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.
If the vocal minority of Enthusiasts had their way, liquid cooling would be the only method used in PC’s these days. However, the cost and complexity of liquid cooling, never mind the very act of combining liquids and expensive electronics into one sentence, can be a real turn off to many builders. Air cooling is still quite popular, and has come a long way from a simple fan screwed to a chunk of aluminum bolted right over your chips. Modern incarnations of air coolers employ some fancy feats of engineering to quietly cool your rig, and Cooler Masters new MasterAir Pro series coolers have a few tricks up their sleeve. With Flexible mounting options, a hand full of continuous direct contact copper heat pipes, and some of the most advanced fans ever made, can the MasterAir series coolers be the dry cooling solution you need to cool your PC? Let’s dive in and find out!
ProClockers would like to thank Cooler Master for sending these coolers over for us to check out!
These days the market for All in One, or AIO Coolers is growing almost on a weekly basis. However, most of them are just more of the same, and it’s easy to tell. Especially where there are many AIO coolers today that look very much like their competitors. This is one of the many things that set the Deep Cool Captain EX apart from the rest. With its unique “steampunk appearance”, The Captain 240 EX is far from more of the same. But is it simply the look and style of the block and pump that sets the Captain EX apart from the competition? I’d like to thank Deep Cool for sending us the Captain EX for this review. Let’s see how the Captain EX does!
Responsible for one of the best air coolers ever created, the Hyper 212 Evo, Cooler Master knows cooling, it’s even in their name. However, will their latest edition to their new Pro line of products live up to not only its name, but the Cooler Master reputation? We’d like to that Cooler Master for providing Proclockers with the MasterLiquid Pro 240 for this review. Now let’s take a look and see how it does.
Noctua is likely the most popular brand for CPU air cooling. Their NH-D14 CPU cooler was deemed to be the king of CPU coolers for the past years. With all-in-one watercooling solutions getting popularity amongst builders today, air coolers aren't as popular nowadays. Still, those are look for the safer cooling solution still stick with air cooling. If you are looking for the best cooling performance under the air cooling category, the Noctua NH-D15S should be on your checklist. Follow us today as we check it out!
With the enthusiast community growing so rapidly, and more and more people getting into overclocking, it makes since that there has recently been a huge influx of All-in-One (AIO) liquid coolers into the market. Even people who aren’t into overclocking are using AIO coolers, strictly for the aesthetic. With the good looks of an AIO, more often than not, comes good to great performance. There’s also no surprise that Arctic has joined many other companies in having AIO coolers come to market with their branding. As the manufacturer of such great thermal pastes as Arctic Silver-5 and MX-4, it just makes sense that Arctic would also make an all in one cooler as well. However, will their experience in making arguably, some of the best thermal pastes on the market, give them an advantage, or will the Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 be just another AIO cooler on the market providing sub-par cooling? We were able to get our hands on the Liquid Freezer 240 and run it through our suite of tests, let’s see how it did.
When it comes to CPU cooling, perhaps one of the most popular and renowned brand for quality and performance is Noctua. From the makers of the award-winning NH-D15, today we will be looking at their elite class top-flow CPU cooler, the NH-C14S which is a successor of the NH-C14. Join us as we check out this cooler today.
When Swiftech released their original H220/H320 coolers, they sought to differentiate it from other AIO's by allowing it to support additional liquid cooled components such as graphics cards, chipset, and/or additional radiator(s). The H220/H320 proved to be quite popular and soon Swiftech released their successors, the H140-X/H220-X/H240-X. This series expanded on the original idea even further. The newer Apogee XL waterblock was added, the pump was moved to the radiator, and a windowed reservoir was added. Like its predecessor, the newest integration also proved to be quite popular. That brings us to today and the release of Swiftech’s third generation AIO, the Drive-X series.