you're looking for a name for a company that manufactures cooling systems, especially
cooling systems for VGA cards. The simplest name you can find is "Card
Cooler". "Card Cooler" has been manufacturing for quite some
time now, fans and coolers for VGA cards, PC cases, PC cables and accessories.
You can see their full product list on their web-site.
We are used to seeing innovative ideas and fancy designs with
most cooling systems. Since most PC enthusiasts are looking to make an impression
through the look of their PC case, new designs are always popping up on the
market that offer fancy and full of effects PC components. However, there are
some basic design rules that companies should follow when designing their new
coolers and fans. In some circumstances, the simplest designs are often the
most effective. This is where the Card Cooler XT comes to claim a place amongst
the leaders in the cooler line up. Simple design, nice look, and above all,
- The fans
The first thing that we noticed when we saw the Card Cooler XT
was "why others haven't thought of this earlier?". This cooling system
consists of two 120mm fans rotating at high speed, screwed together within the
blue frames that you can see in the picture below. Of course, you can unscrew
the fans and use them as stand-alone for your PC case cooling needs.
Small wires come out from the centre of the fan and stretch to the four corners
of the fan's frame. These wires make the fan light up blue when turned on. If
you don't like the blue color, the Card Cooler also has red and a green cables
available, or then there's the "Chameleon Fan" that uses a wider range
of colors. You can see the complete list of fans here.
With the "Card Cooler" product line, there's a 4-pin to 3-pin power
adapter. This adapter comes with the Card Cooler XT. As you can see below, the
standard power cable is a 3-pin cable, but you can use the provided adapter
to convert it into a 4-pin cable.
Unfortunately, there is no rotation speed controller, but you can get one from
"The Card Cooler" for only $1.99.
The first Card Cooler XT that hit the market was the one shown below, with
no fancy lights. Just the fans and the 3-pin to 4-pin power adapter. Then again,
why not buy the light-up version of the Card Cooler XT, since the cost is the
- Features / Specifications
The Card Cooler XT blows 138 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of air when both fans
are used. Most of you might be concerned about the noise levels. Card Cooler
XT promises that it will not go above 35.5dB per fan. Note, that with two fans
working together, the sound energy reaching your ears will double which is equivalent
to an increase of 3dB. This means that the total noise level emitted will be
38.5dB from both fans. The fans rotate at 2400RPM, one of the fastest rotation
speeds that you can find for a 120mm fan.
Here are the detailed specifications as provided by "The Card Cooler":
||Card Cooler XT
||12 V (DC)
||120mm x 25mm
||138 cfm total
||10 x 6.5 x 2.5