Competition – Winter 2017: The winners + thanks!

Results of the competition

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)!

The stuff:

It was required to share a content of our magazine somewhere where it would fit and let us know about it at There were quite a lot of mails that met the specified criteria, we randomly selected three of you. In the order listed below, you can choose a prize (Gigabyte GA-H110MSTX-HD3, Akasa Euler MX and Noctua NH-D15 with Chromax) according to your preference.

Randomly selected winners:

  1. james p (…)
  2. Radomir Koles (radomir.koles@…)
  3. BG (bojana_grosskreuz@…)


We have already sent emails to winners. The winner of the first round has a week to choose and let us know. Then we will contact the winners of the second and the third round again and let them pick what’s left.

The prize for the most effective share…

The main prize goes to Oisin A. (wizzcomm@…) for his effort that brought the biggest boost of the traffic. He managed to do it on Reddit by sharing the first and the second test of thermal compounds. It even started an interesting discussion. Thank you!

Circuit EKWB EK-KIT X360 from the review EKWB EK-FB MSI X299 + X360: more than 500 W with VRM below 60 °C60 °C. However, the winner is getting a new one with a set of uncut pipes

We also provide a chance to make a deal. If winners are not very happy about the prize, they can change it with other winners, provided both sides agree.

…,and exceptional effort

Most of you shared reviews on your FB profiles, which is of course perfect, but the easiest way too. Some people really cared about the promotion of HWC and we have decided to appreciate this effort. We received a nice email from reader Viktor M. (viktor.majdak@…). He intensively promoted our reviews on forums where they served as a basis in many recommended PC configurations. He was not lucky enough to be randomly selected, but we wanted to reciprocate somehow. We are sending him Gigabyte T-shirt (XL) with Gaming G1 logo, and two Noctua NF-A15 PWM fans.

Thank you for your support!

We would like to say thanks to everyone who ever visited It wouldn’t be possible to run this project without you.  The current “flow” of new reviews is not optimal right now, we know. But we are working hard to improve it. The recent increase of the traffic is very important, and it still keeps growing every day. And this competition really helped too. If you care about HWC development, you can continue to share the content. Just make sure that you do it where it fits because spam on unrelated forums may, in fact, hurt us instead. 🙂

Special thanks to all companies that put their trust in HWCooling and that keep supporting us. Namely for this competition it is Gigabyte, EKWB, Noctua, and Akasa.

Flattr this!

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” »


Akasa OTTO SF12: Anti-vibration membrane, wavy blades and IP68

Predisposed to more demanding industrial conditions, Akasa OTTO fans go well beyond “normal” home computer use. Complete water and dust resistance, three-phase torque and, above all, a unique vibration elimination system. The effectiveness of the proven “S-Flow” rotor is high, but there is one thing Akasa has overdone a bit. That is, if the OTTO SF12 fan is really meant for system cooling. Read more “Akasa OTTO SF12: Anti-vibration membrane, wavy blades and IP68” »


Akasa 77 W cooler (AK-CC6603EP01) test for Intel LGA 1700

Akasa has been working for a long time on small and simple coolers to serve as a low-cost replacement for bundled solutions. This company was among the first to come out with support for Intel LGA 1700 and even with more options. In this test, we’ll be checking out the AK-CC6603EP01 mid-range model, which takes on not only the competing Arctic Alpine CO, but also both Intel Laminar coolers (RM1 and RS1). Read more “Akasa 77 W cooler (AK-CC6603EP01) test for Intel LGA 1700” »


One comment Add comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *