Monthly archives: March, 2016

EK-CoolStream CE 560 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction EKWB has been revamping their radiator lineup since late 2013 with the introduction of the Coolstream PE series that offered a boxed frame composed of a 4 piece shroud surrounding the radiator core, and this design has since been seen…


Topsflo TDC Pump

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Topsflo, or rather TOPS Micro Pump Technology Company, is a relatively small company based in China. It was established in 2001 and has since diversified into various industries including Food & Beverage, Automotive, Medical Laboratories and so on. But across all these fields, their strength…


Anfi-tec “Drei” CPU waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction What do you get when two Germans decide to partner up and start a company? Well, if you are Andre and Finn you form Anfi-tec. It’s still mind boggling to me how you can have companies like this that…


Fractal Design Venturi HP-14 140mm fan

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview, Performance Testing, Conclusion Introduction The Fractal Venturi fans have also been requested a lot by many readers so far, and especially the HP (High Pressure) series. Fractal Design is a relatively new company, based in Sweden and has reached good global brand awareness in short time thanks to their emphasis…


be quiet! Pure Rock CPU cooler

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview, Installation, Performance Testing, Conclusion Introduction One of the first things a PC enthusiast does after purchasing a CPU is to use the stock heatsink, if provided, to ensure the product is working before promptly replacing it. While AMD seems to have put some effort in negating this by developing a vastly improved stock cooler…


XSPC Ion Pump/Reservoir

Introduction If you haven’t yet, I would encourage reading the review of the XSPC X2O 420 single bay res/pump unit. That particular res/pump combo unit uses XSPC’s small profile X2O 420 pump which works pretty well for low-medium restriction loops. As such, I recommended it for small loops, and in particular mITX builds. But with…


Akasa Viper 140mm fan

Introduction Akasa is a company that has focussed on thermal solutions for computers for well over a decade now, including heatsinks and fans, and have recently diversified to computer accessories, and passively cooled cases. As a brand, they do not have the market recognition relative to other companies in the highly competitive CPU cooler and computer…