Water Cooling

Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest liquid coolers, the Kraken X-3 and Z-3 series. These are more of a refresh rather a total upgrade over last year’s X-2 series, but NZXT has made some notable tweaks. Between the two families there are five different coolers in three sizes, covering the usual 240/280/360mm configurations. Both the X and Z series utilize the same cooling hardware, but NZXT has positioned the Z series as a premium option with a novel aesthetic feature – while the X series has RGB lighting on top of the pump base, the Z series tops its base with a full-fledged (and full color) LCD screen.

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Further expanding its ever-growing list of CPU coolers, Deepcool has announced its new Castle 280EX AIO CPU cooler, a closed loop liquid cooler with a 280 mm radiator. Slotting...

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Maingear Releases New RUSH System With Extremely High-End Specs

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A Custom Loop LCS for a Compact PC? Corsair Floats Hydro X XD3 Pump/Reservoir

Corsair has unveiled its new Hydro X XD3 RGB pump/reservoir combo, which is designed for building ultra-compact custom loop liquid cooling systems for smaller enthusiast-class PCs. As SFF gaming...

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EKWB Dips Into Professional Liquid Cooling: Maximum Flexibility & Reliability, No RGB

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EKWB and InWin this week started sales of their jointly developed EK-Quantum InWin 909EK limited edition chassis. The case is designed to offer ultimate liquid cooling performance required by...

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The Corsair Hydro X Custom Water Cooling Review, on a Ryzen 9 3950X

During Computex 2019, Corsair unveiled its new Hydro X series - a new range of water cooling hardware that markts its first entry into custom water cooling market. The...

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EKWB Releases New Closed-Loop EK-AIO Cooling Systems w/RGB

Historically, EKWB has been best known for its custom, open-loop liquid cooling systems designed for experienced enthusiasts. But as closed-loop factory-assembled cooling systems are increasingly popular among many DIYers...

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NZXT has introduced its new Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 closed-loop CPU coolers. The coolers are compatible with all modern platforms and are based on Asetek’s latest pumps, offering...

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The ASRock X570 Aqua: A $1000 Ryzen Halo Motherboard Reviewed

One of the most important aspects surrounding performance on AMD's Ryzen 3000 series is temperature. It is no secret that the AMD 7nm chips run somewhat warmer than previous...

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In The Lab: ASRock X570 Aqua Motherboard Preview

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMD's contribution to the industry and AMD's various partners have celebrated this notable achievement. One such company is ASRock, which has released...

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Thermaltake’s Launches Liquid-Cooled WaterRam RGB DDR4-3600 Kits

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EKWB EK-FC GV100 Pro: A Water Block for Quadro GV100, Tesla V100, Titan V

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EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-Vector for AMD Navi Graphics Cards

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Corsair's Hydro X: Making Custom Loop Water Cooling More Mainstream

During Computex 2019, jack-of-all-trades manufacturer Corsair unveiled its brand new range of liquid cooling products to the world with its new Hydro X series. As the demands on current...

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ASRock X570 Aqua: Heaviest AMD Flagship Motherboard Ever (Plus Thunderbolt)

During Computex 2019, ASRock unveiled its latest flagship motherboard for AMD's AM4 socket, the X570 Aqua. Featured is a wide range of high-end components including 10 G LAN, Wi-Fi...

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Asetek Launches 645LT: A Miniature Closed-Loop Liquid Cooler

When it comes to enthusiast-class PCs, we have seen two notable trends over the past few years. On the one hand, a significant share of high-performance computers now uses...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2019

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