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CRYORIG presents LUMI Edition and LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s

CRYORIG presents LUMI Edition and LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s 18.12.15 Taipei, Taiwan – 2015 has been another big and successful year for CRYORIG. With the launch of the acclaimed H7 and H5 Ultimate entry and mid-range coolers, robust line of CRYO-Pastes, the industry’s first color customizable heatsink accessory CUSTOMOD for R1, tiny but heavy weight performers C7 and M9i/a and finally CRYORIG’s first liquid cooling based A-Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. In a gesture of gratitude cooling solution innovator CRYORIG is holding two special giveaway events, one for VIP members one opened to all. CRYORIG is giving away a total of 5 LUMI Edition H7’s and 2 LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s. \ Based on the acclaimed award winning CRYORIG H7, the LUMI RGB+/LUMI Edition CRYORIG H7 is CRYORIG’s first prototype attempt at a LED lighted product. Contrary to the standard solution of just adding a LED lighted fan, CRYORIG chose to take a different path and light up the whole heatsink body. This route proved to be difficult and required additional custom-made parts through CNC to work. The end result is a unique and fresh new spin on what a LED lighted product can look like. CRYORIG will continue to test out different lighting methods and options to deliver more unique experiences for CRYORIG users in the near future. More About the CRYORIG H7 The CRYORIG H7 belongs to CRYORIG’s H-series of products, and is much acclaimed for it’s high performance, value and small size. Featurin...



CRYORIG Official Statement Regarding Skylake PCB Concerns

CRYORIG Official Statement Regarding Skylake PCB Concerns We at CRYORIG have the following information and statement to make, regarding the recent news and discussion regarding damaged PCB’s on Skylake CPU’s, which many in the industry believe is caused by abnormal heatsink mounting pressure during transportation of the PC system. First of all we want to assure users of CRYORIG products that currently no CRYORIG heatsinks have displayed this problem, either through media reports, third party sales channels or internal testing. CRYORIG heatsinks are fully compatible with socket 1151 processors, and follow specifications set forth by CPU manufacturers. But as a note of precaution we suggest users to lay their PC system flat (with the heatsink in a vertical position) whenever they are transporting their PC system. Based on the information and testing reports we currently have at hand, although CRYORIG’s own products did not show this problem, we have derived the following suggestions and insight into the Skylake PCB damage problem. From our observation the cause of the bent/damaged PCB is caused by the combination of two factors. A) High mounting pressure from the CPU heatsink mounting system, with no flexibility in the system. B) Increased directional force created by the weight of the heatsink and movement of the PC chassis. In the cases that have been reported by media, it holds true that these issues have only been observed in “Pre-Built” systems. These systems ...



Noctua introduces ‘chromax’ accessories

Noctua introduces ‘chromax’ accessories Vienna, December 2nd 2015 – Noctua today officially introduced its chromax line of anti-vibration parts that give users the option of colour-customising their fans to match individual build colour schemes. Available in red, blue, green, yellow, black and white, the chromax versions of NA-SAV2 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads are ideal for colour-coordinating Noctua’s black industrialPPC fans with other components and popular build themes such as all black, black & white, black & red or black & blue. “The introduction of our redux and industrialPPC product lines marked a first step towards offering fans that fit in well with the typical colour schemes favoured by today’s overclockers and enthusiasts”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With the new chromax line, we’re taking another step by allowing users to colour-customise their fans with red, blue, green, yellow, black or white anti-vibration parts.” Whereas the new chromax edition NA-AV2 anti-vibration mounts fit all types of Noctua fans, including redux models, the NA-AVP1 anti-vibration pads fit all NF-F12, NF-S12A and NF-A14 models and are ideal for customising fans of the black industrialPPC line. “When we introduced our industrialPPC series, we mainly had industrial clients in mind, but the fans have become surprisingly popular among overclockers and enthusiasts,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “The new NA-SAVP1...



Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block In The US

Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block In The US Lian Li Style and Craftsmanship Brought To DIY Water Cooling Enthusiasts November 5, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the CB-01 CPU Water Block. Manufactured by Lian Li in partnership with cooling experts from Overclockers, UK, a world-record overclocking team, this is Lian Li’s first water block ever. With their passion for quality materials, the CB-01 is made to the same exacting standards as Lian Li’s outstanding cases. The cold plate has a heart of solid copper in a nickel coating and a final layer of tin-cobalt for extra cooling, durability, and corrosion resistance. The top is a translucent acrylic block that visibly guides the cooling waters through the microchannels. The simple yet sturdy mounting fits virtually all modern and past motherboard sockets securely. For a bit of flare, there are holes pre-drilled for 5mm LED lights. Ultra Thin Microchannels for Targeted Cooling and Water Flow The CB-01 uses a standard G1/4” thread so most DIY water cooling components will easily fit the inlet and outlet ports. The inlet is deliberately offset against the outlet to allow the coolest water to enter the block in direct contact with the middle of the hottest CPU core. It then flows across the other cores and vents on the opposite side. The microchannels have an area of 32.2mm by 27.3mm but because they are contoured with precision grooves, they provide a greater ove...



CRYORIG A Series Hybrid Liquid Coolers Released

CRYORIG A Series Hybrid Liquid Coolers Released   03.11.2015 Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, PC cooling solution innovator releases the much speculated and also anticipated A Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. First unveiled in June at Computex 2015, the CRYORIG A Series Hybrid Liquid Cooler or HLC has been under much speculation from the PC cooling market. The CRYORIG’s A40/A40 Ultimate and A80 HLC units are built on the base of Asetek’s 5th Generation Pump and CPU Cold Block technology with a small but obvious twist. With an additional adjustable and detachable Airflow fan, the CRYORIG A Series HLC is capable of lowering the temperatures of the components surrounding the CPU by up to 20%. This major drop in heat buildup effectively improves system stability, component lifespan and overall system temperatures. The CRYORIG A Series will come in three models based on radiator size, beginning with the A40’s 240 mm radiator, the A40 Ultimate with a 240 mm by 1.5” thick radiator and the A80 with a 280 mm radiator. Live demoed at Computex 2015 with a professional Flir E40 Thermal Imager, the CRYORIG A40 turned heads with it’s simplicity of innovation and effectiveness. With just one additional fan strategically angled and placed on top of the CPU block, the A40 fixed one of the most problematic issues of AIO liquid cooling products, stagnant heat build up around the CPU. CRYORIG’s proprietary Airflow Fan is also adjustable in both push and pull configurations, as wel...



Corsair H110i GTX Review

Introduction Who says reviews have to be 100% serious all the time? With the time of the year being what it is, I decided to have a little fun with the video portion of the review. This could be the first and last time you get to see a star ship captain explore the finer details of a PC component. We hope you enjoy the video, but let’s go ahead and jump into the written review of this Corsair unit. Corsair has been known for making silent CLC units. They usually sacrifice pump and fan speed to avoid some noise, but at the same time their units have managed to stay pretty high on the performance pile. Recently, however, the competition has been working harder and Corsair has had to start making units that could offer better performance over raw silence. This is where the GT and GTX line of coolers are coming from. The Corsair H110i GTX is trying to offer the best performance of any CLC on the market. Will it succeed? We’ll try and find out how well this unit measures up, but before we begin, let’s hear a brief word from Corsair themselves. Founded in 1994, Corsair has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market to one of the world’s leading providers of enthusiast-grade PC components and peripherals. Our groundbreaking technology and innovation can be found in our high-performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, PC cases, PC and CPU cooling solutions, and solid-state storage devices. Under the Corsair Gaming brand, launched in 2014, w...



Noctua NH-L9x65 Review

Introduction Noctua is renowned for their silent performance, but lately we’ve been seeing more products that fit into the small form-factor HTPC market over the ultra-enthusiasts monster performance market. This no doubt indicates a shift in less desire for the newest high end products and more demand for parts that “get the job done.” The NH-L9x65 is one such product. Here, Noctua is introducing a very nice, low-profile CPU cooler that fits the bill entirely for keeping an ITX style computer cool in it’s constrained case space. We know Noctua can make great coolers, but now we’ll see how well this small cooler stacks up. We’ll be finding out soon enough but before we start taking a closer look, let’s pause for a brief statement about who Noctua is and what they are passionate about.



CRYORIG Releases the M9i & M9a Ultra Compact Tower Coolers

CRYORIG Releases the M9i & M9a Ultra Compact Tower Coolers 16.09.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – PC thermal solution innovator CRYORIG releases the M9i and M9a, a compact tower cooling solution with three 6-mm heatpipes, True Copper Base and 92 mm 2,200 rpm PWM fan. The CRYORIG M9i/M9a is an entry-level tower heatsink that is both compact and affordable, but comes packing with material and tech comparable to CRYORIG’s other ultra high end products. Three 6-millimeter high performance copper heatpipes and a True Copper Base makes up the core of the M9i/M9a. Bucking the trend of removing the costly copper base in entry-level products, the M9i/M9a has all the same makings of CRYORIG’s other more expensive products like the H5 Ultimate. The True Copper Base improves heat conduction and contact area for all the heatpipes. Together with CRYORIG’s proprietary Jet Fin Acceleration System enabled aluminum fins, makes up for the high performance seen on such a small product. The M9 also safely avoids the RAM and PCI-E slots, completely avoids any RAM and PCI-E compatibility issues. With a total height of only 124,6 mm, it is also highly compatible with nearly all mid-tower ATX or Micro ATX systems. Following the steps of CRYORIG’s successful H Series single tower mid-range heatsinks, the M9i/M9a is CRYORIG’s first product out of it’s M Series entry-level line. Featuring three 6mm high performance copper heatpipes, the M9i/M9a offers 120 Watts of effect TDP cooling capacity....



Scythe announces third version of Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler

Scythe announces third version of Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler 16.09.2015, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling expert Scythe announcing the third version of it’s “Grand Kama Cross” Top-Flow CPU cooler. New Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 is based on the same extraordinary X-Structure concept as the predecessor, allowing especially efficient cooling of both the CPU and the surrounding components such as VGA cards, VRMs or RAM. Scythe engineers redesigned the Grand Kama Cross 3 with the goal to significantly improve the overall performance. Instead of using regular 6-millimeter copper-heatpipes, Scythe has exchanged the two copper-heatpipes in the center against two with 8-millimeter diameter. Fine-tuning the manufacturing process allowed to further increase the efficiency of the heat transfer between the copper baseplate and the copper-heatpipes. Another difference to the predecessor is that both the copper baseplate and the four copper-heatpipes have been completely nickel-plated for the Grand Kama Cross 3. The engineers have re-designed the two aluminum-fins blocks and fitted the fins with a special saw tooth tread design. The new design has lowered both the operating noise at higher fan speed ranges and the air resistance, resulting in improved cooling performance. <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cr6liq60VjY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Grand Kama Cross 3 c...



CRYORIG Releases the C7 Ultra Compact Cooler

CRYORIG Releases the C7 Ultra Compact Cooler 09.09.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – PC thermal solution innovation brand CRYORIG is releasing a new addition to it’s C Series line up and also it’s smallest cooler to date, the C7 compact cooler. First revealed in Computex 2015, the C7 is a low profile cooler with a max height of 47 mm. The C7’s 47 mm height also makes it only 2 mm taller than the Intel Stock Heatsink, meaning it will fit in almost all case designs. Despite it’s size, the C7 also packs a heavy dose of cooling with a total of 4 high performance heatpipes, phenomenal for it’s size. Fitted with a dedicated 92 mm 2.500 rpm PWM fan with CRYORIG’s proprietary Quad Air Inlet™ System for maximum airflow. The C7 effectively provides 25% more cooling capacity than stock heatsinks from Intel/AMD, while being up to 20% lower in noise. It’s 97 x 97 x 47 mm (WxLxH) dimensions also makes it compatible with the latest 1151/115x Intel boards and AMD offerings, with no interference with PCI-E GPU cards or RAM slots. The C7 was designed from the ground up to be a cooler that fits anywhere and with everything. With dimensions aimed at complying with the Intel/AMD CPU Keep Out Zone, the C7 can fit snuggly into almost all boards and also all PC-chassis including the lowest rising SFF cases. Aimed at being the best in it’s size category, with the help of CRYORIG proprietary manufacturing processes the C7 come with a total of four 6 mm premium performance heatpipes, someth...



Reeven Okeanos CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Reeven is a fairly new company that has been trying to prove it has what it takes in the computer hardware industry. I’ve already reviewed two products from them and both were incredibly good considering how new the company is. They also offer products that I felt were preferential to anything else on the market. Reeven is trying to do something special here and I feel like the Okeanos CPU cooler will help us unfold more of what their end game is going to be. However, the dual tower CPU cooler market is very competitive and even if a product shows that it can handle the heat, there has to be some very compelling reasons to make it the clear winner for a person’s system. Does the Reeven Okeanos have what it takes? We’ll find out soon enough, but first, let’s get a refresher about who Reeven is. REEVEN is a newly established international manufacturer of PC related products. REEVEN’s product lines includes the best quality of advanced CPU coolers, Cooling Fans,PC Cases and many other items. the target of our products will be a wide range of audience under our philosophy “Professional Quality Gears”, for products that will withstand the highest demand I still can’t place my finger on what “Professional Quality Gears” means exactly. The world may never know.



The EK-Predator, Because it Feasts on Heat

We’ve seen quite a few AIO coolers hit the market in recent years. Scratch that! We’ve seen a BUNCH of AIO coolers hit the market in recent years. Actually, let me try this again. We’ve seen an ASTRONOMICALLY HUGE AMOUNT of AIO coolers hit the market in recent years. Whether or not you think that’s an over exaggeration, the fact remains that many companies have tried to make their mark in the liquid cooling market. The problem is, very few coolers actually come close to accomplishing what a decent custom loop can do. However, that may begin to change because EK is deciding to try their hand at the AIO market, and they look like they’re doing it right. EK is going to have two variants of the Predator AIO Cooling unit, the 240 and 360. As you can already guess, one has a 240mm rad with the other running a 360mm rad. Normally, a 240mm might be a little small for expanding, but considering how thick the radiator is on this unit, adding a GPU or VRM heatsink to the loop should be just fine. With the 360mm I’m sure there will be plenty of cooling for some more extra components and adding radiators or reservoirs down the road should be a snap. This AIO is more of a cooling kit than it is an AIO, but at this point that is exactly why it seems like it will perform so good. Taking it from the level of an AIO though, let’s look at why it is the kind of unit that we should really consider buying. The pump and reservoir on the end of the radi...



DeepCool Gamer Storm TF120 Fan Review

Introduction If computer hardware had a trifecta, then a perfect score would be in the categories of performance, aesthetics and cost. It would be safe to say that you can usually score high in two categories, but you probably won’t get lucky with finding something that excels in all three. Costs aside, finding hardware that looks excellent while maintaining great performance can be hard as well. Today, DEEPCOOL has a new series of fans that look excellent for any gaming rig, but the real question is how well the 2-layer blade design will work in comparison to the old school single blade design. We’ll find out how the Gamer Storm TF120 does soon enough but first, let’s hear a word about the company behind the new design. Deepcool was founded with the mission of providing the best performance and humanized thermal solutions for worldwide customers. Established in 1996, headquartered in Beijing, factory was established in Shen Zhen, Deepcool originally produced desktop, server coolers and cooling accessories. With the rapid development of personal computers, Deepcool expanded the business into AIO liquid cooling products, chassis, power supplies.. Deepcool has built up its distribution network in about seventy countries all over the globe, by which end-users can purchase Deepcool products online or in their nearest local stores. With more and more media exposure and publication, such as awards from renowned websites and magazines like Tom’s Hardware, Tec...



Noctua provides free mounting upgrade for upcoming Intel ‘Skylake’ platform (Z170)

Noctua provides free mounting upgrade for upcoming Intel ‘Skylake’ platform (Z170) Vienna, August 3rd 2015 – Noctua today announced that it will continue its tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2™ mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While most Noctua heatsinks support Skylake’s LGA1151 socket out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-i115x kit at no additional cost. “We’re determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and over the years, we’ve sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms”, says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With Skylake just around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll extend this offer for LGA1151. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don’t support LGA1151 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!” Due to the spacing of the mounting holes being identical on LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155 and LGA1156, Noctua’s previous SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA115x also support Intel’s upcoming ‘Skylake’ platform. All current Noctua coolers already include SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA115x and can thus be used on LGA1150 mainboards without any upgrades or modifications. Users of older Noctua retail models that don’t include a SecuFirm2™ mounting system for LGA115x ca...



ID-COOLING Releases the Hunter Duet AIO Cooling Unit with Two Integrated Pumps

The longer AIOs stick around, it seems that companies find more ways to try and “differentiate” themselves from the competition. You’re probably thinking at first glance that two pumps in one loop is just another hype train to sell units, but once you discover that the second pump is built entirely for a GPU, then everything begins to make sense. What ID-COOLING is trying with a built in CPU and GPU pump on the Hunter Duet is a good idea, but there’s one potential issue that could arise and only time will tell. The great thing about the AIO market is it’s introducing new ideas to consumers in ways that are much easier, and more cost efficient, than custom liquid loops. With the Hunter Duet, you have a much simpler method to introduce consumers to liquid cooling a graphics cards than on a custom loop. Normally, you would have to buy a properly fitted block and fittings that can cost almost as much as the entire ID-COOLING unit. The concept is great but there could be a potential problem that I hope the design team has taken into account. In my journey with trying to make the Cooler Master Glacer 240l work for my system, I came across a design issue that stemmed from how the pump and reservoir was designed. In short, the loop wasn’t balancing out the liquid pressure on both sides of the pump properly which would cause it to burn out prematurely (usually lasting 1-2 months tops). Due to the fact that one pump will be pumping directly into ...






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