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    ECS H57H-MUS Micro ATX

    The ECS H57H-MUS is a micro ATX motherboard that offers respectable features such as SATA 6G and USB 3.0 for value-conscious consumers. Sporting a wide array of video connection ports and a reported launch price of approximately $150 or so, the H57H-MUS looks to be a nice option for LGA1156...
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    Prolimatech Armageddon

    As times change and technology advances, so must the products, and Prolimatech has released their latest CPU heatsink, the Armageddon, for the Intel sockets. The major advancement change here is that the Armageddon is designed for 140mm fans, not the typical 120mm ones, perhaps bringing...
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    Coolink Corator DS CPU Cooler

    Coolink is taking heatpipe technology a bit further than most with their Corator DS CPU heatsink, using what they call Gapless Direct Touch (GDT) in order to eliminate the large spaces between heatpipes we normally see at the base. The question is: "Does it make a difference"? Let's take a...
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    ECS H55H-I Mini ITX

    The ECS H55H-I is a mini ITX motherboard that offers respectable features and performance to value-conscious consumers. Sporting a wide array of video connection ports including HDMI, analog and optical audio, eSATA, and even space for a discrete PCI-Express graphics card if you want, the H55H-I...
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    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...
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    ASUS Maximus III Formula

    ASUS is a company that doesn't rest on its laurels and is known for innovation, producing some premium products in their popular Republic of Gamers lineup that cater to the diehard gamers and enthusiasts. The ASUS Maximus III Formula is a premium LGA1156 motherboard for those looking to push...
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    Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-1600

    We've seen in our past testing that Kingston modules typically offer great performance and value, and we can tell you right now that this trend has not changed with these sticks on the test bench today. In fact, you will be shocked at how far these Kingston modules can be pushed. Without tipping...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (LGA1156)

    Today we're testing the Noctua NH-U12P SE2, a mildly-tweaked version of its predecessor that is now compatible with LGA1156 Core i5/i7 motherboards. We were impressed with the previous version, so let's see if this revision can build upon Noctua's success. Click HERE for the full review.
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    Titan Skalli

    Today we're testing the Titan Skalli CPU cooler that offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology in a smallform 100mm fan setup. We've seen the big boy Titan Fenrir cooler perform very well in our extensive LGA1366 air cooler testing, so it will be interesting to see if they can continue the...
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    ZEROTherm Core i5/i7 Coolers: Nirvana 120 and Core 92

    ZEROtherm is a company probably best known for creating buzz surrounding their butterfly cooler design not long ago. Capitalizing on that success, they have two CPU coolers for the Intel Core i5/i7 platforms: the Nirvana 120 PWM and the Core 92 heatsinks. The Nirvana certainly looks very unique...
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    Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000

    Today we're looking at a set of Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB DDR3-2000 modules that are optimized for use in the LGA1156 socket Core i5/i7 platform. We've seen in our past testing that Patriot modules typically offer great performance and value, so we'll see today if they can continue the...
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    ASUS P7P55D Deluxe

    The P7P55D Deluxe is a premium LGA1156 motherboard for those looking to push their Core i5/i7 and appreciate the finer points of design and quality. It certains looks enticing, but we know that what separates the contenders from pretenders are the features, ease of use, stability...
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    Cooler Master LGA1156 Coolers: Hyper 212 Plus, TX3

    Cooler Master is one company at the forefront of the LGA1156 cooler market, hitting the ground running and currently offering at least two products for improved performance of your new CPU. The first is the Hyper 212 Plus, a direct-touch heatpipe design with a 120mm fan. The second is the Hyper...
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    ECS P55H-A Black Edition

    With the launch of Intel's Lynnfield LGA1156 socket processors upon us, motherboard manufacturers have been gearing up for the big Core i5 and Core i7 into the mainstream market, busy readying boards for release. One of the new motherboards is the P55H-A Black Series from ECS, as they look to...