does it perform? Not to bad I might say. While having only 2
fans (unlike the 4 seen on 3dfx cool's CPU cooler, it still
managed to cool quite well. Lowering the CPU's temperature about
5-10 degrees on average (compared to the standard cooler). I
had a better chance of successfully over clocking without crashes.
One notable problem is that the cooler came with NO instructions.
This is the problem I have with most cooling products today.
Although, installation of this CPU cooler was not all that hard,
there were no written instructions included with the cooler.
There was a set of instructions on the manufacture's web site,
but what good do they do you if your computer is in pieces,
and you are stuck?
second product they sent me was the Bay Cooler II by Inclose.
This is a cooler that can fit into any 5.25" Bay, and can cool
one 3.5" Hard Drive. Very handy if your drive is a SCSI drive,
they are known to become VERY hot during use. The Bay Cooler
II's specs are as follows: Comes standard with THREE cooling
fans! Sturdy, all-metal construction. Comes pre-assembled, Built-in
easy to clean filter to capture incoming dust. Comes with a
1-year warranty. All priced at only $29.99!
Bay cooler that I received came in black. The cooler guys ship
both black and matte gray. The installation of the Bay Cooler
II was very simple, thanks to the printed instructions on the
box. Halleluiah! Finally, a cooling product that comes with
instructions! I can't stress enough how badly installation instructions
are needed in cooling products. One small problem I did discover
however was that the Bay Cooler II was about 1/2 - 1cm higher
then it should have been, making it a very tight fit into the
slot. Aside from that the Bay Cooler II was quite, helped cool
my HD about 5 degrees extending its lifespan.
the Cooler Guys' is a great company selling great products.
Not only do they have EXTREMELY fast support/help, but they
sell all of their products at great prices. That and the fact
that I encountered very few problems with the cooler is why
I am giving them an overall of 9.0. Well done!
by Ryan Wissman
- 9.6 Performance - 8.8
Overall - 9.0