Monthly archives: May, 2015

be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU cooler

Introduction I was (and still am) very impressed by the be quiet! Silent Wings 2 120mm fan that I had tested out in late January this year. I then began to look more into the company and realized how big they were- especially in Germany and west Europe. I had let them about the fan…


First look: EK Vardar F3-140ER

Introduction Ever since EK introduced their Vardar series of fans in the 120mm size (all of them reviewed here already), people have been asking, and requesting for 140mm versions as well. After all, there are some very good 120mm fans already but the 140mm radiator and fan market has not seen the same amount of love….


Thermaltake Riing 12 LED 120mm fan

Introduction Thermaltake has gone big into liquid cooling recently with their LCS branded cases and water cooling equipment being a pretty good selection of parts. While there are some things I may not completely agree with, when I saw the Riing LED fans introduced late February I immediately wanted to get my hands on a…


Nateman Doo CPU waterblock

Introduction Right now a lot of you are probably scratching your heads going “What’s a Nateman Doo?”. I don’t blame you necessarily- Nateman Doo is an artisan who frequents the EVGA forums and has created water blocks for a lot of people- especially the recent EVGA motherboards which tend to not get a lot of love…


Corsair SP140 LED 140mm fan

Introduction Along with the SP120 LED fan (reviewed here), Corsair had also introduced the 140mm version at Computex last year. I saw a lot of people being happy about finally having some static pressure oriented 140mm fans and then be disappointed about these being LED only, not the rings retail version. To be fair, there…


Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU cooler

Introduction We have already seen Cryorig products here before, with the QF120 fans and the C1 cooler leaving behind a favorable tone for the company overall. As with any company that makes air coolers for CPUs, they have a massive dual tower flagship as well. We now get to see the very best (for now…


Alphacool Coolmove 2 1300 RPM 120mm fan

Introduction Along with the Coolmove 2 1800 RPM (reviewed here), I had also received the 1300 RPM version of the same. The faster speed version definitely ended up impressive- especially for the money. How then does this stack up in a field that has some very good fans already? Thanks to Pascal from Aquatuning and Hank…


Bitspower Asus R5E Full Cover Kit

Introduction If you read the review of the Bitspower Summit EF CPU waterblock, you would have anticipated this review to be following up soon. After all, it is part of this very kit itself along with 3 other blocks in total. Unlike the EK monoblock solution, this is literally a kit comprised of a separate…


Blacknoise NB-Blacksilent Pro PK-2 140mm fan

Introduction Following up with the review of the higher speed PK-3 variant, now it is time to take a look at the Blacksilent Pro PK-2 fans. This was one of the fans that Blacknoise had sent for the radiator testing, and thus I have 8 samples to get a decent statistical representation of. Thanks again…


Alphacool Coolmove 2 1800 RPM 120mm fan

Introduction I sometimes visit forums from other countries to see if there’s anything exciting product wise that I have missed here. One of these trips to the HardwareLuxx community (the big German one) resulted in this review actually happening. I saw a build using 3 of these fans on a 360mm radiator and was intrigued…