CPU Reviews and Things to Cool Them With

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As overclockers, we’re always looking for the hot new hardware that can help us squeeze out every ounce of performance from our systems.  Not only are we looking for what to use, but what not to use.  Here’s a quick roundup of some hardware reviews that should interest us all:

  • ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU Cooler Review@ Benchmark Reviews

    The aftermarket heatsink industry is very competitive, and manufacturers often release several product designs before finally scoring a win with enthusiasts and overclockers. The Megahalems was ProlimaTech’s first run at CPU-cooler’s, and a very sucessful one at that. Earning our Editor’s Choice Award and countless accolades from other websites, ProlimaTech has built high expectations with their follow-up products. The ProlimaTech Armageddon is one such cooling solution with a legacy to fill, and with six heatpipes and enough finsink area for two 140mm fans it seems a reasonable possability. Benchmark Reviews recently tested the ProlimaTech Armageddon heatsink in our Best CPU Cooler Performance series, on an overclocked Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor against several other top CPU coolers.

  • Best CPU Cooler Heatsink Performance@ Benchmark Reviews

    Overclockers demand only the best performance from their computer hardware, which is why the aftermarket heatsink industry is thriving with competition. Using both the overclocked 140W AMD Phenom-II X4-965 BE and six-core Gulftown Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processors, Benchmark Reviews tests several new thermal solutions for our Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010 article. Notable entries include the ProlimaTech Armageddon, Cogage Arrow, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Venomous-X, and Zalman CNPS10X-Performa.

  • 59 CPU Roundup @ iXBT Labs

    As we promised late in 2009, today we shall sum up test results obtained with our Test Method v4.0. Initially, we planned on publishing the article in mid-January, but then we decided to do it according to updates in manufacturers’ product series. January brought us nearly ten new processors which we added to this summary.

  • Zalman CNPS10X Flex Heatsink / Cooler Review @ Tweaknews

    The Zalman CNPS10X Flex follows a slightly different path than other CNPS10X models. when compared to other CNPS10X models, the fans are not included and the heatsink is now able to take full advantage of two fans. Now before you strike up in a chorus of boos and hissing about the lack of included fans, you have to realize that this is something the cooling community has been asking for.


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