be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 Review – small, quiet and inexpensive

Recently, be quiet! has given its most affordable CPU cooler a successor, which we will take a closer look at in the following article. How much cooler can you get for cheap and it is a good alternative 5 years later? Packaging and scope of delivery The box is, as typical for the manufacturer [...]

Practical case fan tests on igorsLAB – How we test and evaluate | Basics

Case fans are a dime a dozen, but which fan fits which system? Is a model suitable as a case fan and how does it really perform on different radiators? What about the real speed range, how high is the start-up speed and what parameters does such a fan offer over the speed range, including the [...]

Copper paste better than thermal paste? Myth busted – a bit | practice

After my last article about testing various thermal paste substitutes, I received some interesting feedback and even submissions from my readers, which I will gladly work through in chronological order. Besides great industrial pastes I first received a letter with copper paste and the request to [...]

Scythe Ninja 5 in the test – Cooling colossus with space problems

The cooler in today’s article is once a real exotic, even in the range of Scythe. With almost gigantic dimensions (almost the width of an ATX mainboard) and no consideration for compatibility of other components, the Ninja 5 has many interesting aspects, not only the surprisingly low price [...]

SilentiumPC Grandis 3 Review – Cheap & Big Twin-Tower

In my review of SilentiumPC’s Navis EVO AiO water cooling I already briefly touched on the company’s “effective design and smart cost reduction” philosophy, today I have a really good example of a practical implementation of this resolution in front of me. Whether the [...]

Scythe Kotetsu Mark II TUF Review – Colorful branding twin

For cheap air coolers with real coldplate instead of direct-touch heatpipe, the selection is quite small, Scythe has with the Kotetsu Mark II in the “normal” and Asus TUF variant one of the few candidates in the offer. How the little brother of the already tested Fuma 2 does in the [...]