Water Cooling

Corsair has launched its latest Hydro X series iCUE LINK XH405i RGB custom open-loop water cooling kits, replacing the older XH305i kits from 2020. The new kits feature Corsair’s latest XD5 RGB ELITE pump and reservoir, the XC7 RGB ELITE CPU waterblock, three QX120 RGB fans, and a 360mm radiator. The pump, waterblock, and fans all have the namesake iCUE LINK integration, which Corsair has been pushing throughout its entire recent generation of products. The biggest hardware-related difference between XH405i kits and previous generation XH305i kits is undoubtedly the inclusion of iCUE LINK hardware, which Corsair recently debuted with its iCUE LINK H150i RGB AIO cooler. iCUE LINK allows individual Corsair cooling components within a system to be directly connected, primarily cutting down on cable...

The Neophyte's Custom Liquid Cooling Guide: How To, Why To, What To Expect

When Swiftech offered to provide us with the materials to build a full custom loop, we couldn't resist.

108 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2013

Phanteks Enthoo Primo Case Review

Work in this industry for long enough, and the word "innovation" will grate like glass in your eardrums. Every so often, though, a case comes along that merits it...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/10/2013

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Closed Loop Cooler Roundup

Closed loop coolers are only growing in popularity in the industry, and this month we have all three models of Thermaltake's latest revision in for testing.

18 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/31/2013

Corsair Obsidian 900D Case Review: Think Big, That's Only HALF as Large

An enclosure built from the ground up for custom liquid cooling loops is actually a fairly rarefied thing. Why wouldn't it be? Building a custom loop is expensive and...

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/16/2013

iBUYPOWER Erebus GT: Custom Cooling for Less

Boutique gaming desktops are nothing new around here; while enthusiasts may readily dismiss them, it's easy to forget they do serve a purpose and a market beyond the do-it-yourself...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/15/2012

Puget Systems Deluge: Revisiting the Art of Custom With X79

It's been a little while since we've had a Puget Systems desktop in, and so far we haven't yet tested any of their big dog gaming machines. Everything else...

72 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/24/2011

Corsair Hydro Series: H60, H80 and H100 Reviewed

Closed-loop liquid CPU cooling solutions are gaining popularity as more and more vendors are carrying their own variation. We've even seen both Intel and AMD announce the inclusion of...

91 by Jared Bell on 11/7/2011

Computex 2011: New All-In-One CPU Water-Cooling

In the modern era, we’ve had systems from CoolIt, Corsair, Antec and others who are trying to bridge the barrier between high-end air-cooling and low-end water-cooling. At Computex...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

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