Date: February 5th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: TechParadise.com
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
What do I get with the purchase of this fan...
With the purchase of this fan at about $12.50CDN, you receive the fan
itself, a 3pin to 4 pin molex convertor and a small package of 4 case
screws. For all you tech hounds out there, I also took a photo of the
actual model number if you were inquiring about this fan.
After powering up your fan you will notice just how brilliant the colours
actually are. I underestimated the sheer brilliance of the small contained
LED's and could do nothing but stare at the fan for a while. Maybe I was
a little tired or maybe a needed da see some pwetty codours, but I just
sat there for about 10 minutes checking it out. *Clears throat* Well,
I guess I have done a good job at looking like a total moron, but hey,
I call'em as I see'em.
Taking a closer look, you can check out just how small the LEDs are that
make this fan truly unique.
Just how much of a difference does this fan, or in my case "2"
Well, other than the sound controlled cold cathode installed, the case
is rather, well, dark. Dark is boring and if you have some expensive components
contained within your godly number crunching box, show them off!
Ahhh, much better! And as I said before, you wouldn't have had the chance
to view my ATI Radeon AIW 9700pro "Review coming very Soon"
if I didn't have these bright fans installed. Additional to looks is the
increase in airflow you will notice by installing stronger fans such as
these which blow on average 7cfm more than the standard run-of-the-mill
30cfm stock case fans. Also noted was the fact that the sound levels were
not that much more noticeable than the stock fans. Trust me, I came from
the days of the screaming deltas and I am hell-bent not to digress back
into those lower times.
Throwing on the case sidedoor did not in any way dampen the effect or
brightness of these two fans. Actually, they are so bright that you can't
even tell the difference when the cold cathode light is turned off.
CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
Some of the elite crowd will be rolling their eyes and saying "it's
just a damn fan!". On the other hand we have the new batch of computer
enthusiasts that own a case with a window or perhaps are thinking of buying
one and/or making their own side window. If so, upgrades such as these
fans are a must. What would be the point of having a window if you can't
see anything other than darkness. Using fans such as this would serve
a double purpose. First you would be increasing the airflow in your case
which is crucial to overall PC health. Secondly, you will be adding a
rather good-looking element which will have your friends commenting, especially
if they haven't ever seen a designer case before. Considering all these
advantages convinced me that this would be a cheap, attractive case upgrade.
- Brilliant Looks
- 37cfm of airflow for better case ventilation
- Relatively cheap
- Low noise values
and check out these fans and more great computer equipment!
If you have and further questions, please email me HERE.