Posts Tagged: heatsink

Noctua NH-C14S Review

Not all cases have room for a full tower heatsink. So, Noctua provides a blow-down variety with six heat pipes and a 140 mm fan. That was the NH-C14, and it is quite a cooler. So, what’s new? The NH-C14S (note the change in the model number), with the finstack moved over to make room for cards in the top PCIE slot. How well does this heatsink cool? Let’s find out. Read More

Arctic Accelero S3 Passive Graphics Card Cooler Review

Today, we get a chance to review an Arctic branded cooler, the Accelero S3 Passive. As the name states, this cooler does not come with any fans, so it would be dead silent. Arctic overcomes forced air movement cooling by using a large heatsink surface and heatpipes to get heat away from the core. Clearly, something like this isn’t made for high end GPUs, but something in the mid-range area it is said to handle without a worry. I strapped the unit on the recently reviewed MSI GTX 960 Gaming, a solid mid-range performer, to see how it does. Read on for more details! Read More

CoolClouds Announces a New Class of Heatsinks

CoolClouds, a US-based cooling company founded by a Georgia Tech professor and a former manager of a thermal research group at Intel Labs, wants to turn the world of PC cooling upside down. In Q1 2014, CoolClouds plans to begin production on its first consumer product, SuprCool PC. The cooler is aimed squarely at overclockers and gamers aiming for the very best thermal performance. They claim the hybrid water/air heatsink will be the first on the market to cool down 300w. Read More

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 Heatsink Review

be quiet! has recently been moving into the US market, and we have had the chance to check out both PSUs and heatsink from them. This time, we have another be quiet! heatsink to test out, the Shadow Rock 2. Let’s see how it compares to its siblings and the other heatsinks in the testbed. Read More

Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review

Noctua has recently released two new heatsinks into their U series, the NH-U12S (120 mm) and the NH-U14S (140 mm). We’ll be looking at the latter, which is the their top-of-the-line heatsink in the U series and its only superior in Noctua’s line-up would be the NH-D14. Read More

Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 GPU Heatsink Review

Arctic is one of the most well-known manufacturers of heatsinks for both graphics cards and processors, as well as a popular producer of thermal paste and case fans. In this review we will be looking at Arctic’s flagship air graphics heatsink, the Accelero Xtreme 7970. Read More

Noctua NH-L12 Heatsink Review

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. Read More

Thermalright AXP-100 Heatsink Review

Thermalright is one of the top names in PC cooling with a wide array of heatsinks to cool just about any component in a computer. Thermalright has recently released the AXP-100, which is designed for small form factor PCs, such as HTPCs and mini ITX systems. The AXP-100 will be pitted against a direct competitor, the Samuel 17 from Prolimatech, as well as a few larger heatsinks. Will the AXP-100 live up to the Thermalright name? Read More

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review

Last time around we took a look at be quiet!’s top-down heatsink, the Shadow Rock TopFlow, which performed well, but had a few clearance issues. The Dark Rock Pro 2 is the next heatsink to go through testing. This heatsink uses the large dual-tower design that has become popular as of late for its performance. So, let’s dig in and see what else be quiet! has to bring to the US market! Read More

be quiet! Shadow Rock TopFlow Review

If you haven’t heard of be quiet!, it’s a German, award-winning manufacturer that specializes in power supplies, CPU coolers, and fans. be quiet! will be making its way into the US market soon, and with that expansion comes product reviews to inform US consumers of their products and those products’ performance. First up is the Shadow Rock TopFlow, which is a top-down style CPU heatsink for all current sockets. Read More