Featuring a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame, the NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8%.
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While being outperformed in the standard load test, she was still a meaner creature when it came to snacking on heat on an overclocked CPU. So while the Shark isn’t the absolute best, it’s certainly near the top of its food chain.
I am very satisfied with what the NH-D14 has to offer by way of cooling. It performed well under all conditions I threw at it and kept coming back for more.
A few years ago, 120mm fans were used to get the lowest noise with the highest airflow, and thus better-performing PCs. Now many cases are coming with 140mm mounts as the only way to improve on this is to go bigger.
The packaging is pretty standard. Pics of the product and what it can do on the front, info about it on the back, and a window on the front right side to see what you’re getting. At first it looks like your basic cooler. Nope. Read on.
When I got the box I was once again reminded how small this cooler is. A total height of ONLY 37mm (1,46 inches) and a total footprint of 95mm by 95mm, which complieswith Intel’s LGA115x “keep out zone”. You shouldn’t have any issues with fitting tall RAM modules with large heatsinks.
So how well do these things push air? And are they really quiet? How great is the fan control? Is Obama responsible for crop circles? We’ll attempt to answer some of these questions in this review.
Yup, this isn’t a press release or a tease… this is the only review on the new NZXT FX Enthusiast Fan series that I know of on the Internets at the time of this writing. If you’re familiar with the NZXT brand, then you’re probably a loyal customer and not only have a few of [...]
At eTeknix we like to cover the full range of components for your computer and case fans are one of those things that are essential but rarely discussed for reasons such as; it is much more important to have a good CPU cooler than good case fans. However, that in itself is not quite strictly [...]
We review a lot of fans and other computer cooling equipment here at OCModShop. In some ways, testing fans are quite straightforward, and in other ways they are very subjective. The noise and airflow ratio produced by any given fan changes as the blades and motor gather dust. Debris on the blades can actually chip [...]
Looking back when I was a stubborn and arrogant little child (Some 3-4 years ago), it was almost crystal clear to me that laptop cooling pads were a waste of money. Reason? Well, at the time, it seemed ludicrous as to why and how adding additional cooling to the underside of a notebook could improve [...]
– New H80 and H100 now available from Corsair-authorized retailers worldwide – FREMONT, California — July 7th, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of the Hydro Series™ H80 and H100 liquid CPU coolers. The Hydro Series H80 and H100 feature [...]
Tygon, one of the most renowned tubing manufacturers, has developed a product which will surely become extremely popular not only in the industry, but also in the water cooling sector. The material from which the hoses are made is called Norprene. No, not the well-known Neoprene! To name of the best features up ahead: The [...]
I pity those who work in the marketing department of PC component manufactuers. They have to tough job of trying to make products such as fans and heatsinks sexy. Every year there are new boasts about how new product X is better than generic product Y, when in fact there really isn’t much of a [...]
Laptops are annoying. They are generally slower than desktops, come with less memory and smaller hard drives, and seem to overheat almost at a whim. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t know what I would have done without my netbook when I was stuck at the Pittsburgh airport for twelve solid hours, but they are [...]
Now that we are all out from under the watchful eye of the IRS and have successfully cashed our income tax checks, it’s time to put some of that stimulus money back into the economy. I was nice to myself and bought a few creature comforts. A new hi-def, and Xbox 360, and some cushy [...]
Generally I’m a big fan of international products. My favorite band is from Finland, my favorite television personality is from Scotland, and my favorite actor is from England. It seems that things made in the USA these days don’t really last as long as they used to. Of course, if Toyota keeps things up the way they have [...]
I don’t know if anyone else here watches ”Ace of Cakes”. It seems like every single one they make is bigger than the last. I’m always sure that they’re going to topple over and cover an entire block with icing. He makes the coolest looking stuff, and his motto is; “Make it bigger, make it badder, make it [...]
Enermax is constantly impressing me with their case fans. When I reviewed the Enermax Twister a few months ago, I was so impressed by their quiet cooling power that I left them in my case and put my NZXT fans in a server case. And now I get the pleasure of checking out the Apollish [...]
The bad part about many laptops is that they really push the thermal limits of their generation, which translates into hot knees if you actually have the computer on your lap. To counter this, vendors have produced many different contraptions meant to cool the underside of your portable PC, while trying to add additional functionality [...]