Adding NF-A12x25 Fans
The Noctua NH-U12A updates what is already a strong legacy for CPU coolers. The original single tower design has great cooling for it’s size and silent operation. Recently though, Noctua updated their fan lineup with the NF-A12x25 series that dramatically improved airflow and static pressure. In my testing of the fans, I had two clear thoughts about them afterwards. First, they needed to be on the CPU coolers, and then we needed a 140mm version. The first thought is a reality. Continue reading “Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler with Huge Fan Update”
No More Leaks…Ever?
You don’t need personal experience. Just read a few reviews on Newegg, and you’ll quickly discover the dangers of liquid cooling. The beauty of a closed-loop-cooler (CLC) is that it’s affordable, easy to install, and maintenance free. However, a sealed system is susceptible to pressure issues. Deepcool is coming to the rescue by launching Anti-Leak technology. Continue reading “Deepcool Launches Anti-Leak Tech for CLCs”
Should you Custom Loop?
Custom Water Cooling loops are the best. They come at a price though, literally. The parts not only cost more, but the loop takes a bit more effort to assemble. Swiftech is trying to help in a huge way here. The Boreas Water Cooling kit comes with all the parts needed to start your first loop. This at least takes the guess work on knowing what you’ll need, and Swiftech has updated the kit with some of their latest designs. Let’s see how this works for us, right after a statement from the company. Continue reading “Swiftech Boreas Water Cooling Kit Review”
Raijintek Does it Again!
It goes without fail. I may not always get a press release from my beloved company. However, if I check back at their site, I’m bound to see an amazing product. This time I stumbled on two great looking CPU coolers, the Mya and Delos. The first is a standard single tower design, with a slim 120mm fan up front. The second uses only 92mm fans, but three of them, and with dual towers. Both of them have fantastic RGB lighting. Continue reading “Raijintek Mya and Delos RBW – Two Fantastic RGB Air CPU Coolers!”
The More You Know…
Hardware Hounds isn’t meant to just be a news and review site. We’re attempting to bring valuable computer hardware information on a variety of platforms. After CES, we set out to start building a presence on Instagram, and we recently surpassed 2000 followers! Why are we posting an article about this? Well, partially because we can, but also because we want to give you a chance to follow the Hardware Hounds.
Continue reading “HWHound Passes 2000 Followers on Instagram!”
The Social Media News
I love having an Instagram account. Not only is it a great place for up and coming PC builders, but I run across some surprising announcements. Like this one from Arctic Cooling. Looks like their CLC units are getting an update in the form of the Liquid Freezer 2. The key factor here is that Arctic was able to design their own pump. However, the liquid cooler looks like an absolute beast of a CPU cooler as well. In terms of performance and style, it looks like Arctic is doing everything right.
Continue reading “Arctic Liquid Freezer 2 is a Beast of a CPU Cooler!”
The Arc Reactor Water Block
I kept seeing this stellar looking CPU block at CES. The trouble was, nobody knew where it came from. Didn’t matter who I asked, everyone kept scratching their heads at this crazy looking water block that looked like an Arc Reactor. Iron Man, eat your heart out! This one has RGB!!! However, I’ve finally found the company behind the water block, as well as listings on Amazon. Continue reading “I FINALLY FOUND IT!!! Barrow Arc Reactor Like CPU Water Block”
Optimizing Case Airflow
A long time ago, I set out to change how airflow works on the PC. In short it was successful, but not nearly enough to make any important difference. However, SilverStone cued me in on the fact that focused airflow fans can perform better for cases. The design is called a vortex, which the AP181 fans use in a large 180mm diameter for optimal case airflow. They asked me if I would like to test the fans in my own AFX (Airflow Extreme) case I recently built. Continue reading “SilverStone AP181 180mm Fans Review – Vortex Airflow”
The Good – Radeon VII Gets Big Things Right
It’s time for some serious analysis here. When Radeon VII was announced, everyone was taken a bit by surprise. Not only was the news hidden exceptionally well, but AMD wasn’t expected to bring competitive graphics cards to the market for a while still. Before we start celebrating though, we need to look thoroughly at what we’ve learned so far. The reviews for the Radeon VII have been released, and there’s some cons mixed in with the pros of this release. I do see a brighter future for graphics cards though. Continue reading “Radeon VII – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
The RBT Rebel Real
I’ve been a huge fan of the RBT Rebel. Even though the unorthodox design has brought me a fair share of criticism, I have yet to change my opinion. The RBT (pronounced “Rabbit”) came into existence because the creator, Qeric, was trying to make a clicker that you could slide your fingers in. This would allow the user to click up and down. However, this was probably even more painful in gaming and a different use was discovered on accident. Continue reading “Best Gaming Mouse (IMHHO) is Having a Giveaway!”