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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. 

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:00am
Corsair QL series QL120 RGB Fan & Lighting Node CORE

Unless you’ve been living under a pretty large rock the last few years, you’ve probably noticed that literally, everything in the PC world has gone RGB. From peripherals to coolers, power supplies to cases, memory to fans, everything you can think of can be customized and synchronized with ease. While LED fans have been around forever, and RGB enabled fans have been around for years now, Corsair has cranked it to eleven and ripped the knob off with the new QL series fans. Featuring an astounding 34 individually addressable LED’s per fan, each QL series fan has more RGB goodness than most gaming machines have combined. While the QL series fans fully work with the entire iCUE family of devices such as the Lighting Node Pro and Commander Pro, a full complement of 6 of these is a staggering 204 LED’s, about the limit of these devices. To cope with the insane amount of lights, Corsair includes the new Lighting Node CORE in this 120mm 3-pack kit which can handle a full complement of QL series fans with ease. Let’s put our sunglasses on and check them out!

Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 8:00am
Cooler Master ML240P Mirage

As processors’ core counts increase and speeds start to exceed 5GHz, users are always looking for better ways to cool their CPU. The AIO or All-In-One cooler is a common go-to for users looking to ditch their air cooler. When looking for an AIO, people are not just looking for great cooling performance, they’re looking for something that also makes their build pop. Cooler Master has answered the call with their new AIO: the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage. The ML240P Mirage stands out from the crowd with its transparent pump design, exclusive ML240P Mirage fans, large 240mm radiator, and wired ARGB controller. Even with these unique features, the ML240P Mirage still manages to keep a completive MSRP of $159.99.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Slim Air Cooler Review

While many PC enthusiasts swear only by water-cooling, many prefer the simplicity and safety of a quality air cooler. Much of the time, this presents a bit of a dilemma, you can either go with a smaller air cooler that isn’t as effective as you want, or you can go with a larger air cooler and have to figure out how to fit it in your system. You may even run into the cooler encroaching on the space of other components like memory modules, forcing you to leave a slot or two open for cooler clearance. Be Quiet! saves you that choice with the new Dark Rock Slim. Featuring a minuscule footprint that will not block memory slots, a 120mm Silent Wings 3 fan for silent operation, and an enthusiast level 180W TDP for serious cooling, the Dark Rock Slim is ready to take on any high-end build.


Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 8:00am
Enermax LIQTECH II 360 All-in-One 360mm Liquid Cooler

Not long ago in the PC world, A “high end” gaming system had a quad-core CPU at its heart. Something in the 90W TDP range that might pull 150W when heavily overclocked. Fast-forward to today and a high-end CPU can easily hit 200W+ at stock and soar into the 300, 400 or even 500-watt range at full load while overclocked. There are some decent air coolers out there, but most performance-oriented users turn towards liquid cooling, and for good reason. Enermax has jumped right into the high-end All-in-One market with its massive new Liqtech II 360. That’s right, a full 360mm of glorious RGB enabled liquid cooling, available in the always classic black or a crisp and clean white. With a claimed 500W+ TDP handling, the Liqtech II 360 should be ready for every enthusiast's dream system! 

Posted by James Keir
on Friday, December 21, 2018 - 8:00am

With the ever-increasing clock speeds and core counts of today’s processors, you’re often looking for a better cooling solution to get the most out of your processor. A common type of cooler that people often gravitate to is an AIO (All-In-One) cooler. For the budget ordinated customer looking to spend under $100, you are typically stuck with a 120mm AIO. Even though 120mm AIOs are adequate for your processor, if you are looking to do any type of overclocking, you really should be looking for something bigger. That’s where ID-COOLING’s AURAFLOWx 240 AIO fits in offering 240mm radiator space, RGB newly designed pump, and 2 x 120mm ARGB fans. With all these features, they still manage to stay under the $100 price point with an MSRP of $89.99.

Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00am
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB

The Hyper 212 line from Cooler Master has been a staple for PC builders for some time and during that time, its looks haven’t changed all that much. With the new Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition, that is a thing of the past. The Hyper 212 RGB features a nickel-plated jet-black finish which should look great in any build. Jumping on the RGB bandwagon, the Hyper 212 features an SP120R RGB fan and includes a controller if by chance your motherboard doesn’t have an RGB header. Even with all these visual updates, the Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition still remains very affordable at an MSRP of $39.99.

Posted by James Keir
on Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:00am
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Cooler Master Hyper 212 has become a well-known aftermarket cooler among PC builders for its great performance and cheap price tag. Over the years there have been a few new releases bearing its name but the overall looks haven’t changed all that much. Well that’s about to change, as Cooler Master has now truly refreshed the 212 line with the new Hyper 212 Black Edition. Cooler Master has done away with the silver fins and copper colored pipe and have opted for a sleek and stylish black/dark gray finish. The top features a brushed, anodized aluminum with the cooler master logo in the middle. The included Silencio FP120 fan also got the blackout treatment with no logo in sight. The Hyper 212 Black Edition costs slightly more than the popular Hyper 212 EVO at an MSRP of $34.99 but still keeps its affordable status.