G.Skill enters the CPU AIO cooler market with its announcement of the new ENKI series liquid coolers. Custom designed with a convex copper cold plate and high-density radiator, the ENKI coolers are engineered for extreme performance. The new ENKI will be available in 240 mm, 280 mm, and 360 mm sizes. Pricing has not been announced yet so be sure to watch for future articles about this development. Continue reading for G.Skill’s press release. Read More
When it comes to modern NVMe drives, heat actually becomes a real concern. Often times M.2 drives are buried under hot graphics cards, which tends to exacerbate the heat problem. To combat this growing concern for NVMe temperatures, and to stop the drives from thermal throttling, companies like Team Group are taking things to the next level. Their latest NVMe SSD release, the T-Force Cardea Liquid, features a liquid cooled heat sink. How can such a small device be liquid cooled? Follow along as we investigate this new drive and run it through a gambit of benchmark tests. Read More
It has been a long time since we reviewed a CPU block here at OCF. But that will have changed after today! Aqua Computer has released another CPU water block in its long running Cuplex series (started in 2001) named the Cuplex Kryos NEXT. This product aims to improve on the last generation Cuplex Kryos and and help keep Aqua Computer well placed in the market. Get comfortable in your chair and let’s see what the Cuplex Kryos NEXT has to offer! Read More
Expandability, replaceable G1/4 fittings, and a transparent reservoir are terms not usually associated with all-in-one CPU water cooling kits. Swiftech aims to change the way you think when considering an all-in-one cooler and provides all those options and more with their newly released H220-X CPU liquid cooling kit. The Swiftech H220-X has a lot of innovative and unique features your standard re-branded Asetek units just can’t match, and we’ll explore these feature in detail today. The Swiftech H220-X aims to provide extreme thermal performance at an almost inaudible noise level, so let’s find out how they did! Read More
STEIGER DYNAMICS, maker of some very nice looking home theater PCs, is introducing a limited edition free add-on to its existing line of custom built computers. The LEET Monochrome Limited Edition Gaming HTPC focuses on increasing the aesthetics of its already attractive product lines while packing serious computing power for the enthusiast gaming needs in the living room. Read More
Welcome back to the second part of our article on PC water coolant chemistry! If you have not already done so, please check out Part I for detailed information on some of water’s unique physical, thermal and chemical properties and the various types of water available for use in PC water-cooling systems. In Part II, we will take a closer look at the suitability of using pure water, discuss corrosion, summarize some of the many water additives that are available, and present several popular recipes for coolant mixtures.