Date: January 17th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Spire
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Don't forget to remove the protective plastic sheet before installation! You'll be very disappointed with the VertiCool's performance if you do.
While the base doesn't have the highly polished base finish seen on some other coolers, it's flat and the old fingernail test doesn't reveal any glaring imperfections. Threaded holes in the corners accept screws for the various mounting clips.
With the fan and shroud removed, the VertiCool III resembles a toothsome, snarling beast. During testing, we'll see if it's a cooling beast as well.
The fan is a translucent blue version of one of Spire's stock items, manufactured by Fanner Tech.
The included fan controller mounts in available expansion slot. The cabling is sleeved in a clear plastic material and has male and female 3-pin connectors to supply power from a motherboard header, through the controller to the fan. Let's put the VertiCool III back together and see how this unit performs.