The BS-08 is a dual slot, add-on graphic card cooler designed by Lian-Li to work
with Lian- Li cabinets, although the generic design means it can work with other cases as well. The concept is simple - this will sit a couple of PCI slots below your graphic card. There are two 120mm fans that do duty inside the unit. These have nice metal grilles that are removČable. The unit is available in black or brushed aluminium (silver). There is venting proČvided at the rear.
Two modes of operation are possible. Have the fans suck hot air generated by the GPU and this gets thrown out the rear through the venting in the bracket. Or reverse the fans and have them blow air on to the hot graphic card to cool it down, here the rear venting acts as an intake. Whichever system is more efficient depends on your graphic card and general chassis ventilaČtion. If your GPU has a bulky plastic shroud (for example), then sucking out hot air would be a better idea.
Testing the BS-08 within a Lian-Li A71-F chassis revealed some interesting facets. A GTX 285 graphic card expeČrienced a drop of six degrees on load and three degrees on idle, a drop of around seven per cent. But with a Radeon HD 5850 on stock cooling, the temperature drop was less, four degrees on idle and three on load; around a five per cent drop. At Rs. 2,500 we feel this accessory is a bit overpriced for the per-formance it offers. The advanČtage is, it'll work with nearly every card unlike aftermarket GPU coolers that are designed for a pa rticu 1ar PCB.