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Bykski impressed us before with its 30-mm-thick RC (red copper) radiator, today we examine its bigger brother. The equally new TK60V2 is 60 mm thick and a triple-row radiator that also uses a copper core instead of brass in an attempt to achieve excellent thermal performance and scaling with airflow.
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Watercool introduces its brand-new GPU block series with the Heatkiller V featuring aesthetic updates, including a bolder design language and optional ARGB lighting, as well as a new cooling engine altogether. We examine the RTX 3080 version and take a look at both its function and form.
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Alphacool has its eyes set on the ultra-low-profile radiator market, and we examine the NexXxos ST25 360 mm radiator today. It comes in at just 22.5 mm thick, making it extremely compatible with cases that accept AIO coolers while outperforming them courtesy the full copper core.
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Author:VSG
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Today, we review the 360x30 mm Bykski Red Copper radiator, which is offered at truly amazing pricing. At only 30 mm thick, this Bykski RC model is fairly compact, yet offers decent thermal performance. What makes it stand out even more is the good build quality and use of a copper core instead of brass.
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EK has a trick up its sleeve for those prioritizing good value for money from the Slovenian brand, and it is the EK-Classic. Using the same cooling engine as the higher-end EK-Quantum Vector, we take a look at the company's budget-friendly GPU block for the RTX 3080.
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Alphacool has two very different blocks for the RTX 3080/3090 reference PCB to cater to different tastes. This article goes over the GPX Aurora, a plexi-top block with integrated RGB lighting that includes a backplate and uses a unique coolant layout for a good price.
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Alphacool has two very different blocks for the RTX 3080/3090 reference PCB to cater to different tastes. This article goes over the ES Acetal, a non-flashy block with side-mounted ports, an included backplate, and a unique coolant layout for a decent price.
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Aqua Computer challenges conventional watercooling by throwing a vacuum pump into the loop! The all-new LEAKSHIELD not only detects leaks by using a sensitive pressure sensor, but also aims to stop them with a clever vacuum-pump implementation and negative pressure operation.
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Author:VSG
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CORSAIR updated its GPU block design for the latest version, with an additional screw in the I/O terminal that now looks like the Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 sticks. There is also increased GPU support, and we take a look at the Hydro XG7 block for the RTX 3080/3090 reference PCB today.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
We begin the much-awaited RTX 3080 GPU block series with EKWB. The EK-Quantum Vector is the company's flagship GPU block and available for several different GPUs, included the NVIDIA RTX 3080 reference PCB. It comes in different options for the top and cold plate, as well as optional backplates.
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In:Watercooling
We begin the much-awaited RTX 3080 GPU block series from EKWB. The EK-Quantum Vector Active Backplate is the first of its kind, a second water block on the back of the GPU PCB. It complements the company's flagship EK-Quantum Vector GPU block and cools critical components on the back of the RTX 3090.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Watercool makes a much awaited debut with the release of the all-new Heatkiller radiators. We take a look at the Heatkiller Rad 360-L published alongside the thinner Heatkiller Rad 360-S. It comes in multiple color finishes and excellent build quality, and thermal performance is great, too!
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Watercool makes a much awaited debut with the release of the all-new Heatkiller radiators. We take a look at the Heatkiller Rad 360-S here, published alongside the thicker Heatkiller Rad 360-L. Both come in multiple color finishes, excellent build quality, and increased case compatibility!
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Bitspower clearly decided three Summit M CPU block reviews weren't enough on TechPowerUp, so we take a look at the Summit M Silver Metal version today. It is a full metal water block with extensive CPU socket support across both Intel and AMD that cuts down on RGB and OLED add-ons in favor of value, performance, and build quality.
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We take a look at the Bitspower D5 Vario pump today. A product that helped put the brand in many PC builds and minds, it is extremely well built and has a custom top and body mod kit. Compact and in a matte black finish, this pump aims to meld into your PC case, which doesn't mean it can't be the focal point if the right decisions are made.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Alphacool adds to their pre-filled AIO and expansion kit portfolio with the updated Eiswolf 2 family of GPU coolers. Using simple quick disconnects, the company wants everyone to be able to easily watercool GPUs individually or add to an existing setup, while being affordable too!
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Today, we take a look at two different watercooling solutions for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 from CORSAIR and EKWB. Both offer a full-cover water block with design twists of their own, and both are put through the full course of testing, including coolant flow restriction and GPU core and VRM thermal testing.
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EK Water Blocks finally launches the EK-Quantum Magnitude, a halo CPU block with customization cues from the EK-Supremacy EVO from yesteryear that kicks things up a notch. With a clear focus on design, material choice, performance, and customization, it aims to offer a lasting CPU cooling solution for years to come!
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
CORSAIR adds to their Hydro X series of custom watercooling products with their second pump/reservoir combo. The all-new Hydro XD3 uses a Xylem DDC and a lower profile form factor to complement the taller Hydro XD5 that used the Xylem D5, and adds more RGB while sticking with the same excellent installation options.
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Perhaps the most requested CPU water block review in years, we finally take a look at Optimus Water Cooling's Foundation CPU block. With a near-rabid user base touting praises galore, we put it to the test to see if the hype and asking price is justified.
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Alongside the Optimus Foundation CPU block, we saw it fit to also cover the company's flagship Signature CPU block. In its second version, the Signature V2 for Intel CPU sockets features to good effect a thick unibody brass top and mounting bracket, as well as the cooling engine and other features of their Foundation block.
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Alphacool has been busy making different versions of the base Eisblock XPX CPU water block design originally introduced in 2016. We take a look at the Eisblock XPX Aurora Edge today, which is a higher profile version with integrated d-RGB lighting and a clear plexi top for the bling.
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Alphacool has been busy making different versions of the base Eisblock XPX CPU water block design originally introduced in 2016. We take a look at the Eisblock XPX 1U today, which is a low-profile version with multiple side ports for those wanting liquid cooling in a small form factor chassis/server rack.
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Rounding off our trilogy of Bitspower CPU block coverage is the value-oriented Touchaqua Summit MS. This specific version is the Summit MS OLED and includes a coolant temperature sensor, OLED display, and integrated dRGB lighting for a good feature set without breaking the bank.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
We wrap up our coverage of individual entries debuting CORSAIR's Hydro X series with the mainstream XC7 CPU water block. Sharing a lot of DNA with the impressive XC9, this block aims to offer a good balance of cost, aesthetics, and performance while maintaining a low barrier of entry for newcomers to PC watercooling.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling