Abstract: I saw many coolers for the up and coming Celeron line of processors from Intel. I came to think why don't they make an insanely large fan to fit in one of those 5 1/4" everyone seems to have to spare.
Processor Intel Celeron 400@ 450mhz Hard Disk Drive WD 10.2 GB 7200 RPM HD Video Card Creative Labs Riva TnT
Now that you know what kind of system I am slappin' this bad boy in here is where I put the coolers to the test. Let us see if it can cool down "The Beast".
Room Temperature: 81 Degrees F Case Temperature before Twin Turbo: 89 Degrees F Case Temperature after Twin Turbo: 82 Degrees F
All I can say is WOW! When the claims were posted on their site I really didn't believe it. This is why I wanted to try it out, to put it to the test and see what is really going on. This is something that I will have to commend 3dCool on, they made some pretty outrageous claims like a lot of hardware companies out there except 3dcool can back it up and boy did they! On top of this I had some heat problems with my Creative Labs TnT card in benchmarking. Although I have overclocked the front side bus to 75mhz which is already stressing it, I also have its core/mem at 95/115 respectively. After installing the Twin Turbo into my system circulating the air out of my case I have seen a noticeable difference in the performance in various benchmarking programs and other graphic intensive games! As you can probably tell I will be keeping this little gem in my case for quite a while. Say, that reminds me I have a case downstairs with an extra 5 1/4" bay.....he he he he. So, in conclusion, although you may think it is overkill, I say what is a little overkill going to hurt anyway's? This is definitely on the "to buy" list if you are looking for a quality cooler to cool that inferno of a case most of us overclockers have.
Pros & Cons
1. This cooler pushes an amazing 80 cubic feet per minute of airflow
2. You can barely hear the low hum of the twin fans
3. It is almost guaranteed to cool your case
4. 3DCool only makes quality products
5. It has a lifetime warranty....you can't go wrong
1. The vent blows so much air out it makes my legs kind of chilly