Cooling & Cases Reviews

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    Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct CPU Air Cooler

    By Marc Adams   April 19, 2017

    Thermalright has been laying low in the USA for the last few years, actually almost 5 years the way we see it. The True Spirit 120 was an inexpensive Titan when it came to cooling hot CPUs. Thermalright's legacy is extended today with the True Spirit 140 Direct, is it worthy of the "True Spirit" name and your hard earned dollar?


    NZXT Kraken X42 All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   March 06, 2017

    The new NZXT Kraken X42 is its new "entry level" All-In-One CPU liquid cooler. The Kraken series is not new to us, but NZXT makes a lot of claims about this cooler being better in many ways, and of course has all kinds of cool RGB LED lights built into it. But all of this comes a price. Does it keep your CPU cooler while overclocking?


    LEPA NEOllusion RGB CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   February 23, 2017

    LEPA comes to us today with a new air cooler that is specifically focused on users that are looking for a little more bling inside their desktop computer build. And while really cool lights may or may not be your thing, we wanted to see just how the NEOllusion performed when it comes to its primary function, CPU cooling.


    Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   February 14, 2017

    The Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 is not exactly a new CPU air cooler, but it is not widely available in the United States so it has not gotten a lot of coverage in North America. The cost for the cooler is not low, and two staggered-sized fans are included in the box, so we have fairly high performance expectations for this twin tower cooler.

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    Scythe FUMA SCFM-1000 Twin Tower CPU Air Cooler

    By Marc Adams   January 12, 2017

    Scythe has a history of building CPU air coolers that not only perform well, but are also are a value in terms of your hard earned money. The FUMA cooler is built with the PC hardware enthusiast in mind and sports multiple fan configurations and comes supplied with two fans so you do not have any added cost.

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    Streacom DB4 Fanless Aluminum Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   January 06, 2017

    This case review is for all of you mini-ITX system builders out there that may be looking for something a bit different than the normal case....that looks like a computer case. The Streacom DB4 fanless chassis may be exactly the HTPC case that will grace your living room....with grace.

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    Thermaltake Tower 900 Vertical Super Tower Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   December 04, 2016

    It's a tower and it's super! Thermaltake's new Tower 900 is not close to your typical PC computer enclosure. It is built for a very specific customer; the enthusiast that wants plenty of room to do highly customized build and then have the ability to easily show it off is the target demographic for this chassis.

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    Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Case Review

    By Steve Lynch   November 07, 2016

    Anidees tells us, "It's not just a case with glass side panel." Fair enough, and most enthusiasts know they either want to be able to peek inside and feel the satisfaction of their handiwork. Assuredly though, now days you need more features than just a glass door to satisfy system builders.

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    Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 Cube Case Review

    By Steve Lynch   October 10, 2016

    Corsair is back with another cube type case this time in its Carbide AIR series. The model AIR 740 is a big steel case that has a big footprint, and along with that comes a spacious interior that will lend itself to just about any amount of hardware you want to install and Corsair has its sights set on excellent cooling for all that hardware.


    Enermax ETS-T50 Axe CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   September 29, 2016

    Enermax keeps up its onslaught of CPU air cooler designs today with a tower cooler that uses five direct touch heatpipes to move all those BTUs. It has LED lighted fans along with a stealthy black exterior. Interestingly, Enermax has included a ducting system on the back in order to hopefully help better exhaust all that hot air from your CPU.

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    Thermaltake Core P3 Wall-Mounted Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   September 12, 2016

    The Thermaltake Core P3 chassis can be mounted standing, in a desktop orientation, or directly to the wall. The open design allows you to see all the components in your system easily and the wall-mount option allows you to place your system in view like a work of art. All of these options come in at an easy-on-the-wallet price as well.

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    Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   September 08, 2016

    The Alphacool Eisbaer series of AIO CPU coolers are one of the units that spearheaded the non-sealed liquid cooling systems that are becoming popular. This means adding coolant and expanded the loop if you need to. Alphacool has configured its kit in a very smart way as well that will make sense to enthusiasts.