V6 GT design provides 200W of cooling power, which should be enough for even the most enthusiastic PC lovahs, and definitely interesting to the Guru3D crowd.
DeepCool is devoted to Green & Eco protection offering professional high quality products with innovative design and first class manufacturing. One of their recently manufactured products is the catchy Killer Whale cooler, which was made to extend their Seven Seas domination throughout our Core i7 sockets too. Contrary to other heatsinks, this product doesnt look familiar nor is it common-shaped. Thus, I must admit that we are very excited to test this Killer Whale as to appraise its value. Fasten your seat belts, grab a couple of fishing rods and lets go for whale adventures coming straight at you.
We test and review the CM Storm Inferno mouse. A mouse obviously targeted at gamers, but Cooler Master diversified and refined it even a little more as it is a mouse targeted at MMO's. This gaming peripheral features a total of 11 buttons, nine of which are actually programmable, 128kb onboard memory, a Rapid Fire Tactical key and a Storm Tactics Multiplier key that gives access to 32 extra programmable outputs for macros, scripts and other unique commands. All that armed with a 4000 DPI twin laser sensor.