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 …

Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.

Design and Framework

The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

Greeting Top-Notch Exoc Sniper Videocard from KFA2

KFA2 ventured upon introducing another cutting-edge videocard developed on Nvidia GTX 970 adapter. The GeForce GTX 970 Black Exoc Sniper features 271x124 mm and takes GM204-200 GPU (Maxwell) as the basis. Similar to the etalon model, the new-comer accommodates 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface), running at 7010 MHz frequency and offering 224 Gb/sec bandwidth index.

As distinct from the Nvidia’s elaboration, KFA GeForce GTX 970 Black Exoc Sniper boasts the integration of the factory-overclocked GPU. It operates at 1178/1329 MHz frequency (base/efficient), surpassing etalon 1051/1178 MHz showings. In order to cope with high power consumption and heat output, KFA2 has imbedded high-quality 5+2-phase power subsystem.

To continue, the model is ventilated by a two-slot Silence Extreme cooler. It consists of four nickel-plated copper heatpipes, aluminum heatsink, a rear backplate as well as a couple of 90-mm fans. On low loading, the system disables one of the fans to …
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