The Card Cooler XT
the movie Crocodile Dundee? In one scene, Mick is seemingly threatened by
a knife wielding hoodlum. Or so the hoodlum thinks. Then, Mick retorts to
his girlfriend, "Knife? Now this is a knife." If you
think you have seen fans, you haven't seen nothin' until you have The Card
Cooler XT laid in your lap. Fans? These puppies are the equivalent of two
moderately quiet hair dryers! At 138 CFM (cubic feet per minute), care must
be exercised as objects near the twin gail force 12cm blowers can easily be
knocked over. My thanks goes out to TheCardCooler
for providing the review sample.
- 138 CFM Total
Output (69 CFM each)
- Two Sunon
2400 RPM 12cm Fans
- Only 2.4
Watt Power Draw Each (4.8 W Total)
- Price: $34
well, fans. They blow and suck air, so all that's required by the user is
to point the unit in the correct direction. Of course, noise may be a factor,
but if you're used to ten 3", high RPM models, The Card Cooler setup
is relatively docile.
and directions are so self explanatory that additional detail isn't required.
Installation is extraordinarily simple and straightforward. I just have one
gripe and it's that the business (inside) end of the XT needs to have grills.
Many times, I caught my own hands or the myriad of IDE and power cables in
the blades just enough to make a racket. By placing grills on both sides of
the card, longevity and the occasional finger zing could be avoided.
XT was straightforward, so without further adeau, on to the pictures and testing
section of the review...