Items tagged with cooling

Named for a mean-sounding deity, iBUYPOWER’s Erebus GT is the latest rig in the Erebus series and features a reduced size and reduced price without sacrificing features. Cooling is a major focus of the Erebus GT, with a top fill port, a reservoir that is accessible via the front panel, three radiators, and 13mm tubing capable of pumping... 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... Read more...
You know a computer case means business when it warrants naming an entire PC line after it, and that's what you have with Maingear's SHIFT chassis. Designed in conjunction with Silverstone, the SHIFT computer case is the centerpiece of not one, but two full blown system configurations featured at Maingear, including... 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... Read more...
Anyone who's opened a PC before knows it's quite common to find dust bunnies inside, even though dust and electronics don't exactly form a great duo. In an effort to help reduce the dust inside of one's case, Lian-Li is equipping all of its cases with easy-to-remove twist motion air filters. These washable air filters work with Lian Li and... Read more...
Corsair continues its wet and wild run into the world of liquid CPU cooling with the introduction of its new Hydro Series H40 and H70 CORE coolers. Both are supposedly easy to install and require zero maintenance, two big advantages self-contained liquid coolers have over the roll-your-own variety. Sitting on the... Read more...
Cool is never cold enough, now is it? Now when you're pushing your CPU to the brink of melting, anyway. ORIGIN PC has just introduced their new customizable liquid cooling Frostbyte and Cryogenic solutions, aiming to suit "any configuration." These newcomers are available now for the company's potent line of gaming... Read more...
It's true that heat is the enemy of all PC builders, but dust buildup is its dirty cousin, and neither are welcome guests. Prevent the latter from hanging around and you won't have to worry so much about the former, so long as your cooling scheme is up to par. To help prevent dust bunnies from finding a home in your... Read more...
Thermaltake today announced its new LifeCool Notebook Cooling Pad, and it takes but a single glance to conclude that laptop coolers have never looked so funky. That's okay as long as it works as advertised, and towards that end, Thermaltake promises the LifeCool will play nice with all notebooks between 10 inches to... Read more...
NZXT is taking its Tempest Chassis series to a new level with the announcement of the 410 and 410 Elite. Like their predecessors, these new chassis promise aggressive airflow to meet the needs of overclockers. There are two touch powered 120mm fans in the front of the case that feature removable filters. The cases... Read more...
Are there any fan aficionados in the crowd? Anyone? That's okay, because even if you don't fancy yourself a fanatical fan of, uh, fans, MSI makes some mighty interesting claims about its exclusive Propeller Blade technology that all cooling aficionados should read, which we suspect represents a much larger number. In a document explaining... Read more...
Asetek and cooling, two names that seem to always go together. Now, you can add a third: PNY. That company has teamed up with Asetek in order to "revolutionize" graphics card liquid cooling, with the goal to deliver liquid-cooled, high-end graphics cards that far outperform equivalent air cooled models graphically, thermally and acoustically.... Read more...
You don't want to be the one everybody points and laughs at for using a reference cooler on a high end graphics card, do you? Maybe that's a little melodramatic; realistically, reference coolers aren't all that bad. But if you dream of a cooler running GPU and faster clocks, third-party cooling solutions are the way... Read more...
A high-five is in order for Corsair for more than doubling the warranty period on its Hydra Series H60 CPU cooler from two years to five years, ensuring that there's at least one component you won't have to worry about for the life of your system (unless you keep your systems for more than five years, in which, it's... Read more...
Novel Concepts introduced a new heat sink that it is calling the “world’s thinnest air-cooled heat sink.” The new ThinSink is thinner than a credit card. It is capable of cooling 25 times more heat per cubic centimeter than today's best microprocessor heat sinks. ThinSink was designed to fit inside... Read more...
It's not quite as sophisticated or complex as some of the liquid cooling options we've seen lately, but there's still a monster market out there for standard case fans. NZXT knows a thing or two about the hardcore gaming PC sect, and they're introducing this week a new FS-200 LED fan lineup to provide powerful gusts with no noise. And in order... Read more...
Earlier in the week, Asetek showcased a prototype GPU cooler that did an excellent job of proving downright impressive. Now, Maingear is looking to do something similar. The company, which is best known for their pre-fab custom PCs, has teamed with CoolIT to engineer cooler, quieter and cheaper cooling systems for their desktops. The solution... 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... Read more...
MSI sure does seem infatuated with its Twin Frozr III cooling solution, which has been appearing on a number of the board maker's graphics cards. That's not a bad thing, considering MSI claims big temp reductions due in part to the cooler's propeller blade technology. The newest card to get the Twin Frozr III makeover... Read more...
There was a time when pre-built machines mostly shipped with stock cooling solutions. Some still do, but in the realm of boutique system builders, third-party coolers are now the norm, and in particular those by Asetek. Case in point, Velocity Micro just announced that it's equipping its Raptor Signature Edition build... Read more...
Antec announced its next-generation high-performance CPU cooler in the form of the Antec KÜHLER H2O 620. Antec worked together with Asetek to develop this easy-to-install liquid CPU cooling solution that claims to outperform stock CPU coolers up to 20 percent under full load. The Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 targets... Read more...
If you live in the northern part of the U.S., nature is doing the bulk of the cooling these days. But what about inside of your PC case? Unless you're funneling snow into there (safely, if that's even possible), the area in and around your CPU/GPU is probably still toasty. If you've been looking to overclock, but need some better cooling options... Read more...
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