Date: August 24th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: CoolIT
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
- Voltage: 12v
- Power: 2 watts
- Speed: 3000 RPM
- Airflow: 38.88 CFM
- Noise: 32.31 dBA
Provides direct air flow to cool PCI components.
Simple to Install
• Simple bolt-in to any standard 7 slot PCI bay
• Plugs into any available fan header
Cools PCI Components
•Provides direct airflow to cool all PCI cards to increase stability and reliability
•Guaranteed to reduce temperatures on video cards
•Maximize overclocking potential
This info from CoolIT Systems is pretty self explanatory, but I would like to add that the fan measures in at 80mm, and the entire product measures in at around 4 ¼ h x 4 ¼ w.
Inside the blister packaging only one item is found other than the cardboard insert- the PCI Fan itself. No instructions are included, but trust me they are not needed.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
In simplest terms, this is an 80mm fan attached to an aluminum mounting bracket that fits over the expansion card slots inside the case. The fan itself is clear with blue LEDs so it will look nice in a case with a blue color scheme. It is lightweight but very sturdy and will not bend easily. At each end are two thumbscrews with threads in the middle so they can be screwed in on top of each another. We'll go over more of how these work during the install section of the review.