Er belandde een e-mailtje in mijn mailbox van Hilbert Hagedoorn met het bericht dat hij bij Guru3D een review heeft geplaatst van The Card Cooler, een handig dingetje met twee ventilators waarmee je je PCI/AGP/ISA kaarten koel kunt houden. Hieronder een hap uit de review:
The Card Cooler are really great and quiet fans to own, in fact I think that a serious overclocker should own these fans. Compared to it's competition these are the best fans that I've seen. In the future I'll update this review with some additional overclocking results. For example I'd like to test the Voodoo3 3000 or Diamonds Viper that has no active cooling whatsoever. The CC will not only cool down your videocard but, due to it's huge size, everything in it's proximity. A card or 3-4 will be cooled down together with a huge section of your mainboard. It's good to get that air flowing.
A huge plus for the CC is the fact that you won't loose manufacturers warranty since you won't be replacing the fan/heatsink on your videocard. On the other side, if you damage your card due to overclocking, you won't have warranty whatsoever.
The Card Cooler will give you the most bang for your bucks compared to it's competitors. You pay $20 for the sleeve bearing model and $24 for the ball bearing version (go with the ball bearing fans). Concluding, I personally recommend these fans as the best videocard fans available to date.