Month: January 2015

Silverstone SST-FW122 Fan

INTRODUCTION Continuing the Silverstone fan review set, the 3rd of 4 fans sent was the SST-FW122. As opposed to the SST-FQ122 which was reviewed here, the FW122 doesn’t promise to be ultra quiet but rather to be a good compromise between optimal performance and low noise. Before we get to testing out the claims, let’s…


Silverstone SST-FQ122 Fan

INTRODUCTION As seen in the review of the SST-FN121-P, I got samples of 4 of their 120mm static pressure optimized fans thanks to Tony from Silverstone, I have my hands on a few of their 120mm fans. Today we begin by taking a look at the SST-FQ122….


Silverstone SST-FN121-P fan

Introduction Silverstone was formed in 2003 and to this date, I find it possibly the most underrated company in the PC DIY industry. I myself have been guilty of this, and only really began to appreciate that niche piece of the whole pie they have been carving silently all this time- be it SFF cases,…


NZXT Kraken x41 AIO Cooler

Introduction NZXT was established in 2004 and bring to market several cases, coolers, case accessories and power supplies. The products are designed in the USA by a very small team that punches a lot above their weight, and manufacturing is done in Asia as is the case with most companies in this field. My primary interest in…


Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Introduction When I had reached out to Phanteks about their new radiator optimized fans (reviewed here), I also told them that I had the heatsink for their flagship CPU cooler, the PH-TC14PE, but nothing else. This was obtained thanks to a local enthusiast who forgot to send over the rest of the components. Phanteks decided to send…


Swiftech H220-X AIO Cooler

Introduction Swiftech released their first AIO (all in one) CPU cooler, the H220, in 2013. It had a custom CPU waterblock and integrated pump that delivered good performance relative to CLCs (closed loop coolers) and was expandable to include further components as desired. But with Asetek having been granted a patent on “Cooling system for…


XSPC RX480 V3

Introduction XSPC is another company that has over a decade of history in the enthusiast watercooling world. They bring to market everything from waterblocks, pumps, reservoirs to radiators, tubing, coolant and more. Their RX series of radiators in particular has been one of the top performers at low-medium fan speeds (600-1500 rpm with an average fan)….


Phanteks PH-F120MP & PH-F140MP fans

Introduction Phanteks was established in 2007 and, until very recently, were known for their excellent CPU air coolers. But with the launch of the Enthoo Primo case, they made a statement of taking on custom watercooling in stride and backed it up with cases to follow. While they have no liquid cooling solutions yet, they…


EK Supremacy Evo CPU Waterblock

Introduction EK Waterblocks has established itself as one of the principle brands in the custom watercooling industry today. The Supremacy CPU block was lauded by many as one of the best overall blocks available. So when their brought out the Supremacy Evo (as an evolution), I was one of many curious to see what was…


Swiftech MCP50X Pump

Introduction I have been using the Swiftech MCP35X (a PWM controlled Laing DDC pump with a customized top) for a while now. Swiftech has been around for over a decade now and have established a reputation among PC watercoolers. The “MCP655” is possibly the most recommended pump on online communities, even if it is just a…