Corsair launches ML120, ML140 RGB Pro fan kits
Shiny bling for your cooling.
Alex tours Paris Games Week, the builds on show, and the LDLC Modding Trophy.
Includes 0dB Silent profile, too.
Cooler Master has revealed some more details about the Black Edition bundle we revealed last month.
The Cooler Master Hyper Z600 brings something a little different to the table with support for totally passive, single and dual fan cooling. Can it still perform without the help of additional airflow and just what has made Harry so happy with it? There's only one way to find out! Why are you still reading this?
We've got hold of Noctua's latest Xeon Coolers and its new Core i7 mounting kit - plenty of pics inside.
Thermaltake's latest CPU cooler is so hot off the production line you can't even buy it yet, and it's stacked to the nines with over 1.5m of copper heatpipe and two monster arrays of copper cooling fins - but how does it compare when faced with the toasty bit-tech testing system? Read on to find out.
Today we look at the Scythe Zipang, a behemoth of a heatsink packing no less than six copper heatpipes, a 139mm fan and dozens of aluminium cooling fins. It certainly looks the business, but can the Zipang deliver where it matters in the bit-tech test rig? We find out.
Today we look at the "Blue Aurora," the new high performance aftermarket heatsink from Akasa. With an exclusively LGA 775 mount and an included 120mm blue LED fan, can the Aurora light up our skies, or will it leave them overcast? Read on to find out!
It's time to sift through the clutter once more and check out the latest gizmos and gadgets from the desktops and dark recesses off the bit-tech offices. This time round we have notebook fans, Antec coolers, a Razer mousemat, OCZ USB key and a copy of Crazy Machines 2!
OCZ is back to settle the score with the Vendetta 2 heatsink. With a larger low noise 120mm fan, and even more cooling fins, it promises to improve on the original Vendetta and then some! We strap it into the bit-tech test rig and find out if the Vendetta 2 can settle its feud with the competition.
Teams of overclockers from around the world prepare to try and break the world records in 3DMark 2006 and 3DMark Vantage.
Everyone wants the same things from a new heatsink; silent operation and high thermal performance, but the combination of both is notoriously hard to strike. We take a look at the Asus Triton 85, which claims to run at just 16 dBa, and find out if it can deliver the goods.
We had over 750 entries into the competition to win Noctua goodies, but only a few of you can win...
We take a look at the latest contact heatsink from Sunbeamtech, the Core-Contact Freezer. Can this innovative approach to heatsink design make the Core-Contact a cool customer? Or will it be another case of a good idea poorly executed? We find out!
Gigabyte re-enters the after market CPU cooler race with the G-Power 2 Pro heatsink. Promising silent operation combined with high thermal performance, can the G-Power deliver more than a bucket load of chrome? Read on to find out!
Premiere cooler designer Noctua has teamed up with us here at bit-tech to give away six of Noctua's latest heatsinks, fans and thermal compound to our readers - check out the details of this worldwide competition within!
Scythe is a company with a massive reputation in the enthusiast community and it recently released its Ninja Copper cooler. We test the Ninja Copper out to find if it lives up to the company's reputation for making great low-noise coolers.
Reliably testing CPU heatsinks can be a tricky business, with so many variables capable of jeopardising accurate results. For this reason, we've re-assessed our testing methodology, and put some of the most popular and high-performing heat sinks through their paces in our new standard test setup.
COMPUTEX 08: New phase change cooling works without going sub-zero yet claims to performs better than the average watercooling.
COMPUTEX 08: Noctua already has designs for a Nehalem mounting kit ready not only for future products, but current ones as well.
With all of the components in watercooling, one always seems to get overlooked - the radiator. So much effort goes into waterblocks that we seldom see a complete "here's the best" test. Fortunately, we're fixing that problem today, with the first in a series of radiator shoot-outs.
The original D-Tek FuZion waterblock is one of the best in the business. Now, the guys over at D-Tek Customs have finally revised the old classic. The FuZion v2.0 may be a chip off the old block, but does it do better for the upgrade? Read on to find out.
Most of us love the looks and performance of watercooling - but the utter mess and difficulty drives many away. Canada-based CoolIT seems to think it has a solution that beats the pre-boxed watercooling sets hands down while remaining simple. Does it succeed?
CeBIT 2008: Gigabyte has some cases that are really stylish, but balance is restored in the universe because it also has a silly cooler.
CeBIT 2008: The Orochi from Scythe has 10 heatpipes and a 14cm fan and will passively cool your CPU if need be.
Noctua has not just changed the F to a P when it updated its popular NH-U12 heatsink, as there are other design tweaks from improved materials and elevation, along with a new fan which apparently makes it perform even better. Inevitably, we had to put these claims to the test.
We test two 120mm heatsinks designed for the hardcore enthusiast to determine which one dons the crown in this cooler faceoff. How will the widely praised Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme compare to the Zerotherm Nirvana NV120 on the bit-tech grill? Let's find out...
We're not sure why OCZ named this heatsink the Vendetta, but we're guessing it's so offended by heat, that it's out to avenge the cold. What we can say for sure is that the Vendetta is reasonably priced and has a few novel features, as you'd expect from OCZ.
We loved the Zerotherm BTF90 so much we awarded it cooler of the year, so as soon as its new bigger brother, the Nirvana NV120, became available, we had to know about it.
bit-tech has obtained some exclusive photos of MSI's new "HydroGen" waterblock that is due to arrive in a limited edition with its next generation Intel X48 motherboard.
Zalman reinvents the fan controller - transforming it from something boring and unappealing into a sleek, multifunctional panel with a cool looking LCD display. But what if it's all bling and no follow through?
Cooler Master cracks out a couple of new heatsinks to wade in an sweep existing kings off their feet: First, there's a Freezer Pro 7 contender, the Hyper TX2, and a new alternative to the Noctua NF-U12, the Hyper 212. How do they stack up? We find out.
Today, Nvidia and several big names in the PC industry have announced Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), an open and royalty-free standard for real-time monitoring and control for power supplies, cases and water cooling systems.
The cool and wavey design of the Tuniq Tower 120 has been around for a little while now, but at readers request we strapped it to a CPU and tried to burn it to a crisp anyway. We're nice like that.
Intel kicked off IDF Taiwan with a bang by introducing a new mobile quad-core CPU and two new mobile computing cooling technologies.
Everyone loves a bit of watercooling, and the original Zalman Reserator was a popular hit, so what does the updated Reserator XT add to the equation? Is it worth the hassle or do you just want to buy it so you can stroke it all day?
Those of you waiting for the new 65nm CPUs and revised heatsinks before you buy a 360 this Christmas now need wait no longer. The Falcon has landed.
It's the best Gigabyte cooler you can currently buy, but will the blue heatsink Rocket II shoot for the stars or fall to earth with a pop and a whistle?
We preview the BlastFlow Siberian which is not your usual waterblock, this one has a Modular design that lets you upgrade cheaply and quickly on any GPU. Not only that but it performs better than the competition too!
It's been a long time in the making, but we're finally getting wet and wild here at bit-tech.net. And we're starting off with a basic primer on water cooling - so if you don't know your ΔT from your ID, it's time to put your plumber's hat on and join us.
It's been six years since we've had to suffer the high pitched whines from Gorbs and Blorbs, but now we have two huge new coolers from Thermaltake: the MaxOrb and V1 to make up for past illnesses.