SCYTHE BIG SHURIKEN 3 REVIEW

Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 is 69mm in height at default, with comparable performance to the Noctua L12S. The Scythe Big Shuriken 3 features an offset cooler design, so the cooler covers I/O shroud instead of the RAM, as with the Noctua L12S. This means the cooler has no RAM compatibility issues. This unconventional cooler offset presents potential issues with motherboard compatibility and case suitability. Some motherboard I/O shrouds may be incompatible with the Scythe Big Shuriken 3. Case suitability will …

ALPENFOHN BLACK RIDGE REVIEW

Alpenfohn Black Ridge v2 CPU cooler is 47mm in height and features 6 copper heat pipes for cooling. The Black Ridge only supports Low Profile RAM with max height of 33mm. An additional 120mm fan can be mounted on top of the Black Ridge cooler, giving a max height of 62 / 72mm depending on the additional fan thickness. CPU COOLER TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link) …

NOCTUA NH-L9A REVIEW

Noctua NH-L9a has max height of 37mm and has no motherboard or ram compatibility issues. The NH-L9a cooler is the AM4 specific variant of Noctua’s NH-L9i. The L9a includes one NF-A9x14 fan which comes in either chormax black or original brown. CPU COOLER TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link) CPU COOLER Noctua L9a (Amazon Link) GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC (Amazon Link) PSU Corsair SF …

NOCTUA NH-L12S REVIEW

Noctua L12S is a low profile performance CPU cooler at 70mm in height. The NH-L12S cooler height can be increased using an additional slim 15mm fan or 25mm thick top fan for improved cooling performance. CPU COOLER TESTING TEST BENCH Streacom BC1T MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link) CPU Ryzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link) CPU COOLER Noctua NH-L12S (Amazon Link) GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC (Amazon Link) PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (Amazon Link) RAM CORSAIR …

NOCTUA NH-C14S REVIEW

Noctua NH-C14S is a top-flow CPU cooler, featuring deep fin stacks and uses the renowned NF-A14 fan. This single fan CPU cooler provides similar cooling performance to its dual fan predecessor. Installing the fan on top of the fins, gives the cooler a max height of 140mm, while installing the fan underneath the fins, gives a total height of 115mm. The offset layout of the cooler allows it to clear the top PCIe slot on most ITX motherboards. The Noctua …