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 Arctic Liquid Freezer III 280 A-RGB White AIO Review: Refined Design Brings Stand-Out Cooler

ARCTIC GmbH, originally known as Arctic Cooling, first burst onto the PC cooling scene in 2001 and has since maintained its stature as a leader in cooling technologies. The...

8 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/13/2024

The Enermax LiqMaxFlo 360mm AIO Cooler Review: A Bit Bigger, A Bit Better

For established PC peripheral vendors, the biggest challenge in participating in the highly commoditized market is setting themselves apart from their numerous competitors. As designs for coolers and other...

12 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/14/2024

The Geometric Future Eskimo Junior 36 AIO Cooler Review: Subdued Minimalism

Today we're looking at a all-in-one closed loop cooler from a face that's new to AnandTech: Geometric Future. Founded in 2020, Geometric Future is a PC components manufacturer with...

38 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/8/2024

The Corsair iCUE LINK H150i RGB 360mm AIO Cooler Review: Colorful Connections

When it comes to all-in-one liquid coolers for CPUs, there are a handful of companies whose brands have become synonymous with the titanic coolers. And of those brands, it's...

6 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/2/2024

The Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Cooler Review: Quiet and Unassuming

A familiar presence here at AnandTech, Be Quiet! has settled in to distinct niche for itself in the PC peripherals market over the years by simply living up to...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/7/2023

The AlphaCool Core Storm XT45 & Core Hurrican XT45 Liquid Cooling Kits Review

As summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, today we're bringing the water to our PC cooling testbed with a look at a pair of kits from AlphaCool’s range...

10 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/9/2023

The AlphaCool Eisbaer Aurora 360 AIO Cooler Review: Improving on Expandable CPU Cooling

Today, we are taking a look at the updated version of the Alphacool Eisbaer AIO CPU cooler, the Eisbaer Aurora. For its second-generation product, Alphacool has gone through the...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2022

The ADATA XPG Levante 360 AIO Cooler Review: Stuck in the Middle

A few weeks ago we had a look at ADATA's first attempt into the PC Power Supply market with the Cybercore PSU. In today's review we are checking out...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/4/2022

CES 2022: ASRock Unveils Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC Motherboards

At CES 2022, ASRock has announced two premium and limited edition Z690 motherboards. The ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC motherboards both boast impressive specifications, including a custom...

1 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

The Be Quiet! Pure Loop 280mm AIO Cooler Review: Quiet Without Compromise

Today we're taking our first look at German manufacturer Be Quiet's all-in-one (AIO) CPU liquid coolers, with a review of their Pure Loop 280mm cooler. True to their design...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/14/2021

The SilverStone IceGem AIO Coolers Review: Going Big For Threadripper

Today, we are taking a look at SilverStone's latest family of AIO coolers, the IceGem series. Designed explicitly with Ryzen Threadripper compatibility in mind, the IceGem coolers are meant...

34 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/21/2021

The Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 240 & 420 AIO Coolers Review: Big and Effective

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...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/15/2021

The Corsair H150i Elite Capellix AIO Cooler Review: Go Big Or Go Home

Today we are taking a look at the largest member of Corsair's new Elite Capellix AIO cooler family, the H150i Elite Capellix. An upgrade for the renowned H150i Pro...

37 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/15/2020

ASRock Z490 Aqua Motherboard Review: The $1100 LC Monoblock Flagship

It is no secret that Intel's 10th generation processors are power-hungry. Intel has been squeezing every last drop of MHz out of the 14 nm process with its fastest...

51 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/2/2020

The NZXT Kraken Z63 & X73 AIO Cooler Review: Shiny On Top, Solid Underneath

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...

62 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/19/2020

Deepcool Releases Castle 280EX AIO CPU Cooler

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...

67 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/7/2020

The SilverStone Permafrost PF120, PF240, and PF360 ARGB AIO Coolers Review

SilverStone is a well-known name amongst advanced users and enthusiasts. The company earned its reputation from its first PSUs and original case designs, and soon diversified towards cooling related...

72 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/17/2020

The ASRock Z490 Aqua: Thunderbolt 3, PCIe 4.0 Ready, Water Cooled

Following a resurgence of motherboards decked out with custom monoblocks, ASRock has announced details on its Z490 Aqua. It includes a familiar aluminium plated copper custom monoblock, with just...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2020

Maingear Releases New RUSH System With Extremely High-End Specs

The latest among a surprisingly busy week for PC hardware, Maingear has released a new and improved version of its RUSH gaming system. Catering to the high-end gaming market...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/31/2020

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