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This review is from: Dell 1800FP Gray 18.1" LCD Monitor, Off Lease 250 cd/m2 350:1
Pros: Cheap working monitor for a spare computer. Arrived nicely packaged and without any cosmetic damage. Even included a power cord and VGA cable. I needed a monitor with DVI and this fit the bill.
Cons: Like others, I also received a wimpy stand that doesn't hold the monitor up. For what I needed, it wasn't an issue, but that's pretty lame.
Other Thoughts: I was hesitant to buy a refurbished monitor but it works without any issues and I hope to get a long life out of it and for $50, nothing else could touch the price. I would knock off some eggs because of the bad stand, but I bought it knowing that and the monitor was what I really needed anyways. Worth the buy!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EVERCOOL RVF-2F Ever Lubricate Replacement Fan for VGA Cooler
Pros: - Easy attachment
- Includes molex adapter
- Sleeved cables
- Good balance between airflow and noise
Cons: - Fans are pink, not red
- Awkward attachment method
- Fans not compatible with video card's PCB header
- Only one axis of movement for the clamps
Other Thoughts: I bought two sets of these fans for my two 6950's that I bought used and both had fans that were failing. I didn't want to shell out $40+ per card for a whole new heatsink and fan setup for used video cards. Idle temperatures are around 35C and load temperatures are about 65C and 75C (second temperature is much higher because of the CrossFire set up). As you probably guessed, there is just enough clearance with this fan on for a CrossFire setup, another bonus as mentioned in the pros.
By the way, I contacted Evercool and each fan's output it about 25CFM. Like another suggested, plug it into a fan header on your motherboard and you can change the speed to fit your needs.
Overall this is probably the most cost effective way to cool your graphics card. Keep in mind it is NOT an upgrade so you probably won't have an increase in cooling performance; it is just a cheap replacement option. Like others pointed out it could use another pair of clamps, but it still does the job well enough that it doesn't matter. It would also be great if you could move the clamps horizontally as I also have a heatsink with the indents so I had to mod it a little bit for the clamps to secure properly.
Pros: -Fans are PWM ready and plug right into the video card's 4-pin fan header
-Includes a molex adapter just in case your card's fan header isn't 4-pin
-Feels like a solid, quality product (it's heavy!)
-Easy installation, despite all the negativity about that (see other thoughts)
-Fits many cards, I have a GTX670
-Came with plenty of heatsinks to fit a variety of forms, sizes, etc.
-Feels very secure on my card
To give you an idea of it's performance, I have it on an EVGA GTX670 Superclocked 4GB w/ the backplate which I moderately overclocked to hit that 1GHz mark. Stock fan was loud and droned, and would idle around 40C, with the Accelero TT II it idles about 35C, not that impressive at only 5C, BUT load temperatures are very impressive, never getting above 60C while previously it easily hit 80C AND it does this while remaining dead silent. I would highly recommend!
Cons: -Heavy and large
Other than that, it's a solid product. I can't think of any other cons. Be prepared for it to take up 2-3 slots and hopefully your card came stock with a backplate. I'm not sure I would feel comfortable with this pulling on just the circuit board 24/7, it's that heavy. Luckily, the backplate that came with my card holds most of the weight.
Other Thoughts: I don't know why there's so much negativity about the installation instructions. They're a little lacking, but no worse than any other VGA cooler install. It's very straight forward and I had it all put together within an hour and then gave it the hour curing time the instructions called for. I didn't use the insulation tape it includes as it didn't really fit where it was intended to go and think it's more of a 'just in case' thing. Double check the little heatsinks aren't touching anything and installed neatly and you're good to go. It's a shame I had to buy this, considering the price of a GTX670, but it's been a great buy so far and I got it on sale to boot. Don't pass this up if you need one.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Darin A.
Date Joined: 06/18/08
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