HSF

Jan 19 2017

News - Anandtech compares three low-profile HSF

If you're not planning to use your HTPC as a gaming rig, opting for a full-height chassis is a waste Smile. Finding the right low-profile HSF to cool the CPU can be a major challenge though... If you're in that boat, Anandtech has a look at three different height coolers that might make the selection process easier.

Feb 25 2016

News - Noctua NH-C14S reviewed @ TechnologyX

 

Noctua makes some really innovative HSF. They aren't cheap, but always quiet and effective. I especially like this model because the fan can go either side of the fins Smile.

Dec 15 2015

News - Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler Reviewed @ Nikktech

I'm not in love with the SFF-dissing intro, but this Be Quiet! cooler looks nice and comes from a proven brand in um... quiet computing.

Oct 30 2015

News - NikKTech Reviews Noctua NH-L9x65 Low-Profile CPU Cooler

I'm a big fan of Noctua coolers, but they are a bit pricey compared to competing solutions so it's important to do your research and make sure that the HSF you select is providing good value for money.

Most people we know may be serious gamers, overclockers, enthusiasts and professionals who are pretty much always after high-performance when it comes to their PCs but there are also quite a few who are just looking to build a cost-effective system which they can use as an HTPC or just for basic functions like downloading, web surfing and casual gaming. With that into account PC case manufacturers have focused a lot lately in the design and manufacture of small m-ITX and m-ATX PC cases (even 3 liter ones) which as expected really are nowhere near as spacious as regular ATX compatible models and thus require to be fitted with low-profile hardware components. Noctua is one of the very few manufacturers to have released a good number of m-ITX and m-ATX compatible CPU coolers recently and today with us we have their latest NH-L9x65 model which is based on their award winning NH-L9.

NikKTech

Oct 23 2012

News - Noctua announces NH-L9 low profile HSF for LGA1155 and FM1/2 IPG

Noctua NH-L9

Finding a good low profile heat sink and fan (HSF) that isn't also incredibly wide is a lot harder than it should be, especially for AMD's FM1/2 socket. Fortunately this will be much easier now that Noctua has announced its NH-L9 HSF for that platform (NH-L9a) and Intel's LGA 1155 socket (NH-L9i). It's hard not to like Noctua's cooling solutions, but they can be a bit pricey for a budget build and at ~$50 the NH-L9 is no exception.

Full PR and links to more pictures after the click.

Jun 23 2011

News - Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

Scythe has been around a while now, after bursting on the scene with their awesome tower cooler. But luckily they understand the need for quiet cooling in HTPC chassis. Here's a new one that's pretty darned tiny.

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The Scythe Kozuti is the first candidate we've seen that might have the capability of beating one of these low profile stock coolers while generating better acoustics. The latter shouldn't be hard as stock cooling units are their well-known for being lousy when it comes to noise. The Kozuti is built in the same mold as the Shuriken and Big Shuriken but with smaller dimensions. It features three copper heatpipes, 57 aluminum fins, and stands just 40 mm tall.

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