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moosedick

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I was reading reviews and saw that the Card Cooler XT outperformed the 2CoolPC Ducts by a few degrees. Anyway, I have an Enlight 7237 case and was thinking of getting one of the two. Has anyone ever used either of these 2 things? Also, how does the Card Cooler XT install and do you have to modify your case for it or leave the cover off? How loud are the units? Is the XT the best card cooler? Do you know if either will fit in my case? THANKS
 

GooGobbler

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Another card cooler just like that one is the GlobalWIN CAF12 which is also very good. Instead of cooling my cards though (i dont really need my cards cooled), I drilled 2 little screw holes in my case to mount it right above the my processor/hsf. So I have a GlobalWIN VOS32 and a CAF12 which blows like 70CFM of air onto my processor, so my system runs prety cool. I hear the Card Cooler is pretty good too. I wouldn't recommend the 2CoolPC Turbo or Plus, or whatever its called, it just looks cheap and it costs too much for what it does. Get the CAF12 or Card Cooler, whichever one you find that cost less.

Ofcourse the Card Coolers your talking about I think come with 2 fans, and it costs about $34 which is a pretty good price. Since each fan gives off about 70CFM of air, so you have about 140 CFM total which is a whole lot of air movement in your case. Just make sure you have enough space to mount these 2 fans before you buy them.

Just dont get the 2CoolPC, it doesnt look like it would perform that well, especially for its price. If you have a Mid or Full Tower case you should have no problems slipping the Card Cooler XT's in, so if I were you I would get those Card Coolers! Well I hope this helps. ^^
 
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moosedick

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this may sound dumb, but with the card cooler, does there have tobe a hole in the case ordo you just use it regular with the case cover on? thanks i will get one
 

GooGobbler

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moosedick (Jun 23, 2001 05:44 p.m.):
this may sound dumb, but with the card cooler, does there have tobe a hole in the case ordo you just use it regular with the case cover on? thanks i will get one

With a most mid tower cases this Card Cooler XT will fit perfectly. No, you do not have to cut holes in your case or anything. You just screw the attatchment to one of the screw holes where your PCI/AGP cards are. The directions should give you a better idea, but here is a pic of what it will look like in a MID tower case with one of the sides removed...

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[img="[URL]http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/cardcooler_xt/pic7.jpg[/URL]"]

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You see how the fan is held? Yes you should be able to have these fans with the case cover on. You should be able to fit these fans in but sometimes the fan guard may stick out too much and that could be a problem. I wouldnt wory though, you should have plenty of space to fit them in. By the way, what make and model case do you have? Hope this helps...
 

GooGobbler

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moosedick (Jun 23, 2001 09:27 p.m.):
its an enlight 7237

Well, I actually havent seen what the inside of it looks like, but it is a mid tower case so the Card Cooler XT's should fit in just fine! This is what your case looks like right?

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[img="[URL]http://enlightcorp.com/pc_cases/graphics/7237_l.gif[/URL]"]

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Well, from looking at this picture below, it sure looks like you have enough room between your cards and the side cover, so go ahead and get the XT's.....

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[img="[URL]http://www.allhw.com/articles/case/images/Enlight3.jpg[/URL]"]

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[img="[URL]http://www.allhw.com/articles/case/images/Enlight2.jpg[/URL]"]

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OOO, and WOW look at all these cool Enlight 7237's! Enlight 7237's!

And another one!

[img="[URL]http://www.wc-extreme.com/Reviews/EN7237/view2.jpg[/URL]"]

Wow, I had no idea that case was so popular! Well I looked at all the pics and they all look like you can fit those XT's in there. I know I added a LOT of pics, so sorry modem users, lol. Well, I hope this helps, get those XT's they are worth the money and from what I have seen, I think they will fit.

Nice Case!