Here at ProClockers, we take computer cooling seriously. We have a growing library of Cooling Reviews including cpu cooler reviews, notebook cooler reviews, and computer case fan reviews. Cooling is a crucial part of overclocking a system, so we will be sure to let you know what to buy and what to avoid when cooling your new rig. You can also find reviews on fan controllers, water cooling kits, gpu cooling, and other computer cooling accessories.
CPU’s are getting faster and sporting more cores than ever and as that happens the need for increased cooling capacity increases. Large bulky air coolers with multiple fans towering over your CPU and filling a large part of your chassis are an option but All In One water-cooling is fast becoming mainstream. Typically they are easy to install, zero maintenance and outperform air cooling. The prices on the AIO coolers have dropped as demand has gone up and even the RGB AIO’s have gotten to a reasonable price point. Cooler Master sent us their MasterLiquid ML120L and ML240L RGB AIO water-coolers to take a gander at.
Computer case fans have become a necessity for our computer builds. Let’s face it, we need to get rid of all of the heat our high-end computer components generate quickly and effectively out of our computers chassis. By doing so we keep our computer components cooler; which, gives us users less serious problems down the road, as well as, increase the life expectancy of our computers by keeping them cooler. The Corsair LL120 RGB, 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB 3 Pack is an excellent choice for air movement and maximum bling.
With new CPU chips commonly capable of 5GHz and chips with anywhere up to 18 cores capable of 4.5GHz or more CPU cooling is a whole new ballgame! With the Z170, Z270, Z370 and X399 chipsets on the market and sporting super fast and mega multi-core designs AIO (All In One) water cooling is all the rage and becoming more the norm for enthusiasts and high-end platforms. EVGA is in the water cooling arena and hit it with a 120mm (Single Radiator one 120mm fan), 240mm (Dual Radiator two 120mm Fans), and a 280mm (Dual Radiator two 140mm Fans) and we have all three on the test bench.
Installing cooling fans on your PC chassis can be tricky particularly if go for high-RPM fans or installing on thin aluminum panels. In such scenarios, the fan could produce vibrations that would produce noise and to some extent could lead to damaging your hardware. Fortunately, Noctua got something to address such issues with their NA-SAV3 and NA-SAV4 anti-vibration mounts.
As the PC Enthusiast community grows, the water cooling community grows with it. You see it on the online forums and Facebook groups, as more and more people are trying their hands at custom water cooling. Not only can you customize your PC to fit your personal taste, but the performance increase is well worth the effort. Custom water cooling offers much lower temperatures, and increased performance.
There are few names in custom PC water cooling industry as well known and well respected as Swiftech. Since 1994, Swiftech has cemented themselves as one of the best names in the business. Swiftech recently offered us their KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti full cover blocks for review. This block is designed for the Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti. Their KOMODO series was one of the first water blocks to offer full PCB coverage. This will help, since the Founders Edition tends to run hot. So, how well did the KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti block do? Let’s find out.
Today we will be checking out a closed-loop all-in-one liquid CPU cooler with a 240mm radiator from Xigmatek. It features a unique pump integration wherein it is located at the radiator. Let’s find out how well it performs in our tests and setup.
When you think about your computer the first thing that comes to mind is your processor or your video card. But not the most important device(s) in your computer, the fans. Because without them your PC would survive very long. Now that your thinking about your fans. How can you get the most out of them? Well one way is a fan controller and Kingwin has sent us here at Proclocker their FPX-007 5 Channel Touchscreen Fan Controller for review. Thank you Kingwin for sending us your product.