BeQuiet! Dark Rock Elite – The new king of coolers?

I will start this year’s cooler tests with a real treat. I’ve prepared a review of the Dark Rock Elite cooler, the absolute top of BeQuiet!’s range. This is a premium cooler offering very high performance at low noise levels thanks to its sophisticated design in combination with high-end fans. I’m very curious to see how it performs compared to the high-end coolers I’ve had the opportunity to test over the past year. Read more “BeQuiet! Dark Rock Elite – The new king of coolers?” »

Valkyrie Dragonfang 240. Smaller edition of the Cypriot liquid cooler

At the end of this year, I have prepared a review of Valkyrie’s AIO liquid cooler. In the autumn I tested their flagship cooler Dragonfang 360 and today we will test its smaller brother, the Dragonfang 240. It is cheaper and has wider compatibility, as it is more compact. Valkyrie’s previous coolers have not fared badly in absolute numbers at all, hopefully this trend will continue in today’s article. Read more “Valkyrie Dragonfang 240. Smaller edition of the Cypriot liquid cooler” »

Scythe Fuma 3 – A pair of counter-rotating impellers

Another cooler that we will have time to look at this year is the Scythe Fuma 3. This cooler uses several atypical design elements, which makes it different from the usual dual-tower coolers in its class. Moreover, with a price tag of just over 50 EUR, it could offer an interesting price/performance ratio. Additionally, this is my first experience with a Scythe cooler, so I’m also duly curious to see how the Fuma 3 performs in stress tests. Read more “Scythe Fuma 3 – A pair of counter-rotating impellers” »

Enermax Liqmaxflo 360 – Hefty, silent and efficient

Enermax has recently introduced the new Liqmaxflo cooler model series. These coolers feature a hefty radiator, a fan above the pump to cool the area around the CPU socket, and their loop can even be refilled with liquid. Today’s review will focus on the 360mm variant, the middle of the range (240mm and 420mm variants are also available). I have pretty high expectations for this cooler, so hopefully it will be able to live up to them. Read more “Enermax Liqmaxflo 360 – Hefty, silent and efficient” »

Valkyrie Vind SL125 – Interesting synergy of two fans

Last time we took a look at an interesting all-in-one cooler from Valkyrie and today we’ll loosely follow up on that theme with a review of the Vind SL125 air cooler, which is the only air cooler model Valkyrie has in its lineup so far. The Vind SL125 air cooler combines a single dense fin bundle with a pair of mirrored fans. So I’m curious to see how this interesting combination performs in our stress tests. Read more “Valkyrie Vind SL125 – Interesting synergy of two fans” »

Valkyrie Dragonfang 360 – New player has entered the chat

Today’s article serves as an introduction of a new player on our market, besides the usual review. This is Valkyrie, a company that offers mainly liquid AIO coolers, although you can also find one air cooler in their offer. The focus of today’s article, however, is the Dragonfang 360, which is a liquid AIO cooler that promises solid efficiency at a reasonable price, which of course I intend to rigorously test on my test rig. Read more “Valkyrie Dragonfang 360 – New player has entered the chat” »

DeepCool Assassin IV – The almost perfect CPU cooler

The long awaited DeepCool Assassin IV cooler is finally here. According to the manufacturer it should offer very quiet operation with high cooling effectiveness and it is also an interesting piece visually. In today’s review I’m going to subject it to a thorough analysis and examine the manufacturer’s bet on an unconventional cooler design. I’m also expanding the stress tests to include a wider range of noise levels and a spectral analysis of the cooler. Read more “DeepCool Assassin IV – The almost perfect CPU cooler” »

MasterAir MA824 Stealth – The new king of air coolers

After a series of articles with AIO liquid coolers, I have prepared a change for you today. We will test the new flagship air cooler MasterAir MA824 Stealth from Cooler Master. This cooler boasts impressive specs and promises extremely high efficiency that should rival the best on the market. So I’m really curious about it, but before we torture it on a hot CPU, let’s take a closer look at it. Read more “MasterAir MA824 Stealth – The new king of air coolers” »

Fractal Design Lumen S28 RGB – Cooler that shines with all colours

Today I would like to introduce you to the Lumen S28 RGB liquid all-in-one cooler from Fractal Design. This cooler attracts with its discreet and simple design, which can be easily enlivened with RGB LEDs and uses an atypical build with a pump in the radiator. So the question remains whether this solution is an effective enough alternative against conventional AIO coolers with a pump directly in the block, which of course I intend to test in today’s review. Read more “Fractal Design Lumen S28 RGB – Cooler that shines with all colours” »

Endorfy Navis F360 – Third time’s the charm…

Today I would like to introduce another liquid all-in-one cooler from Endorfy. After testing the Navis F240 ARGB and Navis F280, it’s now the turn of the biggest brother of these coolers, the Navis F360. As with the other coolers in the updated Navis series, here you’ll also find the good old Endorfy Fluctus fans. And with a price tag of around 110 EUR, there is again a decent potential for an attractive price/performance/quality ratio. Read more “Endorfy Navis F360 – Third time’s the charm…” »

Enermax Aquafusion ADV 240 – Pretty liquid cooler with big noise

The Aquafusion ADV 240 is the first AIO cooler from Enermax that I have the pleasure to test. The subject of today’s review is also the interesting white design variant, which in combination with the RGB backlighting of the fans and the infinity mirror effect on the cooler block looks really premium. The price of this cooler comes out to an affordable 105 EUR, which could provide a solid price-performance ratio if it performs well in tests. Read more “Enermax Aquafusion ADV 240 – Pretty liquid cooler with big noise” »

DeepCool AK400 Zero Dark Plus – The golden middle way

At the end of this year I have prepared a review of the DeepCool AK400 Zero Dark Plus cooler. This is an interesting mid-range cooler with a modern design. The Zero Dark and Plus attributes refer to the black edition of the cooler and the second fan in the package respectively. I’m also quite interested to see how the AK400 Zero Dark Plus will fare against the Fera 5 and Fortis 5 coolers from Endorfy, with which it competes both in price and advertised TDP. Read more “DeepCool AK400 Zero Dark Plus – The golden middle way” »

Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black – The legend back in black

The Noctua NH-U12A is a cooler that has previously proven that with a little effort, it is possible to offer the performance of high-end dual-tower coolers in a more compact design. However, the last time I tested it, I was still using the older methodology, so with the release of the chromax.black version, there’s an ideal opportunity to conduct new tests. The question also remains whether the NF-U12A chromax.black can justify its high price tag. Read more “Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black – The legend back in black” »

DeepCool AK620 – Solid dual-tower cooler for a good price

While modern processors offer high performance, this is inevitably linked to the need for highly effective cooling. So I’m always happy to welcome a cooler on the market with the promise of high effectiveness at an interesting price. One of them is the AK620, which represents the top of DeepCool’s range. It offers a modern design, an attractive price tag and the potential to cool even high-end processors. So we’ll see how well it performs in our stress tests. Read more “DeepCool AK620 – Solid dual-tower cooler for a good price” »

Endorfy Navis F280 – Another bullseye among AIO coolers

The SilentiumPC brand is undergoing a change to Endorfy today, and along with this change is the launch of the new liquid all-in-one cooler from the Navis series. Similar to the Navis F240, today’s new addition features the excellent Fluctus series fans. Moreover, the Endorfy Navis F280 will also surely impress you with its attractive price tag of just under 100 EUR. What we have here is a solid potential for a very attractive price-performance ratio. Read more “Endorfy Navis F280 – Another bullseye among AIO coolers” »

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