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Are you looking to upgrade you CPU Cooler, then check out our reviews on them. We give you the right information so that can pick the correct one for you.

Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler Review: Low-Profile, High Value

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Placed in confined spaces, a compact cooler has to rise to the occasion. Although hopefully not too much as height restrictions also apply. This is why the C-type heatpipe design is popularly used for CPU coolers destined for small-form factor enclosures. This type of cooler has its own set of design issues it must overcome to be a viable solution, ...

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Phanteks PH-TC14S Dual-Tower Review: Conflict-free CPU Cooling?

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CPU Coolers come in various shapes and sizes but these variants are not all done purely for performance reasons. For instance, since memory manufacturers continue to use unnecessarily tall heat spreaders on their modules, CPU cooler makers have begun designing  heatsinks to maximize compatibility. Phanteks, specifically with their latest PH-TC14S CPU cooler, incorporates two main design ideas to ensure it ...

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Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review: The Mini NH-D15

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Noctua’s NH-D14 and NH-D15 dual-tower coolers are excellent CPU coolers because of their size but many overlook the fact that part of their effectiveness also lies in their design. As a dual-tower solution, the NH-D14 and NH-D15 have the convenience of further spaced-apart heatpipes compared to a single tower heatsink where they bunch up closer together. This means heat is ...

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DeepCool GamerStorm Captain 240 All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler

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The All-in-One liquid CPU cooler market is bursting with coolers with so many brands to choose from. In case you did not know however, most of the liquid CPU coolers are manufactured by a single company called Asetek. Not that Asetek makes a bad product, their products work fine but the fact that most are OEMed by one company means ...

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Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review: Undersized but Over-performs

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Technology is on a relentless march toward efficiency with each new design an improvement over the previous. Some are small, some are big but it is always moving forward. Even on something as simple as a fan and heatsink, improvements in manufacturing and fan design to balance performance, noise and cooling are expected. Larger coolers were on demand a few ...

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Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master Hyper D92

Design-wise, the Cooler Master Hyper D92 is a re-engineered Hyper N520, improving upon its design based on current system building concerns such as better RAM heatspreader clearance compatibility, better looks and improved efficiency. The direct-touch design has worked well for Cooler Master’s mainstream CPU cooler offerings so the Hyper D92 utilizes it as well. The Hyper N520’s signature offset fan ...

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Twelve CPU Air Cooler Roundup

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The evolution of the CPU has forced manufacturers to change how CPU cooling is approached. There no single correct way, but there are various options, some options are extremely simple while others can be rather complex. In the market today, there are various options for cooling that address the same thermal issues. Custom built closed loop water cooling, All-in-One water cooling, phase ...

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Raijintek THEMIS Evo CPU Cooler Review

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The prospect of another three Star Wars movies does not color me the least bit excited, not just because the first three prequels were more disappointing than modern-day Bob Dylan but because J.J. Abrams is on the helm which means freshness, originality and greatness will not be on the menu. Expect it to be shiny, albeit heartless like his Star ...

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Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

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The importance of efficiency is a lesson rarely taught in homes or in schools but it is a very important part of being productive. Efficiency applied on even small things can have compounded results and snowball into greater gains. A simple example would be buying  the same pair of black socks for formal wear and white cottons socks for everything ...

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Raijintek Pallas Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review

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The key to a happy life is managing expectations. While logic dictates to expect the worst so that every positive outcome is a surprise and every negative is dismissed as par for the course, it is not a practical or emotionally healthy outlook to live daily by. Finding that balance is essential and the only way to get there is ...

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