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Aerocool Introduces Air Force Series of Case Fans

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Aerocool's new fans come in a variety of colors.

Aerocool has announced a new series of case fans -- the Air Force fans. The units will come out in two versions: 120 mm and 140 mm.

The goal behind the fans is to create very silent, yet still effective fans. The 120 mm units will spin at speeds of up to 1200 RPM, when they'll push 52.65 CFM, generate 0.91 mm of water in air pressure, and make about 25.4 dBA of noise in the process. The 140 mm models will spin a little slower, at just 1000 RPM. At this speed they will push 62.26 CFM, lift just 0.71 mm of water, and make 25.5 dBA of noise.

Both fans are rated to have a lifetime of 100,000 hours, and both come with an "air circulator." What this should do is focus the outward airflow to a point, rather than to spread it in all directions behind the fans. These add 3 mm to the thickness of the fans and are detachable.

The units will also come in multiple colors; there will be a plain black version as well as LED lit versions with blue, white, orange and red as color options.

Aerocool has priced the 120 mm units at €8 (ex. VAT), while the 140 mm units will set you back €10.50 (ex. VAT).

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    toddybody , April 15, 2014 8:47 AM
    Those white and orange fans look gorgeous. Man alive, the orange and black would make an incredible case design with a Palit Jetstream
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    Calculatron , April 15, 2014 9:15 AM
    Thirteen blades is enough to get one's attention, however, the number of fins a fan has doesn't make it. (Cooilink SWiF2 120P anyone?) Still, I am curious to see how they perform.
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    Vlad Rose , April 15, 2014 11:39 AM
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    Those white and orange fans look gorgeous. Man alive, the orange and black would make an incredible case design with a Palit Jetstream


    Don't forget adding a Noctua CPU cooler to the mix. :) 
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    Tempname , April 15, 2014 12:24 PM
    My experience tells me Aerocool, despite having some very cool looking products, isn't as good as you might think it is, based on the prices. I have one of their top end cases, and it's less than flawless in terms of build quality, and one of the bundled fans started rattling after less than 2 thousand hours...

    Not good. But the other fans work perfectly and are pretty silent.
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    ewok93 , April 15, 2014 5:12 PM
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    My experience tells me Aerocool, despite having some very cool looking products, isn't as good as you might think it is, based on the prices. I have one of their top end cases, and it's less than flawless in terms of build quality, and one of the bundled fans started rattling after less than 2 thousand hours...

    Not good. But the other fans work perfectly and are pretty silent.


    In my experience, the fans inside cases are much lower quality than aftermarket ones, and cases don't always reflect on the quality of fans. I have an AeroCool Shark (green) 120mm that I find to be a very nice fan, pushing 82cfm, at only 26dB. This does confuse me, though, as that means these are a good bit weaker, and yet have the same noise levels. So basically, my 120mm fan pushes 33% more air, yet makes the same amount of noise as the new 140mm, all for about the same price.
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    falchard , April 15, 2014 11:05 PM
    I only buy Delta Electronic fans now. I want the knowledge I can attain lift with my fans.
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    Vlad Rose , April 24, 2014 11:51 AM
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    I only buy Delta Electronic fans now. I want the knowledge I can attain lift with my fans.


    LoL, and loss of hearing :)