Monthly archives: March, 2015

Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition 120mm fan

Introduction If there was one fan I have seen used in PC builds more than any other, it would be a Corsair SP120. It is a misleading statement though- the SP120 comes in several flavors (quiet edition, high performance edition, PWM controlled and voltage controlled) but they all look identical till you pay more attention….


HardwareLabs Black Ice Nemesis 560GTX

Introduction I have had this big daddy for close to 6 months now, and it was the very first Black Ice product that was sent to me- for a sponsored build too, not even a review. Since then things have changed a lot with my interest in testing out components increasing and I really wanted…


Corsair Hydro HG10 A1 edition

Introduction Following up with the reviews of the Corsair Hydro H75, Corsair Hydro H110i GT, the NZXT Kraken x41 and the NZXT Kraken G10, it is time to finish the first round of GPU coolers here with the Corsair Hydro HG10- specifically the A1 edition. What’s A1 you ask? Why, it is simply their first…


Cryorig C1 CPU cooler

Introduction To go along with the QF120 Performance 120mm fan, Cryorig had sent along 3 CPU coolers as well. I figured since I just tested out the Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2 top-down CPU cooler, I should begin with Cryorig’s own top-down cooler as well. This cooler is easily the least tall air cooler…


Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2

Introduction Following up with my review of the CM Hyper 612 Ver. 2 CPU cooler, it is now time to take a look at another revised cooler- this time from the GeminII series. This is my first top-down cooler and it definitely is different from the usual AIOs or tower style air coolers. For one,…


NZXT Kraken G10

Introduction This review has been a long time in the making, thanks to the large number of tests performed as we will get to soon. NZXT was kind enough to send a Kraken G10 and Kraken x41 (review here) for testing and by the time you are done reading this, I hope you agree that…


Thermal Bench is getting a makeover

Please don’t be alarmed if the website is down for a bit or looks different. Hopefully the final theme will be applied soon! Thanks again.


EKWB Vardar F4-120 fan

Introduction This is somewhat of a full circle for me as far as fans go. The very first fan I properly tested out was a pre-production sample of this very fan, the Vardar F4-120, back in Dec last year. It was even before this website was up! Continuing on from the reviews of the Vardar…


Cryorig QF120 Performance 120mm fan

Introduction Cryorig might seem like a fledgling company if you just went by their official founding year of 2013, but as they mention in their own website they have been working directly or indirectly with larger, more established brands such as Phanteks, Thermalright, Prolimatech for years. Simply discounting them doesn’t seem like a prudent move here, does…


Noctua NF-F12 IndustrialPPC-3000 PWM 120mm fan

Introduction Have you read the review of the NF-F12 IPPC-2000 PWM fan? If not, you really should.  This fan continues onwards from where it stopped, and kicks it up a further two notches. So much so that you now have a NF-F12 with max RPM of 1500, 2000 and 3000. But unlike the 2000 RPM…