Low-Profile Cooler Noctua NH-L12 Review

Noctua, an Austrian developer and supplier of high-end cooling systems, is well-known for the design of versatile products which are able to satisfy the needs of any consumer, starting from average home users and finishing with devotees of overclocking. The recent Noctua creation is the low-profile CPU cooler destined to be employed in HTPC systems and other compact chassis. This cooler is characterized by the horizontal localization of radiator that allows its installation into a quite narrow casing. At the same time, the model is efficient enough to manage high-performance advanced processors.

Design and Framework

Noctua NH-L12 is notable for the classic design and framework. It features 150x128x93 mm dimensions (with two fans) which barely speak of low-profile form factor. NH-L12 is compatible with different CPU sockets, including Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, LGA 2011/1366/1156/1156/775. This cooler consists of horizontal radiator, four copper heat pipes which pierce …

BenQ Showcases Revolutionary GW2765HT Monitor

BenQ, a renowned Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end visual solutions, has just introduced a new 27-inch monitor, entitled GW2765HT. The new-comer has replenished an award-winning Flicker-free lineup of PC displays, featuring 487x748x224 mm dimensions and 2560x1440 QHD resolution. The key peculiarity ascribed to the model is the support for the RevolutionEye technology that combines a range of useful options. Retail price, set by the company, makes up $549.

Based on IPS panel, BenQ GW2765HT accommodates white LED lighting that substantially reduces power consumption. In keeping with the manufacturer, the new-comer consumes up to 32 W power. The integrated panel offers 4 ms response time, the widest viewing angles – 178/178 H/V, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1.07 billion of displayed colors, 100% color gamut in sRGB environment, and the maximal of 350 cd/m2 brightness that might be adjusted due to PWM technology.

RevolutionEye technology involves such utilities as Low Blue Light, …

Meeting New Cooling System Brocken 2 from Alpenfoehn

Only a couple of weeks are left till the official release of a new cooling system Brocken 2 designed by Alpenfoehn. This is a long-awaited launch, since the fist version of the system, entitled Brocken, was honored to gladden the audience long time ago. Hereby, Brocken 2 has got a wee bit modified framework, if compared with the predecessor. Its dimensions together with a fan equal to 146x100x165 mm.

The base is shaped by means of five 6 mm copper heat pipes, tightly pressed together. Aluminum plates of the heatsink seem to be ‘cut’ in the center, unlike the one-piece construction of plates implemented in Brocken.

Active cooling power is ensured by a nine-blade fan of 140 mm standard size, known as WingBoost 2. The fan supports PWM technology that allows altering its rotational speed within the boundaries of 400-1100 RPM. Its activity stimulates the airflow index of 109 CFM, while the noise level barely achieves 19.6 dB (A). WingBoost 2 features small distance between …
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