Posts Tagged ‘cooling’
CLCs are overwhelming used for CPUs, but what if they are better suited for GPUs? The Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 proves it has excellent ability to keep temperatures low during intensive gaming sessions, at minimal noise as well. What it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for by far in price.
All radiators may look the same to some, but overclockers appreciate the fine details that add to cooling performance improvement. The Pacific CL Copper rads from Thermaltake have some normal evolutionary updates, but their reflow solder technique looks like a great improvement.
RGB CLCs are great, but the truly great ones have addressable RGB lighting. The Enermax LIQFusion CPU cooler has this feature, as well as the new external hose pump. While the lighting looks great already, there's a good chance that cooling performance will be top notch as well.
Sometimes looks are more important than performance, but Raijintek doesn't force you to make that trade. The Orcus 240 is an excellent CPU cooler, and it brings an innovative design to the CLC market. Unfortunately, it doesn't have individually addressable RGB LEDs yet.
Abko Ncore is an overseas company that might be bringing more products to the US. The Aura is an interesting PC case that not only has RGB lighting, but tons of radiator and fan support. It could also have a huge benefit in providing exception graphics card cooling. No official news on the US market yet.
Swiftech announced the release of Maelstrom D5 Reservoir pump combos. They have a variety of sizes and RGB lighting to fit in a variety of custom cooling loops. With a high flow rate and quality build, many builders would be interested in one for their personal computer.
At first glance, the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE looks like a normal tower cooler, but the key improvements are giving it a seemingly strong amount of cooling ability. It will handle most CPUs while also having a great budget price on release. Looks like Cooler Master has some competition!
NZXT introduces their first 360mm CLC which will certainly add more performance, but at the expense of more noise. The Kraken X72 is likely in response to consumer demand, but the M22 cooler is probably another request for a unit that is more affordable, yet still has great RGB lighting.
RGB lighting is either expensive with new fans or inconvenient for fans needed with high performance. Silverstone has a great option to add RGB to any 120mm or 140mm fan with their fan frames. They aren't very expensive, and the lighting looks great as well.
Deepcool introduced a frameless fan with the MF 120. They may not serve the greatest purpose for radiators, but case cooling should work out pretty well. With RGB lighting on the fans, as well as the control box, everything about the aluminum design looks extremely attractive.
EK announced a new Monoblock to work with the new X399 chipset from Intel. This ones is specific to MSI motherboards, but if you check out their site, you can find a lot more monoblocks for a variety of motherboards. EK is known for their liquid cooling components so it's no real surprise.
Noctua is long renowned for having silent fans. They also have beige colors. Chromax changes everything to add a much needed stylish flair to their heat sink and fan lineup. You won't find RGB lighting, but the choices of blue, green, red, yellow, black and white accessories adds a lot.
Opinion: The Hydro Pro series is likely to have solid cooling performance for CPUs, but the aesthetics look like they took a step back from previous releases Corsair designed. On the plus side, they did announce the 1600W AX series power supply at CES as well.
If you already have a compatible closed loop cooler, buying an NZXT Kraken G12 is an easy choice for cooling your GPU. However, some builder look for the right CLC to purchase with the bracket. Here's a guide of compatible units, as well as one of the best choices to balance cost and performance.
Swiftech is long known for their custom liquid cooling components. That hasn't stopped them from improving their Apogee water block, as well as their new site. The Apogee SFK has a prestige variant as well, and their new website brings the company up to the modern era!