Zalman's latest approach to air cooling is to pound away at the problem of heat building with three -- yes, THREE -- 120mm Long Life Bearing fans with blue LEDs. The triple fan configuration comes standard on Zalman's new CNPS12X, a hulk-sized air cooler measuring 151mm (L) x 132mm (W) x 154mm (H) weighing 1kg, or just over 2.2 pounds.
Cooler Master's new Hyper 412 PWM CPU cooler has some mighty big shoes to fill. The company's Hyper 212 Plus set the bar in terms of price/performance ratio and impressed us so much it earned a perfect 10 and walked away with a Kick Ass award (you can read our review here). The Hyper 412 PWM is a similar looking cooler that promises the same "delicate balance between cooling potential and noise."
It's generally a good idea to let your power supply decide when it needs a burst of air to keeps its internals nice and chilly, but if you'd rather take matters into your own hands, Cooler Master's Silent Pro Hybrid Series is a new line of fully modular power supplies that come bundled with a fan controller. With it you can turn off your PSU's fan and control up to three system fans. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, except Cooler Master put a safe guard in place.
There's reason to be excited about the upcoming launch of Intel's Core i7 2700K processor. News of this processor's existence and eventual release were leaked to the Web just a few weeks ago, and already engineering samples have fallen into adventurous hands. One person who got their mitts on one put the chip through its paces by overclocking it to 5GHz on air.
A number of people have been complaining about a fan control issue affecting their Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. After tearing into some units, Corsair was able to root out the problem and confirm an issue exists with a "small number of H100 units with lot code 11359403." The lot code is printed on the box, and if yours matches up, Corsair recommends running a simple test.
Thermaltake has never been bashful about bucking trends in case design and kicking out some truly funky designs, none more out there than the Level 10 series. The Chaser MK-I isn't quite as unique as the Level 10, but still has a style all its own, a style that for better or worse screams "Thermaltake." If that's your bag, take note that the Chaser MK-I is back, this time sporting a liquid cooling system.
HIS must have figured it wasn't enough to simply squeeze 2GB of DDR3 memory on a Radeon HD 6570 graphics card and call it a day, so it replaced the heatsink/fan assembly with a passive cooler. Not only is this half-height card toting the most memory of any HD 6570 out there, it's also completely silent.
It's been rumored that Intel plans to ship its upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors without a cooler, leaving it up to enthusiasts to choose their own cooling solution, including ones designed by Intel. Serving as evidence that this will probably be the case, the chip maker is showing off its "Intel Thermal Solution RTS2011LC" cooler it designed in collaboration with Asetek.
Thermaltake is kicking off the week with its Massive 23 GT Notebook Cooler "designed to provide maximum performance to gamers of all levels." The semi-garish looking cooler (at least from the pics we've seen) replaces the Massive 23 LX and CS notebook coolers that came before it, and like those, it can can accommodate everything from 10.1-inch netbooks to 17-inch desktop replacements, and even tablets. Say what now?
Boutique outfit Digital Storm is once again dipping its system building fingers into sub-zero territory with the launch of its Cryo-TEC Cooling System. This chilly cooler is essentially a redesigned version of Digital Storm's Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled system and is now smaller and more powerful than before by way of direct contact heat dissipation technology.