Today, we are examining an air cooler from the Deepcool: an ASSASSIN IV. As the name would suggest, it’s a successor to the Assassin III, which we covered almost four years ago (time goes by quickly). Again, the main competitor is the “classic” Noctua NH-D15. Last time, it was more or less a draw. How will the fourth edition fare with an Austrian competitor?
Corsair has announced an updated line of liquid coolers, and we have the Corsair H170i Elite Capellix XT edition on our test bench to see how the most beefy triple-fan 420mm model performs. The kit comes equipped with an iCUE node commander, where you can connect RGB and all fans, plus a few extras.
Arctic (a german manufacturer) these days is mainly recognizable from their Liquid Freezer II, which we reviewed as a 280 non-RGB version, 240 ARGB, and 360 ARGB. Still, today, we are examining two air coolers from the Arctic: an A35/I35 A-RGB. Why two in one review? That’s mainly because each is dedicated to the CPU from a different producer. A35 is aimed at the AM5/AM4 platform, and the i35 is for Intel’s 1700, 1200, 1155, 1151, and 1150 sockets.
Corsair has announced an updated line of liquid coolers, and this time the Corsair H100i Elite 2022 edition is on our test bench to see how the most miniature dual-fan 240mm model performs. Corsair has outfitted the kit with their most acceptable AF 120 Elite series PWM fans, as well as a fan/RGB HUB and updated RGB. An external node commander is no longer needed.
We review Scythes new Mugen 5 Rev. C cooler. Rev.C. of the Mugen 5 Rev.C features a new Kaze Flex II 120 mm PWM fan but is based on the traditional Mugen 5 heatsink design with its most recognizable metal caps top cover. The cooler is now also compatible with Intel's LGA1700 socket, ideal for 12th Generation Core processors.
Today, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Alphacool; it’s an Eisbaer Aurora 360 HPE. We already had a chance to check its predecessor, the Eisbaer Aurora 360, back in 2020 (and it earned the “Recommended” award) and the Extreme Black edition of Eisbaer at the end of 2019 (and it was awarded the “Top Pick” badge). How will the new one perform?
Today, we are reviewing an air cooler from Deepcool; it’s an AK400. The AK400 is from the same family as the AK620 (a dual-tower cooler). The previous product of this type (air cooler) covered was the AS500, tested back at the end of 2020. It was so good (it earned the “Approved” award) that it stayed as a part of the chassis test suite. This time around, it’s also a single tower design cooler, with a four heat pipe tower layout, a unique matrix fin design, and a high-performance FDB fan that should provide excellent heat dissipation and low noise levels.
Today, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Asus; it’s a Ryujin II 360. According to Japanese mythology, Ryujin is the deity of the seas and oceans, quite a fitting name for a water cooler. The presented product is a second revision of a cooler that we’ve already had a chance to check (along with a Ryujo 240) – previously; it was named (just) Asus Ryujin 360 (but we also had an opportunity to test the 240 mm variant).