Today we’re looking at some colourful PC case fans from NZXT. They are called the Aer RGB, and they work with the same NZXT Hue+ controller and CAM software that we loved earlier this year. Once rigged up, the fans promise excellent cooling, minimal noise and gorgeous lighting effects. Let’s put them to the test!
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Normally case fans aren’t too exciting, but they’re a critical piece of any PC build — and these ones are actually pretty cool. Corsair’s new ML120 and ML140 fans use magnetic levitation instead of ball bearings, providing zero friction. That should make them quieter than fans running at the same speed (or equally, at higher speeds when producing an equal amount of noise). That sounds promising, so let’s see if Corsair’s new fans deliver on their promises.
Today we’re looking at the NZXT Kraken X31, the company’s entry-level all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooling system. I’ve been using a big-ass air cooler for a long time, so it’ll be interesting to see how it compares. Let’s get right into it!
After the amazing Dark Rock Pro 2, the Shadow Rock Topflow has some serious living up to do. The Shadow Rock Topflow shares quite a few features with the Dark Rock Pro 2 so hopefully it also shares some of the awesome performance as well.SpecificationsOverall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)171 x 137 x 126 Total weight (kg): 0.65 TDP (W): 160 LGA2011 ready: Yes Socket compatibilityIntel: LGA 2011 / 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 1150 / AMD: AM2(+) , AM3(+) / 754 / 939 / 940 / FM1 / FM2 Fan model: Shadow Wings PWM 135mm Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 900/1250/100% (rpm): 9.60 / 15.9 / 24.4Unboxing
The box looks great and has the main [...]
Today I’m looking at the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2, what a name! I’m very much hoping it lives up to its name and is as quiet as the name would make you think. From just looking at it, it’s clearly quite a beast so let’s get into the review.SpecificationsOverall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H): 147 x 138 x 166 Total weight (kg): 1.25 TDP (W): 220 LGA2011 ready: Yes Socket compatibility Intel: LGA 775 / LGA 1155 / LGA 1156 / LGA 1366 / LGA 2011 / LGA 1150 AMD: FM2 / FM1, AM2 (+) / AM3 (+) / 754/ 939 / 940 Backplate Mounting: Yes Fan model, number: 1 x SilentWings PWM 120mm, 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm Anti vibration fan fixing: Yes Overall [...]