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Cooler Master SF-19

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Overall 8

Cooler Master CM Storm SF-19 Strike Force

DarkVision Hardware
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: As with all laptop coolers, the cooling potential of the SF-19 is quite limited because you're not directly cooling the internal components but the laptop's base. On top of that, most laptops have a plastic base, a material that doesn't excel at dissipating heat. Still, being able to drop temperatures by 5-6°C is a pretty good score. Other good points are the carrying handle, the great comfort when used on your lap and the USB 3.0 hub.
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Coolermaster Storm SF-19 Strike Force battles high notebook temperatures

mad shrimps
20 April 2011
  • Summary: If you're even half the nerd that I am you might eventually have wondered what's inside your notebook, where the irritating noise of a fan suddenly came from when watching Youtube vids, and very maybe you might have wondered why your notebook sometimes gets so hot! I'm a bit being sarcastic here as I perfectly know most of our readers indeed do understand what's going on inside the metal or plastic housing, yet still what's there to do when temps keep on rising?
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Performance 10
Construction 9
Appearance 9

CM Storm Strike Force SF-19 Laptop Cooler

Benchmark Reviews
28 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Scores and ratings will often change with the introduction of new products as well as the added experience of the reviewer. As such the scores can't always be directly compared with previous hardware because old reviews don't get adjusted when new items are introduced. When considering purchase of a product it is always best to compare attributes based on your preferences and needs instead of comparing somewhat arbitrary scores.
  • Pros: USB 3.0, Good Cooling Performance, Fans can be customized!, Fan speed adjustment (continuous scale), Large cooling surface, Cable Management Grooves, Nice materials
  • Cons: Heavy, Expensive, AC adapter required, Power hungry
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Cooler Master CM Storm SF-19 Strike Force Notebook Cooler Review

25 January 2011
  • Conclusion: eTeknix has seen an influx of laptop coolers as of late, with plenty being from the big manufacturers including Antec and of course Cooler Master. We can quite easily call ourselves experts in this range of products due to the sheer amount we’ve seen pass through our labs as of late.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
31 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Cooler Master’s CM Storm SF-19 is a top shelf gaming laptop cooler that really delivers the goods in every aspect of its intended niche. Good cooling performance backed up with a rich feature set, including a USB 3.0 hub, fan control and innovative lighting effects make this an outstanding focused product for the mobile gamer.
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Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Strike Force Notebook Cooler

ASE Labs
8 December 2010
  • Summary: The Cooler Storm SF-19 offers performance that could best be described as fantastic. However, there are some major drawbacks in practicality that keep the cooler a niche product.
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[Review] Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Strike Force

24 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Cooler Master Storm SF-19 is making strides in the right direction. With laptops becoming more than just web surfing and email checking machines, items like the SF-19 will be in higher demand. The ambient lighting effect from the SF-19 was a great addition if you like hardware that stands out. With the seven colors to choose from, we are sure most everyone will find one they can use. If bright lights are not you’re thing, you can always choose not to use them.
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Overall 8

Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Strike Force Laptop Cooler

APH Networks
12 November 2010
  • Conclusion: I tested the Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Strike Force on my Asus G51Vx laptop, with the following specs: - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 @ 2.00GHz - 15.6" LED LCD @ 1920 x 1080 - Dual Seagate 640GB 5400RPM SATA - Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M 1GB GDDR3 - Hyundai Electronics 2x2GB PC2-6400 @ 4-4-4-12 - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Using Prime95 64-bit with four worker threads, I stress-tested the CPU on an average wooden desk, followed by a glass desk, in comparison to when my...
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Cooler Master SF-19 Laptop Cooler

7 November 2010
  • Summary: The Cooler Master SF-19 is the closest we have seen to a complete laptop cooler. Not only can you remove and replace the fans on the SF-19 but you also gain the benefits of having a four port USB 3.0 capable hub. And if these two features don’t do it for you the use of lighting to provide a little ambiance.
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Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Strike Force Laptop Cooler

OverClock Intelligence Agency
5 November 2010
  • Summary: At the beginning of this review I made the statement that over several years of testing various manufacturers notebook coolers I had yet to find one that impressed me. Most laptops are not designed to be gaming machines, they're made for browsing the web, checking email and doing other general tasks that do not require a lot of processing or graphical power, and as such do not normally generate a lot of heat.
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