Arctic released a new series of fans that are designed to be exceedingly quiet while maintaining sufficient air flow.
Arctic stated that the reason its new fans are so silent is due to the use of computational fluidic dynamics and a new motor designed in Germany. The company takes advantage of a new alloy material used inside of the motor, as well as a new lubricant, in order to reduce friction inside of the fan. These changes are designed to increase the lifespan of the fan, while also decreasing the noise it generates.
These fluid dynamic bearings will go into three new fans in the F Silent series: the 80 mm F8 Silent, the 92 mm F9 Silent, and the 120 mm F12 Silent. All three fans come with a 3-pin fan connector and carry a six-year limited warranty.
Although the fans are just now being released, the first CPU coolers to utilize these fans are already out. The F12 Silent is the same fan used on Arctic's Freezer i32 and A32 coolers.
The fans are available from online retailers now. The F8 Silent is set with an MSRP of $5.99, while the F9 Silent costs $6.29, and the F12 Silent goes up to $7.99.