Cooling

Scythe Mugen 5 ARGB Plus Heatsink Review

Scythe comes in bringing yet another revision of its acclaimed Mugen 5 heatsink, the Mugen 5 ARGB Plus. This time the changes are mostly cosmetic in the form of an ARGB top cover and two ARGB Kaze Flex fans. However, this revision does use two fans instead of one, and the ARGB fans have a higher speed rating. So, there is potential for increased performance as well. Read More

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Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Heatsink Review

Scythe remains a household name in the air cooling segment of PC hardware due to their well-received heatsinks and fans over the years. Today, we have Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 which is a low profile cooler aimed at small form factor (SFF) builds and touts a “zero interference” claim for motherboard and RAM. Let’s see how well it holds up against a test bed full of tower heatsinks and all-in-one liquid coolers. Read More

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Scythe FUMA Rev. B Heatsink Review

Scythe has been around since 2002 manufacturing cooling parts such as heatsinks, fans, and accessories. So, they should be a familiar name to anyone that’s been building PCs in the last decade and a half. Today, we have Scythe’s FUMA Rev. B heatsink, a relatively small dual tower cooler that strives to increase compatibility over the larger, more traditional dual tower offering out there. The major change in this new revision of Scythe’s FUMA heatsink is that it now supports current CPU sockets from both Intel and AMD. Read More

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Thermalright Macho 120 SBM Review

The Thermalright Macho 120 SBM is the latest evolution of their Macho heatsink. It began its life as a passively cooled mass of fins. Then TR put a 140 mm fan in front of it. With the SBM heatsink, the Macho fin stack has shrunk a little bit, to 130 mm, and it uses a 120 mm fan to push air through its fins. Does the Thermalright Macho 120 SBM cool well? Is it all posturing, or can it keep your CPU cool? There is only one way to find out. Let’s do it! Read More

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NZXT Kraken X31 AIO Cooler Review

It seems like everyone is getting into the All-In-One CPU cooler business these days. Even the well-established case- and accessory-maker NZXT has gotten into the act, offering the Kraken line of CPU coolers. The Kraken lineup comes with room for one or two fans, at 120 mm and 140 mm. They always cool well in reviews. But the updated line promise to cool quietly as well. So let’s have a look at the X31, shall we? Read More

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Cryorig R1 Ultimate Heatsink Review

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. Read More

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Reeven Ouranos Heatsink Review

Reeven seems to be making quite a splash. They are offering arrange of fans, a range of heatsinks and a range of cases to us enthusiasts. In this review we will look at Reeven’s Ouranos, which is Greek for ‘the heavens’ or ‘celestial.’ Does this heatsink provide ‘celestial’ cooling? Let us investigate. Read More

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be quiet! Dark Rock TF Review

The firm known as be quiet! is on a roll. Today we are looking at a unique heatsink, one that has a pair of tandem fin stacks. But the fin stacks are set horizontally while the fan or fans blow downward, washing the motherboard and RAM with air. Wonder if it works? Let’s see! Read More

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be quiet! Pure Rock Review

The company known as be quiet! produces quite a range of products. Today we are looking at a cooler called the Pure Rock. It is a four-heatpipe heatsink, rated at 130 Watts. Now, that’s a lot of cooling for a four—heatpipe heatsink. Will it do that well? With only four heatpipes? Let’s find out. Read More