Reviews

CRYORIG seeks to impress with the A40 Ultimate. Utilizing a unique design and features such as its hybrid airflow fan, it not only cools the CPU but other components as well. At first glance it is indeed much the same yet different enough to stand out in an otherwise crowded market.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.3
MSI looks to break into the CPU cooling market with the Core Frozr L. Offering their distinct GAMING series looks with solid performance and exceptional build quality, it looks to give the competition a serious run for their money.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.9
The Predator 280 from EKWB aims to eat the competition alive. Offering top-tier performance, low noise levels, and easy expansion thanks to its QDC fittings, it offers users near custom watercooling performance without the headaches of doing it all yourself.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.7
Thermalright's Le Grand Macho RT is massive in size, weighing in at 1060g with the fan. Capable of being used passively, it offers users a near-silent operation and top-tier performance when paired with the TY-147B fan. The competition should take note as Thermalright looks to steal the air-cooling crown.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.7
Cooler Master looks to redefine all-in-one liquid coolers with the MasterLiquid Maker 92. Offering a completely unique design that has more in common with a traditional tower cooler than a liquid cooler, it manages to stand out in a crowded market. However, the question is whether it can keep your CPU cool?
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.0
Top-flow cooler designs tend to come across as a little stale these days, but be quiet! must have missed the memo with the Dark Rock TF. Rather than boring and bland, this new sleek, dark nickel-plated offering also looks aggressive. Offering ultra-low noise levels and a surprising level of performance, it might just be what you are looking for.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.5
Cooler Master is updating the Hyper line of CPU coolers with the Hyper 212X. Featuring a time-tested, single-tower design much like its predecessors, the Hyper 212X looks to build upon their success. Bringing better performance and lower noise levels to the table, this evolution on the 212 EVO could very well become the next go-to budget cooler.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.6
Alphacool looks to change the way we think of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with the Eisbaer 240. Offering expandability at closed-loop prices, it takes things a step further with its all copper design. With good specs and extra features, Alphacool may have just what it takes to sink the competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.6
Noctua is resurrecting the down-draft coolers of old with the new NH-C14S. Featuring an offset design for better PCIe clearance, this cooler also brings extra versatility to the table, including great memory clearance and a low-profile option, which appears to make it an interesting jack of all trades.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.8
SilentiumPC is on top of their game with the release of the Fortis 3 HE1425. Available in both a standard and Malik Customs edition, it offers exceptional bang-for-the-buck performance with the option of extra customization.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
With a simple design change, Noctua has reinvented the NH-D15. The new NH-D15S has that same awful color scheme, but now features better memory and expansion-slot clearance, all thanks to its new asymmetrical design.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.9
While Swiftech launched their all-new Prestige AIOs, they have not forgotten the more value-oriented market either. Enter the H220 X2, which offers enthusiast quality water-cooling at a more attractive price. Having exceptional performance and expandability, it is definitely an attractive option.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.9
A new year, a new custom all-in-one liquid cooler from Swiftech. The H220 X2 Prestige looks to one-up the competition by not only offering exceptional performance but more customization options. The only question is whether you can you overlook its price.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.8
Reeven has a solid contender on their hands with the Ouranos CPU cooler. Offering an offset design for better memory compatibility, it makes a compelling case for itself. Granted, it doesn't hurt that it performs well and is nearly completely silent in most situations.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.9
CRYORIG looks to shake things up in the entry level CPU cooler market with the M9 series. It is available for Intel as the M9i and AMD as the M9a. Don't let its tiny size fool you as it is as good as it gets and then some.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
CRYORIG offers something unique with the C7. It features a fit-anywhere compact design that should be right at home in many a small form-factor system. The only real question is if it's too niche to be noticed.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.6
Silverstone looks to one up the competition with a more affordable 240 mm all-in-one liquid cooler, the Tundra TD02-LITE. What it lacks in visual appeal it more than makes up for with its lower cost of entry and solid performance.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.8
Scythe is looking for a stealth kill on the competition with their new Ninja 4 CPU cooler. Featuring a massive Tower, it can run semi-passive or with dual fans. Versatile and deadly, it looks to beat the heat and the competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.6
EKWB has burst onto the all-in-one liquid cooler scene with their Predator 240. Like its name-sake, it eats the competition alive, redefining what one should expect from a pre-filled liquid cooler. Elegant and functional, it is for those who can't be bothered with a custom loop.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.5
The Silverstone Tundra series has a new addition with the TD03-LITE. This new standard 120 mm all-in-one liquid CPU cooler packs a pretty good punch, which is in part to its solid performance and affordable price. It has some serious potential.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.2
With Mini-ITX becoming ever more popular, the demand for low-profile heatsinks has exploded. Enter be quiet!'s Shadow Rock LP with a maximum height of just 75.4 mm. Its low-profile design allows it to fit where traditional tower coolers cannot.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.3
With the FI-REEX Deluxe, ID-Cooling is a new contender in the CPU-cooler market. This heavy weight monster combines vapor chamber and vapor pipe technology with traditional heatpipes and soldered fins. New and unique, it might be what you are looking for if you can stomach the price.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.4
Pint-sized and full of pep, the Noctua NH-L9x65 takes an already solid design and scales it up. Made with compatibility in mind, it keeps clear of memory and first expansion slot while offering a quieter alternative to stock coolers. With the quality you expect and the low noise output you desire, can the NH-L9x65 deliver on performance?
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.0
Corsair revamped the Hydro Series of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers once again with the H80i GT. This new design takes the thick 120 mm radiator design a step further with an ultra-thick radiator. Add in a new look, full Corsair Link support, and exceptional performance, and it is another top AIO from Corsair.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.4
Thermalright looks to improve upon the ever-popular Macho series with the new Macho Revision B. This revision offers an offset design for better memory compatibility while sticking with a massive single tower. Offering fantastic performance for the price when compared to ultra high end solutions, it could very well be just what you are looking for.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.3