Summary: I don't understand a comment left on this product. 1. The light is WAY to bright. - I hope you have your fan facing the appropriate way, the "exhaust" side of the fan is where the LED lights are. They cascade a pleasing glow on my MOBO, not in my face. Fix: While it would have been nice to see the build quality of the neck a little higher, its nothing a little extra MOD can't fix.
Pros: A great versatile cooling element! - Great build quality - Rotating head - Great accent lighting - Pretty darn quiet even on HI.
Cons: - The neck doesn't support its on weight when mounted level or above fan head. (see comments below for fix!)
Summary: I got the same price at my local electronics store so sorry newegg, not this time :) It gets 4 instead of 5 eggs because of the arm being a little flimsy. Its a design flaw that should have been corrected before Antec put it on the market. That being said, for $15 its a good buy. Very versatile and does what I need it to do.
Pros: I bought this to help keep my ATI HD6950 cool. It is a reference design GPU so it only has the small turbine style intake fan and I needed to direct cool air right at it. The Antec SpotCool with its bendable arm, allows me to mount it to the motherboard tray and bend it over to blow cool air directing into the GPU intake fan. I've lowered my idle temps by about 8c and my under load temps by about 6c. I spent about $50 on high RPM/CFM case fans and didnt get as good of...
Cons: 2 cons: -the bendable arm is flimsy. Doesnt hold its own weight very well depending on what placement you have it at in your case. -LEDs are very, very bright. I like LED fans but this is more like a flashlight with a fan on it.
Summary: If you don't have any use for the fan, you can pull it off and use it as a directional LED light like I did. Just push on the fan blades hard enough and it'll pop right off. Worked great as a set of LED lights for my case after I modded a side window in to it.
Pros: Great for cooling specific components (Northbridge, RAM, GPU, HDD) Bright LED lights Flexible
Cons: It's a little too flexible. It's pretty hard to make it bend just the way you want it.
Summary: Like another reviewer, I ended up attaching it to the structure of the case rather than the motherboard stand-off. With it's inability to hold a tight bend, there wasn't a good place to point it at the ram or northbridge that didn't conflict with the 24pin ATX cable or video card when attached to the motherboard stand-off. It really is 80mm, think about that when you are considering trying to place this.
Pros: It moves a lot of air. It pivots. It can put a lot of light where you point it. It's true-blue; not aqua, teal, baby-blue, etc... (Matched my Zalman 9900Max-Blue HS.) On low and medium settings it is relatively quiet.
Cons: The 'stick' mechanism doesn't hold a tight bend. It's very bright (if you need a night-light, this could be a pro then.)
Summary: I think the packaging says "cool blue lights" on it. No Antec, they are not cool at all. At least it gets the job done right.
Pros: Really high air flow, perfect for RAM. Quieter then suspected even on High.
Cons: Blue LEDs that CANNOT be turned off. The flexible body is way TOO flexible. You have to angle it so it doesn't collapse under its own weight. But in all honesty that's fixable, the blue lights should have a switch and that's that. -1 egg for no light switch.
Summary: I'm using this to cool the heatsink covering the VRMs to the left of the CPU socket (Asus Sabertooth 990FX board) since my CPU cooler doesn't direct any air over them. The temps for that area go down roughly 20c with this thing blowing on the heatsinks set on max speed. I've recently ordered a second one to blow air over the RAM.
Pros: Moves a good amount of air. Adjustable arm. Easy to install. Cool blue LEDs. Not too loud (I don't think so, anyway.)
Cons: Arm isn't strong enough to hold the fan in position if you try to raise the fan above the mount point. Feels cheap.
Summary: Ganska smart fläkt med många användningsområden. Finns tre olika hastigheter. Men bara den lägsta är någorlunda ljudlös. Använder den för att kyla RAM-minnena. Den ser ganska cool ut också på plats genom plexi-glaset med sina blå led-dioder.
Summary: Acheté hier chez Surcouf, j'avais besoin d'un spot de refroidissement excentré pour ma carte graphique (NX7300GT256 Passive). Suite à l'achat d'un écran grande taille et la montée en puissance de la définition, la carte chauffe beaucoup à tel point que l'écran bleu de XP apparaît. Ne pouvant pas installer un autre radiateur plus performant par manque de place je suis tombé sur cet article "tunning" bien pratique.