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    NZXT Announces H700 Nuka-Cola Limited Edition Fallout Themed Chassis

    NZXT is actually respecting the intellect of the original creator, and their intellectual property. Rather than making a knockoff of something that's similarly themed, they're actually paying to get the licensing. The bulk of the cost would be the royalties to Bethesda or to the original...
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    CRYORIG Releases New Dual Fan Versions of Best Sellers H7 Plus and M9 Plus

    But when you beat 4 with 3....
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    CRYORIG Releases Full Copper C7 Cu Heatsink

    The reason why the C7 was chosen to get the Cu treatment is specifically because of the size/height limits of SFF/ITX builds. Naturally going full copper will not be as cost efficient as per say choosing a larger cooler with more fins and heat dissipation area. But given that there's no space to...
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    Jonsbo Intros the PC-701 Top-flow CPU Cooler

    These are 3D renders not the actual product.
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    Intel Readies Optane DIMM Roll-out for 2018

    I think the ultimate goal is to eliminate the need of RAM as a fast buffer/volatile storage. If we had non-volatile storage as fast as RAM everything could be executed directly from disk.
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    CRYORIG Releases NZXT CAM Powered H7 Quad Lumi RGB Cooler

    I think you should aim for a sub $100 top-end air cooler if you're on X99.
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    Thermalright Intros the Silver Arrow ITX-R CPU Cooler

    Seems like they dropped a couple stack of fins to get the height down from 165mm to 150mm. Pretty bold move to sacrifice performance for height. You also loose the top heatpipe caps. Width and Depth seem to be unchanged, it just comes down to wither or not your ITX case can take a 150mm height...
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    NVIDIA Works on Path-traced Audio, VR Works Audio

    Yes it's definitely open source. My main argument is that on a commercial level you rarely see competitors adopting each other's tech no matter how open it is. That's why you wouldn't see realtek support OpenAL or .... don't know who else still makes soundcards/chips.
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    NVIDIA Works on Path-traced Audio, VR Works Audio

    Open software standards by hardware companies = proprietary. Normally no other HW company would adopt it. It's like slapping your own face in terms of Marketing, admitting that you either don't have the tech or your own tech is inferior. So no matter how open an API is, no competitor would adopt...
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    Dune Case is the Mac Pro Lookalike That Everyone Can Have

    Nothing wrong with a round case. But thermals could be a nightmare unless done right.
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    SilentiumPC Announces the Fortis 3 HE1425 Malik Customs Edition

    I do agree on that, you could loose 5C or even more just due to bad production, HDT or not.
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    SilentiumPC Announces the Fortis 3 HE1425 Malik Customs Edition

    Just sharing the findings in our lab, take it with a grain of salt if you would like. These were tests we've done at least five years ago, so nope no proof or photos I can share here. And yes my team have produced identical heatsinks one with traditional copper plates and one's with HDT. For...
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    SilentiumPC Announces the Fortis 3 HE1425 Malik Customs Edition

    Direct Touch downfalls: Low heat transfer from the CPU Cores to the outer heatpipes. At best you loose around 2 degrees C of performance if you take off the copper base. At worst it's more than 5 degrees.
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    Thermalright Announces the Macho Direct CPU Cooler

    HDT is more of a cost down method more than anything. But as long as your get the performance you want for the price you think reasonable then there's not much to lose. Don't believe for a second that the CPU touching the heatpipes directly means better performance, that's just marketing...
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    Phononic solid-state CPU Cooler Gives Big Cooling Performance in a Small Package

    As monstrous as the V10 was, it's actually based on sound design, it's just that designs like that did not fit the PC or the market well. Prolimatech tried to do something similar with it's Genesis too, and it sold like crap too. The idea is that in dual tower heatsinks the heated air front the...