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  • Good extraction fan for the price

    posted by dcfairbrother on 02/22/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    This is a great way to improve the airflow around a heat-intensive expansion card (espescially a graphics card). The fan clips in to the backplate nicely, and acts almost like a normal expansion fan. Its backplate is actually very stable (ie. it doesn't wobble around like some do, even when properly secured). I can feel the difference in temperature on the outside of the case, as now a major source of heat (in my case the graphics card) is now having its heat dissipated out the back.

    Cons:

    When I first put it in and booted up, it was making some kind of odd sound (kind of like a distressed duck or something..). I took off the case, pushed it back a bit, and the sound stopped. Just make sure it's well secured and not touching anything, or it will vibrate and make pretty annoying sounds.

    OtherThoughts:

    I can't say for sure what the temperature reduction is, though it seems to be doing pretty well here.

    Bottomline:

    Best buy if you suspect your graphics card is heating up the rest of the case.

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