Posts Tagged ‘Airflow’
We see a lot more people changing over to water cooling these days to get the most performance out of their high end systems, but does it really take water to keep your processor cool? How do you gain maximum performance while minimizing the risk? Noctua, a well known company who has built their reputation in air-based cooling products, has released another member of their CPU cooling line: the Noctua NH-D15 air cooler. We got a chance to run this baby on our test bench, so read on to find out how well it performs!
The running trend today in top-of-the-line CPU cooling performance seems to be water cooling. If it’s not under water then most seem to think you’re doing it wrong and will never achieve properly high performance. However, there are those enthusiasts who would rather have peace of mind, knowing that they will never have to worry about one of the lines in a water cooling loop springing a leak or their pump failing on them, destroying their high performance rig. How do you gain maximum performance while minimizing the risk? Spire, a well known company for cooling products has released another member of their CPU air cooling line. It's called the X2 Spire Eclipse IV, and we are going to review it for you today.
Antec is a name that anyone in the PC industry is familiar with. Their offerings include PC cases, fans, CPU coolers, laptop coolers, power supplies and the list goes on. Antec has recently added a whole new line of fans to their already impressive arsenal and it's called the True Quiet series. Antec was kind enough to send us a new True Quiet 120 LED and a True Quiet Pro to check out so let' get to it!
Roughly six months ago, Cooler Master introduced the new Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 to the world. This was a revision of its previous model, the Scout I. The Storm Scout 2 was well received and even earned a PureOC Good Hardware Award from us. Even though the initial release of the Scout 2 went well, Cooler Master still likes to listen to consumers and the PC modding community, just to improve things further. They took feedback from a number of online forums and from reviews like ours just to take the next iteration of the lineup to the next level. Today we have their newest revision - The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advance. The new Scout 2 Advance series chassis now comes with several design enhancements, and even includes a new color called "Ghost White." Let's dive in to take a deeper look at these changes and see how they improved upon the previous chassis.
Xigmatek is a name well-known as a world leading innovator in PC thermal performance and peripherals. With so many advance innovations in today's tech world, we sometimes wonder, "do some of these slight changes in design from competitor to competitor really make a difference? Today we will be taking a look at Xigmatek's new line of PC fans and see if their unique designs answer that question. We are going look at 4 models, and each has its own touch of flare. We will be putting them to the test to see how they stack up to the competitors. We have the following models today: Xigmatek's XAF-F1253 (120mm Orange Blades), Xigmatek XAF-F1251 (120mm Black Blade), Xigmatek XAF-F1456 (140mm Blue Blade), and Xigmatek XAF-F1454 (140mm Smoked Blade). Before we dive into the essence of the XAF series fans, lets talk a little about Xigmatek.