Reviews

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
CRYORIG continues to push ever forward with, this time, the H7 Universal. Poised to take the entry level market by storm with an affordable price and exceptional features, this smaller sibling to the H5 Universal proves more than a match for the competition, its performance packing a serious punch considering its size.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.8
be quiet! looks to take over the entry level cooler market with their new Pure Rock heatsink. Offering the exceptional build quality you know and love and a top-notch silent fan, it has the specifications and features you'd expect. Its relatively tame price just improves its value for those looking for good, quiet, and affordable cooling.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.4
Raijintek is upping their game by entering the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler market with the Triton. Not content with off-the-shelf, self-contained units, they have instead entered the market swinging with an expandable system. Customizable and to be had for a sweet price, the competition might be in for a world of hurt.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.0
CRYORIG's H5 Universal is an interesting design as it offers 90% of the R1 Universal's surface area with a single 140 mm x 13 mm fan. While it may seem a bit silly to pair such a slim fan with a large heatsink, the results don't lie. The H5 Universal offers maximum memory clearance, low noise levels, and solid performance.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.2
Thermalright is shaking things up with the Silver Arrow ITX. It features a tweaked design that offers better compatibility with Mini-ITX motherboards, especially the ASUS ROG line. With solid performance, exceptional style, and near-silent operation, the Silver Arrow ITX manages to hold its own against the competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.8
All-in-one liquid coolers are proving to be ever more popular. In response, Deepcool is setting themselves apart with their all new Gamer Storm Captain 360. Featuring a unique LED-illuminated, reactor-style pump with a visible coolant channel and a 360 mm radiator, it has some serious specifications, and style.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.4
Reeven looks to impress with their small-form-factor friendly Steropes low-profile CPU cooler. At just 60 mm tall, this diminutive cooler may lack size, but it certainly doesn't lack style. Offering solid performance and low noise, it might be just what you need for a SFF or HTPC.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.1
SilentiumPC hits it out of the park with the Grandis XE1236, bringing top-tier performance and low noise levels to an unheard-of budget friendly price. With the ability to improve performance even further using a third fan, this heavy-weight CPU cooler towers over its competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.3
Fractal Design is breaking into the all-in-one liquid cooler market with the Kelvin S24. Featuring anti-kink coils for the tubing along with G 1/4" fitting support, this fully expandable pre-filled water cooler is shaking things up.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.7
They say bigger is better, and it seems as though Swiftech is following through on that mantra with the H240-X. Similar to its smaller sibling, the H220-X, this new version offers a larger 280 mm radiator. Though is the increase in surface area enough to place this Swiftech cooler firmly at the top of the charts?
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.5
Feature rich, the LIQMAX 120S from Enermax is an AIO CPU cooler ready to rock. Utilizing a 120 mm radiator and single-fan design, it makes up for what it lacks in specs with its features. Offering exceptional mounting pressure, an adjustable PWM RPM range, and removable fan blades for easy cleaning, it might just be the cooler you have been looking for.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
Deepcool looks to grab a share of the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler market with the affordable Maelstrom 120. It features a red and black theme, a single fluid dynamic bearing 120 mm fan, and solid performance. So if looks, memory clearance, or space are an issue, the Maelstrom 120 from Deepcool has you covered.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.0
Reveen might be a relatively unknown manufacturer, but their Okeanos has proven to be a true contender. Offering bold looks and exceptional performance, it rivals some of the best high-end air coolers on the market today. Then again, such is not surprising considering it features dual-cooling towers, two fans, and six heatpipes.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.1
The ETS-N30 from Enermax might not blow you away with top-tier performance, but its affordable price will certainly be easy on your wallet. It even offers up lower noise levels and better performance compared to the stock heatsink bundled with today's processors. If you want lower noise levels with a bit more cooling power, the ETS-N30 might be just what you need.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.0
Enermax seeks to make a name for itself in the AIO liquid-cooling market with the Liqtech 240. Taking the top spot in the Liqtech series of coolers, this 240 mm AIO offers adjustable peak-fan-speed options and a unique design. The Liqtech 240 is not all show either as it performs admirably as well.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.3
When it comes to all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, the Reserator 3 Max Dual sets itself apart. If you want unique looks, solid performance, and have a love for blue LEDs, Zalman has you covered. There is nothing quite like the Reserator 3 Max Dual with its unique radiator design.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.9
Swiftech's new H220-X is a fully customizable and expandable all-in-one liquid CPU cooler with nothing but high-end components to offer enthusiasts the very best in terms of quality. As such, class-leading performance was a given, but with low noise levels and a plethora of fantastic features, it could also stand alone at the very top.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.9
Thermaltake is shaking things up with their non-interference line of CPU coolers which includes the NiC C5. This single-tower, dual-fan offering not only beats the heat, it also offers unobstructed access to all DIMM slots. So if you like stylish memory kits with tall heatsinks, Thermaltake's NiC C5 has you covered.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
Deepcool is jumping into the sea of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with the release of the Maelstrom 240. Featuring stunning looks, solid performance, and high quality fans, it has the specs and features that enthusiasts not only expect, but demand.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.1
The Gamer Storm Lucifer from Deepcool is an affordable CPU cooler that packs a punch. Featuring six Ø6 mm heatpipes, a 140 mm fan, and its single monolithic tower design, this cooler is quiet and performs extremely well.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.9