Nanoxia is a company well known in Europe for their Legendary Green Nanoxia Nano-bearing fans and other peripherals, as well as their Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Gaming cases. Nanoxia re-entered the enthusiast arena with another arrival, called the Deep Silence 2, a second generation Mid-Tower chassis based on their Deep Silence 1 classic design. The Deep Silence 2 mid-tower chassis is also part of a new line of future products whose objective is to offer the perfect relationship of ideal system cooling, and sensationally low noise levels in one package. It is designed especially for high-end PC and gaming systems. Recently when we reviewed The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1, we were very impressed with the build quality. We were also impressed by how both cool and quiet could coexist together. With this and all the other amenities the Deep Silence 1 had to offer, it received our Pure Overclock's Great Hardware award. I am especially excited to be reviewing the next generation Nanoxia Deep Silence 2. At $99.00 US it is slightly less expensive than the Deep Silence 1. Read on to see how well the Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 stacks up to its predecessor.
Personal computers have taken a big leap since the Pentium 4’s era. We no longer have beige enclosures, mismatched colored motherboards, bare-galvanized PSUs without sleeved cables...etc. Today’s computer modders and builders not only want performance and reliability but also aesthetics. Strategically selected components and color schemes are important for the build. From the enclosures down to the wires, everything has to be cosmetic. Some even spend countless hours sleeving every single wire in the system. Computer components have been gradually becoming more efficient and cooler running. In fact,air coolers have improved in design so much they’re getting almost as efficient AIO water coolers, yet they cost much less. However, on the other hand, DIY water cooling is undergoing a renaissance. Colorful boutique designs are back in fashion. To meet the demand, Primochill released its new Compression Tube Reservoir lineup and the Intensifier Liquid Dyes. Primochill has built a reputation by making solid Primoflex LRT tubing. Their the new product lines have grown, adding to Primochill’s portfolio. This brings us today’s article. Today on the test-bench we have the Primochill 240mm CTR reservoir, sporting various fluorescent colors and UV actives. It makes a perfect option for modders and water cooling enthusiasts who also want to dress up their system.
When you think of CPU air cooling, one name tends to stand out immediately for their exceptional quality, awesome performance and unusual styling. That's right, we're talking about Noctua. Noctua has been known for creating performance air cooling solutions with exceptional reliability and attention to detail. They manufacture a wide range of CPU coolers and fans and have a product that fits everyone's needs. Noctua was kind enough to send us their new NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU coolers to put through the wringer so let's get to it!
Laptops are becoming increasingly common these days. They range from tiny inexpensive netbooks to 17"+ high-powered quad-core gaming rigs. With the advancement of high-performance mobile computing power comes the necessary evil of heat that's generated by these components. The biggest drawback that laptops have in the cooling department versus their desktop brethren is cooling. Desktop computers have room for large cooling units that can easily dissipate the heat generated by the internal components. Laptops, however, need to cool their parts with limited space. Many companies offer stands to place your laptop on that provide additional clearance for airflow, and some even have integrated fans that help force fresh cool air into your hot laptop. Cooler Master has sent us their latest laptop cooler, the NotePal A200, to check out so let's get to it!
Deep Cool is a company that may not be too familiar to everyone, but they've been around for a while and have a long list of cooling products including: CPU coolers, notebook coolers, HDD coolers, GPU coolers and fans as well as several other accessories. You may recognize their other name - Logisys. Logisys sells case modding accessories such as cathodes, LED devices and other gadgets. Deep Cool was kind enough to send us their latest CPU cooler for review - the Gammaxx S40. We always enjoy reviewing CPU coolers, so let's get to it!
One name always comes to mind when you’re talking about superior air cooling performance. That name is Phanteks. Phanteks has become the light and heavy-weight champion in the air cooling arena with high performance air coolers, like their PH-TC14PE. Phanteks is again entering the ring with a new middle-weight contender called the Phanteks PH-TC12DX. It's a single stack profile in a push pull configuration. The PH-TC12DX seems especially geared for those higher end rigs and gaming cases that offer very little space around the CPU area. Today will be looking at this new addition to the Phanteks family of coolers. It carries the same technologies we have seen in Phanteks' larger coolers, their special P.A.T.S. and C.P.S.C. technologies. The PH-TC12DX sports a smaller profile of just 126 x 57 x 157mm, a nickel plated copper block, four 6mm heat pipes embedded within the block, a blue, aluminum-finned heat stack and two 120mm white and blue PWM fans. All of this is packed together in a smaller footprint. Read on and let’s see if this middle-weight contender can pack a punch like its heavy-weight bigger brother.