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Noctua NH-U14S Slim 140mm Tower Cooler

Cooling
The NH-U14S is a lean and mean CPU cooler in the distinctive Noctua style, with a slender physique to help avoid memory interference while still packing a surprisingly heavy punch.

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

Cooling
Built in the same vein as the successful Mugen 4, the Scythe Ashura features a slimmer, asymmetrical body, and a larger 140mm Glide Stream fan.

SilverStone Tundra TD03 Liquid CPU Cooler

Cooling
The SilverStone Tundra TD03 self-contained CPU water cooler uses a different radiator and water block design than its competitors in an attempt to improve its efficiency.

Scythe Mugen 4 CPU Cooler: Scythe Strikes Back

Cooling
The Mugen 4 is the first truly elite Scythe heatsink we've tested in many years. An updated mounting system and an acoustically sound fan help gives it an edge against some its bigger, more expensive rivals.

Akasa Galileo Ultra-slim Fanless Thin ITX Case

Cases|Damping
The Galileo is an even slimmer follow up to the Akasa Euler, a passively cooled case for Intel's Thin Mini-ITX motherboards.

SilverStone Argon AR02 CPU Cooler

Cooling
Though smaller and lacking the high tech fan of its big brothers, the SilverStone Argon AR02 still delivers a powerful punch for its size and weight. A good choice for smaller (though not tiny) cases.

Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards | Do-It-Yourself Systems
The GA-2A85XN-WIFI from Gigabyte offers a nice feature-set for a reasonable price and the best energy effiency I've seen out of an FM2 motherboard. Our first in a series of DIY articles on mini-ITX motherboards for small system options.

Certified Silent: EPCN Streacom FC9 Fanless PC

SPCR Certified Silent PCs
A completely fanless media PC from EndPCNoise runs cool enough in for any real-world applications while emitting no noise at all unless the DVD drive is engaged.

Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
Though a few corners have been cut to keep the price affordable, the Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI offers a nice set of features including 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity.

AMD A10-6800K & A10-6700 Richland APUs

CPUs|Motherboards
A follow up to Trinity, AMD's Richland APU architecture utilizes an intelligent power management system to hit higher clock speeds without increasing power consumption.

NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

Cooling
A massive cylindrical heatsink, the fanless (and thus noiseless) NoFan CR-95C Copper actually cools processors with power envelopes up to 95W. This is unprecedented.

SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Cooling
A solid mounting system helps the SilverStone Argon AR01 and AR03 direct-touch heatpipe coolers reach elite status among SPCR tested CPU heatsinks.

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

CPUs|Motherboards
Intel's latest mainstream processor architecture isn't a massive upgrade but Haswell does boast some performance gains, new/refined features, and improved energy efficiency, the latter most useful in the mobile chips running Windows 8.

Second 140 mm Fan Roundup: Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, Scythe

Fans|Controls
Last week we tested a half dozen 140 mm fans, with models from Phanteks and Noctuas floating to top and offerings from Xigmatek sinking to the bottom. This time we have five contenders from Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, and Scythe slugging it out.

First 140 mm Fan Roundup: Noctua, Phanteks, Xigmatek

Fans|Controls
140 mm fans from Noctua, Phanteks, and Xigmatek battle in our latest fan roundup with one emerging as a clear winner in both thermal performance and acoustics.