2 CoolPC and 2Cool PC Plus
Page 2 - Results and Conclusion
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....
4.5 out of 5 Weird Blue Faces
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