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ChillVent II Deluxe Cooler Review

Former staff writer    -   January 25, 2004


Testing
Well, when you get right down to it, there's really only one way to see if a product cuts the mustard. Test it, wring the heck out of it, and see if everything survives.

Test Rig:
Antec 1040BII case
Aero 7 Lite Heatsink (using ChillVent fan)
Abit NF7-S v2.0 motherboard
AMD Barton 2500+ (1.83GHz stock, 2.2GHz(200*11) OC)
Arctic Silver 5
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Graphics
2x Seagate 7200.7 80G SATA HDD in RAID0 config

And now...the ChillVentII Deluxe.

Testing was done taking the Idle temperature 15 minutes after a cold startup, and taking Load temperatures after using CPU Burn-in for 30 minutes. So, lets take a look at some numbers.



So, in this graph we can see that the temperatures are a LOT lower. 5*C lower on BOTH Idle and Load temperatures. Not too shabby, but can it still perform in an overclocked environment?



Again we see performance! The Load temperatures with the ChillVent is 4�C lower then the non-vented tempuratures, and the Idle temps are even better, with a Delta of 6�C!


Conclusion
So he ChillVent performs as well as its advertised! Fantastic, I always love a product that does that. This one is well put together, well thought out, cost-conscious, and includes everything you could want in a venting kit, and about all, it PERFORMS. And, if you're planning on using the included fan for your heatsink, it performs QUIETLY! The testing heatsink we used is not by any means the best out there. The Aero 7 Lite Heatsink is an Al-Cu hybrid, and a decent one, but (unfortunately) I can only imagine the additional temperature drops you could obtain if you had a good copper heatsink and a high-CFM fan drawing from this vent. Your Delta results could be better then mine - and in the cooling business, that's something to get excited about.

Pros

  • WORKS! Lower temperatures
  • Cost efficient
  • Well put together
  • Easy to install
  • Everything you need is included
  • It's quiet!

Cons

  • Included instructions stink!


We would like to thank Kool Solutions for providing us this cooler to review!



  1. Introduction & In-Depth Look
  2. Installation
  3. Testing & Conclusion
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