Cooling

Alphacool Launches Rise Aurora 120mm PWM ARGB Fan

Today, Alphacool launched the Rise Aurora 120 mm PWM fan. This high-speed fan features a sleeve-bearing with a rated speed of 2500RPM capable of producing 118 m3h of airflow and 3.17 mm/H2O of static pressure. These impressive numbers do come at the cost of noise as the Rise Aurora 120 mm generates 31.5 dB(A) at its maximum speed. To help control the noise it is fitted with a PWM connector with 0% PWM functionality so your motherboard can tame this beast when its full power isn’t needed. Additionally, it features 20 addressable RGB LEDs to provide a beautiful array of lighting.  Currently available on the Alphacool website for $19.45 the Rise Aurora is bound to be a success. Here is the press release from Alphacool. Read More

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Cooling

Cooler Master Jetflo Fan Review

Cooler Master has brought to market their “Fourth Generation Bearing,” a bearing based on POM (polyoxymethylene). So far, they have built three fans with POM bearings. The second fan to use a POM bearing is the Jetflo, the very fan we will be reviewing here. The Jetflo has a number of features that make it an interesting fan indeed. In fact, the POM bearing is just the first of its features. So let us review them all, and put the fan through its paces. Read More

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Reviews

Gigabyte Luxo M30 Case Review

Recently I was looking for cases with a list price of $60-80 when I came across the Gigabyte Luxo M30. It had a list price of $66, but as a new case it was discounted to $53. The main picture showed a black left panel, but further pictures showed a large window on the right panel, and an inverted motherboard inside. The interior appeared to have tool-free 5.25” slots and four tool-free hard drive holders. This, I said to myself, I must see. And so, dear readers, we shall explore the Luxo M30 together. Read More

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Cooling

Enermax 120 mm APS Fan Review

In July, 2013, Enermax announced that they had updated their fans with new three-position “APS” switches, which allow a user to select one of three peak speeds. This, in essence, allows you to buy three fans in one. Today we will be looking at three of these fans: the T.B. Vegas Quad, the Cluster Advance, and the Everest Advance. Are these truly advanced fans? Are we really looking at nine fans masquerading as three? Let’s see. Read More