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Dj Stream, Amazon
26 June 2015
Summary: Perfect for what I needed. I had a Radeon hd 7950 not getting proper air into the fan. So i pointed this directly at the intake fan and temps dropped almost 12c. which is really really really good.
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.
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: My CPU was reading a bit hotter than I was comfortable with, so I used this to focus some airflow where I needed it. It did help bring the temps back down about 5 deg. The arm isn't as flexible as I would have liked and the rotation of the fan is looser than it should be- but those gripes aside it...
Summary: It was a bright neon light, it blows air. Bam. I don't know if its helping too much cause I haven't taken temp logs but I will say this. I have it a the top of my tower above the Cd tray and I have a cat that sheds. The normal base fan has cat air on the shield and so does the top of the computer.
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.
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 dire...
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...
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.