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Cougar Intros New Line-up of LED Fans with Hydraulic Bearing

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March 16, 2013 7:05:26 PM

Cougar makes good fans. I've been slowly switching my 120mm and 140mm case fans to these as they do a good job of moving a lot of air and have a nice pressure change over the fan and quiet at the same time.
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March 16, 2013 7:17:34 PM

Got some AC case fans they use FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing), isn't Hydraulic Bearing just another name or it's totally different?
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March 16, 2013 7:18:40 PM

Red, Blue, and Green. Done to death.
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March 16, 2013 7:19:27 PM

Look interesting, will check them out.
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March 16, 2013 7:47:46 PM

for a second I read black as black LED and then I thought what?

more on topic I have one of their PSUs (1000watt) and its fan is very quiet
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March 16, 2013 7:57:10 PM

It's already on newegg... for a while too...
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March 16, 2013 7:59:05 PM

Mounted 2 of the green version in my new build.
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March 16, 2013 8:12:33 PM

I have 2 of these in the front of my antec p280 and believe me they are a lot quieter than I thought they'd be! I used to have Corsair air series fans that run at 30dba and whew 2 of those suckers were like a jet engine. I still worry if my computer is turned on with these fans in there.
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March 16, 2013 8:17:40 PM

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we still do not know if the fan's price matches its performance

Newegg has them for $20.

...I wonder how they compare to Noctua's fans.
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March 16, 2013 8:23:48 PM

Yay. lubed cougars :-O.
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March 16, 2013 10:40:48 PM

afrobaconNewegg has them for $20....I wonder how they compare to Noctua's fans.

$20?!! For that money I'd rather get some Sanyo Denki fans, the best fans on the market.
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March 17, 2013 12:04:07 AM

those look cool!
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March 17, 2013 6:49:21 AM

These fans have been around for almost a year, it's just that Cougar only recently publicized it by a video. These are basically cougar's budget mass-market fans, they don't perform anywhere near as good as their Vortex series.
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March 17, 2013 9:39:54 AM

$20 for a case fan, is pretty damn expensive. I think I paid around $45 for the 4 Xigmatek Green LED fans I'm using. At $20 a piece, I'd be using $80 worth of fans....hardly "budget" there.
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March 17, 2013 10:16:23 AM

I love them cougars.
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March 17, 2013 11:45:13 AM

I find LEDs To be quite functional on case fans. Gives me a graphic indicator on to being time to clean my intake filters. I have a few of the original Cougar fans on my radiator and they work quite well. Might get 3 of these for intake on my M8.
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March 17, 2013 1:25:27 PM

Hopefully, they're PWM. Gigabyte stopped supporting 3-pin voltage controlled fans on their newer motherboards :-P
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March 17, 2013 8:22:27 PM

thillntnYay. lubed cougars :-O.
My kind of fan :) 
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