Cooling Archive

Ultimate Guide to the Best Thermal Paste for 2019-2020

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 …

Best External USB-Powered Cooling Fans

It’s no secret that computers and electronics tend to heat-up over time, especially when placed in environments that aren’t always ideal. Often times, placing a router, modem, printer, computer, AV receiver, game console or any other device within a cabinet or closed space can create a massive amount of stale, warm air with little to no air flow. As you may already know, stagnant air …

Best 5.25″ Front Panel Cooling Fan Controller 2019 / 2020

Keeping your computer running at cool temperatures is a necessity that should never be overlooked. Extreme temperatures can cause irreversible damage to the components of your PC and ultimately destroy your system from the inside out. The dangers of high temperatures are universally well known which is why you’ll see so many people putting extra thought and planning into the cooling system of their custom …

Guide to the Best Low Profile CPU Coolers

Stock coolers are awful. Everyone knows it, and the reason why is simple. The people who make CPUs care about making CPUs, not coolers. The exact same thing is true of GPUs, which is why virtually everyone buys their NVIDIA-based products from a brand like EVGA or GIGABYTE. People want superior aftermarket cooling solutions. Noticing that consumers weren’t happy with their basic CPU coolers, AMD …

NZXT Kraken X42 All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooling System Review

Liquid cooling has always been considered the gold-standard of CPU cooling. The performance goes well beyond what’s possible with air, and superior technologies such as phase-change are limiting both in price and accessibility. That being said, liquid cooling isn’t always beginner-safe either. With a custom water loop, one bad connection could drench your brand new motherboard in water. Additionally, differences in loop size and radiator …