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Long-time enthusiast will remember the Corsair Hydro H50. It was one of the first closed-loop water coolers on the market and it changed the game. Though the H50 was popular at the time of its release, it was a bit of a head-scratcher, because its performance and installation weren't ideal. Consumers bought it up though, and AIO water coolers were off and running. That was Corsair's first entry into the market, however, and things have gotten considerably better since. It seems as if each new AIO liquid-cooler released by Corsair has improved on their original designs, so much so that closed loop coolers are performing at levels approaching much more expensive custom water cooling loops. In the... Read more...
AMD made a number of platform and processor related announcements a few weeks back at the Consumer Electronics Show, but we already have some additional updates from the team to share with you today. At CES, the company revealed the upcoming A10-7890K APU, as well as its plans to move all next-gen processors to a single socket, dubbed socket AM4, and the new Wraith cooler. You can check out our initial coverage of the announcements right here.As it turns out, AMD wasn’t done making announcements just yet. Today we’ve got news of some more new APUs, processors, fansink coolers, motherboard updates, and we’ve gotten our hands on an AMD Wraith cooler for some in-house testing.The first bit... Read more...
Corsair announced a new version of its Hydro Series H60 liquid CPU cooler as well as the new Hydro Series H55 liquid CPU cooler. The Hydro Series H60 features a new cold plate and manifold design. It also uses larger diameter tubing to increase the coolant flow rate. This cooler makes use of new composite rubber tubing, thereby providing for easier installation while still retaining low evaporation rates. The Hydro Series H60 also features a new magnetic mounting bracket that is designed to make it easy to select the correct motherboard socket format. The new H60 comes with a 120mm fan based on the Air Series SP120. This fan features a motor that has been tuned for high torque, ensuring high... Read more...
Over the last few years, we've seen an increasing number of liquid coolers positioned as high-end alternatives to traditional heatsink+fan combinations. This has been particularly true in the boutique market, where a number of manufacturers now offer liquid coolers in one form or another. Corsair has a full line of liquid coolers; we've reviewed the company's H80 and H100 here and compared them to Intel's own liquid cooling solution as well as an ultra-high end model Maingear sent over. This last entry is specifically designed for integration into the company's systems rather than as an aftermarket purchase, but it's an interesting data point to have in the charts nonetheless. Intel's LGA2011... Read more...
Over the last few years, we've seen an increasing number of liquid coolers positioned as high-end alternatives to traditional heatsink+fan combinations. This has been particularly true in the boutique market, where a number of manufacturers now offer liquid coolers in one form or another. The kits we're looking at today are a far cry from the water coolers enthusiasts have been building for years. DIY water coolers typically involve separate reservoirs and external pumps. The systems we've tested contain significantly less fluid and use small pumps directly integrated into the cooling block. Integrated all-in-one kits may not offer the theoretical performance of a high-end home-built system,... Read more...
Looking to piece together a new PC? You'll need some power. NZXT has just issued their HALE82 PSU series, complete with 80+ Bronze Certification operating with high efficiency:  at 20%, 50%, and 100% loads, efficiencies are 82%, 85%, and 82% respectively. It's equipped with a 120mm two-ball bearing fan, high quality 100% Japanese solid state capacitors, and a simple, understated black design. They're priced between $109.99 (650W) and $139.99 (850W).  Lineup of PSUs boasts 80+ bronze certification, premium components, modular design, advanced safety, and whisper quiet operation El Monte, CA – November 29, 2011 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide,... Read more...
Noctua is a high-end Austrian company with a decided focus on the upper-end of air cooling—the company's cheapest heatsink/fan combo is the NH-U9B for $59, while other coolers run as high as $86. Considering that one can buy lower-end water cooled rigs for $59.99, that's definitely rareified air the company's fans are blowing. Perhaps in recognition of that fact, Noctua is offering its customers that rarest of rare gifts—a free upgrade. Anyone who owns a Noctua cooler dating back to 2005 and who upgrades to one if Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors will receive a mounting conversion kit, free of charge. "We feel that product quality and service quality should always go hand... Read more...
When it comes to enhancing PC performance, no tweak or mod is too small to consider. Asetek is well-known for their dabbling in liquid cooling, and the company announced earlier in the year that they would soon be releasing a CPU cooler. Now, they've assembled a video to showcase the liquid cooled PNY XLR8 GTX prototype, and it's looking mighty impressive. You may wonder if your GPU needs a cooler; if that's you, it probably doesn't. But if you're the kind of person who can't stop overclocking, well, you know you're already licking your chops. Have a look at the video if you're okay with a tease -- the latest still shows this on track for shipment "later this year" at an undisclosed price.... Read more...
Remember the WaterChill cooler brand from Asetek? It's back! The line may have vanished in recent years, but at the CeBIT trade show in Germany, Asetek has re-released it. We're guessing that hardware overclocking fans just missed the range of products, and now an ultra-extreme liquid CPU cooler is being launched in the WaterChill line. It's the WaterChill 2011C, and highlights include a low profile pump with third-generation coldplate technology and advanced liquid temperature fan control, coupled with a massive 240mm x 120mm radiator and four 120mm PWM fans. The 2011C also includes the company’s newly-enhanced ChillControl performance monitoring, cooling control software. These new chillers... Read more...
Not everyone gets into the consumer electronics business to make friends, but Antec and Asetek have put their rival instincts aside for the betterment of both companies. Asetek just recently celebrated the shipment of their 500,000 sealed liquid cooler, and now they're going to be issuing yet another new product, but with the help of a company that's fairly well known in the PSU/case/peripheral space. Both Antec and Asetek have jointly announced a new partnership, with the pair working together on the new KÜHLER H2O series. This is slated to be a flagship product, and one that is designed to operate quietly and with "zero maintenance." The first model in the series, the KÜHLER H2O 620,... Read more...
CeBIT is just starting to heat up in Germany, but Corsair has a mind to keep things on ice. Aside from launching a new USB 2.0 thumb drive, the accessory maker has also introduced the Corsair Cooling Air Series A70 and A50 CPU coolers, with the former designed for those "looking to squeeze every last megahertz of performance out of their high-end Intel and AMD processors, without sacrificing low noise levels." The A50 line, on the other hand, is more for those who have yet to really jump on the overclocking bandwagon, or as Corsair puts it, it's designed for "PC builders and hobbyists who want to upgrade from the stock Intel and AMD coolers."The Air Series A70 utilizes four direct-contact 8mm... Read more...
Stuck with a notebook that could easily double as a frying pan after an hour or so of use? Unable to use it without heavy duty pants or a suitable pillow on your lap? Never fear, as NZXT is here to save your poor legs from getting scalded. As more and more companies shove higher-end components into smaller enclosures, waste heat buildup is becoming commonplace. In turn, more notebooks are emitting more heat than ever before, and it's our own legs paying the price. The Cryo S High Performance Notebook Cooler is aimed to give laps the world over some relief, providing ample cooling for notebooks that run just left of "molton hot." The device itself is constructed from thick, brushed aluminum and... Read more...
How cold can you get your PC? It seems like enthusiasts and overclockers constantly find new and creative ways to cool down the heat producing parts of their computer. We've already brought you coverage of liquid helium and liquid nitrogen being used to achieve sub-zero temperatures in order to achieve huge overclocking results. But using these methods doesn't provide a 24/7 solution that people can use without having to fill a pot every few minutes. Phase change, thermoelectric cooling, and watercooling attract a larger audience since they require little maintenance after initial setup, but they carry a hefty price tag. Still, exotic cooling enthusiasts want more variety with new designs and... Read more...
I just had an unexpected package arrive at the door. In it was one of Kingston's brand new HyperX memory cooling fans.Like most other memory coolers, the HyperX Fan mounts to the retention clips on either side of the RAM slots on a motherboard. It has two blue-lighted, 60mm fans that blow air down on the DIMMs that reside in the slots below.       Kingston's HyperX Fan   The entire assembly is very light-weight and according to Kingston the fans generate little noise--somewhere in the neighborhood of 28db (maximum). Anyway, we thought you'd like to check out some pics of the unit to close out the week. We've also got a video of the HyperX fan in-action below if you'd... Read more...
If you snap up Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D chassis, cooling is likely not going to be a big concern. For everyone else, the aforementioned company's Hydro Series H50 CPU cooler just might come in handy. Working in conjunction with ASEtek, who knows a thing or two about liquid cooling, Corsair has developed an easy-to-install CPU cooling solution that outperforms stock CPU coolers by more than 30%.Utilizing a copper CPU cooling plate and integrated pump connected to a 120mm radiator and high-efficiency, low-noise fan, the Hydro Series H50 delivers better-than-average cooling for higher overclocking performance and greater stability; very much unlike traditional liquid-cooling solutions, the... Read more...
In our little spin around the block with the Core i7, we used the Thermalright Ultra-120 to keep thermals in check with our Core i7 Extreme 965 processor, all the way up to a lofty 4.1GHz overclock.  Asus just announced a chunk of aluminum and copper that might rival the Thermalright beast as well.  Here's the skinny...  Exclusive Twin-pillared Design for Ultimate Overclocking Fun  ASUS Triton 88 CPU Cooler Supports Latest LGA1366 Chipset Socket for Top-of-the-line Overclocking Performance Taipei, Taiwan, December 23, 2008 – To keep up with the latest trends in processor technologies, ASUS has been constantly launching powerful CPU coolers to cater... Read more...
Thermaltake today announced their new CPU cooler, SpinQ received CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award as officially announced earlier on CES website. Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press, SpinQ was commented as an outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products: “SpinQ CPU cooler takes the traditional design of a CPU cooler to a whole new level by incorporating an ingenious rotating tooling method to achieve the never-before-seen swirl outlook.” CES Innovations Award is a widely renowned consumer technology awards program since 1976. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils the Gladiator and Gladiator Max CPU Coolers, Designed for the Latest High Performance Processors Sunnyvale, CA—September 11, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Gladiator and Gladiator Max, the latest CPU cooler line designed for supreme thermal management and efficiency. Combining a distinctive stacked fin array, heat-pipe direct touch (HDT) design, and a large low-noise fan, the Gladiator series is built to take on the cooling challenges of today’s most powerful processors and ensure your system functions at its peak.“The new Gladiator coolers... Read more...
Even in the age of green computing and lower power 45nm silicon manufacturing technologies, thermal management, specifically heat mitigation, continues to be a challenge .   Maybe you're a dyed-in-the-wool overclocker or perhaps a silent computing buff that wants things whisper-quiet. Then again, even the average "Joe Sixpack" could probably appreciate how unobtrusive a computer can be and that, as savvy HH readers know, can only be achieved through robust, elegant cooling solutions.  In that vein and out of the Kingdom of Denmark comes Danamics with the LM10, the world's first commercially available liquid metal-based CPU heatsink.  What's that... Read more...
It's not very often that we see innovation in a PC chassis.  Of course, just about every other component in a typical PC is enhanced or somehow improved on a regular basis, but chassis haven't really changed all that much in the last few years.  Aesthetically they have gotten more pleasing and diverse, new materials are being used, and there have been some acoustic improvements mostly due to the use of larger, low-RPM fans.  However, take away the fans and fascias and underneath most chassis are pretty similar.  In fact, it's not uncommon for the same chassis to be sold as numerous different models, just with different bezels on the front.The folks at Cooler Master thouggh... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who likes to jump right down to the news, we're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate Cooler Master's innovative COSMOS S chassis.  Like the original COSMOS, the new S variant has what appear to be bar-like handles along both sides of its top and bottom edges.  And its general shape is reminiscent of the original COSMOS as well.  The COSMOS S, however, has a new titanium and glossy black finish that really stands out and its inputs and ventilation scheme are all somewhat different.  Click the link below and check it out...Cooler Master COSMOS S Chassis... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Addresses Ultra Efficient Cooling with the Introduction the Vendetta 2 Designed for Today’s High Performance Processors Sunnyvale, CA—March 11, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Vendetta 2, an efficient new CPU cooler with a powerful 120mm fan design for maximum performance. Utilizing a distinctive stacked fin design and trend-setting heat-pipe direct touch (HDT) design combined with a large low-noise fan, the Vendetta 2 is built to solve the cooling challenges of today’s most powerful processors. Engineered to aggressively handle the heat produced... Read more...
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