Reviews and Problems with Antec Super Cyclone Blower
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Keeps the GPU Cool
Shan Luc Picard, Amazon
28 August 2012
Summary: If you check to make sure this will fit and then place this properly, it should do a decent job of keeping your GPU cool for a seriously low price compared to other options. Just make sure you install it in the right place! I've seen people put these things in the strangest places. Actual installation is easy to complete. Pushes a decent amount of air with minimal noise. You'll get a few degrees off of your GPU temp and a little more temperature stability for $8.65.
Summary: I got exactly what I was expecting, and for even less money than I was afraid I'd have to pay. I am not at all familiar or comfortable with the inside of computers, so when my CPU fan died, I was anxious about how to replace it without a professional. I detached the old fan which was attached to the radiator fins, but I do not trust myself enough to replace that same type of fan. Solution? The Expansion Slot Fan!
Summary: I purchased this fan because my ATI FirePro V7800 video card constantly heated up, 90C and above, causing my computer to blue screen. I installed this fan in the slot just above my video card, easily between the video card and the sound blaster card, and immediately noticed a 7 degree drop in my average GPU temperature. I hardly notice any additional noise from the fan but it sure does blow the hot air out the back, great little fan.
Summary: Purchased this cooling slot fan back in june of 2012 and this morning it just stopped working. Got so frustrated just toss it in the trash. Maybe I just got a bad one, but no fault on the part of amazon. Still a loyal amazon customer for life!
Summary: This expansion slot cooler manages to pump out a surprising amount of air for its small size. I am using three of these to help cool my GPU's and they work nicely. Just be sure to keep them from touching cards in the nearby slots. I had to sit there for a while adjusting the way they sat in the case to keep them from touching one of my GPU's fan.
Summary: I got this fan to sit between two Sapphire Radeon HD5830 video cards. I only had one slot's worth of space. Unfortunately, the fan only draws from one side and heat built up on the other. You can pull the fan off the backplane mount and reverse the direction. In the end I gave pulled it out because the fan wasn't far enough back into the case to effectively move heat away from the GPU.
Summary: Arrived quickly unlike the other half of the order. First I connected it to a molex connector on my Antec power supply. It ran at at least 10,000 rpm...sounded like an old Eureka vacum cleaner. Luckily my Antec power supply also has two molex connectors labeled "fan only." After connecting this fan to one of them it slowed way down...its speed controlled by my Antec psu. Unless you have some sort of fan speed control steer clear of this one!
Summary: This blower fan was simple to install. The fan lowered my motherboard heat sensor by 3 degrees Celsius, and my CPU sensor by 7 Celsius in an idled state with one chrome window up writing this review. I'm sure that it will perform while gaming as well... Diablo 3 only increased over idle; Cpu temp by 3 and motherboard by 1.5. Still a loss of 4 degrees for CPU in temperature, A great buy for a 10 dollar fan. I like it. Recommend.
Summary: This fan is pretty straightforward; you install it in an open slot, connect it to a Molex power adapter, and when your PC is on it blows. This $8~ish purchase completely cured the problem I had with my ATI Radeon 5750 overheating. Only downside for me is the Molex power adapter; it's 2012, put a SATA power adapter on it.