all the new cooling products being released every day, it's
hard to find a good combination of products that will not only
get the job done, but also get it done well. Products ranging
from card coolers, to slot fans, to exhaust-bays, and plain
old vanilla fans all claim to cool effectively. This raises
the question, "do you really need all of those products to have
a cool system?" South Bay Engineering answers those questions
with their 2coolPC product line. The first ducted cooling product
designed for computers.
The idea of ductwork has been around for an extremely long time.
It has been found to be extremely effective in cooling everything
from residential homes, to towering office buildings. Duct working
was designed to tunnel cool (or hot) air from one point to another
in a building. In most cases air would be pumped into ductwork
from an air conditioner or heater, and tunneled into rooms that
the air temperature was uncomfortable.
2coolPC was built to function much like the ductwork found commonly
in office cooling. Equipped with a powerful 50cfm, 2450RPM,
double ball bearing fan 92mm fan at the front of the product,
[ruffle] twenty five percent of the cold air is sucked into
the 2coolPC, and tunneled upwards towards the top of the case.
The other twenty five percent of air blows past the duct working
and cools the backside of your computer. The duct working is
designed to create a steady, optimal airflow. The air flowing
through the tunnel effectively blows across the front of your
cards, up through your Chipset, Ram, and Processor, before being
sucked out the back of your computer via the power-supply fan.
All of the major heat producing components, excluding harddrives,
are targeted and cooled. Not by coincidence, each of the components
targeted is a large factor in overclocking, and how much your
system can be overclocked. Cool air coming in from the lower
front of the case, and hot air rising and being sucked out of
the back of the case. This way there should be a steady breeze
of cold air traveling across your system at all times, while
the hot air is sucked out the back and no longer a problem.