Endorfy Navis F280 – Another bullseye among AIO coolers

The Silentium PC 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” »

We have a list of BeQuiet! coolers with AMD AM5 support

BeQuiet! has released an official statement on which of their coolers support the new AMD platform with the AM5/LGA 1718 socket. Physically, almost all models can be installed, but still make sure you don’t happen to have the one that can’t. It’s also good to know that for full compatibility, the right spacing of holes is not enough, but also the right cooling performance. Only two coolers are recommended by BeQuiet! for the Ryzen 9 processors. Read more “We have a list of BeQuiet! coolers with AMD AM5 support” »

Deepcool (AK500) goes for 1-kilo heatsink with one fan

Deepcool’s new CPU cooler is one of the biggest options that doesn’t collide with memory. Compared to most single tower coolers, the AK500 is significantly wider, but at the same time it doesn’t exceed dual tower heatsinks with often comparable finned area. It is true that it has one less fan compared to them, but again, one that promises high static pressure and therefore less airflow loss due to the heatsink. Read more “Deepcool (AK500) goes for 1-kilo heatsink with one fan” »

MSI MEG CoreLiquid S360 – You won’t hear it coming

The MEG CoreLiquid S360 currently represents the top of MSI’s liquid AIO cooler lineup. What sets it apart from most coolers in this category is the large LCD display above the pump block, and the supplied MEG Silent Gale P12 fans, which are some of the best on the market. What we have here is therefore a promise of an attractive design as well as solid cooling effectiveness. The big question is whether this cooler can justify its very high price tag. Read more “MSI MEG CoreLiquid S360 – You won’t hear it coming” »

Liquid Freezer II may have faulty sealing, Arctic admits

In Arctic, critical errors are not covered up. At least recently. In the span of a few months, the company has already disclosed a second possible flaw in its product design.After the MX-5’s thermal paste drying up, it’s now about the crumbling seals of some Liquid Freezer II AIO coolers for a change. The pro-consumer behavior is commendable, with Arctic doing everything it can to make things right. Read more “Liquid Freezer II may have faulty sealing, Arctic admits” »

Gelid Tranquillo 5 – the fifth revision of the legendary cooler

Tranquillo coolers from Gelid Solutions have been very popular in the past for their solid cooling efficiency at an affordable price. Recently, the fifth revision of this cooler was launched, offering a change in overall design and featuring a matte black finish. Price-wise, however, the Gelid Tranquillo rev. 5 is a direct competitor to some very solid coolers of late and so I am very curious to see how it fares against them in today’s review. Read more “Gelid Tranquillo 5 – the fifth revision of the legendary cooler” »

New dual-tower Akasa cooler, the Soho H7, comes after 10 years

To celebrate the launch of the Akasa Alucia H4 and Soho H4 coolers with Plus attributes (i.e. finally with LGA 1700 support), the chunky dual-tower cooler was also featured in one image. All its parameters are already known. After a very long time, the most powerful Akasa cooler to date – the Venom Medusa model – will see a successor. Akasa’s materials state that this cooler is optimized for the most powerful Intel Alder Lake processors. Read more “New dual-tower Akasa cooler, the Soho H7, comes after 10 years” »

SilentiumPC Navis F240 ARGB: A small AIO with a big potential

At the end of April, SilentiumPC launched a pair of new AIO coolers from the Navis series. These are the F240 and F240 ARGB models, which differ only in RGB backlighting. Both of these coolers are equipped with Fluctus fans, so you can expect a pleasant acoustics as well as solid cooling effectiveness. Combined with a very attractive price tag, these coolers have the potential to become bestsellers in their class. Read more “SilentiumPC Navis F240 ARGB: A small AIO with a big potential” »

Format it, press it. BeQuiet! showcased CPU cooler production

I’m sure many of you have a good idea of how CPU coolers are made, but it’s still worth seeing exactly how it’s done. At least when it comes to BeQuiet! coolers. This German company has released materials on how their coolers are made in their factories. Specifically, how the sheet metal plates are turned into fins with the desired shapes and how they are then connected to heatpipes. Read more “Format it, press it. BeQuiet! showcased CPU cooler production” »

SilentiumPC Spartan 5 Max: Extra heatpipes for CPUs over 130 W

The SilentiumPC Spartan 5 cooler with the “Max” attribute differs from, say, the basic variant only by having twice as many heatpipes. So four instead of two. The other elements are the same, so naturally the question comes to how much the two added heatpipes, which the more expensive SPC cooler has in addition, will increase the cooling efficiency. By quite a bit, or by nothing at all – depending on the processor used. Read more “SilentiumPC Spartan 5 Max: Extra heatpipes for CPUs over 130 W” »

Akasa AK-CC6606BP01: A stronger alternative to the Laminar RM1

The database of results of inexpensive low-profile CPU coolers is slowly growing. We tested the largest of the top-flow models from Akasa on the Intel LGA 1700 platform.Given the claimed TDP of 125 W, it looks like this might not only be a replacement for the Laminar RM1 and RS1 that come with more economical processors, but also a solution for open multiplier models that don’t come with a cooler. Read more “Akasa AK-CC6606BP01: A stronger alternative to the Laminar RM1” »

Arctic Freezer 7 X rev. 3: The cooling legend that missed the boat

How many generations of processors could the Freezer 7 cool? The most. No other brand of coolers has been around for so long. That’s worthy of respect, but the fact remains that the progression in efficiency is rapid from revision to revision. Some improvements do come, but at a slower rate than competing solutions that are way more cost-effective. Thus, Freezer 7 often reaches the shelves of brick-and-mortar stores and PC builds only by inertia. Read more “Arctic Freezer 7 X rev. 3: The cooling legend that missed the boat” »

With a base “for Ryzens”. New cooler from Deepcool, the AK400

Deepcool has released a cooler that is closer to AMD’s chiplet processors than competing models with DHT bases. The outermost heatpipes are spaced farther apart from the ones in the middle. It could be designed so that they pass over the processor cores, i.e. on the outer edges of the chiplets. This would allow for faster heat transfer, but this is just one of many premises for top efficiency. However, the Deepcool AK400 also performs well as a whole. Read more “With a base “for Ryzens”. New cooler from Deepcool, the AK400″ »

Noctua NH-D12L: A breath of fresh air for short twin-tower coolers

Noctua has recently launched the Noctua NH-D12L, a fairly compact cooler with a height of just 145 millimetres. This makes it an ideal cooling solution for smaller cases, but also for servers with a height of 4U. Thanks to its interesting design and high-end fan, this cooler should offer very solid cooling effectiveness. But of course this assumption needs to be thoroughly verified, which is the aim of today’s article. Read more “Noctua NH-D12L: A breath of fresh air for short twin-tower coolers” »

Gelid isn’t done with the Tranquillo coolers. This is the 5th revision

It’s been a long time since the Tranquillo brand was synonymous with CPU coolers with the best price/performance ratio. After the second revision, none of the subsequent revisions have come close to that. The decline set off by the third revision resulted in, we dare to write, catastrophic results of the fourth revision. It seemed to be the final nail in the coffin, but it wasn’t. Gelid tries again, differently now, and hopefully it will turn out better than last time. Read more “Gelid isn’t done with the Tranquillo coolers. This is the 5th revision” »

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