Most of us have been trying to keep the cpu temp
as low as possible as we know that the cooler the
cpu the better chance we have at overclocking it
and keeping it stable. Those who are new to overclocking
somtimes tend to overlook on their other components
while overclocking resulting in hardware giving
up on them. As we increase the FSB speeds for other
components such as the AGP, PCI bus will also increase.
Globalwin has come out with a revolutionary new
product that not only keeps the noise level down
but at the same time cools down the hard disk and
keeps your precious data protected. Even though
we know that Globalwin has always been doing their
homework to make sure they produce the best coolers
around but this is one product that they actually
have done something different compared to the others.
The I Storm II comes in a very elegant black box
and with the installation instruction on the reverse
side. The box also has a some real tests promising
a drop of 9° C. I was very eager to test this baby
out and see if it's going to deliver what it promises.
Globalwin took a different approach than the normal
40mm fan setups. Instead they decided to go for
a Lateral Cross Flow fan. Look at the picture to
see what it looks like.
lateral cross-flow fan makes lower fan rotation
speed ,which ensures lower noise and vibration
*Effective air flow enables Istorm to cool
more than one harddisk.
*Two colors are available.
*The cover is easy to remove, allowing access
to its wire - mesh filter.
*"ULTIMATE" cooling product "awarded by www.heatsink-guide.com.
*Istorm II :with Alarm + LED.
||Abit BE6 with PV
||1 x 128 Spectek PC100
x 64 Hyundai PC 100
|3. Slocket Converter
||MSI 6905 Master (Coppermine
||Intel Celeron II
|6. Display adapter
||Matrox G400 Max 32MB
||2 x Voodoo 2 12 MB
|7. Sound card
||SB Live! Player (Liveware
||2 x 20 GB Maxtor
||Windows 98 SE
||3D Mark 2000
||Quake 3 & Unreal
Installation of the I Storm is just like the rest
of the hard drive coolers out there. Remove your
5.25" bay covers screw the thing in and you're
ready to start cooling. There is a green LED to
indicate the power and one cool thing about this
cooler is in case it breaks down or is stuck there
will be a loud buzzing sound to indicate that the
fan has stopped working. The unit also comes with
a filter so you can stop worrying about getting
dust into your precious case. The filter is made
out of plastic so you can just remove it pop it
under running water dry it up and pop it back in.
One thing that you should really be carefull is
to never do the conventional test method of sticking
your finger to check if the fan is running. The
Cross Flow fan is quite sharp and you might just