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This review is from: NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM, 140mm PWM,AAO Frame Technology and SSO2 Bearing Fan
Pros: Installed in a mini-ITX case as the stock case fan just wasn't cutting it. This thing is pushing out nearly 160CFM at max and it lowered CPU temperatures nearly 10 degrees for my build. Very powerful and direct airflow, could feel it being forced out the vent holes (there is no exhaust fan).
Cons: This fan isn't just loud at max, it makes a horrible higher pitched droning noise, almost like quadcopter motors. Even turning it down to 50% in the BIOS doesn't get rid of the whining noise. It is very noticeable.
Other Thoughts: The normal whoosh of a fan I can stand, and I didn't buy this fan for a silent build, but even with it's fantastic airflow and quality the droning of the bearings or motor or whatever is causing it was enough for a refund on it.READ FULL REVIEW
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.