McGuire on December 04, 2000
Cool PC Product: 2
Cool PC / Plus
of the PC Cool PC (Either model) is fairly simple. The
procedure consisted of shutting down the PC. Open the case.
Attach the Velcro tabs (6 of them – 3 attached to the case
itself, the other 3 on top of them) to the inside of your
case. The 2 Cool PC is then placed on top of the Velcro tabs.
Now you have 3 Velcro tabs attached to the 2 Cool PC, & 3
to the bottom of your PC case, so it is firmly held in place,
but can be removed if needed.
unit was then hooked up with a Molex power connection to power
it. The PC was then turned on, activating the 2 Cool PC.
a shot of the 2 Cool PC Plus once it had been installed into
you can see it is nicely positioned to be about level with the
AGP slot. Although cards below that will also benefit from it
due to only about 3/4’s of the fans output is being
ventilated through the plastic cone, the rest is blown across
the bottom of the case.
may also notice it’s a small bit cramped in there with
various power connectors/IDE cables & a few other bits.
Although, this requires a like re-arranging of wires to get
around, nothing major though.
attraction of the 2 Cool PC range is the funnel/duct system
which it employs. Basically this vents the air off to
different parts of your system. 1/4 or so of the air is blown
directly from the fan across the bottom of the case, the
remainder is funnelled up the duct, blown across the case at
about AGP slot – towards the motherboard.
next shot is a side on version, once more showing airflow
using the 2 Cool PC duct. Essentially any warm air in the case
is sucked out by the cases exhaust fan (Warm air rises), while
any cool air falls toward the bottom of the case.
you probably may have learned in Science (or pretty much
anywhere for that matter), warm air rises & cold air
falls. Given the clever design of the duct this basically
gives it the ability to cool all expansion slots to some
air is also being blown towards the RAM/CPU/motherboard also,
as you’ll see later on in the results the temperature of the
CPU & motherboard is reduced nicely by this system.