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Perfect & Cool
Pros: * Super easy to put together and set up
Cons: * Short cable
Other Thoughts: I am really surprised there isn't any other external setup like this on Newegg. I looked at other expansion slot fans and I didn't really like them. Every single one is internal but just look a bit odd and clutter the inside of the case. This isn't a big deal depending on your case. I wanted my case to have a little extra pull in case there were any heat dead zones between my PSU and GPU and I didn't want to fill up the space and disrupt airflow or my GPU to just suck up heat from the PSU. I use a straight through air flow set up on my case instead of front bottom to back top air flow how others usually have itThis is was perfect for my needs and I actually like that it's sticking out on the back of my case. Nexus if you read this, I'd love if you guys made one that used two or three slots so a bigger fan could be used. Really like the design and I can picture bigger ones being just as useful. A metal one would be great also to match the case better.
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Very quiet, not much air flow.
Pros: I bought this to place upside down (flat side up) under my ASUS 4770 video card to suck hot air off the heat sink and out of the case. The 4770 takes up two PCI slots inside the case, but doesn't have an exhaust built into the second PCI slot like major brand 48XX series cards, so this seemed like a natural solution to get hot air out of my case. The Nexus comes disassembled which is nice because you can configure it any way that you want when applying it to your computer case. You can have the fan suck air in or blow air out of the case, put the fan housing flat side up or down, and run the fan power plug through the inside of the housing to the motherboard side or the outer case side. It has an 80mm, 1500rpm, 17.6 dba fan with a 3 year warranty. I have it hooked to a Scythe Kaze Q fan controller which is pushing another fan pretty hard. This fan is DEAD SILENT. I know that it's spinning because some air is coming out. The curved part doesn't seem to impede any of the other PCI slots.
Cons: The fan was a little hard to snap into the grill piece. I don't look forward to uninstalling the fan from the grill in case of a failure or replacing with a fan that moves more air, although I do like how quiet it is. If this fan is spinning at 1500 rpms, I'm a monkeys uncle (somebody get me a banana). It may really be spinning that fast, because it's supposed to be quiet and I don't have it hooked to a fan speed monitor. If it is, it doesn't move much air. the fan housing makes it so that you can still use the PCI slots above or below it, but I wouldn't put anything into the PCI slots on the curved side that you will be accessing a lot (like a usb2 hub or something like that). That might get frustrating with this housing in the way. Other fans spin very fast on my fan hub, but this one, not so much. So it is quiet, but doesn't move much air. That's OK with me for now.
Other Thoughts: Proper planning is key with this product. You have to have room behind your computer (between your case and the wall) for it to stick out. You have to have some idea of what you plan to do with the fan power cord for cable management (into your case). You have to have an idea of how you want to assemble it. This product has the potential to be what ever you want it to be. If you need a little air flow, leave it like it is. If you want a lot of airflow, replace the fan, but keep the housing. And since it is using standard fans you can put any fan in it you want. Over all I would say that this is a good product. Unlike other PCI slot fans that fail and go into the trash, this one you can just replace the fan if it fails. Because of it's flexibility, and future uses I would definitely purchase this product again, and recommend it to others wanting to add a little more airflow to their case.
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