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.
Thermaltake has been known to PC enthusiasts for a long time now. They make everything from cases to power supplies to CPU coolers to fan controllers. The latter category is where we’ll shift our focus today. Thermaltake has sent us one of their latest fan controllers to check out – the Commander F5. The Commander F5 boasts clean looks with simple design and usage for those who just want something to control the fans without a ton of bells and whistles. So without further ado let’s get to it!
Everyone these days is making custom-loop liquid cooling easier and easier. From XSPC to EK to SwifTech to Koolance, it seems that everyone has something for you. Speaking of Koolance they just released their new line of DIY kits to the masses. And of course they were kind enough to send us one to check out – I mean come on, that’s why you’re reading this after all) so let’s get to it!
Most of you reading this have probably heard of Kingwin. Kingwin are makers of all type of PC accessories, from cases to power supplies to docking stations and hot-swap devices. Kingwin has also ventured into the fan controller market. Recently they released the two latest additions to their fan controller lineup, the FPX-003 and the FPX-004. Kingwin was kind enough to send us over one of each of these units so let’s check them out!
All-in-one (AiO) CPU cooling systems are all the rage these days. They offer the performance of a custom liquid loop with the ease of installation and low maintenance of a standard air cooler. All of the big manufacturers have gotten in on the AiO craze and most use similar-looking units with different logos but SilverStone decided to go a different route with their Tundra series of AiO coolers. SilverStone’s TD02 and TD03 coolers are a wholly new design with fresh thinking for the AiO market. SilverStone was kind enough to send us a TD02 240mm AiO unit to check out so let’s get to it!
Cooler Master has had some pretty innovative fans in the past from the SickleFlows to the R4’s to the unique Turbine Master’s they’ve had something for everyone. Cooler Master has just released their new JetFlo 120 fans and we were lucky enough to have Cooler Master send us a few to take a look at, so let’s get to it!
The Raijintek Ereboss is a small cooler compared to the likes DeepCool Assassin, Noctua NH-D14 and other similar coolers that use 140mm fans. Raijintek took the typical tower design and added large platform aluminum fins to increase the overall cooling performance. It is paired with a thin 140mm PWM fan which can spin as low as 650 RPM to keep things quiet. You might be wondering if a single fan is enough to equal a top performing cooler. We will find out shortly.
What made us say the two coolers are direct competitors? Well, they are both dual-tower coolers but they both have a different fan mounting style used for cooling or to dissipate heat away from the fins. We are in favor of the Deepcool Assassin cooler from the start because of the fact that it offers a quieter operation in PWM mode as well as all out full speed.