be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction be quiet! has impressed me with just about every product I have checked out so far, and their emphasis on silence has held up to their claims each time too. The Dark Rock TF I reviewed last summer was part of their high end Dark…


Corsair ML120 Pro 120 mm Fan

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Corsair has been riding aboard the PC fan train using their SP120 series of fans- OEM, LED or retail “ring” versions- and they have mostly had a good time through it with these fans featured in more PC builds than not. They were not the best…


Help Hardware Labs finalize a 180/360/540 mm Radiator Lineup

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction This is certainly new! It is not often that the general public is involved in the making of a retail product, and so it will be a learning experience for everyone involved- including me. Some readers would have noticed the…


EK-XTOP SPC-60 (inc. Pump)

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Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Another day, another new pump. I keep getting the feeling that brands associated with PC DIY watercooling are willing to go outside of Laing/Xylem more so now than ever before, and offer pumps that were custom designed for PC watercooling from the get go. The…


Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU Cooler

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Overview and Disassembly Installation Individual Component Testing Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Alphacool has been a major player in the PC DIY water cooling market for years now, and yet there has been something missing from their catalog for a while now- a fully operational CPU cooler out of the box….


Koolance CPU-390 Waterblock

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Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview¬†and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Koolance has been riding along mostly silently for a while now in the PC DIY watercooling market, with a reference PCB GPU waterblock every now and then. Their last CPU block, the CPU-380, was launched on August 1, 2013 and it was…


Alphacool Monsta Triple 180 Radiator

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction This is going to be the third, and final for now, full review in the 180 mm radiator series following the Alphacool XT45 Triple 180 and the EK-Coolstream WE 540. The “Monsta” series of radiators from Alphacool has always seemed…


EK-Coolstream WE 540 Radiator

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Following up on the review of the Alphacool XT45 Triple 180 radiator, let’s now take a look at EK’s offering. They have, over the past 2 years, revised their entire radiator lineup beginning with the Coolstream PE (Performance Edition) for…


Alphacool NexXxos XT45 Triple 180 Radiator

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction It was exactly an year ago to the date that I finished the last of my five 180 mm fan reviews, and I used a prototype Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 180×1 GTS radiator then. That has remained in a…


Corsair SF600 SFX PSU + Cablemod Configurator Replacement Cables

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Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview The Cablemod Configurator Inside the SF600 Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Right off the bat, I am going to say this is not a complete review in that I do not have the equipment to measure DC performance of the PSU (AC to DC power efficiency, voltage ripple and so on),…