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    Default Absolute BEST Laptop Cooler??

    I have a Lenovo Y470 that gets a little too hot at times, and at the moment I am using a Targus Chillmat, but the fans died on me. I have been looking at the Cooler Master SF-19, and the Cry LX, what is the best cooler for under $90. Also, is this the Cryo LX? Newegg.com - NZXT Black Aluminum Notebook cooler w/ 3 120mm adjustable fans Model CRYO-001B

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    Default Re: Absolute BEST Laptop Cooler??

    yes, the link you posted is the cryo lx. i have that exact same one and it's decent but it still needs some improvements. i think it looks the best and the materials (all aluminum) is pretty nice. i don't think you can go wrong between the coolermaster sf-19 and the nzxt cryo lx especially if they fall into your budget.

    to answer your real question, i don't think there's an absolute best cooler out there yet.
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    I like how the SF-19 is powered by an AC adapter though, I dont like the idea of the Cryo constantly pulling power from my USB ports to power 3 120mm fans, can you use an AC adapter for the CRYO LX, instead of the USB power?

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    yes, the cryo lx comes with an ac adapter. that's what i use because if i run it off usb, the fans slow down noticeably.
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    Default Re: Absolute BEST Laptop Cooler??

    The advantage of the Cryo is that it can run off of USB OR external PSU (the size of a phone charger). It also has 5 USB ports on the back (4 if you power it off of USB).

    I have it for my M17xs, replaced the fans with Scythe GT and it does a great job, the stock fans are also good but had those for a good deal.

    Why don't you replace the fans on your Targus if it did a good job?


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    The Cryo is nice, but it is a beast.
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    Default Re: Absolute BEST Laptop Cooler??

    Quote Originally Posted by katalin_2003 View Post
    The advantage of the Cryo is that it can run off of USB OR external PSU (the size of a phone charger). It also has 5 USB ports on the back (4 if you power it off of USB).

    I have it for my M17xs, replaced the fans with Scythe GT and it does a great job, the stock fans are also good but had those for a good deal.

    Why don't you replace the fans on your Targus if it did a good job?
    how hard was it to replace the fans and how much of a difference in air flow and/or noise did you notice? i heard a lot of people who upgraded the fans say that the stock power source is weak as it is that there was hardly any difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cenix View Post
    how hard was it to replace the fans and how much of a difference in air flow and/or noise did you notice? i heard a lot of people who upgraded the fans say that the stock power source is weak as it is that there was hardly any difference.
    Well I was thinking of getting a LX myself and found this topic about swapping the fans on the LX. (look are 3rd post on that page about how to install new fans)

    But I decide to go with Cooler Master NotePal U3 just for the fact I could move the fans around.

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    There really is no best universal cooler. You have to look at where your computer heatsink/fan is and look at the design of the bottom of your case. IMO you can build a functionally better cooler than most of those mentioned for only a few dollars by propping up your notebook and strategically placing fans. Not a visually appealing solution, but I'm sure if you had a few dollars more, you could find some creative solutions. I remember a few pics with people taking aluminum file holders (the horizontal ones) and cutting it to hold the fan and power supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgogeta4 View Post
    There really is no best universal cooler. You have to look at where your computer heatsink/fan is and look at the design of the bottom of your case. IMO you can build a functionally better cooler than most of those mentioned for only a few dollars by propping up your notebook and strategically placing fans. Not a visually appealing solution, but I'm sure if you had a few dollars more, you could find some creative solutions. I remember a few pics with people taking aluminum file holders (the horizontal ones) and cutting it to hold the fan and power supply.
    The CoolerMaster Notepal series lets you place the fans.
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