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Tuniq Tower 120 Cooler Review

It is not often I get intimidated by a piece of hardware, but the sheer size of the Tuniq Tower 120 CPU fan/cooler made me wonder if it would fit my case and motherboard. Read my review to see how I got it installed and how it performed compared to a old stock AMD64 cooler. INTRODUCTION Does anyone actually remember back in the days when you could run a CPU without any cooling? If I recall correctly, the first 486SX PC I bought, an IBM PS1,...

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Cooler Master Spawn Mouse

The Cooler Master Spawn is an affordable and vibrant gaming mouse for those who want a good gaming tool in their hands. Introduction When one thinks about Cooler Master, the first thing that comes into mind is cases, power supplies, and cooling accessories. Recently, however, Cooler Master has been venturing into the peripheral market for gaming enthusiasts. Many other companies have begun to add peripherals to their product lineup as well. In...

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Dynatron R25 1U & Up Server CPU Cooler for LGA2011

  Closer Look When looking at cooling solutions all too often we forget that besides the big names there are many solutions out there that never see the pages of many popular enthusiasts media or even get any coverage really at all. Especially when considering that besides the enthusiasts and gamer communities which we cater to there are many more uses for systems which go unnoticed every day yet life as we know it would halt shoudl these...

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Cooler Master Storm Mouse Pad

  Does that new mouse you bought have some issues with tracking? Well maybe you need to run it on a new surface. Today we have Cooler Master’s take on the age old mouse pad.   introduction I am sure that many of you have been in the position where you get your new mouse home, and it’s just not as good as you expected. Well it may not be all the mouse’s fault. One commonly overlooked peripheral “helper” is...

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Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2

One of the hotest running video cards on the market today is undoubtably the champion is the 4870X2 video card. Does Artic Cooling have what it takes to cool this video card? INTRODUCTION We all known Artic Cooling for years now, not just because they have some of the quietest GPU coolers on the planet, but for their uncanny ability to incorporate a stylish design with great cooling capacity. When anyone is looking for a GPU cooler to help...

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Thermalright SI-128 CPU Cooler

  Built upon the SI-120 model, the new and improved SI-128 boasts tightly gapped fins for more surface area with longer and wider wingspan. In addition, the huge 8mm multiple heatpipes permit even more efficient heat transfer to the aluminum fins. The SI-128 offers a more robust aluminum fin group, which is perfectly designed to support a 120mm fan mounted onto the top of the unit for maximum cooling performance.   Introduction:...

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Jetart JACSG1 North Bridge Cooler

  Computer enthusiasts are demanding more from their computers systems then what they receive from the manufacturer. Often times, settings will be tweaked and hardware may be over-clocked so that more performance may be squeezed from the system. When more performance is demanded, it usually brings increased heat with it. This is where the aftermarket industry has really catered to the computer enthusiast. Thanks to Jetart, system builders...

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StarTech HDDPRO Hard Disk Cooler Review

So, you think a hard disk cooler is overkill? Think again. If you are running a simple file server or if you have mission-critical data sitting on a hard disk at home, you may want the extra peace of mind that this simple but effective device has to offer. Introduction Did you hear that noise? You probably did, but you were so accustomed to the sound that you didn’t even think to pay attention. Those clicks and whirs emanating from your...

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Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset

Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset The Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset is an over-ear headset with an inline soundcard and virtual 7.1 surround sound as well as Bass FX technology. Cooler Master decided to get on the RGB bandwagon with this design and the logo on the headset is RGB and adjustable through the inline controls or the included MasterPulse Pro Software AP. The headset utilizes a 44mm driver for rich full tones ranging from...

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SilenX IXG-80HA2 & IXG-3F2

The IXG-80HA2 GPU cooler and the IXG-3F2 fans from SilenX are an evil combination. But does it have what it takes to cool our video cards? INTRODUCTION With video cards not only getting bigger and faster, they are requiring a lot more power to run them. And with them using more volts and having more capabilities, it is only natural for them to run hotter. Video card manufacturers usually only use the bare minimum on cooling solutions for the...

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Titan G4T Magic Pad Notebook Cooler

The Titan G4T Magic Pad is a laptop cooler that is capable of expanding up to 17 inches yet accommodate a 14 inch Laptop all in the same compact lightweight cooler. INTRODUCTION Laptops can heat up pretty quickly when sitting on your lap. They can quickly become uncomfortable from the heat generated from the various subsystems, graphics chips and processor chugging away during extended usage. The discomfort of a warm laptop isn’t the...

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Kingwin XT-1264

Kingwin has come up with another good replacement of the nasty stock coolers that AMD and Intel uses for there CPU’s. Lets take a sneak peek at the XT-1264 CPU cooler. INTRODUCTION We all know Kingwin for having quality products at an affordable price. They are also one of the pioneers in designing a Direct Heat Pipe CPU coolers. When I first heard of that Kingwin had a new CPU cooler, I had to jump on the chance of testing one of there...

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Cooler Master Musketeer — System Dynamics Detector

With the Musketeer, CoolerMaster has released a visually attracitve and very useful system monitoring device. The Musketeer is designed to display the fan voltage, audio sound pressure and the temperature of the positioned thermal sensor. It’s a very interesting product. Check the article for more info. Introduction Cooler Master has been making top quality PC components, including enclosures, CPU heatsinks and accessories, for many...

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Akasa Freedom Force

  There are many reasons to pick up an after market GPU cooler. Your card may be running hot, or you may just want to overclock a little more. Whatever the reason Akasa has a solution that is compatible with many of today’s popular GPU’s.   Introduction One of the best ways to lengthen the life a video card is with an aftermarket GPU cooler. Consumers have the option of going to liquid cooling, but many average people...

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Thermalright T-Rad 2

  With GPU’s constantly getting hotter and hotter, a aftermarket heat sink is becoming more needed. Thermalright has stepped up to the plate this time to deliver what looks to be a outstanding aftermarket GPU cooler.   INTRODUCTION With GPU’s getting hotter and hotter, it is starting to be impossible to overclock a graphics card with a stock heat sink. This is where Thermalright comes in. They have designed what looks to...

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Noctua Low Profile Heatsinks: NH-L9a and NH-L9I

Noctua is well-known for providing some of the biggest and most efficient air-coolers among enthusiasts and overclockers. Their latest cooler, the NH-L9 series, is designed to meet the demand for the growing market of the small form factor PC with its extreme small foot-print and low 37mm height. Today, we have both the NH-L9i (for Intel) and the NH-L9a (for AMD) here today. Let’s find out more about these coolers. Introduction There is...

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Arctic Accelero Xtreme 5970

  The Arctic Accelero Xtreme 5970 is a great option for users whose cards are running to hot, but do not wish to hassle with liquid cooling systems.   introduction Anyone with an ATI 5970 knows by now that the card can begin to run very hot if it is not properly ventilated. This heat will only be compounded if the card is overclocked. Even for users running their cards at stock clocks, a very long gaming session can leave the card...

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MACS MA-7131-A Triumph Deluxe

The MACS MA-7131-A Triumph Deluxe is big, heavy, noisy and expensive. But it is also a top class cooler that will give you even more headroom if you want to overclock your AM2 CPU. INTRODUCTION There are many types of computer users. The large majority buy their computer to play some simple games, maybe do their finances on and keep in touch with loved ones in another country over email. These users don’t care much about how cool their CPU is...

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Arctic Cooling Accelero TWIN TURBO

When we think of cooling our video cards, we often ignore this part of our computer components, thinking the stock cooler is sufficient enough to keep the core cool enough for everyday use. Arctic Cooling has come up with a very good alternative cooler for our video cards, The Accelero Twin Turbo. Let’s check out how well this VGA cooler did. INTRODUCTION The video card is one of the most overlooked pieces of our computer components when...

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Noctua NH-U12P SE1366

  The NH-U12P was considered one of the best, if not the best CPU cooler up to this point. Will it fare as well on Intel’s new LGA1366 socket CPU’s?   INTRODUCTION The NH-U12P has been considered one of the best, if not the best air CPU cooler. It is truly a master of engineering, with no detail overlooked in the design process. The cooler was built with, not only quality in mind, but price also. The price is easliy...

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GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Rev 2.0

Looking for an enthusiast gaming and overclocking board? Look no further than the GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard. With latest technologies including SATA 3 and USB 3.0, and high quality components, it is definitely one of the top motherboards on the market. Introduction – Gigabyte X58A-uD7 As one of the world’s leading motherboard producers, GIGABYTE’s main focus in the motherboard industry is staying up to date with the...

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ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card Review

The GTX 770 has already proven to be a awesome performer and now with the ASUS version we get a custom cooler and PCB. Let’s see what this has to offer over the already impressive reference model. Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 ASUS always adds its own special spin to Nvidia model cards and in many cases it includes a custom PCB or cooling solution. Today’s card has both, with a full custom DIGI+ VRM, as well as a full custom DirectCU II...

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Post Computex 2011 – Part 1

Computex 2011 just finished and we are ready to show off some of the latest products coming out this year. In this article we’ll take a look at Thermaltake, Noctua, ZOTAC, Zalman and Silverstone. Post Computex 2011 – Part 1 Computex 2011 just wrapped up a successful 5 day run, and we were back in Taiwan again to bring you news of some of the latest products hitting the market this year. There is a lot to look at and we’re...

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Thermalright HR-03 GTX (On GTX275)

  Do you feel your GTX275 is running too hot? Me too, that is why today we have a Thermalright HR-03 GTX. It is not specifically for the 275, but we can make it fit.   introduction If you feel that your new GTX275 is running too hot then you are not alone. I also can not stand to see that temperature gauge go well into the 80’s. If you are sick of these temperatures (like me), then you will be glad to hear there is a solution....

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ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II OC

ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II OC ASUS with its top end DirectCU II cards always has its special spin and tweaks to the GPUs they create. and today we have the newest on the uber high end with the GTX 780 based model which comes packed with a full custom design, cooler and components to allow for top level performance. The GK110 Kepler Architecture When it comes to the GPU the GK110 was originally employed on powerhouse server based processing...

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Revoltec VGA Graphic Freezer Pro

The Revoltec VGA Graphic Freezer Pro is a cheap but capable VGA cooler than not only will keep your video card cool but also make your system less noisy, especially when compared to an ATI or NVIDIA reference cooler. INTRODUCTION With the increasing power of video cards comes an increased need for good cooling. The stock cooling you find on both NVIDIA and ATI video cards do keep the video cards cool but often at the expense of a higher than...

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Titan Fenrir

Titan recently released the Titan Fenrir CPU cooler it’s another in a long line of very successful tower cooler designs. Will the Fenrir be able to tame the core i7 965? INTRODUCTION If you’re sitting on a monster CPU you know the importance of keeping it nice and cool. Most overclockers and high end users know about aftermarket CPU coolers. Unfortunately, a large percentage of end users never give it a second thought. We’ve...

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Intel Core i7 2600K (Sandy Bridge) & DP67BG Motherboard

  The new 32nm Sandy Bridge Intel processor microarchitecture hits stores today with exceptional performance and a lower thermal output that previous Quad-Core CPUs couldn’t achieve.   Intel Core i7 2600K with Intel DP67BG Motherboard Processor/Motherboard Overview After much nail-biting, the Sandy Bridge processors have arrived, and we can finally reveal the performance info that everyone has been anxiously awaiting since last...

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Thermaltake SpinQ VT

Thermaltake has released a new version of their SpinQ cooler, the SpinQ VT. The original SpinQ was a horizontal design. The SpinQ VT is a vertical (Tower) design. Introduction Thermaltake has been in the CPU cooler game since just about as long as CPU coolers began to aftermarket. They tend to have a lot of non-standard coolers that feature as much style and flair as they do performance. The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is the successor to the popular...

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CoolIT ECO A.L.C.

  When you don’t feel like going with a full blown liquid system, but want something a little better than air cooling your options are limited. Today we have the ECO A.L.C. which hopes to be one of the best built in liquid system for an affordable place.   Introduction Lately there has been a fad of releasing no maintenance liquid systems. This cooling solution provides better cooling than your standard air cooler, but ditches...

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Thermaltake Frio OCK

The Thermaltake Frio OCK might not be a quiet cooler at full fan speeds, but it is currently the most powerful air cooler available for the overclocking enthusiasts! Introduction “Hail to the King!” appears to be the Thermaltake message when they dropped this cooler on the market. We knew we had to give it a try as we have had the original Frio and were very impressed. We also had Prolimatech’s Megahalems,...

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Coolink Silentator

  To say we’re extremely impressed with the Coolink Silentator would be a vast understatement. The Silentator is not the best air cooler currently available on the market, we personally know of two or three that would beat it but only by 2° or so. I personally would gladly sacrifice those 2° any day for the quiet operation this cooler brings to the table.   INTRODUCTION If you decide to purchase a high performance system using...

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Thermaltake SpinQ

The Thermaltake SpinQ is a new CPU cooler that features a fan inside the cpu cooler itself, it’s not so much designed for overclocking as it is for that modded look. INTRODUCTION CPU coolers – nobody really likes to think about them much. They just sit on top the CPU and keep it from frying. Most end users are happy with the cooler that came with the CPU and have little realization that the Stock CPU cooler really won’t do...

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Thermaltake Big Typ 14 Pro

Thermaltake has been in the CPU cooler business for as long as we can remember and produces some very interesting designs. We’re looking at the Big Typ 14 Pro with it’s 140mm fan. INTRODUCTION There are a lot of new and exciting CPU coolers hitting the market recently and Thermaltake isn’t a company to let others have all the glory. They’ve recently released the SpinQ and Big Typ 14 Pro. Both are innovative but aimed at...

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SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 7770 GHz EDITION OC Video Card

The SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 7770 GHz Edition OC Video Card is SAPPHIRES latest offering in the AMD Radeon HD 7770 line-up of graphics cards. The Vaper-X HD 7770 GHz Edition OC uses a vapor design air cooler with two fans to provide a quiet and cool gaming environment over the standard AMD reference design. Introduction A few days ago we have reviewed XFX’s Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition factory overclocked video card. The XFX R7750 Black...

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Coolink Silentator

  While third party heat sinks keep getting more and more expensive, many of our wallets become smaller and smaller. Coolink hopes to save us money while giving us great performance.   INTRODUCTION With the economic crisis hitting many of us, it is very hard to find a valid reason for a total system upgrade. What many of us don’t think about first is maybe you can pull a little bit more performance out of your old machine. You...

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OCZ Vendetta 2

  What happens when you want great performance from a CPU cooler without breaking the bank? You look for alternatives! The OCZ Vendetta 2 is the perfect starting point for your quest.   Introduction For many of us, the economic hard ships are knocking at out door. Chances are you are trying to make your computer last another year till you get your big raise. The perfect way to do this is do a bit of overclocking on your CPU. You...

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Intel i7 980x (Extreme)

The long awaited desktop Hex core i7 980x is in hand, benchmarks humming along faster than ever, and the 6 core 12 thread beast is dropping jaws all around. Introduction With the Intel Core i7 980x in hand benchmarks have been humming along. Strictly business gaming sessions (that’s our story), photo editing, and general computing have been eye popping. Some things have been flying by so fast that we had to re-check them just to make...

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Thermalright AXP-140

I have no problem recommending the Thermalright AXP-140 to anyone looking for a high quality performance low noise cooling solution for their HTPC or for that matter their Lan rig. Introduction With Home Theater PC’s (HTPC) becoming more and more popular everyday and with more and more companies offering specialty low profile chassis designed to fit into today’s modern living rooms, it’s extremely hard to find a performance low profile heat...

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ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP

  ASUS continues its premier GPU offerings of the Nvidia lineup with the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP edition. This is no joke as we just finished testing the 680 version of this card and the performance was downright exceptional. The 670 is the 680’s not-so-little brother so lets take a look at how this card matches up.   Introduction – ASUS GeForce GTX670 DirectCU II TOP The ASUS TX 670 DirectCU II is a custom-PCB...

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