Noctua is making a bold claim with the new NH-U12A CPU cooler. At a mere 120mm size, this unit can compete with larger 140mm towers. On top of that, Noctua still holds to their epic claims of silent operation. How is this even possible? Can this be true? There’s nothing a little CPU testing can’t show us. Spoiler Alert: Noctua is great when it comes to living up to their claims. We’ll begin soon enough, but first a word from the company. A huge thank you goes to Noctua for providing this sample.
What is the best CPU cooler of all time? There is no easy answer. If only there was some hierarchy chart to… Oh wait, now there is one! After tons of thought, a bunch of thermal paste, hours of testing, and numerous tweaks, our first CPU cooler hierarchy chart is live. It might be the first one ever. Continue reading “The CPU Cooler Hierarchy Chart”
It’s Been a Long Time
NZXT used to be a familiar name in the PSU world. Even though the company was, and still is known for cases, the Hale series stirred up some attention. That was quite a few years ago however, so seeing the new E850 come to market was a decent surprise. The unit has some strong bragging rights, with Seasonic as the OEM, and a new feature that feels quite unique to the industry. First, a quick word from NZXT, then we’ll move right over to the unit. Continue reading “NZXT E850 Digital Monitoring PSU Review”
Crazy amounts of colorful lighting can look impressive. It also tends to lend itself to a gaudy appearance. A large reason for this is the lack of precise control of the lighting schemes. NZXT is tackling this problem head on with their latest addition of HUE 2 accessories. The goal is to allow a builder to have a plethora of lighting, while being able to expertly synchronize color schemes as well. Continue reading “NZXT HUE 2 Strives for RGB Perfection”
Software News? Really!?!
Look! I get it. This is a hardware site and you probably want hardware news. But here me out. NZXT has been doing great things with their CAM software. Forge is a company that specializes in capturing and sharing PC game play. If you put two and two together, it looks like NZXT is heading towards making a capture device that doesn’t hamper gaming performance during use. Continue reading “NZXT Acquisition of Forge Has Interesting Ramifications”
NZXT Launches E Series
Remember when NZXT was just a case and cooler company? Pepperidge Farm remembers. The company has upped their game in some incredible ways. First they introduced a motherboard, and now they have PSUs. Okay, they’ve had PSUs, but these ones are special. The E Series gives builders a choice between a 500W, 650W and 850W model. All three are rated with an 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, which quite frankly is more than enough for normal use. You might think NZXT is just jumping on a bandwagon, but that’s seriously not the case here. Continue reading “NZXT E Series PSU is an Excellent Addition to the Market”