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.
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!
After testing Bitspower's value-oriented Touchaqua NJORD fans, we shift over to the more featured Njord Dual Fin fans. These come in two color options, offer niftier RGB lighting via the dual-fin rotor design, and have daisy-chained cable management that suits radiator fan placement, too.
Bitspower's value-oriented brand, Touchaqua, makes a splashing debut on TechPowerUp with the NJORD 120 fan. Available as a triple pack with included PWM and LED control hubs, the Touchaqua NJORD is an RGB fan that aims to offer good performance without breaking any banks.
Cooler Master wants to leverage their factory and design capabilities to bring out highly addressable RGB LED fans without breaking the bank. The MasterFan MF120 Halo has 24 LEDs per fan and supports all mainstream motherboard lighting solutions while aiming to offer a hybrid balance of static pressure and airflow.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bitspower updates their mainstream CPU blocks with the Summit M series, adding temperature sensing and an onboard OLED display to differentiate it from other offerings on the market. There is also the now-expected RGB lighting, but in the form of addressable LEDs controlled via your motherboard for increased compatibility.
Scythe attempts to maintain their product philosophy of offering good cooling products of value with the Kaze Flex 120 RGB PWM fan. An iteration of the existing Kaze Flex, the addition of RGB lighting comes to attract a large market that increasingly wants color customization for custom PC builds.
Bitspower introduces their new Premium lineup of products beginning with the all-new Premium Summit M CPU water block. Available in two finishes and a full copper construction for the top and cold plate, the block includes integrated digital RGB lighting compatible with most motherboards and aims to balance looks and performance alike!
We get back to the wacky world of motherboard monoblocks with a look at EKWB's solution for the MSI MEG Z390 Ace. Offering CPU and VRM cooling in a single block, monoblocks today aim to be more for aesthetics than performance, and the EK offering adopts a clear top with integrated dRGB lighting and their EK-Supremacy cooling engine.
The XR5 360 Radiator from CORSAIR is the thinner, more cost-optimized sibling to the XR7 360. It delivers good performance without breaking the bank, and will fit in confined cases thanks to its only 30 mm thickness.
We continue our coverage of CORSAIR's Hydro X series of custom water-cooling components with a detailed look at the XR7 360 radiator. Partnering with Hardware Labs, CORSAIR aims to have it and the thinner XR5 360 offer extremely compelling heat-dissipation solutions,
One fan. 34 addressable RGB LEDs. That alone will be enough for many to decide if the new CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB fan is for you. Coming in both 120 and 140 mm sizes, CORSAIR's latest fans can do double duty and light up your house for the holiday season, in addition to your new PC build.
EK Water Blocks adds to their fan portfolio with the massive 38 mm thick Meltemi. Available in their -ER (extended range) version, the EK-Meltemi aims to take their popular Vardar fan as a base and build upon it with a bigger, badder motor, and promises high static pressure optimization for PC DIY water cooling.
We add to our detailed coverage of CORSAIR's Hydro X series of custom watercooling products with their XD5 pump/reservoir combo unit. It uses the ever-reliable Xylem D5 PWM pump paired to a polished nylon reservoir and continues the trend of a user-friendly installation and rich feature set for the money.
Continuing our coverage of CORSAIR's Hydro X custom water cooling products, we take a look at the XG7 RGB GPU water block. It features integrated dRGB lighting, a flow indicator, backplate, and pre-applied thermal pads and paste. Pricing is solid, offering good value for your money.
CORSAIR enters the PC custom watercooling market with a big splash through their announcement and release of an entire product portfolio. We begin our coverage of their Hydro X series with a detailed look at the flagship XC9 RGB CPU water block, which aims to offer a feature set that is of interest to newcomers and experienced users alike.