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Reviews

Testing Heatsink Temperatures with the Tenma 72-7712 Data-Logging Dual Thermocouple

The 72-7712 Digital Thermometer from Tenma Test Equipment is a dual thermocouple meter with internal logging capability, USB output for saving logged data, and software up-link. This unit can become an integral part of a PC testing arsenal by allowing for isolation of case hot spots, heat sink testing, and LN2/Dry Ice work. The limitations start to change and the performance bar can be raised when you know where it is hot and where it is not. Read More

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CoolIT ECO A.L.C. Review

There’s a bit of a story behind me being so eager to review this unit, so bear with me for a minute. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a water cooling setup for a few years now. But every time I’ve come close to buying an expensive, high end water setup, I’ve realized how completely useless one would be for my purposes. Read More

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Thermalright Venomous X Review

Thermalright is a name that has been synonymous with enthusiast-level air cooling for quite a while now. Their venerable Ultra 120 Extreme (aka the TRUE) has won accolades and was once the favorite high end air cooler among overclockers worldwide. In recent times, the TRUE has fallen behind a little bit. While still one of the top air coolers, it’s not quite standing alone on the podium as it once was.

Thermalright aims to up their game with the recently released Venomous X, which we’re going to have a look at today. Read More

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Prolimatech MK-13 VGA cooler

Founded in 2008 in Taipei Taiwan, Prolimatech is one of the newest players in the heat-sink business. Their first entry into the extremely competitive heatsink market was the immensely successful Megahalems CPU cooler. Easily one of the best performing air coolers on the market, the Megahalems stole the hearts of enthusiasts around the globe with decent availability, a very reasonable price, and excellent fit and finish and quality control.

So, after the success of their first entry, I was naturally very curious to see what Prolimatech had up their sleeve next. Enter the MK-13 VGA cooler, a massive cooler utilizing six 6mm heat-pipes, and a fairly universal mounting mechanism. Does this cooler have what it takes to continue the legacy of its CPU mounted sibling? We shall see. Read More

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COGAGE TRUE Spirit LGA1366 Heatsink Review

I usually like to learn as much about a product I’m reviewing as possible before it even arrives. However, I wasn’t expecting this one, and didn’t really have time to do a ton of research. Since I’ve never done a heatsink review, I was pleasantly surprised when I was asked if I’d like to test this cooler. You may never have heard of Cogage. Neither had I when I received this product. As it turns out, it’s made by an extremely well-known company, who makes top-notch air cooling solutions. If the name of this heatsink doesn’t give it away, try to figure it out by looking at the pictures below. There are certain features that make the manufacturer a dead giveaway. Read More