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.
Today we are taking a look at one of Hardware Labs newest products, Black Ice SR2 240. The Black Ice SR2 is a continuation of the original SR1 line. Featuring a massive 60mm thickness and a carbon black finish, it is hard to miss. Sculpted sides and a unique end tank design set it apart from the crowded radiator market.
The MaxGuide 6 is a more industrial looking, minimalistic design fan controller for your computer. It fits in an optical bay, and would look right at home with quite a few cases out there. It’s a no nonsense kind of controller, with a ‘low’ and a ‘high’ indicator, knobs, and a red LED which lights up when a fan is plugged in. With a total of 6 channels that are able to output between 5 and 12 volts on the fans, and has 5 watts per channel; output max is 1.0A.
Cryorig recently released a new CPU cooler, the Cryorig H7. It is a single tower cooler and it uses the Hive fin design Cryorig introduced first with the H5 cooler. This cooler also promises good compatibility to both Intel and AMD platform motherboards except for Intel's 2011 and 2011-3 platform. Aside from the Hive fin design, Cryorig also introduces the X-Bar quick mount system for faster and easier cooler mounting. The H7 will also be bundled with a new fan, the QF120 Balanced 120mm 330~1600 RPM PWM fan with Quad Air Inlet technology which is another new thing from Cryorig. Let's check all these features as we review the Cryorig H7 today.
PrimoChill CTR System Phase II has made the water cooling world stand up a take notice. Unlike anything currently on the market, the unique compression ring end caps allows for a flexibility not previously seen with tube reservoirs. Tube cracking is supposed to be greatly reduced and the modular design allows for hundreds of possible color combinations. The compression rings are designs to match PrimoChill’s Rigid fittings to create a more uniform water cooling system design. Today, we will be taking a look at the CTR SFF Compression Tube Reservoir System Phase 2 D5 Enabled - 120mm Clear version.
These days there are plenty of options for SFF (Small Form Factor) air coolers that lean towards a more enthusiast level of performance. The mainstream thing to do for a while when dealing in small enclosures was to go with all-in-one watercooler; but there have been multiple air coolers that are new to the market and revitalizing the air movement. The C1 is CRYORIG’s take on this type performance piece in a small package.
Cooling the components of your computer is important for longevity and efficiency. As computer hardware enthusiast and professional PC builders, we know that the stock cooling that comes in with your processor is not efficient in doing its job. Aftermarket coolers are here to fix that problem and one of the experts on this field is Thermalright which is happy to give us one of their coolers to test, the Archon IB-E X2. Join us as we check it out today!
Large aftermarket towers are a staple in the PC community for quite some time, and although there has been a trend to lean towards all-in-one liquid coolers in the past few years; Scythe is coming back with vengeance. Marketed as an ‘XL’ cooler, with a 140mm fan, we can see some massive cooling potential in this product. Possibly one of the reasons to choose a more traditional air cooling method, over liquid.