3 Men are a new company to us here at TweakTown. When they offered to send their water wheel HDD cooler (WooHoo, water cooling products!) we became quite excited. But to then discover that it had remotely nothing to do with water, we instantly become some what disappointed. Anyway, let us see how it goes as a hard drive cooler.
- Water Wheel
The Water Wheel resembles the HD-600 hard drive cooler on offer by Just Cooler except with slightly redefined fins. These days HDD coolers haven't become such a big thing thanks to the good ventilation of new cases. HDD coolers also need somewhere to pull the cool air from and the Water Wheel is no exception.
Depending on the case and its placement of HDD's, you can end up blowing warm air onto your hard drive which will do more harm then good.
Another problem with this HDD cooler is that it adds a little extra height to the drive making it impossible to install a drive underneath it. It isn't that the Water Wheel product itself is not the best product - it is just that HDD coolers overall generally are quite disappointing. The Water Wheel does what it is supposed to do and just as well as anything else in its category, unfortunately it is a hard product to recommend as the cons outweigh the pros.
If you are interested in getting a HDD cooler you are better off purchasing one that sits in a 5.25 slot and pushes air straight over the top of the drive - the real man's HDD cooler. The Water Wheel is defiantly one of the better, cheaper HDD coolers on the market, but overall as a cooler for HDD's we wouldn't recommend spending your dollars on it.
Another month has gone by and we have had the chance to have a look at some new and exciting products again.
It seems that case modding is the area where many new products are coming out and we are sure that we will see some more items surrounding it in our next guide.
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