Items tagged with liquid cooling

You know how anytime they look at a computer in an old science-fiction film it's covered up in scrolling screens and blinkenlichten? Maybe the reason our computers today are festooned in RGB LEDs and secondary screens is because we all grew up with that in our brains. Staring at a beige (or black) box has never felt... Read more...
You might be rocking a sweet liquid cooling setup for your desktop PC, but can you say the same for your gaming laptop? While liquid cooling in some form or another is not entirely new in the laptop space (remember the ASUS ROG GX700?), XMG has taken the idea to another level with with its Neo 15 laptop, which comes... Read more...
According to MSI, it will be more important than ever to select the right cooler for Intel's new Alder Lake CPUs, and to make sure it is being mounted correctly. The reason? In short, the hotspots on different Alder Lake CPUs could be located in slightly different areas due to the hybrid makeup of the chip, and... Read more...
Alder Lake is almost here (we know, it feels like we've been saying that forever, but it's really true!), and at minimum, upgrading to a 12th Gen Intel Core processor also necessitates a new motherboard (Z690). You may also opt to jump on the DDR5 bandwagon, but what about your cooler? Some companies have announced... Read more...
AMD is tired of playing second fiddle to the competition and is making a spirited run for the performance crown, both in CPUs (Ryzen 5000 series, or Zen 3) and GPUs (Radeon RX 6000 series, or RDNA 2). At the very least, things are about to get very interesting. Coming along for the ride is EKWB, a stalwart in the... Read more...
Don't feel bad if you were not able to buy a GeForce RTX 3080 yesterday—a lot of people are in the same boat. The card is in high demand, and understandably so (it's a gaming monster). Eventually the stock situation will be resolved (fingers crossed, anyway), and when you do get one, EK has a new series of nifty water... Read more...
At this point, practically every person on the planet knows NVIDIA is getting ready to introduce a new round of graphics card for consumers, based on its Ampere GPU. The big day is presumably September 1, which is when NVIDIA will hold a GeForce Special Event. As we await, the liquid cooling folks at EK Water Blocks... Read more...
Liquid cooling systems provide many benefits and look fantastic, but they are not always accessible to gamers on a budget. The company EK is known for their water blocks and liquid cooling solutions, but they have recently branched out to include fully-built systems. EK showed off their line of fluid-gaming PCs at PAX... Read more...
Gigabyte is looking to take its cooling game to a new level. Having dabbled in air coolers, the company is launching a line of all-in-one liquid coolers with RGB lighting under the Aorus banner. These are the first Aorus AIO liquid coolers, and they will be available in three radiator sizes, including 360mm, 280mm... Read more...
We have been experimenting with AMD’s Ryzen 5 processors here at HotHardware and while they have already proven to be a great value, we wanted to explore some different mainstream cooling options to see what kind of additional goodness we could extract from the processors. All-in-one liquid coolers are not quite... Read more...
When it comes today's high-end processors and graphics cards, it's a well-known fact that cooling is crucial to maintaining performance and preventing your hardware from having a premature meltdown. In the case of modern chips, that cooling comes in the form of heatsinks or water-cooling blocks that are directly... Read more...
There are plenty of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards to choose from, assuming you're in the market for a top-shelf solution for high-end and/or 4K gaming. However, the field of contenders quickly begins to diminish when you weed out all of the air-cooled variants and limited your search to just liquid-cooled cards... Read more...
Colorful just threw down the gauntlet on outrageously large graphics cards with a GeForce GTX 1080 model that occupies four expansion slots. Yes, we said FOUR! It needs that much space because it is lugging a liquid cooling contraption on its back to keep things extra chilly. Users can optionally detach the liquid... Read more...
What’s faster than Visiontek’s new Radeon R9 290? Not the 290X, according to the graphics card maker. VisionTek used CES to formally launch the CryoVenom, a liquid-cooled R9 290 that can be user-overclocked for a speed boost of (according to VisionTek), up to 24%. The card’s one-year warranty covers... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show is over, but the product announcements keep rolling in. Among them is Corsair's introduction of a pair of big and burly Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers, the dual-fan H110 and single-fan H90, both with spacious radiators. "Many PC enthusiasts choose liquid cooling for its extreme cooling... Read more...
Corsair announced the Hydro Series H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers. These new coolers are redesigned versions of the popular H100 and H80 coolers. The new H100i and H80i models are designed to provide better cooling, quieter operation, easier installation, and Corsair Link digital control. The Hydro Series H100i and... 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... Read more...
A few months back, we examined the performance of four liquid coolers for the Sandy Bridge-E socket LGA 2011 platform: Corsair's H80 and H100, Maingear's Epic 180, and Intel's own reference cooler. Liquid coolers are popular with high-end OEMs and some enthusiasts, but they aren't cheap -- and there's a certain group... Read more...
A few months back, we examined the performance of four liquid coolers for the Sandy Bridge-E socket LGA 2011 platform: Corsair's H80 and H100, Maingear's Epic 180, and Intel's own reference cooler. Liquid coolers are popular with high-end OEMs and some enthusiasts, but they aren't cheap -- and there's a certain group of enthusiasts who aren't... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss AMD's hot new Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, HotHardware's Liquid Cooler Line-up with products from Intel, Corsair, and MainGear, the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Notebook, and... 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...
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...
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