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Antec Spot Cool Yes or No ?

Poll Results: Does the Antec Spot Cool work good?

 
  • 52% (9)
    Yes it works good and is worth the money. :)
  • 47% (8)
    No save your money and don't get a Spot Cool. :(
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm trying to figure out if it would be worth while to purchase a Spot cool or two for complete control over my mobo temps NB, SB, VRM/Mosfets & System Ram etc etc.

Has any one used Antec's Spot Cool and can you tell me if you were impressed or not w/the performance vs price for the product.

Thank you,

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 2/7/11 at 2:50pm
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post #2 of 13
I like them.
post #3 of 13
Spotcools are good, I use a Fonsan branded Delta 40mm fan on my VRM hooked up to a fan controller so it doesn't sound like a jet engine.
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post #4 of 13
works well in my experience
post #5 of 13
Fast. RPM 3000 CFM 22 dBA 33
Med. RPM 2500 CFM 18 dBA 27
Slow RPM 2000 CFM 15 dBA 23

Just looking at the specs, Id say no 33dBA for only 22 CFM imo is rather loud!

Id say somehow hang/mod a good fan over them
Edited by MARK-20 - 2/7/11 at 2:55pm
post #6 of 13
I heard both sides of the story, they can be good when your ram runs hot or your sb/nb runs hot, but i would assume most adequate boards have a decent enough heatsink on them, that they are most likely not needed unless you are running your overclocks high on water.
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Added a Poll. smile.gif
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post #8 of 13
I would just mod a small fan with some nice looking wire. The spot cool is $20 right?
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post #9 of 13
I have it and it is great. I have also tried putting a small 40mm fan but that was just way too loud.
I actually don't use it anymore because the fan started clicking at high speeds. It was great when it worked.smile.gif
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post #10 of 13
Spot Cool works within its design purpose, ie to cool a specific spot.

I have been using one for about 2 years now. First, it was installed inside a HAF 932 and now it is part of an Tech Station. I have been using it solely for pushing air into the gap between 2 graphics cards and it does lower temperature noticeably.

One word of caution though. As it is a local cooling solution (vs global = entire case), it might disrupt the overall case air flow pattern significantly enough. So, its placement needs a little planning and experimenting.

And, mine has been working at Med setting for the past 2 years and it is still as quiet as day 1.

I think its versatility (especially its adjustable angle of the fan) is worthy of its price.
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