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Scythe looks to corner the small form factor market with their latest down-draft, low-profile Big Shuriken 3 cooler. A great solution for systems where space is at a premium, it not only fits in small spaces, but also delivers solid performance with whisper-quiet noise levels.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Deepcool's Captain 240 PRO is a unique closed-loop cooler that delivers the performance you expect with all the RGB LEDs you can handle. While similar to the company's previous designs, it now features their patented anti-leak tech which regulates pressure inside the cooler and therefore delivers improved reliability.
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be quiet! shakes up the mid-range air cooling market with their Dark Rock Slim. It not only offers solid performance and ultra-low noise levels, but also does so while looking sleek and professional due to the all-black design and lack of RGB LEDs, which will likely please many who are tired of gamer-centric offerings.
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Noctua delivers top-tier air cooling performance in a compact design with the release of the NH-U12A. Sporting two of their latest NF-A12x25 PWM fans, what this cooler lacks in regards to RGB LEDs, it makes up for with brown and tan Noctua styling and a premium build quality that is second to none.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Alphacool has updated their all-in-one liquid cooler lineup with the brand new Eisbaer Extreme Black Edition. Offering solid performance while being nearly silent, it is sure to garner some attention. Built with enthusiast-grade components, this expandable offering is truly a beast in more ways than one.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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ID-Cooling seeks to dominate the competition with their latest and greatest all-in-one liquid cooler, the Auraflow X 240. This RGB LED-equipped offering not only delivers solid performance, but also manages to deliver best in class value when looking at RGB-equipped liquid coolers.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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SilentiumPC continues to push the boundary of what users can expect in regards to entry-level CPU coolers with the Spartan 3 Pro RGB. Equipped with a 100 mm Sigma Pro RGB fan, this compact tower cooler manages to stay relatively silent while still delivering adequate performance when it matters.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Swiftech brings an all-copper all-in-one liquid CPU cooler to the masses with the H240 X3. Out of the box, it offers solid performance and acceptable noise levels with the option of expandability. Not to be left behind in the RGB LED era, it packs those as well, along with Pastel white coolant and various dyes which give users the ability to indeed make it their own.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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SilentiumPC offers incredible value with their entry-level Fera 3 RGB cooler. It embodies what a killer entry-level cooler should be. Combining performance, noise, and looks into an attractive package. You cannot ignore it as it delivers the best performance per dollar we have seen thus far.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Scythe has updated their long running Ninja series with the Ninja 5. It offers a solid upgrade over the previous iteration, featuring quality of life improvements like its increased memory compatibility and updated mounting hardware. Pair that with solid performance and a nearly silent operation and you have a winning combination.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Corsair once again looks to take the closed-loop cooler crown with the new Hydro Series H115i Platinum. Sporting RGB ML series fans, a larger 280 mm radiator, and an improved mounting system, it received a slew of updates which translate into a solid performer that not only gets the job done, but looks the part as well.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Swiftech's latest all-in-one liquid CPU cooler comes with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. They push RGB illumination to the extreme by pairing their IRIS ALED system with Mayhems Pastel Nanofluid Coolant, which comes with various dyes. Add in the all-copper design, as well as excellent performance, and you have a cooler that makes standard AIOs look silly.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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ID-Cooling has set the Zoomflow 240 and its addressable RGB LEDs on stun. Featuring clean looks, decent performance, and all the illumination you can handle, it might be one of the better values for enthusiasts wanting to shed some light on their custom-built systems.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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The C7 Cu by CRYORIG takes the C7 and makes it better by using an all-copper design. When it comes to Mini-ITX heatsinks, this one sits at the top in terms of weight at 675 g. The copper not only adds a great deal of weight but also increases performance and makes it feels like a premium heatsink.
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Cooler Master seeks to light up your life with their MasterLiquid ML360R RGB. This latest 360 mm all-in-one liquid cooler sets itself apart by offering addressable RGB LEDs on the pump and fans, with software and hub controller giving users complete control over their ARGB experience.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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ID-Cooling offers a true feast for the eyes with the Dashflow 360. Fully decked out in RGB LEDs on both the fans and pump, this design will definitely turn a few heads. Looks are not all it has on its side either; with standard G1/4" fittings, the unit is also fully expandable and serviceable.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Corsair is expanding their latest Hydro Series lineup with the H100i PRO. Geared towards a quiet operation, this latest revision replaces the ever-popular H100i V2. Packing magnetic levitation fans, RGB LEDs, and a boatload of features, this latest generation looks to go head to head with the best the competition can offer.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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SilverStone is looking to expand their Argon series of cooler launches with the all new AR11. Featuring four copper heat pipes, a 92 mm fan, and a dense aluminium fin array, it manages to achieve a 95 watt TDP rating with good airflow. Suffice it to say that this dainty cooler packs a punch.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Reeven is still relatively new in the DIY PC market. However, that doesn't stop them from coming out swinging with their very first closed-loop cooler. The NAIA 240 not only offers surprisingly good performance, but includes some solid extras as well. It even manages to offer some RGB goodness.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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SilentiumPC has of late been focusing on value for money. Enter the Grandis 2 XE1436. This dual tower, dual fan CPU cooler uses a popular tried-and-true design. Size isn't always indicative of performance, however, so let's see just what the Grandis 2 has to offer!
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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Alphacool looks to strengthen their position in the liquid-cooling market with the all new Eisbaer LT series. Offering the convenience of a closed loop with the option of expansion, it features an all-copper design with sleek looks and industry standard parts.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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be quiet! looks to recapture the high-end air-cooling crown with the new and improved Dark Rock Pro 4. It is a dual-fan, dual-tower design that will certainly turn a few heads. However, it won't be due to noise. Silent and powerful, this new challenger looks to dethrone Noctua's NH-D15.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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The MLC Phoenix from EKWB offers custom liquid-cooling performance with the plug-and-play functionality of a closed-loop cooler. Utilizing their QDC fitting, this modular unit overcomes one of the biggest hurdles for proper liquid cooling, which is building it all yourself. It's so easy even a noob can do it. Well, if they can afford it, that is.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Deepcool has taken their closed-loop coolers to the next level with the Captain 240EX RGB. Offering a good balance of price, performance, and features, it also capitalizes on the current industry trend of adding RGB lighting by featuring an RGB LED pump along with a bundled RGB LED strip for good measure.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Silverstone looks to shake things up with their Super Slim series of Tundra all-in-one liquid CPU coolers. The TD03-SLIM is the smallest of the bunch at just 37 mm thick with the fan included. The Tundra TD03-SLIM could very well be the answer to your CPU-cooling conundrum for all those tiny systems where space is at a premium.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
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