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2 CoolPC and 2Cool PC Plus
Page 2 - Results and Conclusion
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: June 15, 2000
Category: Cooling
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Let me explain exactly what I mean in the results below.

Idle = I warmed it up with some common stuff and some Dcypher blocks and then left it sit for a while with nothing but Windows 98 SE running.

Torture = 20 to 30 minutes of 3D Mark Demo Loops with Dcypher running (100% CPU)

W/O anthing = Only the regular case cooling I had already installed (the two 80mm high outputs and the GlobalWin VOS32



The ambient room temperature was around 70° F for all three tests phases. These results are fairly astounding! The video card dropped 10° from the previous setup during the torture tests and it dropped 11° with the Plus unit. I didn't expect the higher out put fan to make a huge difference, and it didn't really. Just a quick mention, both these devices bring the temperature after the torture tests back down to idle within 2 minutes (usually less). That's pretty darn fast.

So, what's the bottom line? Should you pick one up? I'd say yes. If you're not into the whole cutting 120mm blow holes into your case thing, this is a very viable solution. If you plan to overclock your video card, then think of this product highly.

Though the this design is not earth shattering, it is a good idea. At $24.95 for the regular 2Cool PC and $34.95 for the plus unit, this could be considered pricey buy some. The Plus unit's 92mm fan moves 50 CFM, that's 8 more cubic feet per minute than the 42 CFM fan in the non-plus unit. If you're not willing to shell out $10 for the 8 extra CFM, then stick with the 2Cool PC. If you have a huge case (server case), I'd go ahead an pay for the 8 extra CFM. I'm going to give them the same score because the one costs more and offers little more performance, but still does offer more. Drum Rollllllllll....



Final Score Editor's Choice

4.5 out of 5 Weird Blue Faces


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