be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Review

The CPU air cooling market has been on the hibernation mode for a while now but recently all the major players have come forward with their flagship offerings which has again heated the battlefield. A couple of months ago we reviewed the much awaited Noctua NH-D15 which did not fail to impress us and now we have the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 which is company’s flagship offering.

We reviewed their previous flagship model, the Dark Rock Pro 2 almost one year ago and it was a top scorer back then but a lot has been between then and now. As mentioned, Noctua has some up with a new flagship and there is a new comer, Phanteks, around the block which is also making some strides with their PH-TC14PE.

be quiet Dark Rock Pro 3

Noctua NH-D15 Review

PC cooling industry has changed a lot in last couple of years. The air cooling solutions have run out of both space and innovation. Basically, the cooling solutions seem to have reached the maximum potential of air cooling while still being reasonable in size or outputting reasonable amount of noise. We are currently going through another major shift and that is towards mobile devices. Desktops are being abandoned for laptops, laptops are being abandoned for tablets and many new smart devices have emerged as well. This has definitely shifted users focus from desktop computers. The dedicated overclocking community is still growing however general computer users or people who did do overclocking occasionally are moving towards other forms of computers.

Noctua NH-D15

Noctua NH-U14S Review

Noctua is easily one of the most popular and sought-after companies in the hardware market. They have been the leaders of CPU cooling market for quite some time now. Their products are usually expensive as compared to the competition but the extra money gets you extreme amount of detail and quality. Noctua coolers and fans are very well-designed and carefully crafted for optimum performance and durability.

Noctua NH-U14S

Corsair H80i Review

Corsair is one of the few companies who have excelled at every component market they have entered. Right now, they are at the top of peripherals, cooling, memory, chassis and some other markets. Main reason behind their unstoppable success is the quality and the feature set offered. All these things come at a cost though; Corsair products usually come at a price premium.

Corsair H80i Review

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler Review

With today’s computers moving towards smaller sizes, the cooling needs have also been changing and Noctua NH-L12 is just addressing these needs. Its a small size CPU cooler with very low height and compact design which is specifically designed for HTPC and SFF systems.