Today, ID Cooling announced its latest CPU air cooler, the SE-226-XT. The new cooler has two SKUs available. One for ARGB lovers and an all-black version for those anti-RGB consumers. ID Cooling claims up to 250 TDP cooling capabilities and includes mounting hardware for all modern mainstream platforms. Pricing is set at a very reasonable $39.99 for the black model and $44.99 for the ARGB version though availability will be dependant on your region. Here is ID Cooling’s press release.
Today, Noctua announced the addition of four new CPU coolers for Intel’s LGA4189 Xeon platform. The new coolers are designated NH-U14S DX-4189, NH-U12S DX-4189, NH-U9 DX-4189, and NH-D9 DX-4189 4U and provide a full range of options for compact work stations, rack servers, and full tower builds. Noctua also announced a mounting kit for adapting DX-3647 and TR4-SP3 series coolers to the LGA4189 CPUs. All of these products are said to be available at the Noctua online store and prices are either $29.90, $109.90, or $119.90 depending on the model you choose. For additional details please continue reading Noctua’s press release quoted below.
Be quiet! have introduced a flagship case designed to hold any system, be it air-cooled or water-cooled. The Pro version is the new launch. It has a piece of tempered glass in place of a standard side panel. It also contains LED strips to light up your system. It has highlight stripes in four colors – Black, Silver, Orange, and White. This is a big complex case. Is it all worth it? Let’s dig in and see!
Cryorig has an “ultimate” heatsink for us: the Cryorig R1 Ultimate. This heatsink is full of advanced technology, and it uses two 140 x 25 mm fans and tandem fin-stack towers. Ultimate, indeed. But does all of this give us the ultimate in cooling experience? Only one way to find out. We will explore the heck out of this heatsink.
Enermax introduces an inexpensive case, the COENUS. Where did they get that name? According to Wikipedia, “Coenus (in Greek Koῖνος; died 326 BC), a son of Polemocrates and son-in-law of Parmenion, was one of the ablest and most faithful generals of Alexander the Great in his eastern expedition.” With a warrior’s helmet in the logo, they were clearly referring to that kind of excellence. Is this case “one of the ablest?” Let us see.
Whether they are for HTPC’s or simply for taking up less room on the desktop, products designed for slim form factor cases are in high demand. CPU heatsinks for cases like this typically blow air down on the motherboard, cooling not only the CPU, but the various components on the motherboard as well. Noctua has responded with five down-blowing CPU heatsinks. This review will focus on the middle model, the Noctua NH-L12. As usual for Noctua heatsinks, it is designed for flexible fan mounting. The fans are controlled by your motherboard through silent PWM circuits.
After reviewing the H50 and H70 low cost liquid cooling solutions that Corsair is selling, I became curious about how well their other cooling solutions perform. Besides the above mentioned units, Corsair is also selling the A50 and A70 tower style heat sinks. The A50 seems to be budgeted at the lower end of the premium cooling scene and the A70 looks like it is being marketed more at the high end scene, in competition with the likes of Thermalright, Prolimatech and Noctua.
We have a GPU cooler here which has the “World’s First” moniker attached to its resumé, the Thermalright Shaman. The 8 heatpipes justify this moniker, and it has at least 2 more heatpipes than any other GPU air cooling solution out there. As time permitted over the past couple of weeks, I’ve used my GTX 460 1 GB to test the Shaman against Prolimatech’s MK-13 and eVGA’s “External Exhaust” stock cooler. Today, we take a closer look at the the heatsink itself and its performance.