Aqua Computer kryographics Pascal 1080

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction GPU waterblock testing has to be the hardest thing I have done here. Watercooling what is essentially a full “motherboard” allows no scope for errors from my side or a block makers, and after two GTX 1080s gave up the third finally lasted…


Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTR 560 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction This is a follow up article to the review of the Black Ice Nemesis GTR 480 radiator from late last year, with this covering the 140 mm size and adding in a small push-pull fan test. As such, if you…


Silverstone AR08 CPU Cooler

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction It was almost 2 years ago that I reviewed the Silverstone AR02 CPU cooler, it was their then small form factor (SFF) air cooler option with a single tower heatsink and a 92 mm fan. The market has since then gone further in the way…


New test setup overview

Navigate to: Gigabyte x99 Phoenix SLI motherboard- 1 Gigabyte x99 Phoenix SLI motherboard- 2 Gigabyte x99 Phoenix SLI motherboard- 3 Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 RAM Corsair Force LE SSD storage Introduction This website has been running for ~2 years now, and I have had a lot of fun testing and writing reviews of various components with expectations of…


Watercool Heatkiller Tube 200 D5 Reservoir

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Watercool is one of the smaller companies in this hobby of PC DIY watercooling, however no one can deny they have a certain craftmanship that helps elevate their products in the eyes of many people. In particular, the Heatkiller IV Pro CPU block proved to be…


Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU Waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction A little over an year ago, I was talking about how Alphacool’s CPU waterblock range was quite dated and performance, flow, aesthetics all lacking a lot. Since then Alphacool has revamped nearly everything in their product line, and finally now we have…


Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTR 480 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction It was over an year ago that I got my hands on a prototype radiator from Hardware Labs, then named the Black Ice Nemesis GTR. Fast forward almost 16 months, and we are here with the actual release of said…


A4Tech Bloody B720 Keyboard

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Disassembly Software Conclusion Introduction I first heard of “Bloody” from some tech media coverage of Computex 2 years ago, wherein they demonstrated optical switches using an IR light source that when interrupted helped register a keystroke. It sounded amazing in that there was a big reduction in the number of…


Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 CPU Cooler

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Individual Component Testing Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Somewhere some Cooler Master executives are second guessing this whole “Master” branding scheme, what with product names getting longer and longer. But there is no denying that this has led to new products out of Cooler Master, some of which have been…


Alphacool Eispumpe VPP755 Pump

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Pump Control Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction We’ve seen our fair share of the Laing DDC form factor pumps here- EK SPC-60, and the Topsflo TDC come to mind- and we have also seen some other pumps that cater to their own form factor including the XSPC X2O 420 in…