Giveaway results: The winner of the Fractal Design liquid cooler is…

Until midnight yesterday, you had a chance to sign up for a giveaway to win the Celsius+ S28 Prisma liquid cooler. Thank you not only for your generous participation, but also for your nice comments. Based on your messages, quite remarkable statistics have been created about what cases and processors you own. For curious readers, we will also reveal this secret in the article. But of course, firstly the announcement of the winner. Read more “Giveaway results: The winner of the Fractal Design liquid cooler is…” »

Giveaway: Liquid cooler from Fractal Design. Can you use it?

Didn’t it work out for you in the first summer giveaway? Never mind, there is a new opportunity to win something valuable. We’re talking about the Fractal Design Celsius+ S28 Prisma. All you have to do is write down whether you could use this liquid cooler with a 280 mm radiator—due to its cooling capacity, but most importantly its dimensions. However, you cannot fit in every case, but if you can, it won’t collide with anything… Read more “Giveaway: Liquid cooler from Fractal Design. Can you use it?” »

Silicon Power PC60: slower, but stable and mainly cheap

External SSDs are one of the newest types of computer accessories, and I’ve got to like them in recent years. Compared to USB memory sticks, they offer higher speeds and, above all, higher capacity. Yet at the same time, they are still small enough for comfortable carrying in a pocket. We’ve expanded our results database of tested storages with the low-budget PC60 model from Silicon Power. Read more “Silicon Power PC60: slower, but stable and mainly cheap” »

What was in the puzzle photo? Sapphire RX 6900 XT Toxic LE

We may have overdone it a bit with that intensive zoom. The disproportion between your time spent on inspecting the photo and the number of correct answers was really big. However, we have the winner and the BeQuiet! fan will not stay in our editorial office. Some of you thought it could be the front panel of a PC case, as the grille in front of the fan suggested. But that was a catch, it was something different. Read more “What was in the puzzle photo? Sapphire RX 6900 XT Toxic LE” »

Giveaway: What’s in the picture? Win a fan from BeQuiet!

Back in 2019, we used to make an HWC puzzle series where we showed you a zoomed in photo of a PC component, and your role was to guess what it was. We will now return to this format, just for once. An unusual piece of hardware landed in our editorial office and we are interested in whether you can identify it from such a weird photo angle. We will send a BeQuiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM fan as a gift to one of you who comes with the correct answer. Read more “Giveaway: What’s in the picture? Win a fan from BeQuiet!” »

Evaluation of the competition for Noctua NP-H1.brown hoodies

We have good news for the two readers who took part in our fall competition. We’re sending them two Noctua hoodies for their proven activity and a little luck. And they are suitable for the current weather outside. If we didn’t draw you today, don’t despair, you may win in the future – there will be many more opportunities to win something at HWCooling and NP-H1 hoodies are, after all, also available in retail. Read more “Evaluation of the competition for Noctua NP-H1.brown hoodies” »

Competition, fall 2020: Which of Noctua products is the best?

Processor cooler, fan, thermal paste or some small accessories? We are curious, so we’re asking which of Noctua’s products is the most attractive from your point of view. It doesn’t have to be just the current piece of hardware, but also older components or, conversely, one still being planned for the coming period. Comment on your favorite and join the game to win a hoodie with Noctua theme. Read more “Competition, fall 2020: Which of Noctua products is the best?” »

The results of the spring competition. Air 2:2 Liquid

The voting is over and we know the names of the victors. Sharing and support on social networks played a significant role, so PR got a little boost too. Of course, it was on every participant where and how they promoted their rigs. We are pleased that the score between the air systems and liquid systems is equal. Although the absolute winner is a liquid cooling configuration. Read more “The results of the spring competition. Air 2:2 Liquid” »

Vote for the best rig in the spring competition!

The competition is really strong. It was impossible to choose just six rigs, which was the first plan, so we decided to give a chance to more people. There are fourteen champions, seven air systems and seven liquid systems. Every design is interesting and clever, with various original features. It’s going to be a tough choice, but we hope you will find your favourite one! Read more “Vote for the best rig in the spring competition!” »

Spring competition: trade a photo of your rig for a new motherboard

The long awaited motherboards with the Intel B360 chipset for Coffee Lake processors are finally here! We managed to acquire one attractive piece from MSI for our spring competition. You can participate by sending a photo of your rig with a brief description of the cooling design in it. The most interesting configurations will be appropriately rewarded. The board is the main prize, but there are also many quality fans in the game. Read more “Spring competition: trade a photo of your rig for a new motherboard” »

We have new precious guests: Fuma rev. B and Mugen 5 rev. B

We have finally acquired samples of the current models of Scythe processor coolers which have ambitions to be crowned in the upper middle class. They proved their dominance several times in this segment. We always pay special attention to exceptional components and we gladly do some extra tests outside our classic procedures. In this “preview”, you can let us know what exactly it should be. Read more “We have new precious guests: Fuma rev. B and Mugen 5 rev. B” »

Competition – Winter 2017: The winners + thanks!

Here are the results. And this time without any testing of hardware. We have analysed your effort and chosen the winner whose contribution was the best. Also, there are three lucky persons that were randomly selected. Others who participated will have another chance to win something very soon, we promise. A big thanks to everybody for the support (also to people that did not participate in the competition)! Read more “Competition – Winter 2017: The winners + thanks!” »

Competition – Winter 2017: Chance to win some interesting pieces!

Thanks to the support of Gigabyte, Akasa, Noctua, and EKWB, you have the opportunity to compete for prizes at HWC for the first time. To make things interesting, we chose atypical components from various “worlds“. Mini-STX motherboard, the large liquid cooling kit, Noctua NH-D15 with the unconventional colour coating Chromax… or would you prefer a passive case? Read more “Competition – Winter 2017: Chance to win some interesting pieces!” »

We are preparing procedures for tests of PC cases, feel free to join!

Reviews of PC cases will be one of the main pillars of HWCooling. Significant part of the tests will be dedicated to airflow, of course. We would like to present you our initial concept of the test procedures. Our goal is to bring you information that you are really interested in, so let us think aloud together and improve what we can. Read more “We are preparing procedures for tests of PC cases, feel free to join!” »