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Title: Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup
Post by: Zeus on October 17, 2014, 06:58:07 PM
Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup (http://bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14734&Itemid=68)

We have just posted up our Fall 2014 Cooling Roundup (http://bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14734&Itemid=68). In this roundup we take a look at a few liquid coolers from NZXT and Thermaltake as well as heatsinks from Thermaltake and Noctua. We put them head-to-head in a maximum-performance shootout on a mildly overclocked Intel Core i7 4790K CPU.  If you are looking for a new cooler this fall, take a look as we've updated our cooling platform to reflect more current CPUs and have a total of nine coolers battling for top honors. Check our review for all the details (http://bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14734&Itemid=68).

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We have coolers from Noctua, Thermaltake and NZXT represented here today and this round will cover HSF units as well as liquid cooling kits. We won't do a direct comparison of noise, but we will make some notes as to noise levels as we go. If you want some good kit-cooling and have a decent budget, make sure you follow along to see the candidates.

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Title: Re: Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup
Post by: Zeus on October 18, 2014, 06:46:33 PM
The review has been updated as I noted that the Noctua cooler wasn't actually spinning at full speed. With the fans spinning up to full speed, this cooler is still moderately quiet - and the performance is much better. The charts and notations on the last two pages now accurately reflect the performance of this cooler.