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Cooling & Cases Reviews

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  1. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 Cube Case Review

    By Steve Lynch   October 10, 2016

    Corsair is back with another cube type case this time in its Carbide AIR series. The model AIR 740 is a big steel case that has a big footprint, and along with that comes a spacious interior that will lend itself to just about any amount of hardware you want to install and Corsair has its sights set on excellent cooling for all that hardware.


    Enermax ETS-T50 Axe CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   September 29, 2016

    Enermax keeps up its onslaught of CPU air cooler designs today with a tower cooler that uses five direct touch heatpipes to move all those BTUs. It has LED lighted fans along with a stealthy black exterior. Interestingly, Enermax has included a ducting system on the back in order to hopefully help better exhaust all that hot air from your CPU.

  3. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Thermaltake Core P3 Wall-Mounted Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   September 12, 2016

    The Thermaltake Core P3 chassis can be mounted standing, in a desktop orientation, or directly to the wall. The open design allows you to see all the components in your system easily and the wall-mount option allows you to place your system in view like a work of art. All of these options come in at an easy-on-the-wallet price as well.

  4. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   September 08, 2016

    The Alphacool Eisbaer series of AIO CPU coolers are one of the units that spearheaded the non-sealed liquid cooling systems that are becoming popular. This means adding coolant and expanded the loop if you need to. Alphacool has configured its kit in a very smart way as well that will make sense to enthusiasts.

  5. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Thermaltake Core P100 Pedestal Extension Review

    By Steve Lynch   August 19, 2016

    The Thermaltake Core P100 Pedestal is an expansion part for the Thermaltake W100 full tower case previously reviewed here. What the P100 does is give you the ability to expand you cooling system's ability or give you space for extra storage among other things into an entirely self-contained unit below the W100 chassis.

  6. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Reeven Justice 120mm CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   July 18, 2016

    Reeven is the new kid on the block, and is attempting to break into the CPU cooling market here in North America. Without a doubt that is a tall order considering just how crowded that space is. The Justice however looks to have what it takes to be a great CPU air cooler, but it all about temperatures, noise, and install when it comes to value.

  7. [H]ard|OCP Gold Award  

    Streacom FC9 Alpha Fanless Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   July 06, 2016

    There are more than a few enthusiasts that have been experimenting with the "smaller and quiet is better" end of the computing spectrum the last few years, and because of this more companies are delivering mini-ITX and micro-ITX cases. Streacom is one of those companies looking to shrink the footprint and banish the sound.

  8. SilverStone Argon Series AR08 CPU Air Cooler Review  

    SilverStone Argon Series AR08 CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   June 14, 2016

    SilverStone's Argon Series AR08 looks to address those building a budget mid-level computer that balances performance and budget. It does however bring some enthusiast features with it like direct contact heatpipes, a 92mm PWM "diamond edged" fan, and noise dampening technologies.

  9. [H]ard|OCP Silver Award  

    Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ITX Computer Case Review

    By Steve Lynch   June 09, 2016

    Little computer cases have gotten to be big business since the motherboard companies started building enthusiast featured mini-ITX motherboards. Phanteks' new EVOLV ITX case is not so little however as it is keeping in mind that users may want room to build their own water cooling loops or need room for a couple of AIO coolers.

  10. [H]ard|OCP Silver Award  

    SilverStone Argon Series AR07 CPU Air Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   May 12, 2016

    The Argon Series AR07 CPU air cooler is billed by Silverstone as being, "For users looking for a no-nonsense top performing cooler without the premium price, the Argon AR07 is the perfect choice." Three heatpipes, some fins, and a 140mm fan is no-nonsense in our book, so how does it cool?

  11. [H]ard|OCP Silver Award  

    Corsair H80i v2 High Perf Liquid CPU Cooler Review

    By Marc Adams   April 25, 2016

    Corsair's original All-In-One H80i was a great CPU cooling unit, so we have high hopes for the H80i version 2. Push / Pull two-speed PWM fans come stock with this kit's newly designed water block and tubing configuration. We also have a new 49mm radiator and Corsair has some cosmetic updates as well that make this AIO very good looking.

  12. [H]ard|OCP Silver Award  

    Thermaltake Core W100 Super Tower Chassis Review

    By Steve Lynch   April 22, 2016

    The W100 Super Tower Chassis is not small and it is not cheap. It even comes fully unassembled. It does however look to fit the needs of the most hardcore water cooling enthusiasts however. The W100 is likely the most versatile case we have ever reviewed in terms of fan and radiator compatibility.