Posts Tagged ‘PWM’
When it comes to shopping for fans, there are a couple of items to account for. Sometimes you are looking at the aesthetics, while other times you're looking for the noise factor. Most of the time you are looking for thermal performance. There are hundreds of options available from today's e-tailers at your finger tips, making it that much more difficult to choose the correct fan for you needs. Today we will be taking a look at a couple of fans by Ecomaster Lepa that are trying to seperate themselves from the rest of the pack. We have the Lepa Chopper and the Lepa Casino on the bench today and we are going to find out how these stack up. Before we take a closer look at these fans, let's get to know Ecomaster Lepa a little more. Ecomaster is a leading provider of OEM PC components such as fans and power supplies. Ecomaster is also a leading provider for Enermax. Ecomaster is not as mainstream so not everyone knows the name Ecomaster or Lepa, but Enermax has been reputable for a number of years, which speaks volumes for Ecomaster. Based on our experience with passed Lepa products they are very similar to Enermax. Since Ecomaster is the OEM provider for both, we can assure you the quality is normally top notch.
As more and more CPU coolers appear in today's market, the competition is fierce and looking for the right design can pose some challenges. The various options out there can make it hard to determine which cooler is the right one for you. Though many coolers are designed to look the same, not all are made to perform with exceptional thermal cooling power. Today we will be taking a look at the Phanteks PH-TC14CS-BK cooler. If you know the name Phanteks, it goes without saying that Phanteks makes some of the top performing air coolers on the market. We have seen coolers ranging from small to large, some with exceptional thermal properties, others not so much. All of these coolers use the typical single or twin tower designs, proving that being typical isn't always the best. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS-BK is anything but your typical CPU cooler design, the unique touches made by Phanteks really makes this cooler stand out. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is designed in a horizontal position or in a "updraft floating balance", where fans are mounted on the bottom and top of the cooler. Will this design provide better thermal performance or will this design hinder it? As we take a closer look at this cooler we will soon find out.
There are several instances, especially in technology, when taking up less space is important. Finding a good low profile cooler can be challenging, especially since the more compact designs don't always have the reputation of high performance. Today we will be looking at a low profile CPU Cooler that is designed be able to keep up with some of the popular larger coolers, yet do it in a more compact size. We have a low profile CPU Cooler by Noctua on the test-bench, and this one is called the NH-L12.