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”
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.
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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”
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!”
What’s Cooler than Cool?
If someone comes up with the right answer in the comments, I’ll explode with joy. But I digress. Swiftech has updated their Boreas liquid cooling kit with new components from their product lineup. Not only do we have updates to the block, fans and RGB lighting, but the fluid and radiator seem to have some redesigns as well. This isn’t just an aesthetic overhaul, so let’s detail out some “cool” things Swiftech is doing here. Continue reading “Swiftech Releases Next Gen Boreas Liquid Cooling Kits”
It’s For Real!
I know. We’re used to Noctua announcing new CPU coolers or fans. Even the announcement of new Thermal Paste is not surprising. However, the NA-SCW1 cleaning wipes are somewhat amusing. Possibly even head-scratching. Those of us who’ve used the good ol’ paper towel and rubbing alcohol method might think of this as absurd. On the other hand, Noctua is picking up on something many veterans forget to realize. At some point, all of us had the question of how to remove old thermal paste from a CPU. Continue reading “Noctua Just Announced Thermal Paste… Wipes? NA-SCW1”