Today we are taking a look at a couple of Arctic Cooling’s Liquid Freezer II all-in-one CPU coolers: the Liquid Freezer II 240, and the Liquid Freezer II 420. Based on the same core design, the coolers are two of several models that Arctic Cooling offers across the spectrum, from a single 120mm fan up to the massive, triple 140mm fan 420 model. Of course, we're going to be diving into the behemoth 420 AIO cooler, but we're also taking a look at the much more sensible 240mm version of the cooler. How well does such a large cooler perform with regards to thermals and noise? And just how much better does that make the super-sized cooler over the more normal, widely compatible version...
Thermalright introduces a smaller version of the 6-heatpipe and top performing Ultra-120 eXtreme. Is the smaller package too compromised? How does it compete with the best tested at AnandTech?
Wesley Fink on 8/20/2007
ZEROtherm creates a delicate butterfly-shaped cooler with claims of super silence and killer performance. Does the BTF90 deliver as promised?
Wesley Fink on 8/13/2007
Silverstone's Decathlon series differs from their Olympia line in that it features modular cables. In nearly all other respects, the designs are the same, but let's see how this...
Christoph Katzer on 8/8/2007
Zippy has created a hybrid power supply that straddles the line between server and gaming requirements; can it actually satisfy either market, or does it end up making too...
Christoph Katzer on 8/3/2007
The Enermax Liberty line has been around for a while, but we wanted to test an older PSU to show how it stacks up against newer units. Those looking...
Christoph Katzer on 7/30/2007
The Odin is the first power supply that can be controlled and monitored by software. It actually works, so might this be your next power supply?
Christoph Katzer on 7/24/2007
Our latest power supply review takes a look at the PCP&C Silencer, which is designed for the high-end enthusiast market.
Christoph Katzer on 7/18/2007
As the first power supply in our new lab we will be looking at the Olympia OP650 from Silverstone. It comes with a single 12V rail and is fully...
Christoph Katzer on 7/13/2007
AnandTech has heard the requests and we are ready to begin publishing power supply reviews. Before starting, we wanted to take a moment to explain our testing procedures and...
Christoph Katzer on 7/12/2007
Do the self-contained water cooling heatsinks bring that extra bit of performance to CPU cooling? We take a closer look at two integrated water coolers that sell at air...
Wesley Fink on 7/10/2007
Does this high-quality cooler with a mirror-finish mounting plate perform as well as it looks? We take a closer look at this new cooler from a server cooling company.
Wesley Fink on 6/27/2007
The iCEAGE is the first air cooler from Korea-based 3RSystem. How does it compare to the best air coolers tested?
Wesley Fink on 6/21/2007
There has been lots of buzz around the Big Typhoon VX, so we took a look for ourselves. Is the performance top drawer or is there less there than...
Wesley Fink on 6/7/2007
A closer look at two top-end coolers with heatpipes and fans that blow down. Do they compete with the best heatpipe towers tested so far? Do the down-facing fans...
Wesley Fink on 6/4/2007
Thermalright is finally in full production of the Ultra-120 eXtreme. We review the refinements and performance of this chart-topping cooler since our first look at the prototype.
Wesley Fink on 5/4/2007
Cooler Master introduces a huge heatpipe tower with the ability to mount dual 120mm fans. Does the size and design pay off in new standards for cooling performance...
Wesley Fink on 4/30/2007
Noctua designs products in their Austrian center and manufactures them in Taiwan. Does the "designed for silence" NH-U12F have what it takes to also woo the computer performance crowd?
Wesley Fink on 4/25/2007
Motherboard giant ASUS also produces coolers targeted at the computer enthusiast. Does their top-line Silent Square Pro compete with the best heatpipe towers on the market?
Wesley Fink on 4/16/2007
Antec's P180 is still one of the most popular tower cases available. Can they make it even better? The P182 SE is their attempt to do just that.
Joshua Buss on 4/12/2007
Scythe Updates the Ninja Plus and adds AM2 support. Does the updated Ninja Plus give the best we have tested a challenge for the cooling performance crown?
Wesley Fink on 4/11/2007