Cooling Archive

Reviews of the Best 80mm Case Fans

Where PC performance is concerned, there are very few things that are as important as cooling. Modern machines leverage throttling to keep components cool. When they get too warm, they’re automatically slowed down. For you, this means that just when your game starts to heat up, you can experience unnecessary lag. Installing a proper cooling system is an important part of keeping your computer running …

Ultimate Guide to the Best Thermal Paste for 2021

Modern CPUs produce plenty of heat, especially when you’re doing computationally intensive tasks. How well you manage that heat will ultimately impact the both the performance of your PC and the lifespan of your processor. Even if you’re only interested in casual use, like browsing the web, having an effective approach to heat management is still in your best interests. And if you’re using a …

Review of the GIM RGB Case Fans: Exploring 3 Options

Part of the fun of building your own PC is making a rig that is visually stunning, in addition to practically powerful. A blank, slate-gray brick without any lights hardly looks like a top-of-the-line gaming PC compared to one with spinning and glowing fans. Glowing fans, in particular, can make your PC look like a high-tech machine while also helping you keep your vital components …

Best 5.25″ Front Panel Cooling Fan Controller

RGB lighting has been getting more and more popular in recent years. If you’ve got a gaming PC with a see-through case, an RGB light kit is practically mandatory. It highlights all the gorgeous parts that would otherwise be hidden behind an aluminum panel. Nowadays, you can buy just about any type of lighting you want. From individual colors to rainbow patterns to lights that …