The Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black performs well as an air cooler with Alder Lake, able to handle up to 220w long term loads when paired with Intel's i9-12900k - performing almost as well as the bigger NH-D15. The all-black asthetic of this cooler will appeal to those who are tired of seeing RGB plastered everywhere, and Noctua's top-notch customer support means you'll know this cooler will be supported for years to come.
In multi-threaded tasks the 12700 is just shy (~8%) of AMD's Ryzen 5900x on average, and a bit faster (~16%) in single threaded tasks. Cooling it is easy, and for most users the included stock cooler will actually suffice in most tasks - although it does run a bit noisy. With an expected retail price of ~$350, the i7 12700 packs a great value - especially when paired with a b660 motherboard. It's crazy to think that for the price of a 5900x, you can get this CPU and a motherboard
I'm giving Enermax' Aquafusion 360 the Silver Award because it's a good value AIO cooler ($120 USD) that technically passes all of my thermal tests (a test only one other cooler has passed), but It fails to get the Gold award because the fans get louder than they should in the hottest of loads.
As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, when power limits are removed Intel’s latest i9-12900k can prove quite challenging to cool...
This was the best experience in a monitor I have had for a long time, and that's not something I say lightly. I give the Nebula C27 our Gold Award because quite frankly, this monitor kicks ass.
Today we're testing DeepCool's CASTLE EX360 AIO Cooler, can it tame Intel's i9-12900k when power limits are removed?!
The $619.99 i9-12900k provides incredible uplifts in both gaming and productivity, while the $299.99 i5-12600k is the star of the show providing better overall performance than Intel's i9-10900k and uses significantly less power to do so.
Intel's i9-12900k runs hot, but can BeQuiet's Pure Loop 280 keep it cool? We test it against BeQuiet's Shadow Rock Slim 2 and DeepCool's AK620 in this review.
Today we'll be comparing Intel's newly released "Beast Canyon" Extreme NUC, which uses a TigerLake i9-11900kb, to it's predecessor "Ghost Canyon" which uses the i9-9980hk. Each features an 8c CPU with a 65w long term TDP and are officially "unlocked", allowing for overclocking.
Today we're looking at DeepCool's GAMMAXX 400 V2, an entry level cooler which runs for $24.99 USD - making it the 2nd cheapest cooler we have tested. When DeepCool had originally offered to send this for testing, I wasn't interested - I didn't think it could handle my CPU. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong.
Today we're looking at CoolerMaster's ML240 Illusion which currently retails for $115 USD at Amazon, NewEgg, and most other retailers. Unlike many other liquid coolers on the market (including others from CoolerMaster), this cooler does not use an Asetek design - it was designed entirely by Cooler Master.
Today we're looking at the EDG27x, Nixeus's latest high refresh rate 1440p gaming monitor, which has been redesigned with a 165hz Fast IPS KSF panel and works with both Xbox Series X (including VRR) and PlayStation 5 consoles at 120hz.