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3 Best PCI Expansion Slot Cooling Fans 2020 Review

3 Best PCI Expansion Slot Cooling Fans 2020 Review.

The PCI fan helps improve expansion card (video card, etc.) performance, by preventing overheating, making it a great video card cooler for older, hot-running 3D graphics cards like the Voodoo, TNT2, GeForce256 and more

Overview

To help you find the best cooling fan for pcs, we have tried out a multitude of top products, testing them for fan efficiency, ensuring they boasted enough strength to cool even the most powerful computers, and looking for fans that offered a relatively quiet operation.

We also liked models that could be powered via USB, for ease of use, and those available in a wide variety of sizes to suit different setups.

Keep reading to learn more about the AC Infinity MULTI FAN S5 and the other models on this list.

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S5 Cooling Fan for PC

The AC Infinity MULTIFAN S5 is designed from the ground-up for extremely quiet operation, maxing out at 18dBA at its highest airflow setting.

Each of the two fans that ship with this multipack are equipped with anti-vibration feet to reduce noise and the capacity for multiple airflow settings, via an included controller.

We also loved that the fans are powered via simple USB connection, making them excel with a wide variety of gadgets, including PCs and gaming consoles.

The company also claims that these fans are good for at least 67,000 hours of use, which is on the higher end.

Whats More

Though this is the best 80mm fan that we tried, the case-size may not suit all consumers, depending on the dimensions of their PC.

Additionally, there are no built-in LED lights with these fans to help illuminate your computer’s internal components.

This is definitely one of the best CPU fans on our list.

Pros

  • Anti-vibration feet to reduce noise
  • Powered via USB, so works with gaming consoles
  • Lifespan of 67,000 hours and ships with 2 fans

Cons

  • 80mm case may not suit all consumers
  • No LED lighting

Uphere 15R3-3 Long Life Cooling Fan for PC

This uphere Long Life Cooling Fan for PC is available in two case sizes, 120mm and 140mm, with the latter size being one of the best case fans 140mm that we tested.

These fans ship in a budget-friendly multipack of three units and are fully compatible with both 3 pin and 4 pin motherboard connections, thanks to a built-in adapter.

We also loved that they double as a high quality LED lighting option for your PC.

Though we loved the fact that these fans are compatible with most standard motherboards, they do not offer the capacity to be powered via USB

Also, we noticed that these fans are slightly louder than our top pick, making around 19 dBA of noise at their maximum setting.

Pros

  • Compatible with 3 pin and 4 pin connections
  • Budget-friendly, as it ships with 3 fans
  • Doubles as high quality LED light

Cons

  • Slightly louder than top pick, at 19 dBA
  • 40,000 hour lifespan slightly shorter than top pick

Bgears Performance Cooling Fan for PC

The Bgears Performance Cooling Fan for PC is the best 90mm case fan that we tried, with mounting holes that can fit 90mm or 92mm enclosures.

We also loved the powerful blades, which feature a maximum airflow of 88 CFM, the highest on this list, and a speed range from 500 to 4,000 RPM.

It also includes a 3 to 4 pin Molex adapter for direct connection to a range of power supplies.

Though the power is suitable to cool even the hottest PCs, this fan is slightly noisier than many of our picks, creating up to 39 dBA of noise.

Additionally, there is no functionality here for LED lighting, to illuminate your internal components. For the most upgraded computer, you’ll also need one of the best wireless keyboards

Boasts an incredible maximum airflow, 88 PCI, and a speed range from 500 to 4,000 RPM, with an included adapter for use with 3 or 4 pin power supplies.

Pros

  • Speed range from 500 to 4,000 PCI RPM
  • Includes adapter so it can plug into 3 or 4 pin power supplies
  • Fits 90mm or 92mm mounting holes

Cons

  • Somewhat noisier than some picks, at 39 dBA
  • No LED lights