Reviews

9.0
Date: Jun 28th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-U14S

The NH-U14S from Noctua continues their well-known tradition of exceptional quality. Offering low noise levels and exceptional cooling performance, the NH-U14S looks to give the competition a serious beating.

9.2
Date: Jun 2nd 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-U12S

Noctua seems to have a mantra of silence, quality, and excellent support, and this mantra is enjoyed by enthusiasts the world over. Today, we put this mantra to the test again as we review their latest cooler the NH-U12S. This single tower design offers ultra low noise levels and 100% RAM compatibility.

9.1
Date: May 31st 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Silverstone Argon AR03

Silverstone has expanded their portfolio of CPU coolers with the all new Argon series AR03 cooler. Featuring a blue and white fan and six heatpipes, this traditional tower cooler serves up exceptional cooling performance with solid acoustics.

8.6
Date: May 15th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Phanteks PH-TC12DX

Phanteks seeks to beat the heat with the PH-TC12DX. Comprised of two fin stacks, each made up of 49 anodized aluminum cooling fins, and paired with a nickel-plated copper base and heatpipes, This U-type cooler might just have what it takes.

9.5
Date: May 7th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Phanteks PH-TC14PE

The Phanteks PH-TC14PE is a behemoth of a CPU cooler that looks ready to maul the competition. This anodized aluminum and nickle-plated copper beast has twin cooling towers and five 8 mm heatpipes. Are the giant towers and fleshed-out pipes enough to deliver top tier performance?

8.8
Date: Apr 26th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Silverstone Heligon Series HE01

Silverstone's Heligon series HE01 is a truly monstrous and unique cooler. The insane 140 mm x 38 mm 171 CFM fan really serves up some big air flair. Will the Heligon HE01 deliver blistering performance or is its big fan just for show?

9.0
Date: Apr 17th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
GELID Solutions The Black Edition

GELID Solutions are experts when it comes to keeping components cool. Their Black Edition CPU cooler looks to make its mark with impressive cooling performance and ultra-low noise levels.

9.0
Date: Apr 5th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Corsair Hydro Series H110

Corsair's new Hydro Series H110 is a monster of a cooler with its 280 mm radiator, but is bigger always better? It is time to put the H110 to the test and see what all the hype is about.

8.5
Date: Mar 25th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Cooler Master Seidon 120XL

In a crowded market where everyone is releasing all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, is Cooler Master's Seidon 120XL different enough to distinguish itself from the competition? The low price point of $89 is certainly enough to attract attention.

8.8
Date: Mar 12th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-L12

With more and more of today's CPU coolers getting ever larger, Noctua has released the NH-L12. This small, versatile, low-profile cooler gets put to the test as we find out just what it offers today's PC enthusiasts.

8.0
Date: Feb 18th 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Coolink Corator DS LGA2011

The Coolink Corator is a competitively priced cooler for Intel's LGA2011 socket. Not only pricing is good, but it also provides decent cooling performance at relatively low noise levels.

8.7
Date: Jan 31st 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Corsair Hydro Series H90

Corsair is once again expanding their lineup of CPU cooling solutions. This time with the Hydro Series H90, pairing good cooling and low noise levels up in one attractive package. At less than $100 it is also priced competitively to go head-to-head with high-end air coolers.

9.2
Date: Apr 22nd 2011
Author: btarunr
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-C14

Currently tower-type coolers are known offer the best cooling performance, so it surprised us a bit to see a new top-flow CPU cooler from Noctua. We were even more surprised by the performance delivered which is better than any other cooler we tested before, including tower-type models.

8.0
Date: Mar 28th 2011
Author: btarunr
In: CPU Coolers
EVERCOOL HPK-1002EA

Evercool sent us a cute little heatsink to toy around with. But as we unpacked it, the low-profile HPK-1002EA heatsink looked bigger than we imagined. We strapped it on to our LGA1366 test-bed right away. Do small-sized "LGA1366 compatible" heatsinks cut it?

9.5
Date: Feb 15th 2011
Author: btarunr
In: CPU Coolers
Zaward Vapor 120

Zaward drew inspiration from the golf ball to enhance air-flow using a "heatsink breathing design", as well as heat dissipation with its Vapor 120 CPU cooler. In the process, it came up with a rather slim-looking 120 mm tower-type heatsink. Will Zaward's golf ball-inspired CPU cooler click?

8.8
Date: Dec 22nd 2010
Author: btarunr
In: CPU Coolers
Akasa Venom

Akasa made an attempt to spice up product design by giving one of its latest CPU coolers a mean toxic-yellow color scheme, backed by a well-equipped heatsink design. Can the Akasa Venom strike a sweet-spot between looks and performance?

7.9
Date: Dec 20th 2010
Author: btarunr
In: CPU Coolers
Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

Zalman and its unique fin-ring type heatsinks ruled the roost once upon a time, but things changed with the advent of tower-type coolers. Zalman continued to innovate with a redesigned CNPS9900 MAX, even after going tower-design with the CNPS 10 series. Exactly what made Zalman go back to its traditional design?

9.0
Date: Dec 10th 2010
Author: btarunr
In: CPU Coolers
Xigmatek Aegir SD128264

Xigmatek makes sure each new product has a little something new to look out for, often these turn out to be as revolutionary as the "Heatpipe Direct Touch" (HDT) itself. With the Aegir SD128264, Xigmatek claims to have taken HDT to the next level (quite literally), and added a second level of heatpipes that draw heat from the CPU. Will this innovation bear fruit?

8.8
Date: Sep 23rd 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: CPU Coolers
Cooler Master V6GT

Falling next in line in the footsteps of its predecessors such as the V8 and V10 coolers, the V6GT aims high to be the cooler everyone wants. With unique features such as "tilted asymmetrical fin design", "DynaLoop bearing technology" and unique "Double-V" heat-pipe setup will the V6GT live up to its expectations?

9.4
Date: Jul 26th 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: CPU Coolers
Thermaltake Frio

Its been over a year since Thermaltake came out with their last CPU cooler offering. The Frio is their first dual fan cooler targeted at cooling high performance multi-core processors with high heat output. The Frio incorporates some very promising new features, will they offer any significant benefit?

9.0
Date: Jun 14th 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-U9B SE2

Noctua has taken their NH-U9B cooler, which already offers great performance, added a second 92 mm fan and upgraded its mounting kit. Noise levels are still at a minimum and push the envelope in silent high performance cooling for modern processors. Today we see if these improvements have made the NH-U9B SE2 even more worthy of your hard earned cash.

9.2
Date: May 18th 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-C12P SE14

Noctua has taken the high performance NH-C12P, which already offers excellent performance, and added a 140 mm fan. Noise level are still at a minimum and push the envelope in silent high performance cooling for modern processors. They all say size matters - let's see if that holds true with the NH-C12P SE14 as well.

9.6
Date: Apr 1st 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-D14

Noctua is well known for their line of excellent CPU coolers and silent fans. With the ever growing heat levels of modern processors, the company created the new "twin towers" design. Today we see if the NH-D14 can handle the heat while still living up to Noctua's promise of quiet CPU cooling.

7.3
Date: Mar 16th 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: CPU Coolers
Thermaltake SpinQ

Thermaltake has been around for many years, creating heatsinks for nearly every market imaginable. Thermaltake's first claim to fame was the Golden Orb, a unique cooler that set the computing world on its ear. Thermaltake has not stopped there, and they are still inventing challenging new designs. Today we take a look at highly awarded SpinQ and see what it has to offer.

9.5
Date: Feb 17th 2010
Author: biglipzit
In: CPU Coolers
Zalman CNPS9900 NT

The CNPS9900 NT is the most recent update to the 9900 series of CPU coolers from Zalman. It features a shiny dark grey look with a sweet green LED fan and a silent adapter. Even with the low noise level the cooler manages to impress at many levels.