Liquid Cooling

NZXT has announced its Kraken G12 mounting kit, which is designed to allow video cards to mount a closed-loop liquid cooler. In junctionwith a cooler, the adapter can significantly decrease GPU temperatures and improve cooling of VRMs; it is compatible with various coolers and cards. Closed-loop liquid cooling systems (LCSes) for CPUs have gained popularity among enthusiasts in the recent years due to high efficiency amid relatively small dimensions. But while high-performance GPUs have higher TDPs (and therefore greater heat generation) than advanced CPUs, few LCSes can be attached to graphics cards out of the box. Some companies (e.g., Corsair) offer special adapters (brackets) to make their liquid coolers compatible with popular graphics boards, but NZXT is the one of a few vendors to offer...

CORSAIR ONE Gaming PC Released

First announced in February, the new Corsair ONE pre-built gaming PC is now shipping. The Corsair ONE is the first ready-to-run system from the manufacturer that has mostly been...

61 by Billy Tallis on 3/23/2017

The Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 360 DDC/XT Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Despite the convenience of all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, hardcore enthusiasts still prefer customizable “open loop” systems, even with their overall complexity and cost. In this review we are testing...

86 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/24/2016

Raijintek Shows Off Pumpless Liquid Cooling System

In the recent year’s all-in-one liquid cooling solutions gained significant popularity thanks to efficiency and quieter operation. However, even with those improvements, a closed loop cooler still needs a...

65 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2016

The EKWB EK-XLC Predator 240 Liquid Cooler Review

Today we are having a look at the EK-XLC Predator 240, the first AIO liquid cooling solution from EKWB. EKWB is a company that specializes in and is known...

36 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/15/2015

The Corsair H80i GT and H100i GTX AIO Coolers Review

Today we are having a look at the upgraded 120 mm AIO liquid coolers from Corsair, the single slot H80i GT and the dual slot H100i GTX. Both come...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/16/2015

Thermaltake Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Winner of Thermaltake's modding contest As E., our case, cooling and peripheral editor, wasn't at Computex this year, I had the opportunity of meeting with most of the companies to...

20 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual CPU Cooler Review

Zalman sent us their Reserator 3 Max Dual CPU cooler, which is a rather interesting device. It's an all-in-one liquid cooling solution that Zalman advertises as the "Ultimate Liquid...

52 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/19/2014

Closed Loop AIO Liquid Coolers: 14-way Mega Roundup Review

There was a time when liquid-cooling a computer chip was considered to be "extreme", something you'd only see hardcore enthusiasts or overclockers doing. It took a lot of work...

140 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/12/2014

Swiftech: Enhanced Liquid-Cooling Options

Swiftech is a fairly well-known name in the realm of computer cooling, founded nearly 20 years ago by Gabriel Rouchon (but not officially named Swiftech until 2001). While they...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

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