Buying Guide: CPU Cooling Equipment (Part 3) - NZXT HAVIK 140,Phanteks PH-TC140PE_BL, Swiftech H20-X20 Edge HD

6/22/2012 9:23:56 AM


Description: NZXT HAVIK 140

Why would you pay attention to it. NZXT have a habit of producing hardware with similar design and HAVIK 140 is no exception. The wavy rotors for this air cooling device have particular style, but they also have practical benefits. NZXT designed the rotors to be quiet but effective. They have the capacity of 90.3cfm and 25dBA noise. The base of copper and aluminum grilles are also nickel.

Who should use it: users who want beautiful style and excellent performance.

Socket compatibility: Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366; AMD AM2/2+/3.

Noise is rated: 25dBA






Phanteks PH-TC140PE_BL

Description: Phanteks PH-TC140PE_BL

Why would you pay attention to it. Phanteks understand that your cooling devices by air do not need to create buzzing sound to have good effect. The big, ugly 140mm fan on this device spins at 1200rpm speed and move 78.1cfm air, but your ears will not hear, because PH-TC140PE_BL only creates 19dBA maximum noise. Want more air cooling? With the included fan mouting, you can mount the 3rd 140mm fan for heat dissipation to create your own wind tunnel.

Who should use it: the people who assemble machine are trying to keep the system as quiet as possible without sacrificing cooling potential.

Socket compatibility: Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011; AMD AM2/2+/3.

Noise is rated: 19dBA






Prolimatech Genesis

Description: Prolimatech Genesis

Why would you pay attention to it. Total 6 6mm heat pipes run through the base of Genesis and connect to the 2 thermal grilles. One of them has vertical direction, while the other run with horizontal direction, so you have a big heat absorption, but still have the flexibility to install the system memory with high radiators. Plus your 120mm/140mm fan, and you are ready.

Who should use it: overclockers with some additional fans and coolers only need a great radiator.

Socket compatibility: Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366, LGA2011 (with optional mounting bracket); AMD AM2/2+/3/3+

Noise is rated: not available






Swiftech H20-X20 Edge HD

Description: Swiftech H20-X20 Edge HD

Why would you pay attention to it. H20-X20 Edge HD represents a real revolution in the world of cooling by liquid: it combines the features of Swiftech with easy installation and versatility for all users, from beginners to overclockers, using all benefits of liquid cooling. 3 120mm radiators are also very nice.

Who should use it: computer enthusiasts who looking for a super cool CPU.

Compatibility: Intel LGA775/1155/1366, LGA2011 (coming soon), Intel Server socket 771 (as required); AMD AM2/3, 754, 770, 939, 940, F, FM1 (all as requested).

Noise is rated: 38dBA





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