The test bench was composed from a Jetway NC94-510LF IPC motherboard, 320GB 2.5’’ Western Digital HDD, a Gainward GT 240 video card mounted in the PCI-Express Slot, all inserted in a Thermaltake LUXA2 LM100 Mini HTPC case. The motherboard has a large heatsink which covers both CPU and chipset; the Jetway fan that came with it was only over the heatsink and I have installed an extra Evercool Ever Green 40mm fan on the CPU heatsink:
The LM100 Mini HTPC case does also have 2x 50mm fans in the back, which act as exhaust:
The first test I have ran using the stock cooling and then I have replaced both coolers with 2x 50mm fans from Scythe:
The temperature in the room was 19,6 degrees Celsius
at all times.Conclusive ThoughtsI was very impressed by the temperature difference between the cooling I had before on the motherboard and the one it is installed now
, with the 2x 50mm Mini Kaze fans from Scythe, considering that the exhaust fans were the same in both cases.
The Mini Kaze fans have a very classic design, with no LEDs or other *bling*.I recommend these fans to anyone who wants to have better cooling on their chipsets, video cards with smaller heatsinks or even to replace their old external HDD case fan.
Only one thing I did not like about these coolers: they do not have the third wire that could help monitoring the fan speed.
At ~€5 (excl. VAT) these fan’s are quite affordable and worth for consideration if you want to upgrade your low noise cooling.
I would like to thank again to Scythe
for allowing to test their products.