Water Cooling Performance Tested on a Gaming Machine

We decided on CP water cooling for the first one and measured just how far we’ve come thanks to improvements in design and manufacturing. Through the ages CPU cooling blocks mass drop is now featuring the AK GM 220 semi-open studio headphones check them and other drops out at the link in the video description, so the first step in this undertaking was to gather up CPU blocks from as far back as we possibly could by teaming up with swiftech. We were able to scrape together seven of their nine blocks going all the way back to July of 2005 a span of over 10 years so time to get started testing them right not I would’ve been too easy the intention was to use a modern test bench to eliminate as many variables from our test as possible. And as the astute among you might have already realized Intel’s latest flagship x99 platform not only didn’t exist yet but Intel wasn’t even the performance King back then so we needed to source modern mounting brackets for many of the blocks. Time for some DIY metal fabrication step one was to glue the hold-down plate drawings that swiftech modified for us onto a piece of sheet steel then we went to work with the aviation shares cutting the outside edges we drilled out the middle.

As much as we could with a step drill finishing off again with the aviation shears and finally we center punch the holes and drilled through them with a titanium bit cleaning things up a little bit with the dremel. This was pretty tedious but we didn’t want to bother our friends over at proto case to make them for us if we didn’t have to. And so the apogee GT said required a specific plate thickness and a pretty precise cut out so they ended up whipping one of those up for us in the shop so much for that but anyway thanks proto case as always you guys are lightning fast and the plate fits perfectly. Let’s introduce now then the test bench that were using we used an Intel core i7 6850 k 6 core processor with a 240 6 millimeter squared I and a 140 watt rated TDP so it should be noted that according to this Tom’s Hardware article. It closer to a hundred watts in the real world this might be important for later the rest of the components in no particular order RNA 699 deluxe to 32 gigs of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 a random GTX 980 TI that wasn’t connected to the water loop making it somewhat irrelevant and our water cooling gear and alphacool.

Next so sexy 45 triple 120 million rad with not to industrial PPC fans a d5 pump with an KX top and some the three-eighths inch premium flex tubing we used IC diamond for our thermal compound so each block was mounted. Using EM four screws with nylon washers to achieve the desired mounting pressure we were a little bit approximate but as I think you’ll see from the results it likely didn’t matter much idle temps were recorded using either 64th logging tool after 10 minutes.
Then low temps were recorded using a three-minute mean average after allowing the water temps to reach equilibrium room temperature was maintained by our zone control HVACs system at 23 degrees Celsius. This is the legendary swiftech storm designed by calf is he and sold to swiftech for mass production back in year 5. It features an impingement design with a mid plate sporting 35 micro jets that blasted turbulent water into 35 corresponding divots in its thick copper base it was a nightmare to manufacture making it very expensive and its performance while superior on bear small die single core processors fell quickly behind as dual-core and quad-core cpu’s with integrated heat spreaders. It became the norm the story behind 2006 is a pudgy was less about raw performance with one degree Celsius being optimistic and more about optimizing for enthusiasts CPU design trends and ease of manufacturing thanks to the relatively simple uniform diamond pin matrix in its copper base. It was less restrictive contributing to better liquid flow rates for multi-block loops it handled and continues to handle large CPU dies with heat spreaders better than the storm and thanks to its cheap injection-molded Acetyl top it was one of if not me first legitimately mass-produced CPU water coolers. This exact one was my first block when I got into water cooling about 10 years ago the follow-up the Apple GT looks outwardly identical to the apogee but thanks to manufacturing improvements and an enthusiast inspired tweak to blow out the base with a thicker o-ring.

To compensate for Intel’s less-than-stellar IHS flatness it boasts slightly better performance not Swift x 123 degrees Celsius from our measurement. More on that in a moment the apogee GTX released shortly afterward was basically a hot rod version of the apogee GT with the same copper base plate and then marketing that was focused more on the cool-looking aluminum. I guess that’s probably why I couldn’t find a working one for this video don’t mix your metals kids moving on the apogee GT Zed brought about significant improvements in manufacturing that allowed the small diamond pins of the Apple GGT to be shrunk to only 250 microns for a claimed performance gain of two and a half degrees holy crap too bad on our 6850k.
It really didn’t amount to much but back to my earlier comment about these disparities that are starting to pop up the GT Zed design was as much about optimizing for the dye orientation of Intel’s then flagship qx60 700 quad-core as about anything else a trend that we’re likely to see continued the apogee XT from 2009 was from what we can measure the last big step forward in CP water block performance. Sure it was kind of restrictive but it looked on amazing and thanks to its redesigned upper housing with the inlet centered over a much larger 250 micron pin matrix it crushed its predecessor with our numbers nearly backing Swift exclaimed of a 3-degree improvement as long as you had a whopping 80 dollars to spare apogee HD. Which followed two full years later rocked week 225 micron pins thirty percent lower flow restriction to improve GPU block performance and according to switch 2degrees better.

Thames though I suspect we’d have to pull 3960 ex or something out of our hats to observe the specific optimizations that were done to achieve that result I’m actually still happily running a limited-edition gold-plated apogee HD in my personal rig which leads us then finally sorry we got lazy and skipped the apogee XL. To the apogee XL to the current flagship block that is only available as part of swiftech H220 and H 320×240 chores the same to 25 micron thin / pin base plate as the excel but tweaks the inlet and outlet design of the top cover for improved flow characteristics swiftech claims about a degree and a half of performance over the HD. But we saw a mere half a degree improvement in spite of the five-year-old design of the HD on a modern processor leading me to believe that most of the performance to be gained with future water blocks will come from compensating for the weird idiosyncrasies that Intel introduces with each processor generation rather than pure thermal transfer improvements. Though I will be interested to see if the prototype SKF block that swiftech showed me at CES will change my mind the fins on that sucker are so small that they can only be produced by shaving copper and bending it up into little tiny fins. Maybe there will be another leap forward after all I’ll be sure to update you in another 10 years.

Hay Day the Simple yet Addicting Game on Android and IOS

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Hay Day is nothing new for those people or should I say those who were familiar with mobile gaming, simulation games, or those who have been following Supercell’s journey especially with how they became a multi-billion company. This game has gotten into the stardom among its competition. Yes, it is true that it is just a simple game. By simple, it basically is a farming simulation game. It does not have a realistic graphics and the gameplay is quite repetitive at times.

How in the world did SuperCell made Hay Day into the game it is today? Well, simple. The game is addictive in the sense that it has those features that were not present with its competition. It has social features that makes playing quite challenging and at the same time fun especially when dealing with friends – playing competition or playing together with them.

Another thing that makes this game interesting among teens and even those who are adults is the fact that it does not require any payment. Yes, it is free – free to download and free to play. Well, basically that what makes this game easily accessible among the players around the world. You can simply go to the respective playstore of your smartphone or tablet – Google Play or Apple Appstore – and search for Hay Day, and install. The game, however, has this called premium currency that may require gamers to pay for it, but it does not mean that those who will not pay for it will not enjoy the full benefits of the game. They still will, but with the “waiting game” that can be frustrating at times. Now, you can read this article found here if you want to add more diamonds to your Hay Day account for free.

Perhaps the most important thing on this game is the fact that it is constantly updated. SuperCell has done a good job of listening to its player base and making it a habit of fixing and patching the things that can make the game undesirable and putting up something that can make the players happy. This has been a trait of SuperCell even with its other games like Clash of Clans and Boom Beach. No wonder, the company is really harvesting the fruits of its labor.

Hay Day is a worth while game, as long as its players will play in moderation. Otherwise, the game can be very addicting and disrupt social functions among its players. So, if you ever decide to download and play the game, play it wisely.

Life Is Strange – New Episodes

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Life is Strange is a video game where issues like loss, abuse, and depression are being encountered. It might be that this video game is not your ideal video game story. I like that Dontnod is trying to face these delicate issues, nevertheless they are as well very difficult

I love that Dontnod is attempting to confront these sensitive topics, but they’re also very hard to portray accurately and responsibly. The second episode bites off more than it can chew, putting you on an emotional rollercoaster exposing you to all kinds of traumatic events. While some scenes end up raw and honest, a lot more are frustrating due to the extremism of the world and the mixed messages sent about how to handle these complicated subjects.

The episodes start strong, discovering regarding Maxines mystical power to turn back time. Strange happenings have appeared for instance snowfall about 80 degrees climate, and Maxine is checking it with the aid of her buddies. My preferred parts are when they start into theories, talking about quantum physics. Maxine as well discovers her powers have few limitations, which turns a lot more fascinating later in the plot. Her skills can’t in all time saves her from any bad days, and this time are the most fascinating in the story or this episode.

In the game if your not attempting to learn what is the origin of here power, Maxine deals the madness and the evil world before her, She notice bullying, violence and extortion in her regularly life. Another thing is a social group known as the Vortex Club has turn all the rage, however things regarding like sex and drugs are not being revealed and Maxine is very dedicated to get rid of those evil club. There are times; I think I am watching a poorly scripted teenage drama on the screen. All operations to elevate the melodrama, even when if it’s outlandishly not real. The fist episode had few clichés, however the second continues to go far it is hard to take seriously.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Adventure

This past year saw Nintendo going back to its origins as a toy-maker with the discharge of its Amiibo figurine line. Its first discharge of 2015 views it carry on in that role, although from the digital space. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is much less an action-adventure video game and much more an accumulation of 70+ ornamental playthings: every level is a unique, premium-quality diorama, midway among an artisanal objet d’art and a large, gaudily colored Fisher Price toy.

Your goal in most phases is to make the right path to the glistening star at the conclusion, while accumulating three gems, often hidden from view. To discover them, and to discover the path to the star, you’ll require a change of viewpoint: the best analogue adheres revolves the whole phase, and brings up the feeling of obtaining a knickknack and switching it over to look at it from all of perspectives. The worlds are by becomes summary and natural, yet there’s some thing of the mechanical about the subject, clockwork gadgets designed with delicate accuracy, however incredibly strong with it.

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Around these phases you’ll advice the eponymous Captain Toad or his pigtailed friend Toadette. She’s kidnapped in the beginning by a giant bird, however she’s no damsel, as its pure bravery which gets her into difficulty first and foremost. At the conclusion of the first chapter (the game’s levels are broken into three ‘books’) the credits roll, and the roles are corrected: the Captain is whisked aside and it’s Toadette to save the day. It’s an additional indication that Nintendo appears to have taken criticisms about representation on board, pursuing the enjoys of Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros. by which includes playable female leads.

This isn’t the very first time we’ve seen the Captain, obviously: the seed for Treasure Tracker was planted in Super Mario 3D World, with a number of slower, more puzzle-led phases starring the diminutive explorer assisting split up the chaotic platforming action. Right here, once again, levels are carried out at a relaxing pace for the most part: if Mario yomps, then Toad is much more of an ambler, overwhelmed by his backpack. There’s a run switch that may be held down to speed up into a comically eager, nearly penguin-like waddle, however in truth it’s rarely needed until the final book.

Its mild pace possesses a similarly gentle understanding curve, as if Nintendo is really keen to make sure gamers have perfected the idea of working the right and left stick concurrently that it quickly forgot to increase the task. More difficult tests come later, and in the optional goals put into each level once you’ve completed them. It’s well suited for a younger audience, then, or gamers less experienced in the ways of dual stick regulates, though a number of levels right at the end (and some difficult par times) could see your rapidly-building life counter lastly start to reduce. If one is playing this game, then there is trouble relating to the new mobile Nintendo game Pokemon Go. It features state of the art gaming mechanics that utilizes the GPS and the internet for online and virtual reliaty capability. Furthermore, it has Pokemon Go for unlimited Pokecoins.


Possibly it owes a little too a good deal of debt to Super Mario 3D World to stand out as something completely new – certainly, its more challenging stages wouldn’t look unnatural in that video game – however simultaneously it signifies a new possible innovative outlet for Nintendo. Possibly in the coming years, we’ll begin to see much more video games such as this: smaller, mid-priced tests and spin-offs made with that common level of enhance and care for which the writer is rightly famous.

Even when Treasure Tracker perhaps never very gets to its full possible, certainly few would dispute with this particular line of considering. Indeed, its main mechanic seems rather like an assertion by itself; possibly this is Nintendo’s method of encouraging its developers and gamers alike to embrace the thought of nearing the common from a fresh viewpoint.

Tomb Raider the Game Surges Again

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Tomb Raider centers on the actions of Lara Croft, a young reach lady seeking the lost kingdom of Yamati. Gamers are provided with a powerful and emotionally complex character that adds genuine depth to the Tomb Raider story. Gamers will totally blow their mind for this great action adventure game.

It was unlucky that Lara Croft in the very beginning is separated from the others of the group and suspended by the legs on the roof of the cave. You’ll get more action and adventure in this game. Lara Croft needs to be a survivor and of course as being the main character in the game. The others of the game is to save friends, lustful cults, the ancient deity, meeting, splitting up, unhappiness, grief, anger, and various other emotions, where the latest Tomb Raider started, if the game programmers would have totally also his series title. An apt name, due to the fact that even in the latest Scion of the set, which also has made Lara Croft as restart of the story, sometimes creeps you through ancient tombs and explored the remains of an ancient world. If you may not be busy are popping up in the role of Lara pixel human, dropping somewhere or to leave huge blasts. Given that Tomb Raider is class mounted and technically impressive, twelve hours pure activity enjoyment in the design of advertise, yet emotionally and spirited too far away from the start of the series.

Lara’s origin story deserves a remarkable setup, and the island where Tomb Raider happens does not let down. Hundred of years ago, it was home to a kingdom called Yamatai. Many shrines, holy places, statues and other residues of that history remain, and often, you just need to take in these locations, slowly progressing with the darkness, eager to find what’s just outside the light of your lantern. In as much that we love to play adventure games, there will also be room for RTS such as SuperCell’s very own Clash Royale cheats. A lovely game that is played by millions today. The island is a lovely place, yet not every breakthrough is a favorable one; Yamatai’s dark history is clearly communicated in stacks of bones and much more gruesome things.

In the game, you can really see the lovely sights are even lovelier and the terrible sights are more horrifying than on consoles when you use computer. The PC port was handled by Nixxes, and just as their PC launch of Sleeping Dogs enhanced considerably on the aesthetic of the console versions, the sharp structures in Tomb Raider’s PC release make it the conclusive technique to encounter this game.

Battlefield Hardline – New Review

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Battlefield Hardline features a respectable campaign and excellent multiplayer action; however a shortage of character indicates it seems a lot more like a development than full follow up, claims Kirk McKeand. With police violence in America so notable in the news, you’d be pardoned for entering Battlefield Hardline with cultural issues. EA’s urban riff on its army present shooter sidesteps this when you are large, dumb and inspiring pacifism. This can be a Battlefield that incentives non-lethal enjoy. It feels relaxing, at least at first, that a switch generally restricted to eliminating with a swift swipe from a combat chef’s knife is rather accustomed to police arrest.

Most activities consume a comparable design: You discover a standpoint and utilize your police scanner to tag opponents, looking for bounties and departing their area designated on the HUD. After that you focus on separated or manufactured thieves – also looking for alarm boxes – maintaining tabs on their vision cones via the minimap. Lastly you crouch, decreasing their vision variety, and sneak in to them, crippling any sensors on the way and pulsating your badge when near enough – this causes them to drop their weaponry. You retain your pistol educated on them, changing between them to ensure that they’re certified, and earn the arrests using a click on of the thumbstick.

Imprisoned criminals, for whatever reason, immediately go to sleep, a bit cartoon “ZzZ” hanging over their mind. Keep in mind after I named it dumb? Hardline wishes to be a police step-by-step, as a result of a Netflix-style demonstration, calling the tasks “episodes” and “previously on Hardline” flashbacks. In spite of its goals, it is not easy to consider its story of twisted police officers and drug rings significantly together with sleepy handcuffs, a QTE battle with an alligator and a tank fight. The tasks obtain progressively absurd over the ten episode campaign. It’s as though it had been made to be extreme in a bid to prevent creating a politics remark.

Hardline’s main problem, although, would it be is a Battlefield video game. It gets Battlefield’s superb Frostbite 3 game engine, the hefty, fulfilling weapons, the open maps and the amazing sound design, however Hardline may also be at odds with the ethos of its parent sequence. This can be a stealth video game that benefits you for nonviolently taking down opponents, however gives you larger and much better weapons. You may also unlock a golf club iron to exchange your baton melee weapon. It seems like a concession to pacify individuals who need more Battlefield than Hardline, and can most likely leave both experience jeopardized.

In the event it enables you to free in its sandbox levels, Hardline is excellent. It’s the nearest a Battlefield campaign originates to using its very own identification shortly, using its open locations, multiple infiltration factors and scope for option. Regrettably, it still from time to time forgets its talents and forces you into a straight line car chase. This can be considered a good change of speed, however the automobile dealing with is insipid, with turning stiff, speed mild and accidents taking place using the boring, flaccid thud of a driverless fender car gradually traveling right into a wall. Just to inform everyone, you can  also have another EA game review at fredericksoccerclub.com.

There are some standout times in there, just like a night time infiltration of a penthouse condo on July 4th, fireworks lighting the powered-down space while you lay trip mines for nearing opponents, changing between a night vision scope and ironsights as the enemies’ torches and flashes from the fireworks impaired you. There’s additionally a powerful female character that has her very own wishes and isn’t only a love interest for the central figure. The campaign is inconsistent, but nonetheless seems to be the better Battlefield campaign since Bad Company 2, nevertheless small a victory that’s. Of course, the multiplayer is Hardline’s best function.

Do not anticipate a good deal of departure here, since this is mostly the same Battlefield we’ve been enjoying for a long time – the only variations to be the smaller, mainly urban maps, various automobiles, a few new devices and game modes. Series staple Cure continues to be, however here you go far from the best mode, partially since the maps are extremely small , partially since the police cars and altered vehicles just don’t produce the same feeling of epic scale. The countermeasures for automobiles simply aren’t there, either – the professional is just designed with a grenade launcher and many automobiles take two shots, however your target is generally gone by the time you load the second round. RPGs and stingers are available filled round the chart, but it’s just opportunity if you’re close to one when it’s needed, making helicopters almost invincible.

The newest modes generally fare best, as the vast majority of them are infantry-based. Hotwire, the only one that isn’t, is a dud – it is basically Conquest on wheels, with every capture point an automobile. It is a video game about driving round the maps and hoping the folks in your car can adequately take an opponent car before they eliminate you. It might have been excellent; however the problems with vehicle handling ruin the enjoyment.