PrimoChill EximoSX 360 mm Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Well this is certainly new! I was not expecting to have a PrimoChill brand product reviewed here anytime soon, mostly given they focused on fittings, tubing and coolants. But lately they have expanded their range to include radiators, and have…


XSPC Razor GTX 1080 GPU Water Block

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview 1 Unboxing and Overview 2 Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction All back aboard the GPU water block review train! This time we take a look at the XSPC flagship offering- the XSPC Razor. They have been a mainstay in the custom DIY watercooling segment for years now offering…


Black Ice Nemesis 180/360/540 radiators- Special order only!

Remember this post? After taking feedback from my testing and also comments since, Hardware Labs set about optimizing the core to get slightly better scaling with airflow. Then a market analysis was done but turned out there is simply not enough demand to warrant resellers stocking these, and to be honest I can’t blame them…


Darkside Gentle Typhoon 1150 RPM 120 mm Fan

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Readers of the website might remember that we had taken a look at the Darkside GT 2150 RPM and then the Darkside GT 1850 RPM PWM fans earlier, and a lot of people were excited to get a reliable source of the Gentle Typhoon fans again…


Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction One of the companies that have had a tremendous, and unexpected even to themselves, growth rate over the last year has been Watercool. Their Heatkiller IV range of CPU and GPU blocks have been so popular that customers have been facing delays, but this…


Aqua Computer kryographics Pascal 1080

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction GPU waterblock testing has to be the hardest thing I have done here. Watercooling what is essentially a full “motherboard” allows no scope for errors from my side or a block makers, and after two GTX 1080s gave up the third finally lasted…


Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTR 560 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction This is a follow up article to the review of the Black Ice Nemesis GTR 480 radiator from late last year, with this covering the 140 mm size and adding in a small push-pull fan test. As such, if you…


Silverstone AR08 CPU Cooler

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction It was almost 2 years ago that I reviewed the Silverstone AR02 CPU cooler, it was their then small form factor (SFF) air cooler option with a single tower heatsink and a 92 mm fan. The market has since then gone further in the way…


New test setup overview

Navigate to: Gigabyte x99 Phoenix SLI motherboard- 1 Gigabyte x99 Phoenix SLI motherboard- 2 Gigabyte x99 Phoenix SLI motherboard- 3 Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 RAM Corsair Force LE SSD storage Introduction This website has been running for ~2 years now, and I have had a lot of fun testing and writing reviews of various components with expectations of…


Watercool Heatkiller Tube 200 D5 Reservoir

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Watercool is one of the smaller companies in this hobby of PC DIY watercooling, however no one can deny they have a certain craftmanship that helps elevate their products in the eyes of many people. In particular, the Heatkiller IV Pro CPU block proved to be…