Month: January 2015

be quiet! Silent Wings 2 120mm fan

Introduction Be quiet! Ok, now that that’s behind us, let’s get to a more serious business. The company “be quiet!” has been around for about 7 years now maintaining a silent profile (get it? Ok, I lied about the more serious part!)) outside of its home base in Germany. In the past 2-3 years however,…


Phobya Nano-G 12 PWM Silent 120mm fan

Introduction Phobya is Aquatuning’s house brand, and as such is a label on several products including pumps, waterblocks, fans, radiators and so forth. This blurry line between original design and re-branding results in a case where this particular product is not even listed on the Phobya website! Nonetheless, almost all major retailers across the world…


EKWB Vardar F2-120 fan

Introduction There needn’t be much said about EKWB that I have not already said before. This review is going to be on the second of 5 “Vardar” 120mm fans that were introduced very recently, and follows up the review of the Vardar F1-120. So thanks again to Derick and Niko from EK as well as Hank…


Parvum Systems F1.0 120mm fan

Introduction Ah, Parvum! I have gone from not knowing who or what Parvum is to greatly appreciating their continued contributions to the PC DIY world thanks to some spectacular builds coming up in thee past year using their customized acrylic cases. I mean, if you have these sentence on your website- “We are always accepting…


Swiftech AIO survey

No, this is not a review. But anything that can aid in the progress of products or the science behind them is always welcome here. If you appreciated my review of the Swiftech H220-X and thought this product could be made better somehow, please do take 2 minutes of your time and complete this survey…


EKWB Vardar F1-120 fan

Introduction While I was working on this blog, I had the opportunity to test out a pre-production sample of the new EKWB Vardar series of fans, specifically the Vardar F4-120. Stren of Xtremerigs.net fame was kind enough to host the article there and EKWB thought it was good enough to be included in their press release….


Noctua NF-S12B Redux 1200-PWM 120mm fan

Introduction Noctua was established in 2005 as a cooperative venture between the Austrian company Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H. and the Taiwanese cooling specialist Kolink International Corporation. In many ways this seems like a match made in heaven and, indeed, their “About us” page is a nice read. With over 10 years of experience in aircooling and selling…


Cooler Master Blade Master 120 fan

Introduction Well that’s quite a name, isn’t it? Cooler Master is a giant in the PC DIY industry selling everything from cases, power supplies, peripherals to coolers, fans, and even laptop accessories. This particular product was not sent from Cooler Master though. In fact, a forum member of Linustechtips (Faceman) was curious as to how the…


EK Coolstream PE 480 radiator

Introduction EKWB has become synonymous with the PC custom watercooling enthusiasts. While known mainly for their waterblocks, they carry a full set of components that would enable one to do a complete EK only water loop. In fact, you can even do an EK only subzero cooling too but let’s not get too far off…


Silverstone SST-FM121 Fan

Introduction The fourth, and final- for now anyway, fan from Silverstone is not the SST-FQ121 if you were thinking of it. There’s a good reason that is not one of the samples sent, and hopefully we will be able to explore the reason soon. In the meantime, this fan is one I believe is a…