Posts Tagged: air

EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Case Review

EVGA jumped into the chassis market recently with an ITX case dubbed the Hadron. They will have two versions of the case, one for air cooling and one for water cooling. We’ll be taking a look at the Hadron Air to see what EVGA is bringing to table for the growing ITX market. Read More

Thermalright AXP-100 Heatsink Review

Thermalright is one of the top names in PC cooling with a wide array of heatsinks to cool just about any component in a computer. Thermalright has recently released the AXP-100, which is designed for small form factor PCs, such as HTPCs and mini ITX systems. The AXP-100 will be pitted against a direct competitor, the Samuel 17 from Prolimatech, as well as a few larger heatsinks. Will the AXP-100 live up to the Thermalright name? Read More

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review

Last time around we took a look at be quiet!’s top-down heatsink, the Shadow Rock TopFlow, which performed well, but had a few clearance issues. The Dark Rock Pro 2 is the next heatsink to go through testing. This heatsink uses the large dual-tower design that has become popular as of late for its performance. So, let’s dig in and see what else be quiet! has to bring to the US market! Read More

be quiet! Shadow Rock TopFlow Review

If you haven’t heard of be quiet!, it’s a German, award-winning manufacturer that specializes in power supplies, CPU coolers, and fans. be quiet! will be making its way into the US market soon, and with that expansion comes product reviews to inform US consumers of their products and those products’ performance. First up is the Shadow Rock TopFlow, which is a top-down style CPU heatsink for all current sockets. Read More

Hotrod Heatsink: Faster Fans for the Noctua NH-D14

Let’s say you really want to overclock your CPU, and you want to cool it with air. You know that the Noctua NH-D14 is a very good heatsink, designed for quiet cooling; but you want more. Can you get better cooling from a D14? Let’s find out. Read More

Prolimatech Genesis Heatsink Review

Next on my heatsink test system is a relatively new offering from Prolimatech, the Genesis. Instead of the usual vertical single or double stack tower style heatsink you normally see on the market, Prolimatech took a different approach with this heatsink. We will be seeing if this unusual layout arrangement works well in cooling a modern system or if it’s more of a novelty item. Read More

DIY Fan Controller for PWM Fans

This neat fan controller project requires only a little time, expense, and commitment, and the circuit is relatively easy to build and very satisfying to use! Read More

65 Fans Tested on a Megahalems

The Megahalems comes with no fans of its own. You can choose your own fans, but what fans do you get? How well do they cool your system? How loud are they? When I decided I wanted to cool a 4GHz Core i7 860 with a Megahalems, I figured I would test a few fans and see how well they did. Needless to say, I sort of got carried away. I tested 65 fans in many configurations. Read all about it. Read More