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Looking for a good PCI slot fan cooler

By AhrenBa
Jul 28, 2006
  1. Hello,
    I have been looking for a fan cooler for my PC that will fit in a PCI slot and suck air out of the case. I looked around on NewEgg for a bit, but was hoping that you guys would have some suggestions.

    Which models do you like? What is a good CPM and RPM to look for? Thanks
     
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    The higher CFM, the lower RPM is better as the higher the CFM the more ait it will move 20 CFM should be good enough for most aplications the lower the RPM the quieter it will be If your not worried about noise dont worry about the RPM. One with an ajustible RPM might also be good as it will offer the option of quietness or better cooling in the same unit.Defently look for one with Ball Bearings as they will be quieter, more efficent, and last longer than sleve bearings.
    If you have two open slots these are good options
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835117010
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1951990&CatId=804
    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Antec-Super-Cyclone-Blower-77194-/sem/rpsm/oid/143893/catOid/-13015/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    If you can only spare one slot try these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835129025
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835137001
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=39598&CatId=804



    PS: future threads involving fans or any other cooling device should be placed in the Cooling and Modding forum for best results.
     
  3. AhrenBa

    AhrenBa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Woops! Sorry about that, I put it in the wrong forum. :)

    But anyways, so the first group of links you provided take up two slots? How do I tell from those specs?
     
  4. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    sometimes the specs state it but most of the time you have to read the reviews about the product.you can oftain tell by looking at the unit if it has a plate for 2 slots obviously it needs two slots.If it has a plate for one slot but the unit is thicker than the plate it will take up two slots
     
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