ID-Cooling has a super cheap 360 mm AIO cooler

While the vast majority of high-performance AIO coolers are priced well above the most powerful tower coolers, ID-Cooling goes in the opposite direction. Their liquid cooler, referred to as the FX360 Pro, is cheaper and at the same time on the outside there is no indication that it shouldn’t have a high TDP. The manufacturer claims 350W, which are backed by a large radiator, what seems to be a powerful pump, and the fans don’t look bad either. Read more “ID-Cooling has a super cheap 360 mm AIO cooler” »

New Liquid Freezer (III): Better contact and compressor from a plane

Arctic says that historically, it can’t recall a product receiving more user interest right out of the gate, just after release, than the Liquid Freezer III coolers. But no wonder. In addition to efficient fans, they bring several features to enhance cooling performance. The latter is not only high, but also very affordable. Arctic has put the coolers on sale with a rather large, still ongoing discount. A 360-millimeter variant for under 80 euros? Read more “New Liquid Freezer (III): Better contact and compressor from a plane” »

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” »

Last delay of Noctua 140 mm LCP fans?

This news won’t please anyone who was eyeing the new generation of 140mm Noctua fans in early 2024. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for that one, although the planned release delay is quite small, but don’t count on a January date. But it looks like the period in which these fans will be coming out will be a very fruitful one. In fact, the successor to the NH-D15 cooler is also said to come out in the same quarter. Read more “Last delay of Noctua 140 mm LCP fans?” »

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” »

How well do you know MSI coolers? CoreLiquid E360 giveaway

In collaboration with MSI, we’ve prepared a quick quiz for you to enter to win the MEG CoreLiquid E360, a powerful AIO liquid cooler with a 360-millimeter radiator. The only requirement is to correctly answer three questions that will either test the insight you have when it comes to MSI cooling stuff, or complement it. Either way, it’s not going to be anything complicated. Read more “How well do you know MSI coolers? CoreLiquid E360 giveaway” »

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” »

BeQuiet! released Dark Rock Pro 5. Plus one, more elite cooler

The new generation of high-end tower coolers also comes with one change in segmentation. The Dark Rock Pro is no longer the top model. It is now the Dark Rock Elite. The differences between these twin-tower CPU coolers are quite small, partly relating to the available cooling performance and partly to their aesthetics, into which BeQuiet! has implemented ARGB LEDs. But it did so rather subtly. Read more “BeQuiet! released Dark Rock Pro 5. Plus one, more elite cooler” »

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” »

Noctua has LGA 1851 support. Mounting stays physically the same

The first generation of Intel CPUs with support for the future LGA 1851 socket is still a long way off, but the first info about cooler support is already making its way to the public. Documents have surfaced where materials around the Noctua NH-U12A cooler are linked to this platform, for which everything is ready. Noctua doesn’t deny this, and meanwhile ideas arise about how it could possibly be with the mounting systems of other coolers. Read more “Noctua has LGA 1851 support. Mounting stays physically the same” »

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” »

Intel LGA 1851: No changes and ending support for current coolers?

There are reports that the upcoming Intel LGA 1851 socket will have different cooler requirements. This is even while maintaining the same physical dimensions of the mounting holes or processors as such. A forceful way of selling new coolers? This may not be the case and the real reason may be purely technical. And we probably have some idea why processors from the Arrow Lake generation onwards will benefit from more downforce. Read more “Intel LGA 1851: No changes and ending support for current coolers?” »

DeepCool Assassin IV cooler officially. Tests are close

Perhaps the boldest dual-tower cooler design in a decade is becoming a retail market reality. We’ve already written about the preparations for the Assassin IV, but now we have more details, there’s even a test sample in our editorial office already. Let’s pass the wait for the test results by philosophising about not all the elements that can positively or negatively shape cooling efficiency. Read more “DeepCool Assassin IV cooler officially. Tests are close” »

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” »

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