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Cooling The ACTUAL merit of system blowers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Moyo2k, 10 Aug 2009.

  1. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    I've seen a lot of system blowers around and have been pondering the ture merit of these?

    http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/...-Cooler,-Dual-Expansion-slot-cooler_7490.html - this one can move 35CFM at a pretty loud 30dBA but im not a quiet pc fanatic, my current rig sounds like a jet plan on load, so these are pretty cheap and I was wondering, If you placed on right next to your NB Heatsink in the first PCI slot, it may actually extract quite a bit of hot air...
     
  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Can you afford to lose 2 expansions slots though?
     
  3. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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  4. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    i'd say if you need one of these its a clear indication that airflow in your case is less than great.

    have you looked at the Antec spotcool? similar idea only its a fan on a poseable arm that fits to a screw hole on your mobo. much easier to put the air where you want it an a similar price if i remember rightly.
     
  5. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Off topic but Overclockers.co.uk vs Overclockers UK?

    Is Overclockers so bad I should spend an extra £20-35?
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    A fan hardly makes a difference as you don't usually have to return them.
     
  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i bought a blower because 8800GTX have vents inside the case, right where a blower's intake would be. it lowered 8800GTX's temperature more than 5c.

    but for current graphics card, which doesn't have any vents inside the case, it's pretty much useless
     

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