CoolingReviews

Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 12 – A Slim Competitor

When it comes to cooling, fan thickness seems to be a standard that manufacturers almost never stray from, with the vast majority of coolers going with 25mm fans or bust. However, with the Scythe Slim Silence, and now the Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 12, that fact has slowly been changing as the performance of thin fans improves, and enclosures begin to necessitate such tighter profiles – indeed, with modern fan motors and blade designs, good performance is still possible even after shaving 10mm (a full 40%) off! Today, then, we are looking at Prolimatech’s own slim fan offering, the Ultra Sleek Vortex 12. …
CoolingReviews

Prolimatech Samuel 17 – Goliath’s David?

Continuing our current trend of CPU cooler reviews, today we are looking at the Prolimatech Samuel 17! This particular CPU cooler has been around for years, but it’s unavailability in certain markets (I have never seen it listed for sale in New Zealand!) has lent it a certain ‘holy grail’ status in the SFF cooling world – which is a bit of a shame, since the 6 heatpipes and dense fins that compose its design enable great cooling for the size, at least on paper. Speaking of ‘holy grail’, though… what’s with the name? From Prolimatech: In the Old Testament of …
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Gentle Typhoon PWM 120mm Fan Launched

The casemodder’s beloved Nidec-Servo Gentle Typhoon fans are now available in a new 4-pin PWM version. The fans are now on sale at ModMyMods, with more retailers hopefully coming soon. Priced at US$19.99 per unit, these 120 mm fans offer up to 58.5 CFM of air-flow, with speeds ranging between 550-1,850 RPM, with claimed noise levels no higher than 26 dBA. Nidec-Servo claims the fan features a unique impeller design that puts out noise of the frequency that blends with typical ambient noise (and is less noticeable), and the fan has double vibration-reduction structures that minimize vibration transmitted noise. Check them out on this page. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] UPDATE: …