OC3D Best Of 2011 Awards
Published: 30th December 2011 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
Quite probably the most surprising product this year, the NZXT Havik proved that you didn't need a cooler the size of Manhattan to keep your CPU nice and frosty. It was such a shame that some politics regarding an earlier case review meant that we didn't test it sooner. Fantastic. Read our review here or watch the full video review here.
Our love for the Noctua NH-D14 is not only well known, but well founded. However it is definitely an acquired taste in the looks department. Phanteks PH-TC14PE has all the performance but looks the absolute business. With many colour combinations available and great performance it's high up on anyone's list of twin-tower coolers. Read all about it here or watch the full video review here.
NoFan CR-95C IcePipe
Passive cooling has always been something reserved for extremely low-power installations, but the NoFan CR-95C proved that, with a little care, you could run even a 2600K without a fan on the cooler to bring the noise. 100% silent and capable of keeping a stock Core i7-2600K at just under 70°C with very easy installation, the only fly in the ointment is the hefty price-tag. But if you demand silence, this is the one for you. Read our review here or watch the video review here.