Review: Antec VCool Slot Cooler

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    Cooling Expansion Cards becomes one of the major problems with air flow. Antec has a great looking product which they think would work great in this situation.
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    unholy, Sep 26, 2005
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    If it's Bigal's review, why are you posting it instead of him? :p Groovy slot cooler though :)
    XhArD, Sep 27, 2005
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    he hasn't got access to the FTP server yet.
    unholy, Sep 27, 2005
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    Not only that...

    ....Bigal doesn't have the time to format the review in php scripting language. Nor does Bigal have the ability to make the velocity reviews overlay for the pictures. But Bigal does have a Radioshack sound level meter!!! :p
    bigal, Sep 27, 2005
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    hehe yes u do, u lucky bum :p
    unholy, Sep 27, 2005
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    I had one of them (gave it away), kinda pointless, put another card in and it blocks the airflow.
    The Modfather, Sep 28, 2005
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    Well...

    ...so you need to allow for some room around the card? It pulls the air into the case from the rear, and blows it towards the videocard. There are openings behind the fan blade, but it doesn't pull much air through those. Most of the air comes in through the chamber. Anyway, I have a USB extension behind the VCool, and so there is no blockage concerns with that. 8)
    bigal, Sep 28, 2005
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    i thought they were pointless... but this one seems good, its like the Sliencers :D
    unholy, Sep 28, 2005
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    Honestly, if you've got no better use for your slots, fine, but me, I prefer to reserve those spots for actual functioning devices, as that's what they're there for. You can much more easily cool your rig a thousand different ways and not waste a slot that's intended for something else. It's like putting a potted plant in your DVD player instead of playing DVD's in it, it's stupid.
    The Modfather, Oct 5, 2005
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    yer they arent the best for a person like u modfather... but gamers... go ahead u wont be using those spare PCI slots anyways :p
    unholy, Oct 5, 2005
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    They won't? I'm a gamer too, I play tons of games. No matter who it's for, those coolers are dumb dumb dumb. If you've got a problem with cooling your GPU there are on-the-board cooling solutions that are much more effective and practical. If you just like it because of the bling factor, well, there are also a lot of other better ways to handle that too. :)
    The Modfather, Oct 6, 2005
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    This is not inparticular for a Video card. it might be a overheating PCI card or for that fact a air duct to bring air in!... :|
    unholy, Oct 6, 2005
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    Uh... What?
    Its only function is to act as a secondary cooler for your GPU, no PCI card on the market needs to be cooled, they don't generate the heat that'd require it. As for ducting, the whole point of ducting would be to bring cooler air from the outside in, not to put a fan inside in a slot. So, as I said, it's a pointless thing really. Any modder worth his or her salt can devise many many better alternative ways to do this. The most common being a top mounted vent fan.
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    i dont mind, i haven't got room, i have a ATi Silencer :p
    unholy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Wow!
    I have an ATI silencer too, it's called a sledgehammer, I put ATI boards on a big ol' slab and smash 'em into something useful... Landfill. :)
    The Modfather, Oct 7, 2005
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    I find a 6 foot metal pole is more fun for computer/computer part smashing, but I suppose everyone for his own.
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    whats so bad about ATi??? everyone seems to be knuckleheads about them (no i aint blanking it so dont say it or i will delete ur post)
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    Excellent way...

    ....to unload some old Intel socket 478 or what ever they are motherboards! :p
    bigal, Oct 8, 2005
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    Uh, Un, dude, if you don't want people to curse and it's gonna be edited out, don't do it yourself. That's a terrible way to set an example. Just wanted to mention that.
    As for anyone being hard on ATI. I'm not, I'm just saying that they're pushing vapors right now and NVidia has it over them. Not saying they haven't put out good products in the past or that they won't ever again.
    The Modfather, Oct 8, 2005
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    I agree. Unholy needs to have his admin privelidges temporarily revoked if he's gonna keep swearing. And i really have no idea whether ATi or NVidia are better, since I've only ever owned one card from each company: an Nvidia TNT2, and an ATi X700. Not exactly equal cards to compare :p
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