Low Profile Cooler Comparisons “Mega Charts”

We created these CPU cooler comparison mega charts as an easy way to catalogue and compare low profile cooler performance across different CPU and/or platforms. We have also included some tower coolers and AIO liquid coolers for reference. CPU COOLERS TESTING Testing is carried out on the BC1 Mini (open testbench), in 20°C ambient room temperature. We noise normalise cooler fan speeds to 35dB(A) at distance of 50cm to best of our ability. This helps eliminate brute force cooling from …

120mm Slim Fan Comparison

We tested some of the most popular slim 120mm fans, including those from Noctua, SilverStone, DeepCool and IDCOOLING. TESTING Testing was carried out using Cinebench R23 multicore (stability test), for period of 30 minutes. This provides worse case scenario and thermals overtime data. Our fan testing data is only applicable to the AM5 platform. CASE Streacom DA6 MOTHERBOARD Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi (paid link) CPU R7 7800X3D (paid link) CPU COOLER DeepCool AN600 (paid link) GPU RTX 4080 Super FE (paid …

The History of FormD

FormD was a two-man operation that began in late 2018 as a project to design and manufacture the ultimate small form factor PC case. The original prototype was called SidearmD SA4, which later became the FormD T1 and sold via Formdworks.com FromD T1 (the T comes from the front panel design, but is also a reference to Terminator-1000 or T-1000). The T1 was originally intended for the radiator to be located at the bottom of the case. If a leak …

NCASE T1

The T1 v2.5 is a slightly modified version of the FormD T1 v2.1, under the NCASE portfolio. Case pricing starts at US$185 for black variant, $195 for Gunmetal and $210 (subject to change) for White. Check out the T1 collection on NCASE store. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL FormD T1 v2.1 (Sandwich Kit) T1 v2.5 (Sandwich Kit) OVERVIEW T1 – Sandwich Kit allows for better graphics card compatibility & more build configurations vs. reference kit. T1 v2.5 (Sandwich Kit) is a FormD T1 …

NR200P v2

The NR200P v2 is a steel, vertical GPU layout ITX case at 18.25L in volume. The NR200 v2 keeps mostly to the original aesthetics, with little NCORE mixed in. It features a number of compatibility changes, include moving radiator support from side to the top of the case and vertical GPU only support. This means CPU air cooler / pump block clearance is limited to 67mm. The NR200P v2 is available through Amazon. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL NR200P NR200P v2 OVERVIEW — …

Before buying the Legion Go

The Lenovo Legion Go is a solid piece of kit on paper, but there are some important factors to consider before buying. The specs of the device do not tell the full picture and we’ll do our best to share our real world experiences using the Legion Go. SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS 298.83×40.7×131mm WEIGHT 640g (854g w/ controllers attached) BATTERY Base: 49.2WHr (w/ Super Rapid Charge) Controller: 900mah AUDIO 2x 2W Speakers + Dual-array near-field microphone CONNECTIVITY WiFi 6E* 802.11AX + Bluetooth® …

SilverStone Extreme 1200R Review

SilverStone’s Extreme 1200R Platinum is a 1200W SFX-L power supply designed for small form factor systems and manufactured by High Power. It features the latest 12V-2×6, SFX12V 4.1 and PCIe Gen5 standards. The Extreme 1200R is available on Amazon. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL SST-EX1200R-PL MANUFACTURER (OEM) High Power FORM FACTOR SFX-L CERTIFICATION Platinum (Cybenetics) DIMENSIONS L:130 x W:125 x H:63.5mm (135mm including protruding connector ports) WATTAGE 1200W OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0°C ~ 50°C SAFETY – Over Current Protection– Over Power Protection (110~150%)– Over Voltage …

DAN A3-mATX

A3-mATX is a 26.2L reference layout Micro-ATX case. The A3 is collaboration effort between Dan Cases & Lian-Li. The case is priced at US$69.99 and expected to release sometime in 2024. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL A3-mATX DIMENSIONS 442×194×306mm (L×W×H) VOLUME 26.2 Litres (excluding 16mm tall case feet) MATERIALS Steel, Fabric (front panel) COLOURS Black / White CASE I/O 2x USB-A 3.0, USB Type-C, Audio & Mic Jack, Power Button MOTHERBOARD SUPPPORT Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX, Micro-ATX COOLER CLEARANCE 165mm PCIE EXPANSION SLOTS 4 slots …

Louqe Ghost R1

The Louqe Ghost R1 is 17L aluminium Mini-ITX case in development. Louqe was targeting a Q1 2024 release and US$249 pricing. We expect full details to be announced in near future, with relaunch of Louqe webstore. Ghost R1 project appears to be back on track for 2024 release based on communications from Louqe’s media team. Louqe has also re-registered there business brand Louqe Sweden AB. Did Louqe likely filed for Bankruptcy on 2024-01-24, under different company name: QUOL Sweden AB …

MCPRUE Apollo X

The Apollo X is a mid-tower CNC aluminium ATX case and clone of Apple’s Mac Pro. It supports large tower coolers, upto 360 radiators / AIO and most 40 series graphic cards. It’s priced at US$949 inc shipping and is available in very limited quantities. Check out the MCPRUE official webstore. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL Apollo X DIMENSIONS 460×222×533mm (L×W×H) VOLUME 54.4 Litres (excluding handles/feet) MATERIALS Aluminium (T6063), Steel Interior, Stainless Steel Handles & Feet CASE I/O Power Button (w/ LED), USB …