air cooling

  1. dbradford32

    Best air temps for your cases?

    I am running a 200mm top fan, 120mm intake fan, 2 120mm dans on my Coolermaster hyper 212+. I believe my temps were in the 29 celcius (84.2 fahrenheit) What are your best CPU temps? Of course, this is without a full load, also. I am not positive about full load temps yet. Those are to...
  2. Skyguy

    Cooler Master GeminII S524

    We’re looking at another new release from Cooler Master, the GeminII S524 CPU cooler. Not nearlyas massive as the recently-launched Hyper 612 PWM, nor of the same towerdesign, this cooler is more of a remodel of the original GeminII S, whichfeatured a downward facing fan in a lower profile...
  3. Skyguy

    Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler

    One of Cooler Master's more exciting items at CES was the V6 GT air cooler. With muscle car written all over it, it's clear they're going for both performance and aesthetic on this one. Combining muscle car looks with the excellent performance we expect of it couldn't have been easy, and...
  4. Skyguy

    Intel Core i5 655K

    The Intel Core i5 655K is a dual core, multithreaded CPU that is essentially just a regular chip but comes with a few significant exceptions. The first is that it has an unlocked multiplier, the Holy Grail of overclocking, allowing enthusiasts to push higher speeds. So how fast can this chip...
  5. Skyguy

    Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU Cooler

    For review today, we've got the Thermaltake Contac 29 HSF. Featuring heatpipes, fins aplenty and universal mounting capability and a silent 120mm fan, it certainly meets our expectations as far as specs go, but how does it stand up to other cooling systems? Let's find out. Click HERE for the...
  6. Skyguy

    XtremeGear HP-1216B CPU Cooler

    The XtremeGear HP-1216B is features HDT technology and some nice aesthetics, but most significantly it can be found for about $30 USD. That certainly caught our attention here and we jumped at the chance to take a closer look at this cooler. So what does $30 get you these days? How well...
  7. Skyguy

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and TX3 Refresh

    When we originally reviewed the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and TX3 heatsinks, we found them to be quite impressive, but not without a couple issues, the most significant of which was the mounting methods. The performance of these coolers wasn't an issue, but the usability needed a bit of...
  8. Skyguy

    Xigmatek Balder SD1283

    Today we test the Xigmatek Balder SD1283, an HDT tower that features stunning aesthetics with polished finishes, along with a great price. It is also Socket LGA1156-capable for your new Core i5/i7, as well as LGA1366, and AMD AM2/AM3 compatible. That is a very attractive combination for...
  9. Skyguy

    Tuniq TX-3

    The Tuniq TX-3 thermal compound is an evolution of its popular predecessor, the TX-2, and promised peak cooling performance toward keeping your CPU cool under load. Let's take a look as we drop some onto a highly overclocked Core i7 monster and see if it can live up to those claims. Click...
  10. Skyguy

    Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B LGA1156

    Today we are looking closely at the Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B on the LGA1156 socket to see if it can continue its successful ways. More specifically, we'll overclock the snot out of our Core i7 and find out just how far the Rev.B can let us overclock on air cooling. As you'll soon see, we...
  11. Skyguy

    Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

    Much has changed since the days when the Tuniq Tower 120 reigned supreme. Top air cooling manufacturers have refined their designs and incorporated Heatpipe Direct Touch technology that has proven to be very successful in its performance abilities. In many ways, Tuniq has had to play catch-up...
  12. Skyguy

    Titan Fenrir

    The Titan Fenrir offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology, a very efficient technology in tower-style heatsinks, and promises some efficient cooling numbers. It does look rather similar then to a few other HDT products we've seen, so we have high hopes for this cooler. Let's take a closer...
  13. Skyguy

    Evercool Transformer 4

    Today we're testing the Evercool Transformer 4 CPU HPJ-12025 cooler that offers Socket 1366 compatibility in a full tower setup with dual 120mm fans. It is a large heatsink that looks to offer some rather flashy aesthetics for the interior of your case, with a silver-coloured theme throughout...
  14. Skyguy

    Xigmatek D984 Cobra

    Today we're testing the Xigmatek D984 Cobra CPU cooler that offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology in a small form 92mm fan setup. More importantly, however, is that the Cobra is a top-down cooler design, and we'll be comparing it alongside its brother the Nepartak, which is a tower-style...
  15. Skyguy

    Xigmatek S983 Nepartak

    Today we're testing the Xigmatek S983 Nepartak CPU cooler that offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology in a small form 92mm fan setup. We've seen the big boy Xigmatek coolers rule the roost in our extensive 1366 air cooler testing so far, so it will be interesting to see if they can...
  16. Skyguy

    Thermaltake SpinQ - 1366

    Today we're looking at a CPU cooler that has stunning looks to satisfy: the Thermaltake SpinQ. Sporting an utterly gorgeous chrome-like aesthetic that features an innovative helical design, it is also finally Socket 1366-compatible, so we'll be dropping it on a Core i7, cranking up the heat, and...
  17. C

    Guide to fan noise and case thermodynamics

    This thread is (I hope) going to help clear up some misinformation and (also hopefully) give the community a little more knowledge of one of the most overlooked components in a computer case. A case fan is rapidly achieving the status of a “major component” when dealing with high-end...
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