User Posts: Nikola Milanov
Computex 2017: Cooler Master

Computex 2017: Cooler Master

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Cooler Master has presented their new products in Computex 2017 as well as announced availability until the end of the year.

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Computex 2017: Noctua

Computex 2017: Noctua

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At Computex 2017 Noctua gives us a brief glimpse of their projects, prototypes and sneak peak previews of exiting new products that are about to launch.

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Fractal Design – Focus G Series

Fractal Design – Focus G Series

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The new Focus G series from Fractal Design is the cornerstone for your PC build, showcasing the hardware aesthetics at the heart of your system with elegant accents and ...

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Cooler Master COSMOS II – 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Cooler Master COSMOS II – 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Cosmos II has received a fresh update due to the 25th anniversary of Cooler Master. Since this is their leading flagship it is perfectly suitable for the job. We wish Cooler ...

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Fractal Design Celsius Series

Fractal Design Celsius Series

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Fractal Design launches new Celsius AIO which builds upon proven technology with cutting edge advancements, premium sound dampening and great performance.

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Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5

Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5

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Cooler Master Lite 5 is the latest arrival in the MasterBox series designed as a high performance ATX mid-tower case with DarkMirror front panel and external customization options.

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Editor's choice Silverstone Kublai KL07 – Test and Review

Silverstone Kublai KL07 – Test and Review

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SilverStone created the Kublai KL07, a silent tower chassis with elegant styling and high-tech features to meet the needs of high tech users. Check it out.

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Browsing All Comments By: Nikola Milanov
  1. Reply Nikola Milanov 21.05.2015 at 10:16

    Yes, there is enough space to close the panel, all of the test are conducted in a closed case. Indeed, this is a good question as I had issues closing the panel. The width of the case is 180mm, and as you can see both panels are extruded for extra space, but some particular coolers might have clearance issues.
    It is either a mistake, or Antec have in mind something not stated in the official technical details.
    Nonetheless, the Noctua that I used fits barely and there are couple of mm left of space.

  2. Reply Nikola Milanov 03.12.2014 at 19:07

    Hello,
    You’re right, actually. For those that want additional cooling a second fan may be placed or a higher RPM one. The fins are not that close to each other, so the whining air noise will not be that much noticeable.
    …and the price is indeed good for the performance you get.

  3. Reply Nikola Milanov 16.10.2014 at 20:19

    It really looks great and I believe BitFenix is in the right direction with such design. It’s not a spacious case by any stretch of the imagination, but it can hold quite the hardware inside.

  4. Reply Nikola Milanov 29.09.2014 at 14:49

    Sadly for us, the silence loving users, this piece for cooling isn’t anywhere near silent when the fans spin up above 1000-1200 RPM. Good thing, however, is that it offers plenty of cooling potential even when fans are rotating at 600 RPM. Therefore you have one silent cooler with superb performance. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the comments guys!

  5. Reply Nikola Milanov 23.06.2014 at 12:22

    We’re glad that you like the new score system!

    Really big case, yes. And when loaded with hardware it becomes somewhat difficult to move around. But…for the options it provides, weight is not an issue.

  6. Reply Nikola Milanov 22.05.2014 at 14:57

    @PepiX: The case sure requires attention definitely. The fact that it features integrated five channel fan controller, three preinstalled fans and support for long GPU’s is amazing for the price you pay.

  7. Reply Nikola Milanov 07.05.2014 at 22:55

    @Dimcho – Yes, the cooler, when kept in reasonable RPM performs pretty well and is also very quiet. Users that own cases with windowed side panels would enjoy a really nice blue color inside the case – this fan shines bright, no doubt. Warranty is somewhat short for a company like Enermax, but considering the heatsink is unbreakable and the fan’s bearing system has proved it’s durability, I think it’s not a deal breaker. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Reply Nikola Milanov 28.03.2014 at 11:37

    @Kenneth Verbeure – Currently we’re working on creating videos that would be part of the review process for the sake of every user that would like to hear the sounds and noises of a particular case, cooler or fan!

    @Dimcho – PS10 is dust proof case indeed so expect minimal dust build up over the hardware inside.

    Thank you for the comments!

  9. Reply n.milanov 12.03.2014 at 20:21

    Video definitely looks amazing and I have to agree with @PepiX that the white version is pretty sexy ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Reply n.milanov 05.03.2014 at 14:15

    Yep, good news!

  11. Reply n.milanov 22.02.2014 at 10:47

    Thank you @Pepi X, it is indeed an eye catchy fan!

  12. Reply n.milanov 22.02.2014 at 10:46

    It would definitely be nice if we received a test sample, let’s hope for the best.

  13. Reply n.milanov 22.02.2014 at 10:45

    Yes, it does have some kind of luxurious look ๐Ÿ˜€ . Hopefully the performance meets the looks.

  14. Reply n.milanov 20.01.2014 at 18:33

    Thank you for the comments and suggestions guys! The cooler is a good performer, indeed. Very good review as always!

  15. Reply n.milanov 21.12.2013 at 18:11

    Wow, great and very thorough review. The cooler is simply gigantic and according to the tests it has outstanding performance. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice work

  16. Reply n.milanov 20.12.2013 at 18:20

    We have no test samples to check out the performance unfortunately.

  17. Reply n.milanov 15.12.2013 at 13:02

    Yeah! This case looks sick, hopefully we’ll make a review one day!

  18. Reply n.milanov 14.12.2013 at 12:19

    I’m looking forward to seeing this cooler on a test bench!

  19. Reply n.milanov 14.12.2013 at 12:04

    Thank you! It’s a great case with many interesting features – I must say that they’re quite handy, well thought and very well made. ๐Ÿ™‚ It really does remind of other cases, but it has very distinctive “sharp” exterior.

  20. Reply n.milanov 20.11.2013 at 20:48

    Nice review and good fan overall!

  21. Reply n.milanov 25.10.2013 at 16:55

    Well I am not sure if I follow you correctly, but if you’re not satisfied with the rotation speed of the viper from speed fan and your MB, you can try to find let’s say 7 volts from your 4 pin molex directly from the PSU. Either you buy one, or you can do it yourself, it’s not a tricky job.

  22. Reply n.milanov 24.10.2013 at 18:15

    Having dust filter on the bottom is okay, but keep in mind that there would be actual balls of dust after 1 week (unless you PC case is elevated on a desk or table-that way you would get less, but still some ammount). It’s just the way it is – at least I speak from experience, because mine case is with bottom dust filter which gets really clogged after short period of time.

  23. Reply n.milanov 23.10.2013 at 21:34

    Hello @cedside

    This fan has huge airflow and is noisy at high RPM, so it will perform pretty good in almost every situation – on the CPU radiator or mounted somewhere in the case. You should consider that if you put an obstacle in front of the fan the noise is multiplied and you have to keep it at low RPM if you don’t like the noise. Overall my opinion is that being mounted on the CPU radiator this fan will perform quite good.

    Feel free to ask any quastions!

  24. Reply Nikola Milanov 23.06.2017 at 7:10

    Hi Carlos,

    Thanks for your interest.

    Could you please be more speficic so I can answer effectively?

    Thanks
    Nick

  25. Reply Nikola Milanov 11.05.2017 at 8:36

    Thanks Legato, glad you like the detailed review.
    Noise or noise dampening really is quite a subjective thing on my end. I can’t really remember how quiet Define R5 was, but they are pretty close. Honestly, I think that with R5 there were more tests conducted with sound dampening before rolling it to the market, so there is a slight edge there for R5. I’m positive that one will have a hard time comparing both cases unless he sees decibel numbers ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nick

  26. Reply Nikola Milanov 07.05.2017 at 16:17

    Hi Jacob,

    Couldn’t agree more that too big is relative term here, after reading about your hardware – you definitely need that space.

    Glad you like the review and find it useful ๐Ÿ™‚

    We will continue to develop the site further!

    Enjoy the case and articles

    Nick

  27. Reply Nikola Milanov 30.03.2017 at 22:21

    Hi Yener,

    Yes, you can unplug them from the fan PCB behind the motherboard tray or the other option would be to have the fans connected to a motherboard fan header. Afterwards you can adjust the speed through the motherboard software and create custom fan profiles.

    Hope that was helpful.

    Nick

  28. Reply Nikola Milanov 05.03.2017 at 22:35

    Hi Samuel,

    Unless you mod this case such installation is not possible due to fan mount restrictions.

    Regards,
    Nick

  29. Reply Nikola Milanov 11.01.2017 at 8:21

    Hi Chris,

    I replied to you in the Facebook post.

  30. Reply Nikola Milanov 21.11.2016 at 20:24

    Hi Ankur,

    Front panel can be pulled out easily as it is held only with plastic clips into place. Just carefully pry it out and it comes off.

    I suggest to begin from the bottom ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards,
    Nick

  31. Reply Nikola Milanov 25.10.2016 at 19:17

    Oh yes, it’s a well built case overall. Interior is easy to work with and indeed, there is a resemblance between this and FD R4’s design ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Reply Nikola Milanov 08.07.2016 at 0:08

    Hi,

    I doubt it, however you can try with the TD03 SLIM. If you own the case get a measuring tape and see how many millimeters you can fit on the top fan, near the CPU itself.

    You can get the measures of SilverStone Tundra Series TD03-SLIM here: http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=598&area=en

    Regards,
    Nick

  33. Reply Nikola Milanov 25.05.2016 at 20:02

    Hi Ian,

    Yes, you can install a DVD reader/writer. It’s called a 5.25″ drive.

    No such thing as a stupid question especially if you are new to the PC gamimlng/building.

  34. Reply Nikola Milanov 18.05.2016 at 23:41

    Hi POLLY,

    You’re quite right! This Hybrid Liquid Cooler is definitely showing a new approach towards CPU cooling and indeed an effective one!

  35. Reply Nikola Milanov 16.05.2016 at 14:01

    Hi XILOB,

    Just a normal Philips head screwdriver will do the work ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards

  36. Reply Nikola Milanov 24.03.2016 at 22:25

    Hi BIA,

    If I understand you correctly: you can plug a side fan to the integrated fan controller. Another option would be to use a motherboard fan header if your fan has a shorter cable.

    Cheers

  37. Reply Nikola Milanov 19.12.2015 at 11:13

    Hey Alberto,

    If you own the case currently you can have a look at the rear exhaust fan as right above it you have a 4-pin molex power connector you can use to connect I believe 3 or 4 fans. Each Antec fan has a very small button with High and Low setting. In the accessories box there are 3 additional 4 pin molex to 3 pin fan connectors you can also use to power the fans. Combined with all of the motherboard fan headers (even the budget ones have at lest 2 or 3 fan connectors) you’ll be able to connect all of the fans.
    Another option is to buy Y-split cables and connect all fans to the motherboard so you can control them with a software of via your MB Bios.

    Thanks for commenting!
    If you have further questions don’t hesitate to ask us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards,
    Nikola Milanov

  38. Reply Nikola Milanov 04.11.2015 at 23:38

    Cool they are ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Reply Nikola Milanov 04.11.2015 at 23:37

    Almost no company out there can match their build quality, performance and overall the value for the product you get.

  40. Reply Nikola Milanov 04.11.2015 at 23:36

    Yes indeed, it was really silent

  41. Reply Nikola Milanov 04.11.2015 at 23:36

    Thanks Pepix,

    We’ll try to produce new articles like this one in the near future! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Reply Nikola Milanov 21.10.2015 at 20:29

    Couldn’t agree more! I hope they update the fan in a future revision and add some rubber isolation pads to make it even better

  43. Reply Nikola Milanov 21.10.2015 at 20:28

    Thanks,

    There may be bits and pieces of the cooler that are not that appealing in terms of versatility, however the performance is undeniable! If you put high pressure fans in a push/pull config and want to invest money in such fans I believe that it might be in the top 5 air coolers ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Reply Nikola Milanov 01.10.2015 at 21:12

    Thanks mate!

    We always try to deliver the best way we can ๐Ÿ™‚

    And…yes, Noctua is one of the few companies that are able to stay on the top!

  45. Reply Nikola Milanov 23.07.2015 at 19:57

    Even with not that mild OC intentions if proper cooling is set up in this chassis it will be a really silent beast of a machine, hands down. And yes, the noise dampening is actually working and doing the job it is intended to do. Loved the case!

  46. Reply Nikola Milanov 23.07.2015 at 11:29

    Yep, there is a version with a side panel window, which looks awesome!

  47. Reply Nikola Milanov 23.07.2015 at 11:27

    Definitely FD rarely makes mistakes. Although the cases might look similar they’re always listening to the feedback and improve them accordingly.

  48. Reply Nikola Milanov 30.06.2015 at 17:03

    Hello,
    Thanks for the kind words. Honestly I have to say that the fit is dependent on the RAM modules you will install as well as if there is a higher heat sink on the motherboard. I have not tried that case, so I am not familiar with its internal layout in particular. I believe it should fit tightly, but can’t say 100% that I am positive. And yes, you are right about the thickness of the rad, along with the protruding pumps.

    P.S: I would try it.

    Best regards,
    N.Milanov

  49. Reply Nikola Milanov 25.06.2015 at 17:54

    Yep, as far as I remember it is indeed a bit tricky to install some of the parts, however once you do it everything is nice and tidy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Reply Nikola Milanov 23.06.2015 at 15:01

    A lot of time has passed since the last mod we presented here…what do you say DK? Another one? It’d be a pleasure!

  51. Reply Nikola Milanov 31.05.2015 at 19:27

    Absolutely, I also think it would be a hell of a good cooler!

  52. Reply Nikola Milanov 13.05.2015 at 21:14

    Definitely the lack of ODD is a minus for many, however the case is fit for the purpose of being a beautiful addition to any room, it almost seems like a piece of furniture.

  53. Reply Nikola Milanov 13.05.2015 at 21:12

    Oh yes it is! Sleek and stylish ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Reply Nikola Milanov 06.05.2015 at 20:59

    I do hope we could get one of these Hive coolers from Cryorig and test the live out of it!

  55. Reply Nikola Milanov 30.04.2015 at 22:41

    Hey Costea, it will definitely fit as it is not much larger than Intel stock cooler. There will be enough room for the cooler to “breathe”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Reply Nikola Milanov 19.04.2015 at 0:06

    Hey Doyll,

    What do you mean it cannot support fans on the two bottom vents? The feet of Phantom 410 actually have a function beyond the design as they elevate the case a bit in order to allow more space for air to the PSU intake fan and to the bottom fan near the HDD cage if such is installed.

  57. Reply Nikola Milanov 29.03.2015 at 23:13

    Thanks for sharing the information Jay! You were able to fit quite the hardware inside GD09! It is definitely a cool HTPC case and I like the fact you shared the setup here with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Reply Nikola Milanov 16.03.2015 at 20:55

    Thank you, Alex1!
    Glad you appreciate the work!

  59. Reply Nikola Milanov 15.01.2015 at 20:50

    Hi Jay,

    Sorry for the delayed answer. GTX 970 should fit, as it is slightly smaller than R9 270X, which I was able to fit in the case at the time of review. It was a tight fit, but if you get a more compact GTX970 there will be no issues installing it in the case.

  60. Reply Nikola Milanov 04.01.2015 at 21:25

    Hi Shomu,
    With that budget in mind many coolers will fit in the case, even some high performance once. I am not quite familiar with the pricing in Australia, although going with a high quality brand like Noctua, Thermalright etc. you will have no need of going liquid. Some 120mm liquid coolers are good options, but they will not outperform a high quality air CPU cooler. For around 100$ AUD you can get even above budget “bang for the buck” cooler, only thing you need to consider is the max.height of 158mm.

  61. Reply Nikola Milanov 02.01.2015 at 23:03

    Hello Shomu,

    According to the technical specs, 158 mm is the maximum CPU cooler height. There are pretty good cooler out there which fit the description, can you tell approximate budget?

    P.S: Corsair are not really in the budget CPU cooler market if you ask me.

  62. Reply Nikola Milanov 24.12.2014 at 1:02

    In smaller form, perhaps. Less heat pipes and one fan in the middle to improve compatibility, as well as the specific shape of the lower fins of the heat sinks.
    But I do hope for outstanding performance from a company like Thermalright, even with “only six” heat pipes.
    Happy Christmas!

  63. Reply Nikola Milanov 21.12.2014 at 18:47

    That’s good news! Thermalright do make one of the best coolers out there.

  64. Reply Nikola Milanov 18.12.2014 at 23:28

    Yes, indeed. The fan is quite silent and it does a nice job cooling the fins. Even if it being as a standalone fan is not a bad idea at all.

  65. Reply Nikola Milanov 17.12.2014 at 23:07

    Yep, some might like it, some might not, but in the end of the day it looks like a good case with cooling in mind.

  66. Reply Nikola Milanov 08.12.2014 at 16:28

    Hello Emmet,

    Well, if you are sure that the cable is connected properly, check if audio is not disabled in BIOS or set to AC97. You cannot get any sound output at the FPA – check the sound driver as well.

    Regards

  67. Reply Nikola Milanov 06.12.2014 at 21:58

    Definitely a good looking case from Antec!

  68. Reply Nikola Milanov 03.12.2014 at 19:11

    Hi there William,
    there are different setup options for water cooling, depending on the needs, of course. Usually it is best to provide fresh cool air from the outside through the water cooling radiator.
    Could you be a little more specific with your advice, so that I am sure I follow you correctly?

    Thanks

  69. Reply Nikola Milanov 29.11.2014 at 18:08

    Hello there,

    I would like to be positive Andrew, however the width restriction of the GPU for the Silverstone GD09 is 5.25″ or 133 mm. The Arctic Accelero Mono Plus cooler seems to be 136 mm, at least on the official website. Either it would be a very, very tight fit, or more likely you would not be able to close the top panel.

    Best regards,
    N.Milanov

  70. Reply Nikola Milanov 10.10.2014 at 8:21

    Hi, the case looks extremely clean and the price for the windowed version is around 115$, making it not so expensive and worth the buy if you are fond of the case.

  71. Reply Nikola Milanov 22.09.2014 at 13:42

    Thank you!
    The case is really big and very easy to work with and install/remove hardware easily. Perfectly suits my job at DVTests ๐Ÿ˜€

  72. Reply Nikola Milanov 30.07.2014 at 22:03

    If that is correct we might have some pretty serious competition in the face of other, dual tower coolers.

  73. Reply Nikola Milanov 08.07.2014 at 20:32

    It is quite a unique case really!

  74. Reply Nikola Milanov 17.06.2014 at 13:06

    Thank you! We try to be as thorough as possible in our reviews, as long as they’re not boring to read.

    Antec GX500 is a great, but small case, regarding the installation of 240mm radiator. I tried mounitng Silverstone TD02 (which is a huge AIO btw) but it couldn’t even go inside the case. 140mm watercooling radoator is going to be perfectly fine even if you overclock, as aircoolers with bigger dimensions are difficult to be placed inside GX500.

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