Category - Watercooling

EK Nucleus CR360 Lux Review – Stylish lighting, but also good cooling?

The last AiO water cooler we tested here from EK was from the “Basic” series and came entirely without lighting. However, it is not possible to do without RGB completely, because the new “Nucleus” series brings RGB back to the foreground. In the following article, we will find out whether it is possible to deliver a good [...]

Endorfy Navis F360 CPU AiO Cooler Review – Retest of the big brother

Towards the end of last year, we first had the 280mm variant of this AiO water cooler in review, and now the manufacturer asked me to also include the version with a 360mm radiator in the rankings. Recently, a decent overall package of cooling performance, workmanship and warranty length was put together, but now the CPU temperature is to be [...]

Overview and comparison of all tested CPU air and AiO water coolers

To be able to cover the higher TDP classes of processors in the future, I upgraded my testbench from a Ryzen 5 3600 to a Ryzen 9 3950X. However, so that the compact or budget coolers are not completely overtaxed, testing is done in three stages. This article serves as a reference and basis for future comparisons so that tested air and water [...]

Corsair Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 40-Series GPU water block (CX-9020019-WW) Review – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 FE deep chilled

A GeForce RTX 4090 FE is not only expensive, but also still highly sought-after. The original air cooler is almost oversized and as a buyer you hardly have a valid reason to disassemble and rebuild this collector’s item. Well, almost, because the weight and space requirements of this card are the other side of the coin, although the board [...]

Corsair iCUE H150i RGB Elite Review – Barely any lighting, can it work?

Of course, the title is meant to be a bit ironic, but I just have to take the otherwise practically everything lighting manufacturer Corsair for a ride when, for once, a product with a reduced RGB flood is presented. Because the last AiO’s of this brand either had “next-gen” RGB or even a small screen installed, this turnaround [...]

Deepcool LS720 Review – discreet AiO with a special installation wish

Last time, we had a small air cooler from Deepcool for testing, but today it’s practically exactly the opposite. With the new LS series, the manufacturer certifies itself “elite performance”, whether you can keep this promise you will learn in the following article. If you prefer compact air coolers after all, here is the article [...]

German Engineered Bend Aids for Intels LGA1700 – Thermal Grizzly CPU Contact Frame and Alphacool Apex Backplate Thermal Testing | Review

The LGA1700 socket, which Intel introduced for the 12th generation of their Core CPUs last November, is known to have one or two problems with bending hardware. For context, I recommend our other two posts if you haven’t read them already. But in short, the problem is that the clamping force of the ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) is [...]

Alphacool Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-A (2022) with Sapphire Radeon RX 6950 XT Nitro+ Pure Review – 2.8 GHz++ are not a problem

Alphacool has given the Aurora Acryl GPX-A Eisblock a complete redesign, promising better flow and lower temperatures across the block. So why not test the 2022 version together with a Sapphire RX 6950XT Nitro+ Pure, which was already disassembled in the 3D scanner anyway? Of course, I don’t want to spoil anything, but the temperatures as [...]

High-End Gaming PC 2021/2022 with Custom Water Cooling | Part 2 Assembly

Time is running out and many are already waiting for the second part and today is the day (who missed the first part: click here). We take a look at the finished high-end gaming PC including the peripherals. The focus will be on the topic of custom water cooling. So if you expect there to be much on the subject of PC assembly in general today [...]

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC WATERFORCE WB – When aluminum destroys the cooling circuit | Investigativ

Due to a given occasion, I now even have to add a third part to my water cooling investigations. It will unfortunately show what happens when you combine (without knowing it) an aluminum cooler with copper components and I will specifically question why the result turns out so extreme, as in this case. Of course, you also have to differentiate the [...]